Chana Dal are split polished baby Garbanzo Beans. They have a sweet flavor reminiscent of fresh corn and the cooked bean is about the size and shape of a corn kernel. Chana Dal makes an interesting addition to soups, salads, and rice dishes.

Chana dal is a bean that comes from India, known as Bengal gram dal. Chana dal is high in fiber and help to lower cholesterol.

Apart from having a great taste, it also has a very low glycemic index, which is important for those with diabetes. Chana dal can be a good food for people with diabetes because it has a low glycemic index

The glycemic index is about foods high in carbohydrates. Foods high in fat or protein don’t cause your blood sugar level to raise much. But the problem, many experts believe, is that people with diabetes should limit how much fat and protein they eat.

This recipe is suitable for Diabetic & gluten intolerant.


1cup Chana Dal, washed & soaked

Salt to taste

1tsp. Lime juice

2tbsp. Fresh coriander, chopped for garnishing

For tempering:

2, small sized Tomatoes, Chopped

1 inch ginger, finely chopped

1 green chili, chopped

1/2 tsp. Cumin seeds

1/2 tsp. Red chili powder

1/2tsp. turmeric powder

1tsp.coriander powder

1tsp. Oil


Soak Chana Dal for 40-50 minutes and pressure cook with salt. Heat oil in the pan; add Cumin seeds to be light brown. Add ginger, tomatoes and all dry spices, sauté. Mix boiled dal in to this, add boiled water to adjust the thickness of dal.Stir and cook this on low heat for 7-8 minutes.

Add lime juice and fresh coriander leaves; serve with oat bread and salad.

(For making Oat Bread, Grind oat in the grinder, add salt & water for making dough. Roll it with the help of rolling pin and cook it from both sides on plat pan.)



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