They are also rice in vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, choline, and selenium. Chickpeas also contain exceptional levels of iron, vitamin B-6, and magnesium. Chickpea is vegetarian-friendly source of protein, each 100 gms provide around 20-25% protein.
- Prepared with a thick gravy of onion, tomato, garlic and ginger pastes along with whole and ground Indian spices and are used as a side dish with various forms of dishes including Alloo Tikki (potato cutlets), Bhature (deep-fried leavened bread), Chole Kulcha and boiled rice, etc.
- Boiled Chickpeas are used in salads and snacks including Ragda Patties, nuggets, and mixed legumes.
- They can be sprouted and the sprouted chana can then be used in salads or be eaten as a chaat