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Kabuli Chana

White Chickpeas

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Pronounced as: kaa-boo-lee chun-naa
Kabuli Chana

Kabuli Chana - white chickpeas

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Also known as Chole, Garbanzo Beans and Egyptian Peas, White Chickpeas or Kabuli Chana has a lovely nutty flavor. In India it is used to make curries, added to salads and even in dips. Kabuli Chana is especially popular in North India. It must be soaked for several hours before cooking as it is a "very hard" bean. You can also use canned Kabuli Chana which is easily avaible in supermarkets these days but nothing beats the taste of Kabuli Chana freshly soaked and boiled just before cooking.

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