Chana dal is a type of split yellow gram or split chickpea that is commonly used in Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi cuisine. It is a small, yellow, and round legume with a mild, nutty flavour. Chana dal is high in protein, fibre, and essential vitamins and minerals, making it a nutritious addition to a balanced diet.
Chana dal can be prepared in many ways, including boiling, pressure cooking, roasting, or sautéing. It is often used in Indian dishes such as dals, curries, and snacks such as fritters or vadas.