14th JAN 09: CHICKPEAS (Kondai Kadalai)Yellow Gram Dhal (Kadalai Parappu) is processed from Chickpeas. Chickpeas give strength and it has loads of nutritional value. Besides Horse Gram, Chickpeas are also used as a main food for horses. Horses get its strength from eating Chickpeas. Soak 5 to 6 chickpeas overnight and eat it with the skin everyday. You can also treat this as a snack. Do not use lots of oil for ��talippu�� when serving boiled chickpeas. You can omit the oil completely by serving the boiled chickpeas with thinly sliced raw onions and chillies.This way of cooking is much healthier. Another alternative way to serve boiled chickpeas is to add grated coconut and a spoonful of brown sugar, according to taste. Mix and serve to your family members. TIP: Do not remove the skin when eating or cooking chickpeas as the skin has lots of nutritional value.