Chick peas are also known by the name gram and it belongs to legume family. There are many different varieties in chick pea like beige colored, black, green etc. and they are used for making specific recipes.
They can be cooked in many ways like they can be boiled, can be added to salad dressings, can be used for making curry etc. These are high sources of protein and contain other things as well like vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, potassium, etc.