Besan aka gram flour is the flour made using kala chana or chickpeas. It could be either the raw or the roasted chana version, with roasted one being preferred as it gives the flour a distinct taste of its own. The raw variety, on the other hand, gives a bitter taste. Like its originator, gram flour is very filling and makes one feeling full for longer. Thus light snacks made using gram flour are good for people keeping a check on their weight. It contains high content of carbohydrates and proteins, with no quantity of gluten in it. It can also be used in place of egg in certain dishes if taken with equal amount of water. In India, it is used to make a lot of snacks’ items, sev, namkeen, dhokla, cheela, papad, boondi, and certain sweets. Kadhi- a much-loved north Indian rice companion- is made using gram flour aka besan along with yogurt and a lot of spices. You could now buy besan from your very own Dinesh Flour Mills- which ensures you get the best of the lot when it comes to food. The besan available at DFM is of fine quality and is good for one and all.