Oven Roasted Chana Dal Chaat
- 1/2 cup chana dal, washed and soaked overnight
- 1/2 green chilli, finely chopped
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 tomato, finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
- 1/4 teaspoon chaat masala
- Juice of half a lemon
- A small bunch of chopped coriander leaves
- A pinch of black salt/ kala namak
|Serving Size||1 Serving||Cholesterol||0mg0%|
|Per Serving%||Daily Value*||Sodium||613mg26%|
|Calories from Fat||139||Carbohydrates||67.3g22%|
|Total Fat x||139||Dietary Fiber||19.4g78%|
|Serving Size||1 Serving|
|Per Serving%||Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat||139|
|Total Fat x||139|
- Drain all the excess water from soaked chana dal and spread it on a kitchen towel to dry completely.
- Once dry, place the chana dal in a small bowl and add in chilli powder and black salt. Keep aside for a few minutes.
- 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)
- Once roasted, remove from the oven and allow it to cool.
- 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.