Whole Chana is also known as Kala Chana and belongs to the same family as chickpea. It is a little smaller and darker brown than chickpea and has a nutty taste. This pulse crop is consumed in maximum number of ways in India. Be it whole grain, after de-shelling as Dal and also flour popularly known as Besan, this crop forms the basic ingredients in the preparation of over 100 different food items. Kala chana is high in iron and protein.