Oven Roasted Chana Dal Chaat

60 min cook time
10 min prep time
Preperation Time:
10 mins
Cooking Time:
60 mins

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 ServingCholesterol0mg0%
Per Serving%Daily Value*Sodium613mg26%
Calories from Fat139Carbohydrates67.3g22%
Total Fat x139Dietary Fiber19.4g78%
Saturated Fat1.8g9%Sugars13.6g
Protein20.4gVitamin A24%
Calcium13%· Iron36%
Vitamin C24%

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 Serving
Per Serving%Daily Value*
Calories from Fat139
Total Fat x139
Saturated Fat1.8g9%
Vitamin C24%
Dietary Fiber19.4g78%
Vitamin A24%
· Iron36%


  1. Drain all the excess water from soaked chana dal and spread it on a kitchen towel to dry completely.
  2. Once dry, place the chana dal in a small bowl and add in chilli powder and black salt. Keep aside for a few minutes.
  3. Preheat oven at 150 degree Celsius. Spread the chana dal on a baking sheet with a light drizzle of oil all over it. Place it in the oven to roast until it is crisp and golden brown. Stir occasionally while roasting in the oven. This takes about 30 to 40 minutes. (oven times may vary)
  4. Once roasted, remove from the oven and allow it to cool.
  5. Place the chana dal in a large bowl and combine it with the rest of the ingredients. Adjust salt and spices as per taste.



A split and husked relative of chickpeas, Bengal gram is the most popular legume in India. 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 (besan), another widely used ingredient in nearly every regional cuisine. Chana dal is baby chickpeas that have been split and polished. They look and taste like small kernels of sweet corn and work well in soups, salads, and rice dishes.

Health benefits of Chana Dal include:

Chana dal is high in fiber and help to lower cholesterol

Low Glycemic Index  – 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.

Helpful source of zinc, folate, calcium and protein

It is are low in fat and most of it is polyunsaturated.

This dish is: Low in saturated fat, No cholesterol, High in dietary fiber and High in manganese.