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What is bengal gram

Bengal Gram

Bengal gram is also called split chana dal or baby chickpea. It usually yellow in colour, small in shape especially rounded on one side and flat on the other.

It is believed that Bengal gram is one of the oldest pulses which were first cultivated in Europe mostly eastern Mediterranean and in Asia mostly Afghanistan and Persia. 

History of Bengal Gram

Bengal gram belongs to the Leguminosae family. It is a type of small, much branched herbaceous plant.

Botanical Significance

Region wise name

Bengal gram or split chana dal is popular in various names in different regions from chana, chola , boot to sanagalu.

Regular consumption of chana dal helps in reducing protein deficiency in our body, It also helps in lowering the cholesterol level in the bloodstream

Benefits of bengal gram

put it inside an airtight container and stored it in a cool, dry place in your kitchen.For cooked dal in the refrigerator for at least one day before it is going to sour

How to store chana dal


Bengal Gram Recipes