Chana Dal (Split Bengal gram) raita (salad)




10 min


Chana Dal (Split Bengal gram) raita (salad)

Chana dal raita is a protein packed side dish which serves as a great accompaniment for roti or paratha. Fresh Sarda Farms dahi is added to crushed dal and then tempered with spices to make this raita.



  • ½ ‏cup chana dal soaked in water for2 hours, water drained
  • ½ ‏cup Sarda Farms dahi, whisked
  • 1-2 ‏garlic cloves (optional)
  • 2-3 ‏red chillies, cut (or as required)
  • ½ ‏teaspoon black salt
  • ½ ‏teaspoon powdered sugar
  • ‏Chopped mint leaves for garnish

For the tempering

  • 2-3 ‏teaspoons Sarda Farms ghee
  • 7-8 ‏curry leaves
  • ½ ‏teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ ‏teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ ‏teaspoon hing


Place dal, chillies, salt, garlic (if using) in the jar of a mixer.

Pulse once or twice to crush the dal coarsely.

Place the crushed dal in a bowl.

Add dahi and mix.

Heat ghee in a small pan on low heat.

Add mustard seeds and once they splutter add the cumin seeds.

Add curry leaves and hing.

Pour the tempering over the dal- dahi mixture.

Serve as it is or chilled, garnished with mint leaves



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