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Chana Dal



Chana Dal is a type of split pulse that is popular in Indian cuisine. It is made from split chickpeas and has a nutty flavor. It is often cooked with spices and vegetables to make a variety of dishes, such as curries, soups, and stews. Chana Dal is high in protein and fiber, making it a nutritious and filling meal.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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chana dal

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

amchur powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 tablespoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

onion, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


green chillies, finely chopped


cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

- 2

curry leaves



1/2 cup



Step 1:

Soak the chana dal in water for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste.

Step 3:

Add the chopped onion and sauté until it turns golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the chopped tomatoes and green chillies and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, amchur powder and salt.

Step 6:

Add the soaked chana dal and mix well.

Step 7:

Add 1/2 cup of water and cover the pan with a lid.

Step 8:

Cook on low heat for about 15-20 minutes or until the dal is cooked.

Step 9:

Serve hot with chapati or rice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 112723 users have chowed down on Chana Dal a whopping 253542 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Indore are the top 5 cities gobbling up Chana Dal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Chana Dal, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Chana Dal is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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