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631 chana dal recipes


Last Updated : Aug 28,2018




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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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 ....
Tomato Coconut Chutney
Recipe# 3409
10 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Easy and quick to prepare. Almost all South Indian snacks are served with a variety of chutneys on the side. This is a popular dosai chutney served in Tamil Nadu. This cooked chutney stays well for upto 2 days in an air-tight container in the fridge, b ....
Lemon Rice ( South Indian Recipes )
Recipe# 32891
07 Sep 18

 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.
Mysore Chutney, South Indian Mysore Chutney
Recipe# 1657
01 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Kannada cuisine is generally marked by the moderate use of coconut and jaggery in almost all accompaniments. Here in the Mysore Chutney, these ingredients come together with a combination of dals, tamarind and spices. This chutney can be spread on the inner side of
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
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 ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
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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 ....
Spicy Mixed Dal
Recipe# 60
09 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
With five protein-rich dals, this spicy mixed dal version combines curds and traditional spices to give a tangy, spicy, delectable accompaniment for parathas and rotis. This dal can be prepared easily and quickly, but remember to soak them together for an hour to ensure uniform cooking.
Amiri Khaman ( Delicious Vegetarian Recipe )
Recipe# 2401
21 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Amiri khman, a delicious spicy teatime snack. Will be loved by all.
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 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 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 ....
Mysore Masala Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)
Recipe# 33392
28 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This is Mumbai’s own version of Mysore Masala Dosa. While the traditional Mysore Masala Dosa features chutney-smeared dosas with a simple potato masala rolled inside it, Mumbai’s street vendors offer a more exotic version, in which crispy dosas are smeared with a sweet, spicy and tangy Mysore chutne ....
Methi Chole Recipe, Easy Chick Pea Curry
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
Cabbage Kootu ( Know Your Green Leafy Vegetables)
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.
Damni Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
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 ....
Geela Bhel
Recipe# 33403
24 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 ....
Suva Palak Methi Subzi
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
Pindi Chole ( Pressure Cooker )
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.
Pindi Chole, Punjabi Pindi Chana Recipe
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 ....
Tomato Chutney
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.
Chow Chow Bhaat
Recipe# 42566
14 Aug 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 ....
Rasam Idli,  Idli Rasam
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 ....
Chana Dal Seekh Kebab Or How To Make Seekh Kebab Recipe
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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