Gram flour is flour made after grinding dried chickpeas. It is rich in protein and contains high proportion of carbohydrates but doesnt contain gluten. It has slightly nutty flavor and earthy aroma. Gram flour is also known as chana flour, chickpea flour or Besan. In India it is popular as Besan flour and is used in various Indian recipes like besan ke laddu, Bhajia, pakode, paraths, Curry etc. Gram flour is also used in making sweat dishes as well as in preparing instant mixes available in market. Chickpea flour, chana or gram flour, besan flour is used commonly throughout India and in parts of the Mediterranean also.