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Chana Dal Namkeen

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Chana Dal Namkeen

Chana Dal Namkeen | Namkeen Recipe | Special Diwali Snacks | Kunal Kapur


    Makes 2cups

    • 4 hours 15 mins
    • Medium



    If you want to serve a homemade snack to your family, try this chana dal namkeen, which is crunchy, crispy, tasty Diwali snacks. and this is easy to cook. A healthy snack for guilt-free munching.  Teatime becomes a festive occasion with delicious Chana Dal Namkeen. With no sugar, zero cholesterol, and no trans fat. Try out this simple, easy, and delicious Diwali Snacks Recipe by Chef Kunal Kapur.


    • Channa dal – 2 cups
    • Baking soda – 2tsp
    • Water – 1lt
    • Kitchen duster for drying
    • Oil – to fry

    For masala

    • Heeng – ¾ tsp
    • Salt – ¾ tsp
    • Black salt – ¾ tsp
    • Amachur – 1tbsp
    • Mint leaves – 1½ tbsp
    • Chilli powder -1tsp



    Wash and soak the chana dal for at least 4hours(overnight soaking preferred)in 1lt of water along with baking soda. Discard the water and spread the chana dal on a kitchen towel dab to remove any excess moisture from the dal. You can also place the dal under a fan for 15-20 mins to dry off the surface moisture.


    Heat oil in a deep vessel and fry the chana dal on medium heat, increase the heat after few minutes to cook them completely.


    For the masala mix all the ingredients together and keep aside.


    Remove the chana dal from the oil using a strainer and place it in a bowl, while it is still hot sprinkle the masala and toss them together. Once it cools down completely serve it.

    Chef Kunal Kapur

    Having served the world with his delicious delicacies, Chef Kunal Kapur is revered by every food connoisseur. An all-in-one Indian celebrity chef, restaurateur, and media personality, Kunal Kapur has helped all of us get a taste of his cooking secrets through his cookbooks.

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