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Split Bengal Gram

Also Known As : Kadalai paruppu, Kadala parippu, Cholar Dal, Chana Dhal and Samaga Pappu


Taste Profile

They tastes like small kernals of sweet corn.

Usage Tips

  1. Split bengal gram can be used in making dals,soups, curries, cutlets, sweets and rice dishes.
  2. They should be stored in an airtight container in a cool and dark place. Once cooked, they can be kept in the refrigerator for a day.
  3. It is best to soak split bengal gram overnight or at least for a few hours, so they will cook faster.

Common names and forms

  1. Bengal Gram Dhal
  2. Bengal Gram Splits
  3. chana dal paste
  4. Gram split
  5. Soaked chana dal
  6. Split Bengal Gram Dal
  7. Split Bengal Gram Powder
  8. Split Chick Peas
  9. Split Gram


Split bengal gram is a yellow lentil. They are rounded on one side and flat on the other. In Indian cuisine, they are popularly known as Chana Dal. They are extreamly cultivated in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran and Mexico.When this dal is crushed and grinded in mixer, it leads to formation of split bengal gram powder. Split Bengal Gram is available in market in powdered form as well.

Health benefits

  • Split bengal gram is high in fiber and helps to lower cholesterol.(1)
  • They also has a very low hypoglycemic index, which is good for diabetic patients.(1)
  • They are a rich source of zinc, folate, calcium and protein.(1)

Selection Guide

If buying in a pack, always check the seal and date of packing. It should be free from moisture, insects and stones.

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