Chana Dal

Chana dal is baby chickpeas that has been split and polished. It looks and tastes like small kernels of sweet corn, and is one of the most popular ingredients in Indian cuisine. Chana dal is delicious, nutritious and easily digested. Apart from being used in soups, salads, curries, dal preparations, savouries, sweets and rice dishes, the legumes are also roasted and powdered into chickpea flour (besan), another ingredient that is widely used in almost every province of India. Also Known as Split Bengal gram

Factors influencing chana prices


  • Crop:Extent of area sown under the crop, condition of the crop and thereby the expectation. Rainfall and weather conditions that could affect the crop output.
  • Demand expectation: Any changes in demand both domestic as well as international markets
  • Prices of related commodities or substitutes:To some extent yellow peas for chana but they are not perfect substitutes.
  • Imports:Demand supply situation in major import sources.
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Facts On Chana Dal

  • Chana dal is the split kernel of a variety of chickpea known as desi or bengal gram. It has a sweet and earthy flavor, and the cooked bean is about the size and shape of a corn kernel. This ancient legume has been around for centuries and remains a healthy and satisfying comfort food in India and the Middle East today. Chana Dal is one of the many legumes used to make dal, the family of Indian legume dishes that form the foundation of Indian cuisine. A delicious simmering bowl of dal with added spices like cardamom, turmeric, cloves and garlic, will easily sweep you away to the streets of New Delhi.
  • Chana Dal is very nutritious and easy to digest. These little beans are a powerhouse of lean protein, fiber and iron. They’re packed with nutrients, such as folic acid, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc.
  • Chana Dal makes a quick-cooking, exotic addition to dals, soups, curries, dips, pilafs, fritters, salads, casseroles, and rice or whole grain dishes. Toss them in a little olive oil and your favorite spices and roast them in the oven for a wonderfully tasty, healthy snack. See the back of our package for two fabulous exotic recipes, Spicy Bengal Dip and New Delhi Dal.


Properties Values / Limits
Moisture: 10%
Damaged grain: 0.5%
Foreign matters: 0.5%
Broken & fragments grains: 0.5%
Weevil led grain per cent by count: 1

Common Packing For Container Shipment

Products Packing Container
Chana Dal 50Kg PP Bags 400Bags x 50kg in 20’FCL or 800Bags x 25kg in 20’FCL

Health Benfits of Chana Dal

  • Chana dal is high in fiber and helps to lower cholesterol.
  • It also has a very low hypoglycemic index, which is important for those with diabetes.
  • Chana dal is a helpful source of zinc, folate, calcium and protein.
  • It is low in fat and most of it is polyunsaturated.
  • Chana dal is extremely delicious in taste, full of nutritious and can be digested easily.
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