How to make Chala Dal Namkeen - SK Khazana -

Crisp deep-fried chana dal mixed with salt and red chilli powder – an excellent accompaniment to cocktails

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chala Dal Namkeen - SK Khazana

Chala Dal Namkeen - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chala Dal Namkeen - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked and drained 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Mix together salt and chilli powder in a bowl.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in kadai. Deep-fry Bengal gram till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Sprinkle prepared spice mixture on fried Bengal gram, mix well and let it cool.

Step 4

Serve or store in airtight container.

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