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Chana Daal

Split Bengal Gram/ Large Split Yellow Lentils

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Pronounced as: chun-naa
Chana Daal

Chana Daal - split Bengal gram/ large split yellow lentils

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Chana Daal looks like a larger version of Toor/ Tuvar or Arhar Daal. It is made by splitting a smaller cousin of the chickpea! Chana Daal has a nutty flavor and is used in dry curries or with vegetables or meats and also as a flour (Bengal gram flour). It cooks fairly quickly and does not need soaking prior to being cooked.

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