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roasted chana dal in a gray bowl

Roasted Chana Dal

Shilpa Joshi
Roasted chana dal (split bengal gram) make for a perfect quick snack with a satisfying crunch when roasted in the oven
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 servings (1 cup)
Calories 134 kcal


  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • intant pot or pot


  • 1 cup chana dal cooked (in Instant Pot 12 minutes, on stovetop about 35-40 minutes)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp amchur
  • ½ tsp chaat masala
  • salt 1 tsp while cooking ½ tsp for spice mix
  • tbsp olive oil


  • Rinse chana dal and drain
    Washed chana dal in a colander.
  • Cook chana dal. If in Instant Pot, add 2.5 cups of water and 1 tsp salt, select High Pressure and cook for 12 minutes. Once done hit Cancel and do manual release of pressure. If stovetop, add 2.5 cup and 1 tsp salt. Bring to boil and simmer on medium-low for about 35 minutes. Chana dal should be a little more softer than usual so it does not get too hard when baking.
    Chana dal in instant pot.
  • Drain and put chana dal in bowl. Mix in spices and olive oil. Toss to cover.
    cooked chana dal with spices
  • Preheat to 400F. Line sheet with parchment paper. Spread chana dal on sheet evenly.
    chana dal on a pan
  • Bake for about 15 minutes and then open to mix dal around pan. After another 10 minutes check and move around with spoon. Around the 25-28 minute mark they will be done. Turn off. They will get more crisp as they cool the next few hours.
    spiced roasted chana dal
  • Once completely cooled, enjoy! Note: I have noticed in instances when I thought they werent that crisp, they became crisper after cooling overnight. Every oven is different so you may need to keep a watch and adjust accordingly.
    roasted chana dal in a gray bowl


Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 97mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chana dal namkeen, chana dal snack, roasted chana dal
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