Whole chana is consumed in many parts of India in various forms – a healthy snack or a main course staple, it is widely preferred by people of all age groups. Chana is an excellent source of protein and is most often consumed by weight watchers. Needless to say, it is an excellent source of vegetarian protein. It is important to note that chana cannot be consumed or prepared directly. It has to be soaked overnight, boiled and then consumed in your preferred form. Here’s why you should have this nutritious pulse.