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Fudco Chana Dall Bold Indian 500g

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About the Product

Fudco Chana Dal Bold Indian is a type of split chickpea commonly used in Indian cuisine. It has a distinct flavor and offers several potential benefits. Here's a description of Fudco Chana Dal Bold Indian along with some of its benefits:

Description:

Chana Dal: Chana dal is the split and hulled version of chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Fudco Chana Dal Bold Indian typically refers to a variety of chana dal known for its larger-sized grains compared to regular chana dal.

Benefits:

  • High in Protein: Chana dal is a rich source of plant-based protein, making it an excellent addition to vegetarian and vegan diets. It provides essential amino acids and can help meet protein requirements.
  • Fiber Content: Chana dal is high in dietary fiber, which supports digestive health. It can help regulate bowel movements and prevent constipation.
  • Complex Carbohydrates: It contains complex carbohydrates that provide a sustained release of energy. This can help maintain steady blood sugar levels and prevent spikes.
  • Nutrient-Rich: Chana dal is a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, including folate, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. These nutrients play vital roles in overall health.
  • Low in Fat: Chana dal is relatively low in fat, making it a heart-healthy choice when prepared without excessive added fats.
  • Versatility: Chana dal is a versatile ingredient used in various Indian dishes, including curries, soups, snacks (like chana dal namkeen), and sweets (like besan ladoo).
  • Weight Management: The combination of protein and fiber in chana dal can promote a feeling of fullness, which may help with weight management by reducing overall calorie intake.
  • Antioxidants: Chana dal contains antioxidants that can help protect cells from oxidative damage. These antioxidants may contribute to overall health and well-being.
  • Iron Source: Chana dal provides a source of iron, which is essential for maintaining healthy blood and preventing iron-deficiency anemia.
  • Blood Pressure: The potassium content in chana dal may help regulate blood pressure levels, contributing to cardiovascular health.


It's important to note that while chana dal offers several potential benefits, it should be part of a balanced diet. Cooking methods and ingredient combinations can also impact its nutritional profile. Consuming a variety of foods is key to a well-rounded and nutritious diet.

Recipes 

Certainly! Here's a classic recipe for "Chana Dal Curry" using Fudco Chana Dal Bold Indian:

Chana Dal Curry Recipe:

Ingredients

  -1 cup Fudco Chana Dal Bold Indian

- 2 cups water (for soaking)

- 3 cups water (for cooking)

- 2 tablespoons cooking oil

- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

- 1 onion, finely chopped

- 2 tomatoes, chopped

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1-inch piece of ginger, grated

- 1 green chili pepper, chopped (adjust to your spice preference)

- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

- 1 teaspoon ground coriander

- 1 teaspoon ground cumin

- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)

- 1 teaspoon garam masala

- Salt to taste

- Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped for garnish

- Lemon wedges for serving

Instructions:

  • Soak Chana Dal: Rinse the Fudco Chana Dal Bold Indian in cold water and soak it in 2 cups of water for about 2 hours. After soaking, drain and set aside.
  • Cook Chana Dal: In a large saucepan, combine the soaked and drained chana dal with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until the dal is tender but not mushy. Drain any excess water and set the cooked dal aside.
  • Prepare the Curry:
  •    - Heat cooking oil in a separate pan or pot. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  •    - Add finely chopped onion and sauté until it becomes translucent.
  •    - Stir in minced garlic, grated ginger, and chopped green chili pepper. Sauté for another couple of minutes.
  • Add Spices: Add turmeric powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, red chili powder, and salt. Sauté for a minute until the spices are fragrant.
  • Add Tomatoes: Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and the oil starts to separate.
  • Combine with Cooked Chana Dal: Add the cooked Fudco Chana Dal Bold Indian to the tomato mixture. Mix well and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes. If the mixture becomes too dry, you can add a little water to achieve your desired consistency.
  • Finish with Garam Masala: Stir in the garam masala and cook for another couple of minutes.
  • Garnish and Serve: Garnish the Chana Dal Curry with freshly chopped cilantro leaves. Serve hot with rice or Indian bread (such as naan or roti). You can also serve it with lemon wedges for added freshness.

Enjoy your homemade Chana Dal Curry, a flavorful and protein-rich Indian dish!