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Black Garbanzo Beans

Black Garbanzo Beans are similar to traditional yellow garbanzo beans except they tend to be smaller and range in color from dark brown to black.

  • Also called black chickpeas, desi chana, kala chana, ceci neri, Bengal gram, kabuli, kala chana, or safaid beans

  • Have nutty flavor and firm texture which hold up well in a variety of applications

  • Use in traditional recipes like hummus or falafel, or grind into flour for even more uses

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    Suggested uses

  • Garbanzo Beans can be boiled, fried, roasted, sprouted, stewed, added to soups or ground into flour

  • Serve cold in a vinaigrette or simply toss with olive oil and garlic

  • The best known garbanzo dishes are hummus and falafel

  • Basic prep

    Soak overnight. Rinse and place in a large pot and cover with fresh water. Bring water to a boil for 3 minutes, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 60 to 90 minutes until tender. This bean produces foam so skim the water regularly.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place for up to 12 months under optimal storage conditions


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    Classic recipe

    Black Chana Masala

    Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are at the heart of this classic Indian dish. This recipe uses our versatile Black (Desi) Garbanzo Beans, whole Serrano Chiles and a combination of traditional spices to create this satisfyingly spicy dish.