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Chana Dal Beans


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Chana Dal are split, Dezi or Bengal variety Chana Dal chickpeas. This quick-cooking, high fiber legume is a terrific addition to curries, soups, dips, salads, pilafs and fritters.


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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  • Kosher

    As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, all of Bob’s Red Mill products are certified kosher pareve or kosher dairy by Rabbi Avrohom Teichman of Kehilla Kosher, Igud HaKashrus of Los Angeles.

  • Vegan

    All Bob’s Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning it is made without the use of any animal products including eggs, dairy, and honey.

  • High Fiber

    Each serving of this product provides 20% or more of the recommended daily value for fiber. Dietary fiber aids digestion and makes you feel full faster, so it can help you maintain a healthy weight.

4 Reviews For "Chana Dal Beans"

  1. Great for diabetics

    by John on 08 Wed,2017


    You must be careful when buying chana dal. I tried other brand and they affected my blood readings.
    I found Bob"s to be the right beans. I'm not a vegetarian so I cook them with a bullion cube for more flavor. This is my substitute for rice which affects my readings. I also found that if I eat it with yogurt I have no gastric problems.

  2. Dal

    by Uma on 05 Sat,2014

    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.

  3. Premium Lentil!

    by Beth on 05 Thu,2011

    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.

  4. Tasty, versatile little bean!!

    by Dr. Mom on 01 Fri,2011

    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.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (51g) dry
Servings Per Container: 13
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 190
Calories from Fat 20
Total Fat 2 g 3 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Trans Fat 0 g 0 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 0 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 31 g 10 %
Dietary Fiber 17 g 68 %
Sugars 1 g N/A
Protein 11 g 22 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 15 %
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients Chana dal.

*Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts, soy, wheat, and milk

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