Split Bengal gram is the most popular legume from among the list of Indian Dals. Chana dal is delicious, nutritious and easily digestible. Indian cooking consumes huge amount of Chana dal in different ways.
Chana dal is highly nutritious even when it is roasted or powdered to make the besan i.e. chickpea flour or Bengal gram flour. It has a rich flavor and aroma. They look and taste like small kernels of sweet corn and work well in soups, salads, and rice dishes. Combined with rice and roti, it provides the essential amino acids for complete protein.