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Chana Dal

Chana Dal
Chana dal or Bengal gram dal is split chickpeas kernel. Traditionally this chickpeas lentil or chana dal was produced by soaking the whole chickpeas, then removing the loose skins. However, nowadays it is readily available in any Indian grocery store. Chana dal is also used to make Besan or gram flour, which is used as paste with water or yoghurt, as batter or breading for many Indian fritters.

Serving Size

½ cup 100 g (dry)  
Total Calories (kilo calories) 320  

Total Fat Calories (kilo calories)


Total Fat (g)

2 g 3 %

Total Saturated Fat (g)

0.5 g 3 %

Total Transfat (g)


Cholesterol (mg)


Sodium (mg)

0 3 %

Carbohydrate (g)

55 g 18 %

Dietary Fiber (g)

1.2 g 23 %

Sugar (g)


Protein (g)

20 g  

Vitamin A (IU)

  2 %

Vitamin C (mg)

  0 %

Calcium (mg)

  1 %

Iron (mg)

  3 %

The calculated calories and other nutritional information are for dry Toor dal. The final product would have different nutritional profile due to addition of ingredients such as salt, ghee etc.  

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Masoor Dal
Mung Dal
Toor Dal
Urad Dal



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