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Channa is an ingredient used in Indian cooking Also known as:
Split Bengal gram

Description:
A split and husked relative of chickpeas, Bengal gram is the most popular legume in India. Chana dal is delicious, nutritious and easily digested, but, aside from its usage both in dal dishes and savories, the legumes are also roasted and powdered into chickpea flour (besan), another widely used ingredient in nearly every regional cuisine. Chana dal is baby chickpeas that have been split and polished.

Commonly used in:
Dals, snacks, stews etc.

Health benefit:
Among other things, Chana dal is high in fiber and help to lower cholesterol. It also has a very low glycemic index, which is important for diabetics. It provides the essential amino acids for complete protein.

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