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Gram Flour

Also Known As : Chickpea Flour, Besan
Technical Name : Cicer arientinum


Taste Profile

It is mild bitter in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Gram flour is used in many indian snacks like dhokla, chila, khandvi, and pakodas.
  2. It is also used in making sweets like besan burfi.

Common names and forms

  1. Bengal Gram Fine Flour
  2. Bengal Gram Flour
  3. Bengal Gram Flour (Besan)
  4. Besan
  5. Besan Flour
  6. Besan flour
  7. Brown Chickpea Flour
  8. Chana Atta
  9. Chana Besan
  10. Chana Dal Flour
  11. Chana Dal Powder
  12. Chana Flour
  13. Chick Peas Flour
  14. Chick Peas Pulse Flour
  15. Chickpea Flour
  16. Ethnic Besan
  17. For stuffing Roasted Bengal Gram Flour
  18. For stuffing Roasted gram flour
  19. Garbanzo Bean Flour
  20. Gram Flour (Besan)
  21. Gram Pulse Flour
  22. Husked Bengal Gram Flour
  23. Missi roti flour
  24. Organic Besan (Bengalgram Flour)
  25. Organic Chickpeas Flour
  26. Roasted Bengal Gram Flour
  27. Roasted Gram Flour
  28. Tbsp gram flour


Gram flour is a pulse flour made from ground bengal gram. It is yellow in color and is usually used in making indian dishes.

Health benefits

  • Gram flour is rich in fiber and iron and low in fat.(1)
  • It helps in lowering cholesterol level and in controlling diabetes.(1)
  • It is gluten-free.(1)
  • It contains fiber which is good for the health of the heart.(1)
  • Magnesium present in it helps in the regulation of blood pressure.(1)

Selection Guide

Make sure to buy yellow-coloured gram flour that is clean and free from insects. Check the nutrition label and buy the freshest stock as it may imbibes a rancid smell with respect to time.


Overconsumption of gram flour can cause indigestion.(2)

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