Chana Dal Bhel

Chana Dal Bhel

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Indian

Cooked chana dal tempered and served as a snack


  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal), soaked for 30 minutes 1½ cups
  • Sunflower oil 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Split skinless black grams (dhuli urad dal) 2 tsps
  • Dried red chillies 2
  • Curry leaves 10 to 12
  • Garlic, minced 1 tsp
  • Spinach leaves 10 to 15
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp


  • Drain and put Bengal gram into a pressure cooker, add 3 cups water and cook under pressure till 2 whistles are given out.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, black grams, red chillies, curry leaves, garlic and spinach and saute for 2 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add Bengal gram and mix well. Add turmeric powder and salt, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and mix well. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve.