Chana or chickpea is one of the oldest legume or pulse known to mankind. It is popular in Europe, Northern Africa and Mediterranean countries, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is high in protein content.
India is the largest producer and consumer of chana in the world, due to high consumption it is the biggest importer as well for chickpea. Its production domestically accounts for about 40% of the total production of pulses and approximately 67% of the total world production of chikpeas.