A spicy condiment that can be enjoyed with rice, roti, dosa, and sandwiches.

“It’s made from split chickpeas, which are high in protein and fiber, and have a nutty and creamy texture. The chutney is flavored with chilies, asafoetida, and lime juice, which add a kick of heat, aroma, and tanginess.”

Chana dal is known by different names around the world: English: Chickpea lentils Hindi: Chana dal or Chane ki dal Telugu: Senaga pappu Tamil: Kadala praripu

It is a great source of plant-based protein and fiber.

About Chana Dal Chutney

This spicy and tangy chutney is: – gluten-free – allium-free – soy-free – dairy-free – nut-free – grain-free


The trick to getting the creamiest and nuttiest flavor from these lentils is to roast them until they are evenly golden brown. This requires some time and patience, but the effort is well worth the taste!

Heat the skillet on medium heat and make sure it is evenly hot. Then, add the lentils and roast them until they turn brown. Stir them occasionally to ensure even browning.

How to roast chana dal

The spiciness and tanginess of this chutney not only makes it lip-smacking-delicious, but also versatile.  You can use it as a side to your meal, as a dip, and as a spread  

Ingredients needed for roasted chana dal chutney

I hope that you will try this easy chutney recipe and enjoy its taste and versatility.