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Roasted Chickpeas or Phutana is one of the cheapest forms of legume snacks popular in India. In the snacks industry, roasted chana comes under traditional snacks category. For this chickpea seeds are puffed or parched in hot sand maintained at a temperature 200 to 300 C. This roasted chana is consumed as a crunchy snack as such or after spicing and seasoning. According to some Ayurveda experts, roasted chana with outer shell can provide with good amount of fibre and protein, which are known to keep one fuller for longer as they take time to digest. It is a perfect snack for weight loss as it helps to reduce overall calorie intake by a person. The health benefits of roasted chana are aplenty. There are two different kinds of Roasted Chickpeas, dehulled and non-dehulled (i.e. with skin). The processing stages mainly include cleaning and grading, soaking, tempering (preheating and resting), roasting, and dehulling. At the end of the production process, the chickpeas swell, soften, and after roasting, become crisp. Roasted Chickpea is a healthy snack food due to its nutritional content and has a long shelf life due to its low moisture content. It is possible to increase product diversity by coating roasted chana with salt, red chilli powder, other spices at the final roasting stage. It has high protein, cellulose, and mineral content, and is low in fat and calories. Roasted Chana also has a long shelf life due to its low moisture content, and can be stored for six to 12 months, depending on the packaging materials used.