Pigeon peas (Cajanus cajan)

We trade:

Whole pigeon peas (whole toor)


Round whole seeds with colour ranging from white – light brown – dark brown.

Main growing countries:

Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Myanmar, India

Used for:

Pigeon peas are a staple food especially on the Indian subcontinent, where they provide the main accompaniment to rice and roti. It is consumed in form of Dhal (North India) or Sambhar (South Indian) , snacks and sweets.


Originated in the Indian subcontinent. First proven cultivation more than 3500 years ago. From India cultivation has spread mainly to Africa and Myanmar where it is also cultivated and consumed. Pigeon peas grows well on poor and arid soils. It Is the one of the most popular pulses in India and an important source of protein in a vegetarian diet.