PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The chickpea or chick pea (Cicer arietinum) is a legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. It is also known as gram, or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean and sometimes known as Egyptian pea, ceci, cece or chana or Kabuli Chana (particularly in northern India). Its seeds are high in protein. It is one of the earliest cultivated legumes: 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East. Gram flour, also known as garbanzo bean flour, chickpea flour, or besan, is a pulse flour made from ground chickpeas. Used in many countries, it is a staple ingredient in Indian, Pakistani, Nepali and Bangladeshi cuisines. Gram flour can be made from either raw chickpeas or roasted chickpeas. The roasted variety is more flavorful, while the raw variety has a slightly bitter taste. In the form of a paste with water or yogurt, it is also popular as a facial exfoliant in the Indian Subcontinent. When mixed with an equal proportion of water, it can be used as an egg replacer in vegan cooking. It is most popular in the cuisine of South Asia, where the flour is used to make the following: Indian Ethnic Snacks, Sev, Bhajjis, Bikaneri Bhujia, Bonda, Boondi, Chila, Dhokla, Kadhi, Laddu, Mysore pak, Pakoras, Papadums, Patra, Burmese tofu, Jidou liangfen. In Andhra Pradesh chickpea flour is used in a curry made of cakes of gram flour popularly called Senaga Pindi Kura and is had with Chapati or Puri, mostly during winter for breakfast. Chila (or chilla), a pancake made with gram flour batter, is a popular street food in India. Along the coast of the Ligurian Sea chickpea flour is used to make a thin pancake which is baked in the oven. This popular street food is called farinata in Italian cuisine, fainâ in Genoa and is known as socca or cade in French cuisine. It is used to make panelle, a fritter in Sicilian cuisine. In Spanish cuisine gram flour is an ingredient for tortillitas de camarones. Also in Cyprus and Greece it is used as a garnishing ingredient for the funeral ritual food Koliva, blessed and eaten during Orthodox Memorial services. SHIPPING POLICY (Please Read) - Your package will be shipped via PTT - Turkish Post Economy International Mail WITHOUT tracking number. - Packages are normally delivered in 20 - 30 days period. But rarely this duration might be up to 50-55 days. Unfortunately "Economy International Shipping" delivery times may be very unpredictable. Sometimes customs may be very busy. So delays may occur. - If you prefer Registered Air Mail with Tracking Number, please contact us with your country information.