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Yellow Split Peas

Also Known As : Peeli matar dal, Matar dal
Technical Name : Pisum sativum


Taste Profile

They have sweet and earthy taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Yellow split peas can be served with rice or flatbread.
  2. It can be boiled and cooked as a curry.

Common names and forms

  1. Bengal Gram Lentils
  2. Chana Dal
  3. Chana Dal (Gram)
  4. chana dal(split black chickpeas)
  5. Channa Dal
  6. Gram (Chana Dal)
  7. Gram (Chana)
  8. Harbara Dal
  9. Matar Dal
  10. Organic Chana Daal
  11. Split Chickpea (Chana Dal)
  12. split Dehusked Chickpeas
  13. Split Pulse Gram
  14. Split Yellow Gram
  15. Thickly grinded soaked chana dal paste (without water


Yellow Split peas are dried, peeled and split peas of Pisum sativum. They are rounded on one side and flat on the other and are pale-yellow in color.

Health benefits

  • It contains soluble fiber that helps to reduce cholesterol levels.(1)
  • It contains isoflavones that reduce the risk of cancer.(1)
  • It has low glycemic index that helps to regulate blood sugar level.(1)
  • It improves heart health and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.(1)
  • It keeps stomach fuller for long and helps in weight loss.(1)
  • It helps to heal digestive disorders.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose yellow split peas that are not broken and free from debris.


Those who need to restrict sodium must avoid yellow split peas as they contain high sodium content.(2)

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