Thick-skinned, dense, and unique, Desi Chana are great in salads and Chana Masala.
Related to chickpeas but unique in their own right.
New to Rancho Gordo. Desi Chana, also known as Black Garbanzos and Kala Chana, are unique thick-skinned legumes with a dense, rich interior. Our California-grown new-crop Desi Chana cook quicker and have a superior slightly nutty flavor to commodity crops.
Although similar to classic garbanzos, they aren't interchangeable. We've enjoyed them in salads and especially in this recipe for Chana Masala.