Chana Dal Namkeen | Spicy Fried Split Bengal Gram

Chana dal namkeen is the most easy and simple snack that you can enjoy with your tea/coffee or juice. Chana Dal or Split Bengal Gram has to be soaked for 5-6 hours; this is the only pre-preparation that has to be done for this recipe. You can even soak it overnight. Rest of the procedure is pretty simple. We just need to fry chana dal and season it with some basic spices – that’s it & our snack is ready. We have also added fried peanuts. If you want, you may even omit adding them.

Some Tips & Variations:

  • To serve this snack in a chaat form, just add chopped tomatoes, onions, raw mango and lemon juice, toss and serve.
  • The only tricky part in this recipe is the frying of chana dal. Make sure to heat the oil for frying chana dal on high flame. Once it gets hot, reduce the flame to medium and then add the dal. Fry on a medium flame.
  • While frying chana dal, stir in-between so that dal doesn’t stick together.
  • Once bubbles in the oil supress and dal floats on the surface, the dal is done and ready to be removed from oil.
  • You can adjust spices as per your taste.
  • For Pudina flavoured dal, add Pudina Powder to this dal with all the other spices. You can refer to our steps for making Pudina/Mint powder at home.

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Chana Dal Namkeen | Spicy Fried Split Bengal Gram

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 2-3

Chana Dal Namkeen | Spicy Fried Split Bengal Gram

Chana dal namkeen is the most easy and simple snack that you can enjoy with your tea/coffee or juice

Ingredients (1 Cup = 200 ml)

  • ½ cup chana dal/bengal gram (split)
  • 1/3 cup peanuts/sing
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida/hing
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying

Lets Begin...

  1. Wash and soak chana dal for about 6 hours or overnight. Drain and spread them on a kitchen towel for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil becomes hot, reduce the flame to medium and add a batch of dal into the oil using a stainless steel strainer. Do not overcrowd the oil and fry in batches. Stir in-between so that they don’t stick together.
  3. You will know that the dal is fried, when bubbles in the oil will disappear and dal will float on the surface.
  4. Remove and drain them on an absorbent paper to soak excess oil.
  5. In the same manner, fry the remaining dal. Also fry the peanuts.
  6. Take fried dal and peanuts in a bowl and add all the dry spices – chaat masala, red chilli powder, hing and salt. Mix well.
  7. Once completely cooled, store in an air tight container.

Notes

•To serve this snack in a chaat form, just add chopped tomatoes, onions, raw mango and lemon juice, toss and serve.

•The only tricky part in this recipe is the frying of chana dal. Make sure to heat the oil for frying chana dal on high flame. Once it gets hot, reduce the flame to medium and then add the dal. Fry on a medium flame.

•While frying chana dal, stir in-between so that dal doesn’t stick together.

•Once bubbles in the oil supress and dal floats on the surface, the dal is done and ready to be removed from oil.

•You can adjust spices as per your taste.

•For Pudina flavoured dal, add Pudina Powder to this dal with all the other spices.

•You can make Pudina/Mint powder at home by following our step-wise procedure.

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