Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack

Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack

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Fried Chana Dal is a common, time-tested namkeen that nobody tires of! The crispiness of the deep-fried chana dal together with the chatpata seasoning makes it a great success with young and old.

It is a priceless, intensely satisfying experience to pop some of this into your mouth before you sip your hot tea or coffee. Don’t miss it!

You can also try other jar snacks like Verki Puri or Nimki .

Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack recipe - How to make Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack

Soaking time:  3 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1.5 cups
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1 cup chana dal (split bengal gram)
oil for deep-frying

To Be Mixed Into A Spice Mixture
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
1/2 tsp salt

  1. Soak the chana dal in enough hot water in a deep bowl for 3 hours.
  2. Drain well using a strainer.
  3. Place them on a big muslin cloth and pat it with another muslin cloth over it allow them to dry for atleast 15 minutes or till there is no water and they are dry.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, dip the strainer in it and put half the chana dal in it and deep-fry on a medium flame till it turns crisp. This would take approx. 7 to 8 minutes.
  5. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  6. Dap another tissue on it to remove the excess oil.
  7. Sprinkle half of the prepared spice mixture evenly over it and toss well.
  8. Repeat steps 4 to 6 to deep-fry the chana dal in 1 more batch.
  9. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container. Use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy796 cal
Protein27.7 g
Carbohydrates79.7 g
Fiber20.4 g
Fat40.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1131.1 mg


Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
 on 12 Apr 20 10:54 AM

Chana dal fried receip
Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
 on 07 Apr 20 12:07 PM

Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
 on 01 Jan 20 01:41 PM

It is useful for us. we did not know this process to make fried chana dal.
Tarla Dalal
02 Jan 20 05:18 PM
   Juzer, thanks for the feedback.
Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
 on 19 Dec 18 05:01 PM

This recipe is absolutely is a high protein tea time snack..... hello mam....can you suggest some more healthy high protein tea time snacks.....?...thank you soo much
Tarla Dalal
19 Dec 18 05:25 PM
   Thank you so much for your kind words. You can refer to this recipe collection of evening snacks
Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
 on 05 Apr 18 03:23 PM

Looks and tastes both like the store-bought one. I always wanted to learn the spice mixture of this recipe. Tx a ton for this recipe. Your research is pretty good.
Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
 on 24 Feb 18 04:59 PM

Fried chana dal.. same as you get in the market.. Easy way to make it.. thank you for the recipe..