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fried chana dal recipe | chana dal namkeen | savoury jar snack | market style fried chana dal is a common, time-tested namkeen that nobody tires of! Learn how to make market style fried chana dal | with 31 amazing images.

To make fried chana dal, soak the chan dal in enough water for 3 hours. Drain well and 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. 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. Remove excess oil by patting with tissue paper. Sprinkle the spice mixture made of chilli powder, Kashmiri chilli power, black salt and salt and toss well. Cool completely and serve.

The crispiness of the chana dal namkeen together with the chatpata seasoning makes it a great success with young and old. Mumbai style Bhel Puri and Sev Puri are incomplete without this market style fried chana dal.

Fried chana dal is a part of many other delicious chaat recipes like Delhi Style Aloo Chaat.

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! Also enjoy making a chaat with this savoury jar snack by way of Chana Dal Chaat. Combined with onions and tomatoes and pepped up with with some fresh coriander and lemon juice, it tastes awesome!

Tips for fried chana dal. 1. Soaking chana dal in hot water is necessary. This is necessary so chana dal swells and also while deep frying it doesn’t remain raw. 2. Spread the soaked dal on a muslin cloth or any other kitchen towel. Prefer to use a double layered muslin cloth, so it absorbs the moisture from chana dal well. 3. Follow the method of deep frying chana dal using a strainer to avoid spluttering of chana dal. 4. Deep fry it on a medium flame only so it turns uniformly crisp. 5. Do not miss out on adding Kashmiri chilli powder if you want market style fried chana dal. 6. Add the spice mixture till the chana dal is hot. It mixes well at this stage and coats the chana dal. 7. Toss the chana dal and spice mixture with your hands. This helps un uniform coating of the spice mixture.

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

fried chana dal recipe | chana dal namkeen | savoury jar snack | market style fried chana dal | with step by step photos.

Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack

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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:     2Makes 1.5 cups
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Ingredients


For Fried Chana Dal
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

Method
    Method
  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 tbsp
Energy55 cal
Protein2 g
Carbohydrates5.7 g
Fiber1.5 g
Fat2.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium80.8 mg
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What is fried chana dal made of?

    What is fried chana dal made of?
  1. Fried chana dal is made of 1 cup chana dal (split bengal gram)oil for deep-frying, 
    1 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal) and 1/2 tsp salt.

Tips for fried chana dal

    Tips for fried chana dal
  1. Soaking chana dal in hot water is necessary. This is necessary so chana dal swells and also while deep frying it doesn’t remain raw. 
     
  2. Spread the soaked dal on a muslin cloth or any other kitchen towel. Prefer to use a double layered muslin cloth, so it absorbs the moisture from chana dal well. 
     
  3. Follow the method of deep frying chana dal using a strainer to avoid spluttering of chana dal. 
     
  4. Deep fry it on a medium flame only so it turns uniformly crisp. 

     
  5. Do not miss out on adding Kashmiri chilli powder if you want market style fried chana dal. 
     
  6. Add the spice mixture till the chana dal is hot. It mixes well at this stage and coats the chana dal. 
     
  7. Toss the chana dal and spice mixture with your hands. This helps un uniform coating of the spice mixture. 

How to buy chana dal

    How to buy chana dal
  1. Dried chana dal is available all year round in pre-packaged as well as in bulk containers and is easy to store. 
     
  2. If purchasing in a packaged packet, check to see if there is a "use-by" date on the package. 
     
  3. If buying from bins, make sure the bins are not left in the open exposed to dust and grime. 
     
  4. Check the dal to see if it is unblemished, free from moisture damage, insects and stones.
     
  5. The dal should be uniform in colour and size.

How to soak chana dal

    How to soak chana dal
  1. To soak chana dal for fried chana dal recipe | chana dal namkeen | savoury jar snack | market style fried chana dal, wash and soak 1 cup chana dal (split bengal gram) in enough hot water in a deep bowl for 3 hours. This is necessary so chana dal swells and also while deep frying it doesn’t remain raw. 
     
  2. Drain well using a strainer.
     
  3. To further ensure that the chana dal is drained well, spread them on a big muslin cloth. This is necessary to remove all the moisture from the dal so deep frying becomes easier. 
     
  4. Allow them to dry for atleast 15 minutes or till there is no water and they are dry. You can also pat with another muslin cloth over it.

How to make spice mixture for fried chana dal

    How to make spice mixture for fried chana dal
  1. To make spice mixture for fried chana dal recipe | chana dal namkeen | savoury jar snack | market style fried chana dal, add 1 tsp chilli powder in small bowl. 
  2. Add 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder. This is for a nice colour. 
  3. Add 1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal).
  4. Add 1/2 tsp salt.
  5. Mix well using a small spoon. Ensure that there are no lumps, so it coats the fried chana dal well. Break the lumps with your fingers if necessary.
     

How to make fried chana dal

    How to make fried chana dal
  1. To make fried chana dal recipe | chana dal namkeen | savoury jar snack | market style fried chana dal, heat oil for deep-frying in a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Take a strainer and put half the chana dal in it.
  3. Place the chana dal along with the strainer in hot oil. This makes deep frying easier. Also this reduces the chances of spluttering of chana dal. 
     
  4. Deep-fry on a medium flame till it turns crisp. This would take approx. 7 to 8 minutes. 
     
  5. One indication that the dal is fried and ready is that the oil will stop sizzling. 
     
  6. You can remove a little and check. You willrealise that the colour of the dal has changes to dark yellow. 
     
  7. Once deep fried, remove the fried chana dal recipe | chana dal namkeen | savoury jar snack | market style fried chana dal from the oil. Drain excess oil by gently moving the strainer up and down. 
     
  8. Once done, transfer the dal on an absorbent paper.
     
  9. Use another absorbent paper and dab it lightly. This is to remove any excess oil. 
     
  10. Dap another tissue on it to remove the excess oil.
     
  11. While the oil is yet hot, sprinkle half of the prepared spice mixture evenly over it.
     
  12. Toss well using your hands. 
     
  13. Repeat steps 2 to 12 to deep-fry the chana dal in 1 more batch.
     
  14. Cool slightly and serve fried chana dal recipe | chana dal namkeen | savoury jar snack | market style fried chana dal.

How to store fried chana dal

    How to store fried chana dal
  1. Cool the chana dal completely by spreading it on a flat plate. This is necessary to remove the warmth, which can therwise make the dal soggy. 

     
  2. Transfer the dal in an air-tight container. 
     
  3. Store in a cool place. Use fried chana dal recipe | chana dal namkeen | savoury jar snack | market style fried chana dal as required. You can use it to make bhel or sev puri. Prefer to use it within 10 to 15 days. 

Reviews

Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
 on 12 Apr 20 10:54 AM
5

Chana dal fried receip
Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
 on 07 Apr 20 12:07 PM
5

Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
 on 01 Jan 20 01:41 PM
5

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
5

This recipe is absolutely amazing.....it 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 https://www.tarladalal.com/recipes-for-quick-evening-snacks-179
Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
 on 05 Apr 18 03:23 PM
5

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
5

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