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631 chana dal recipes


Last Updated : Jul 06,2018




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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Recipe# 42399
06 Jul 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Methi Chole is an easy but vibrant chick pea curry, which is sure to thrill your taste buds! The combination of pleasantly bitter fenugreek leaves with nutty chick peas, flavoured awesomely with an onion paste, tomato paste and spice powders, this recipe is a wonderful match for both
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Recipe# 4971
05 Jul 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 ....
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Recipe# 32778
26 Jun 18
 by Tarla Dalal
A versatile, traditional south indian recipe, which goes just as well with rice as with puris or chapatis.
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Recipe# 33276
26 Jun 18
 
by Tarla Dalal
Damni dhokla, a nutritious recipe that combines dals and parboiled rice, this might take you a little time to prepare, but it is totally worth the effort. The dals are washed, soaked, dried and ground, making this an authentic though slow procedure. You will also find readymade flour in stores, in c ....
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Recipe# 33403
19 Jul 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Want to experience the power of a tornado swirling inside your mouth? Well, no better way than to taste this Geela Bhel. An awesomely crunchy and spicy snack, the Geela Bhel features puffed rice mixed with an array of spices to get a really chatpata flavour. Onions, tomatoes, lemon juice, ny ....
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Recipe# 42634
20 Jun 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Do those awesome greens tempt you in the market? Go ahead and pick all of them, and pump them into a delicious dish like this to top up on nutrients like iron, folic acid and
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Recipe# 33349
16 Jun 18
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pindi chole, although this classic recipe is an indispensable part of any elaborate menu, making it can be quite tedious! not any more, thanks to the pressure cooker that makes this dish so easy and fast to make.
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Recipe# 38028
11 Jun 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 ....
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Recipe# 22786
10 Jul 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Pindi Chole is a classic dish from the Punjabi repertoire, which is flavoured with a large assortment of spice powders and other ingredients like ginger, garlic, tomatoes and onions, which lend an irresistible flavour and aroma to it. While ....
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Recipe# 3408
01 Jun 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Like most South Indian recipes, this is a hot and spicy tomato and onion chutney. Perk up your meal with this chutney. Purée this to make a coarse chutney and enjoy the contrasting flavours.
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Recipe# 42566
21 May 18
 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 ....
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Recipe# 40389
15 May 18
 
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 ....
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Recipe# 7526
15 May 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 ....
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Recipe# 583
06 Jul 18
 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 ....
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