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629 chana dal recipes
Last Updated : May 08,2018
What is Chana Dal?
Bengal gram, is closesly related to chickpeas, is a yellow lentil that has been split and polished. They have a sweet, nutty taste. It can be roasted and powdered to make chickpea flour (besan) and is widely used in Indian cuisine to make an array of dishes.
It is a versatile ingredient. It is widely appreciated as health food and a rich source of proteins for cereal-based diets.. It also helps in lowering the cholesterol level in the bloodstream. Chana dal is good for diabetic patients as it has a low glycemic index.
How to store chana dal ?
Dried chana dal can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. For faster cooking of chana dal, soak them in water for an hour or two.
10 Ways that chana dal can be used in
10 Popular recipes using chana dal
The great thing about Chana dal is that it tastes great in a wide range of dishes including salads, curries, tikki etc. Qabooli biryani is a flavorful, aromatic, spiced, slow-cooked biryani layered with Chana dal. It is a filling meal, rich in protein and fiber. Who doesn't love dal Vada? This crispy, Chana dal Vada are the perfect tea-time snack.
Got some boiled leftover dal from last night? How about stuffing them to make delicious Dal paratha?!
This popular Maharashtrian delicacy, Puran poli is a sweet made by stuffing Chana dal mixture to wheat flour and is widely made during Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali.
Health benefits of chana dal
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Chow Chow Bhaat by Tarla Dalal
Chow Chow Bhaat is one of the most unique dishes of Karnataka. This timeless treasure can be enjoyed for breakfast, evening snack or dinner, but is mostly had for breakfast.
It is basically a combination of two dishes – a savoury rava bhaat and a sweet kesari bhaat, both made with semolina. The ....
15 May 18
Rasam Idli, Idli Rasam by Tarla Dalal
While most people think of serving idlis with sambhar and chutney, the fact is that there are many more exciting serving options for this versatile South Indian snack.
And, one such idea is to combine it with the homely South Indian
rasam. Although sambh ....
15 May 18
Chana Dal Seekh Kebab Or How To Make Seekh Kebab Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Perfect Chana Dal Seekh Kebabs, made with the ideal proportions of chana dal, raw banana and chopped cabbage, excitingly flavoured with mint, green chillies and spice powders, can be served as a starter or as an accompaniment to tea. What makes this recipe different from other kebab recipes is that ....
23 Nov 14
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Mixed dal handvo is a traditional gujarati savoury cake, which is a nutritious meal in its own right when served with chutney and buttermilk. Although readymade flour is available in the market, we suggest you try this version to experience the true flavour. The grated bottle gourd is a very critica ....
05 May 18
Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada by Tarla Dalal
The moment a South Indian buys a cup of tea
, he would also buy a plate of Chana Dal Vada to accompany it! That is how popular this tasty South Indian
Chana Dal Vada is.
And not without reason. With loads ....
03 May 18
Capsicum Chutney by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a chutney that will tickle your taste buds and perk up any dish it is served with.
An apt accompaniment for idli, dosa and hot steamed rice, the Capsicum Chutney combines the pungent, mildly spicy flavour of capsicum with the comforting taste of roasted dal, the tanginess of tamarind, the ....
17 Mar 17
Kalmi Vada, Rajashtani Kalmi Vada by Tarla Dalal
A perfect accompaniment for tea on a cold winter’s day, this Rajasthani
delicacy is also surprisingly very easy to prepare.
Made with a coarsely blended batter of chana dal, perked up with green chillies, onions, dhania seeds, etc., Kalmi Vada has a wonderf ....
24 Apr 18
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
24 Apr 18
Sambhar Rice, Sambar Sadam by Tarla Dalal
A traditional one-dish meal
from the kitchens of Tamil Nadu, the Sambhar Rice is enjoyed so much by them that it is made on special occasions as well as lazy weekends!
They need no reason or occasion to make Sambhar Rice – if they feel like it, ....
05 Apr 18
Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Fried Chana Dal is a common, time-tested namkeen that nobody tires of! The crispiness of the deep-fried chana dal together with the chatpata seasoning makes it a great success with young and old.
It is a priceless, intensely satisfying experience to pop some of this into your mouth before you si ....
20 Aug 13
Lemon Rice ( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
A hassle-free lunch-box option, lemon rice is a favourite with young and old alike in southern india! lemon adds the tanginess, while the tempering imparts the aroma to this simple rice delicacy.
19 Feb 18
Chana Dal Puri by Tarla Dalal
Game for some unusual fare today? Try this delectable Chana Dal Puri, which combines soaked and ground chana dal with wheat flour and semolina in the dough.
A couple of spices and coriander do their bit in jazzing up the taste of these puris. Do not fry too many puris at once, and while frying a ....
05 Apr 18
Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Everyday fare, the Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi is a wealth of good health. Rich in protein and folic acid, thanks to chana dal and doodhi, this subzi can be prepared easily and quickly provided you have soaked the dal earlier. The best part is that this no-fuss, no-sweat recipe is made with ingredien ....
05 Apr 18
Chana Dal Pancakes by Tarla Dalal
It has been recently discovered that chana dal is a very beneficial pulse for diabetics as it helps in the utilization of sugar effectively causing a slow rise in blood sugar levels because of its low glycemic index. This recipe makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables and ....
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