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Chana Dal - Organic (Split Hulled Chickpeas)

Chana Dal - Organic (Split Hulled Chickpeas)

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What Is Chana Dal?

Dal essentially means a pulse that has been split in half (and also refers to a soup made with any kind of pulses, whole or split).

Chana is the Indian word for chickpea. So Chana Dal is a split chickpea. 

Chickpeas are popular in the Mediterranean and Middle East. They have a lovely nutty flavour and buttery texture.

How To Cook Chana Dal

The beauty of cooking with chana dal is that it is a lot quicker to prepare than cooking with chickpeas!

To make a sensational dal, rinse 3/4 cup of chana dal and soak in water for at least an hour, then drain and pop into a pan with 2 cups of water. Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes. 

In a blender, blitz 1 tomato, 3 garlic cloves, 2cm ginger, 1/4tsp cayenne (optional), turmeric and paprika, 1tsp ground coriander with 1/2 cup of water. Once the dal has cooked, stir in the tomato mix with a pinch of salt, then cover and simmer for another 15 minutes. 

While this is cooking, fry some oil and add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, a pinch of asafetida, 1/2 tsp garam masala, 1/4 tsp cayenne and 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro. Add in half of this mix to the dal and taste. Keep adding until you have the perfect flavour for you.

Ingredients & Allergens

Ingredients: Organic split, hulled chickpeas


For allergens see ingredients in bold.


Due to the way our food is stored and packaged, this product may contain traces of other allergens due to cross-contamination. 


Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct light and strong odours.

Nutritional Profile



Typical values per 100g



1470 kJ/
346 kcal

Fat, Total

– of which saturates

4.6 g

0.6 g


– of which sugars

44.5 g

10.7 g


17.4 g


21.7 g


0.0 g


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