Chana dal or Bengal gram is a staple in India. It is also known as baby chickpeas or split chickpeas. It has a delicious nutty flavour, and when ground, it is known as besan or gram flour.
Its name is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘चणक’ or ‘chanaka’ which indicates that it has been in cultivation in India for a really long time.
To get the most of chana dal benefits, start using it in easy recipes like chana dal pancakes, fritters, idlis, chana dal fry and many more. Chana dal is versatile, and you can use it to prepare recipes for breakfast, lunch dinner or even snacks. Used in sweet preparations as well.
It is a great source of vegetarian protein.
Low glycemic index, doesnt cause sudden spikes in blood glucose.
Good source of fibre, keeps you full longer.
Good source of potassium and lower in sodium helps in BP management.