Besan also known as gram flour, is a pulses flour made from variety of ground chickpeas. It is a staple ingredient in Indian Cuisine from centuries. It can be made from either roasted or raw chickpeas. The raw variety is slightly bitter is taste, while the roasted variety is more flavorful. Compare to other flours, it contains a high proportion of carbohydrates, high fiber and no gluten this is also the reason it has recently grown in popularity as a gluten free alternative to wheat flour. It contains soluble fiber, which keeps your heart healthy and the fiber content in it keeps the cholesterol levels under control.