Love Snacking? Try These Healthy Chana Dal Ideas At Home
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Indians and their love for snacking is a well-known affair. Be it in the middle of the day, with evening tea after a hectic day at work, when guests come over at home, or when it’s raining outside, we all look forward to munching on some crispy and greasy snacks. 

Whatever the reason, snacks and our cravings go hand-in-hand. More often than not, we end up chomping on scrumptious samosas, lip-smacking aloo tikki, or crunchy pakoras and kachoris. While it's difficult to resist the urge to indulge in these scrumptious snacks, let’s not ignore how these are laden with excess oil, which can hamper your health. And if you are trying to maintain your body weight, these snacks can definitely be a roadblock. 

But that definitely doesn’t mean you have to cut them off completely from your life. You can simply choose healthier alternatives. Yes, there are nutritious options too! You can replace the usual aloo, or other fattening stuffings, with chana dal. Instead of deep-frying the snacks, try air-frying or even better, bake them.  

Chana dal is a protein-rich ingredient, which is not only tasty, but also a super healthy way of adding protein to your diet. Here, we bring you a list of protein-rich chana dal snacks that taste equally delicious and are high in protein.  

1. Chana Dal Kebab 

Kebabs are one of the best snacks to prepare at home. Whether you have guests at home, a dinner party, or simply craving a delicious snack, you can never go wrong with chana dal kebabs. Packed with protein, this kebab recipe simply involves soaked chana dal batter, combined with a host of flavourful spices and pan-fried until golden-brown and crispy. You can pair it with a spicy chutney and enjoy. 

2. Chana Dal Chaat 

Make your chaat a healthy affair with this chana dal chaat. All you have to do is soak chana dal and pan fry it with salt and pepper, next just toss it along with onions, green chillies, tomatoes, chaat masala, and green chutney together. You’ll have a quick and nutritious snack to curb those evening hunger pangs. Top it with some lemon juice for that extra zing and Vitamin C. 

3. Chana Dal Sundal 

This one is a South Indian snack, which is primarily made using legumes. This recipe of sundal uses a mix of chana dal that is stir-fried with a blend of masalas. An easy recipe that you can whip up in 10 minutes. Just make sure to soak the dal in advance. We are sure you’ll love this snack as much as we do.