Also known as Bengal Gram. This is the most popular legume in India. Chana dal has a very low glycemic index.
Whole Chana Dal
Whole chana is known as kala chana and belongs to the same family as chickpea. Whole chana is a little smaller and darker brown than chickpea and has a nutty taste. Kala chana is high in iron and protein.
Split Chana Dal
Without the skin and split, chana is known split chana dal. Flour from chana dal is called Basen. Chana dal is delicious, nutritious and easily digested.