besan [base-in] noun

Also known as chickpea flour, Bengal gram flour, chana dal flour and garbanzo flour. Ingredient labels can be confusing since some Indian sourced besan is made from chana dal, which is not a chickpea, while other besan flours are made from chickpea flour. Italian sourced besan will sometimes say farin di ceci, and then you will know it is sourced from chickpeas (ceci are chickpeas).

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