Chana dal

With their sweet and nutty flavor, Chana dal, also called Bengal gram are one of the most popular dal or legume dish in India.  It is produced by removing the outer layer of kala chana (black chickpeas) and then splitting the kernel. Although machines can do this, it can also be done at home by soaking the whole chickpeas and removing the loose skins by rubbing. Chana dal is delicious, nutritious and easily digested, but, aside from its usage both in dal dishes and savories, the legumes are also roasted and powdered into chickpea flour, another widely used ingredient in nearly every regi..

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