Chana dal is the split kernel of a variety of chickpea known as desi or bengal gram. It has a sweet and earthy flavor, and the cooked bean is about the size and shape of a corn kernel. This ancient legume has been around for centuries and remains a healthy and satisfying comfort food in India and the Middle East today. Chana Dal is one of the many legumes used to make dal, the family of Indian legume dishes that form the foundation of Indian cuisine. A delicious simmering bowl of dal with added spices like cardamom, turmeric, cloves and garlic, will easily sweep you away to the streets of New Delhi.
Chana Dal is very nutritious and easy to digest. These little beans are a powerhouse of lean protein, fiber and iron. They're packed with nutrients, such as folic acid, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc.
Chana Dal makes a quick-cooking, exotic addition to dals, soups, curries, dips, pilafs, fritters, salads, casseroles, and rice or whole grain dishes. Toss them in a little olive oil and your favorite spices and roast them in the oven for a wonderfully tasty, healthy snack. See the back of our package for two fabulous exotic recipes, Spicy Bengal Dip and New Delhi Dal.
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Chana Dal are great for making Khaman Dhokla. Amazing! Anyone who wants a delicious and healthy snack should look up that recipe.
If you are on a diet and want to cut down on carbs and increase protein Chana Dal is a delicious way to do it. I am starting a diet now and being a vegeterian it's hard to avoid carbs and feel full but you will definitely feel satisfied and full with these. Trust me.
Also, just wanted to clarify that Chana Dal are not used to make the traditional spicy dal recipe like it says in the description, those are actually Toovar Dal which are great as well.
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- I am on a diet that calls for LOTS of legumes. The author suggested lentils. According to several online sites, there are many types of lentils, but Chana Dal is the very best. I tried to find them in local stores, but couldn't. While I was looking, I tested all the lentils three local stores carried (bulk and packaged). Then I looked online for the Chanas and Lo and Behold, Bob's had them. I bought one bag to try them. As described, they were so much better than anything else I had tried. They hold their shape, they have wonderful flavor (nutty). The quality of these lentils excels any of the store bought beans.
- Tasty, versatile little bean!!
- All I have to say about these exotic little beans can be summed up in one word – YUMM! I simmered up a small pot of these beans, just to make sure it was worth my effort. It was! These small beans taste great by themselves, or mixed into other dishes. I made a very simple soup by boiling the beans, and then added steamed organic carrot slices & cubed organic Yukon gold potatoes. I simmered them together, adding a little sea salt and ground cumin. Very healthy and hearty soup! The beans have a slightly 'dry' consistency, but not quite as 'dry' as garbanzos. They have a sweet, earthy flavor, and will be a regular addition to our diet.
- Nutritional Info
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (51g) dry
Servings Per Container: 13
Amount Per Serving % Daily
ValueCalories190Calories from Fat20
Total Fat2 g3 %Saturated Fat0 g0 %Trans Fat0 g0 %Cholesterol0 mg0 %Sodium0 mg0 %Total Carbohydrate31 g10 %Dietary Fiber8 g32 %Sugars1 gN/AProtein11 g22 %
Vitamin A0 %Vitamin C0 %Calcium2 %Iron15 %
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
split and polished baby garbanzo beans
*Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts, soy, wheat, and milk