Green chickpea is a legume of the family Fabaceae. Generally, hara chana refers to the dried version of green chickpeas, which is available all year round. It has a greenish color, and a rough outer coating. Unlike fresh green chickpeas, the dried ones need to be soaked before cooking and also take a longer time to cook. Hara chana is tastier than Kala chana or Kabuli chana as it acquires a slightly sweet taste when cooked. It can be used to make various recipes like cheese, sweets etc.