How to make Chana Dal Namkeen | Chana Dal Namkeen Recipe | Gram Snack

How to make Chana Dal Namkeen | Chana Dal Namkeen Recipe | Gram Snack

Chana Dal Namkeen Recipe

Learn How to make chana dal namkeen, Chana Dal Namkeen Recipe, Crunchy Gram Snack. This crunchy delicious snack is easily made at home. Chana dal crisp and spicy namkeen is extremely popular in India. People like to eat this crunchy and spicy chana dal namkeen (gram snack) with tea as breakfast or during free time, film or travel.

Chana dal namkeen is a perfect snack for your guests at festivals like Diwali and Holi.

I am sharing an easy recipe for my readers. Buying namkeens from the market is expensive and unsafe, especially during the festive season, do not buy it at all. However, many good snacks are also available in the market but are very expensive.

Preparation time                             8 hours

Cooking time                                     20 minutes

Serve                                                    8-10 members

Difficulty level                                   Easy

Cuisine                                                 Indian snacks

Ingredients to make Chana Dal Namkeen

Chana dal                            500 grams

Turmeric powder             01 tsp

Red chili powder              01 tsp

Amchoor powder            1/2 tsp

Black salt                              1/2tsp

Baking Soda                        1/4 tsp

Black pepper powder     1/2 tsp (optional)

Salt                                        to taste

Oil                                           to fry

Chana Dal Namkeen

How to make Chana Dal Namkeen (Crunchy Gram Snack)

  • Wash the chana dal (gram lentil) well according to the quantity mentioned above. Now pour it in lukewarm water, add baking soda and milk to it and cover it with a lid, and soak it overnight.
  • Before making snacks in the morning, pour the entire chana dal (gram lentil) in the sieve so that its excess water is removed.
  • Now spread a cotton cloth and spread the lentils over it. When all the water of the lentils gets drained well, keep it in a bowl.
  • Place pan on gas and heat oil. When the oil is well heated, add one teaspoon of soaked lentils and fry, after frying, watch a couple of grains burst, if the grains are crisp, they will break immediately, otherwise let the oil get hot.
  • If everything is right then fried soaked chana dal. Keep stirring the lentils with a ladle, the foam will form in the oil and the lentils will float on the surface.
  • Now take it out from the skimmer and spread it in a paper napkin, which removes excess oil.
  • Now add turmeric powder, chili powder, salt, and black salt as per the above-mentioned quantity and mix it well.
  • Add amchur powder, garam masala and chaat masala to it. If you like more spicy then add black pepper powder and mix well.
  • Take your chana dal namkeen is ready, serve your guests with any dessert or tea.


  • Some people also add curry leaves in the chana dal recipe, if you like, you can add lentils.
  • Do not keep the flame low while frying the gram lentils (Chana dal), otherwise, the namkeen will not crispy.
  • Fry the gram lentils after they drain well, otherwise the namkeen will not become crispy.
    Add baking soda while soaking the lentils or else the namkeen will become tough.

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