Chickpea Dal

Chickpea is one of the world's three most consumed pulses. Chickpea was domesticated in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, together with other pulses as well as wheat and barley. Chickpea was domesticated in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, together with other pulses as well as wheat and barley. The biggest producer is India but several other countries in South Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean region, and elsewhere are also significant producers.

The Chickpea plant has finely divided leaves, giving it a feathery appearance. Relative to most other pulses, chickpeas are fairly low in protein (as low as 17%), but high in fat (5%). In India, chickpeas are used to make dhal.