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631 chana dal recipes


Last Updated : Oct 24,2018




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 Ways that chana dal can be used in
1. Dals
2. Vadas
3. Rice
4. Parathas
5. Pancakes or chila
6. Subzi
7. Tikki
8. Tempering
9. Biryani
10. Sweets

10 Popular recipes using chana dal

  10 Popular recipes using chana dal
1. Palak Chana Dal
2. Chana Dal Vada
3. Chana Dal Paratha
4. Chana Dal Pancakes
5. Cucumber Chana Dal
6. Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki
7. Puran Poli
8. Chana Dal Aur Gur Chawal
9. Chana Dal Halwa
10. Qabooli Biryani


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

  Health Benefits of Chana Dal
1. Very good for diabetes
2. excellent source of protein for vegetarians
3. good for heart
4. good for pregnant ladies
5. lowers blood pressure
6. good for eyes
7. good antioxidant
8. high in fibre

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Chana Dal Pancakes
Recipe# 3510
06 Aug 18

 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 ....
Chana Dal Paratha
Recipe# 180
22 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
You are sure to have tried making Parathas with varied fillings ranging from potato, green peas and other veggies to cooked moong dal and even spinach. However, you will find that this Chana Dal Paratha has a unique texture and rich fl ....
Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada
Recipe# 4971
16 Aug 18

 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 ....
Chana Dal Seekh Kebab Or How To Make Seekh Kebab Recipe
Recipe# 7526
01 Oct 18

 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 ....
Palak Chana Dal
Recipe# 22166
25 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A maharashtrian delight, tweaked to boost the health value! while palak adds vitamin a to this dish, chana dal adds nutrients like calcium, iron, folic acid, zinc and fibre. Ensure that you do not overcook chana dal, as it should be separate and not mashed.
Cucumber Chana Dal
Recipe# 7534
30 Mar 18

 by Tarla Dalal
You might have tried preparing chana dal and cucumber in the form of gravies, but this unique dry subzi made with the same combo is unbelievably tasty and sure to delight you with its crispy texture. Cooked simply with minimal spices, this Jain -friendly Cucum ....
Chana Dal Aur Gur Chawal
Recipe# 3907
19 Apr 15

 
by Tarla Dalal
Chana Dal aur Gur Chawal is a sumptuous combination of spicy chana dal served with aromatic jaggery-sweetened rice. The gur chawal imbibes the flavour and aroma of fennel and cardamom beautifully, in such a way that it kindles ones appetite. It is such a lip-smacking meal you are sure to over-eat, b ....
Chana Dal Halwa (  Indian Cooking)
Recipe# 1990
06 Aug 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Chana dal has a richer flavour than other pulses, which lends itself well to the preparation of a mouth-watering halwa. Soaked and ground dal is sautéed till a rich aroma is achieved, and then prepared into a traditional halwa flavoured with cardamom and saffron. It is important to stir the da ....
Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki
Recipe# 32764
30 Jul 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Main highlight of this recipe is use of chana dal, masoor dal and mixed sprouts. These are considered to be high in protein, but addition of Paneer improves the quality of the protein. Also use of pulses makes this recipe high in fibre and iron….Serve it immediately with lovely green chutney and se ....
Chana Dal with Cucumber
Recipe# 5575
28 Jun 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Chana dal in addition to protein provides a good source of iron and fibre while cucumber, added to enhance the flavours, contributes minimal calories and no fat to your diet. Serve hot with rice or chapatis to square up your meal.
Suran Chana Dal Tikkis
Recipe# 22257
10 Dec 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Scrumptious to the core, these mouth-watering Suran Chana Dal Tikkis feature flavourful yam bound together by an aromatic powder of freshly roasted chana dal. This winning team gets a further boost by the addition of spice powders, herbs and flavour-givers like onions, ginger and garlic. ....
French Bean and Chana Dal Stir-fry
Recipe# 7448
12 Apr 15

 
by Tarla Dalal
A typical South Indian way of preparing French beans, perked up with soaked chana dal and flavoured with a traditional tempering. The chana dal helps provide crunch and volume to the stir-fry, as a low glycemic index alternative to other supplementary ingredients like coconut. While most vegetables ....
Chana Dal  With Cucumber
Recipe# 4781
05 Apr 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A simple yet hearty dal with the goodness of fresh crunchy cucumber. A quick-to-dole-out recipe, so if you are late from work and craving for some piping hot dal, try this one out. It won’t disappoint!
Suran Chana Dal Seekh Kebabs
Recipe# 4857
16 May 12

 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An unusual combination of flavours and ingredients creates a sumptuous snack that is sure to tickle your taste buds. Makes a great burger filling too.
Pyajo, Chana Dal Vada Topped with Coconut Curry
Recipe# 2434
30 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Pyajo is a delicious snack, with a wonderful blend of flavours and textures. Crispy chana dal vadas are topped with a mildly-flavoured coconut curry and peppy chutneys, and finally garnished in an innovative way with crushed potato wafers and coriander. The coconut milk is thickened with besan ....
Cabbage and Chana Dal Subzi
Recipe# 22680
05 Jul 14

 
by Tarla Dalal
This is typical south indian everyday subzi. Soaked chana dal and shredded cabbage, tempered traditionally and garnished with grated coconut. The cabbage and chana dal subzi is an easy, no-fuss preparation. You can prepare other veggies like carrots, french beans, broad beans and even beetroot in a ....
Suva Chana Dal
Recipe# 5705
28 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, the right combination of nutrients works better than a single supplement in overcoming a shortfall. In boosting haemoglobin levels for example, a combination of iron and protein will do the job better, as in the case of this Suva Chana Dal where the former brings in protein to support the ....
Suran Chana Dal Seekh Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
Recipe# 32710
16 May 14

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Yam or suran combined with chana dal and a mélange of spices makes an interesting seekh kebab that tastes fantastic.
Chana Dal Pancakes ( Gluten Free )
Recipe# 37001
27 Dec 12

 
by Tarla Dalal
Chana dal pancakes recipe, makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables and protein rich curds to enhance its taste. Grated ginger and green chillies add the much-needed spice to the pancakes. Cook these pancakes over a slow flame as the chana dal is coarsely ground and will take ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
05 Nov 18

 
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 ....
Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi
Recipe# 39678
14 Sep 18

 
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 ....
Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
Recipe# 42424
27 Jun 18

 
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 ....
Chana Dal Puri
Recipe# 42449
02 Oct 18

 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 ....
Chana Dal and Coconut Puranpoli
Recipe# 38888
23 Sep 13

 
by Tarla Dalal
Puranpoli is a traditional maharashtrian dish, and variants of it are made all over the country. It is a wholesome and delicious snack made of chana dal and coconut sweetened with jaggery and flavoured mildly with spices like elaichi. While it is festive fare, it can be made any day when you feel li ....
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