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Also Known As : Roasted Chana dal


Taste Profile

It has a rich, nutty taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Putnalapappu can be stored in an airtight container.
  2. Putnalapappu can be served as an evening snack with tea or coffee. It can be added to bhelpuri.
  3. It can be spruced up with cucumber, onion, tomato and lime juice.

Common names and forms

  1. Puffed Chana Dal
  2. Roasted Bengal Gram
  3. Roasted Chana Dal
  4. Roasted Split Gram


Putnala Pappu is roasted yellow lentil, rounded on one side and flat on the other, popularly known as Bengal gram or Chana dal. It can be roasted in oil, in an open pan or oven until it turns crisp. Some spice mix and salt can be added for flavor. It can be consumed as a snack or mixed with namkeens.

Selection Guide

When buying readymade Putnalapappu, check for its expiry date. To prepare Putnalapappu at home, look for whole, unblemished beans with no moisture.

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