Chana Dal is baby Chickpeas that have been split and polished. It looks and tastes like small kernels of sweet corn,and is one of the most popular ingredients in Indian cuisine. Chana Dal is delicious, nutritious, and easily digested. Apart from being used to make soups, salads,curries,dal preparations,savouries,sweets and rice dishes, the legumes are also roasted and powdered into chickpea flour also known as besan,another ingredient that is widely used in almost every province of india. It is very rich in Protien and folic acid which makes it a very nutrtious meal.