Fried Chana Daal

Fried Chana dal is great snack and can be served with lime and some finely chopped onion. It’s great on a rainy day with Indian tea. I use this spicy namkeen in many of my recipes, such as chevda, chaat, and dry kachoris.

Fried Chana dal
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
  • 1 cup chana dal
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili powder or to taste
  • A pinch of Baking soda-optional
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. Soak chana dal in water with pinch of soda added for 3 - 4 hours.
  2. Place the soaked chana dal on kitchen towel and pat it dry.
  3. Heat oil in a deep frying pan on medium high heat.
  4. Slowly drop soaked chana dal into hot oil.
  5. After few minutes, oil stops bubbling.
  6. Stir and fry the chana dal for one more minute.
  7. Remove the completely roasted chana dal onto absorbent paper.
  8. Pour the fried chana dal into a jar while its still hot, sprinkle sufficient red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  9. Mix thoroughly, let it cool and serve fried chana dal as a snack.