Gram flour or besan, is a light yellow color pulses flour made by grinding chickpea (Bengal gram). It is rich in fiber and nutrients, that can improve heart health, stabilize blood sugar and prevent diabetes. Besan is used to make batter for fries like bhajjis, pakodas and vadas. It is also used to make desserts and various kinds of sweet dishes. It can be used as a natural scrub for the skin and is believed to enhance complexion.
Channa dal is a good source of dietary fibre and contains an insignficant amount of polyunsaturated fat. Minerals such as zinc and calcium are present in addition to considarble amounts of protein. It has a low glycemic index, which proves it to be suitable for diabetics despite the high carbohydrate content present and are known to increase glucose tolerance. It also helps treat vomiting, lower cholesterol and improve digestion.
Besan forms the base of the batter used for bajjis, pakodas and vadas. They are used to make desserts and various kinds of sweet meat. They also are used as a natural scrub for the skin and is believed to enhance its complexion.