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Vegan recipe: Bengal Gram Split Dumpling

A healthy vegan recipe of dumpling which has also necessary nutrients that your body needs.

Vegan Recipe

Bengal Gram Split Dumpling

I learned this vegan recipe from a Sri Lankan friend and since then it’s a favorite evening snack at my home. Bengal split gram, also known as channa dal, is a yellow lentil, closely related to chickpea family. It is a major ingredient of Indian vegetarian culinary. It is also cooked with chicken and meat in Pakistani cuisine. Known as a power house of protein and a popular alternative to animal sources of food.


  1. Channa dal 1 cup
  2. Chopped Onion 1-2 medium onion (depends how much you want it)
  3. Ginger paste 1/2 tsp
  4. Garlic paste 1 tsp
  5. Cumin seeds 1 levelled tsp
  6. Dry whole coriander crushed 1-2 tsp
  7. Red chilli flakes 1 levelled tsp
  8. Fresh coriander 2-3 Tbsp
  9. Green chillies 2
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Water 3-4 Tbsp
  12. Oil for deep frying


  1. Soak dal over night or for 3-4 hours.
  2. Add all the ingredients in a blender or a food processor.
  3. Add some water and coarsely grind this mixture.
  4. Take bite size mixture in a tsp and pour this mixture in the pan to deep fry.
  5. Cook on medium to low flame and till golden brown color is achieved.
  6. Don’t put a big glop of mixture for deep frying as it will not get cooked from inside.

Cooking method variation 

  1. Instead of deep frying you can just shallow fry them on slow heat in a pan.
  2. You can dry fry them in an air fryer.


Began Gram Split Nutrition Facts


Fat1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium17 mg
Potassium372 mg
Total carbohydrates20 g
Dietary Fibre4 g
Sugars14 g
Protein1 g
Vitamin A37%
Vitamin C24%
Iron  8%

* percent values are based on a 2000 calories diet.


Vegan recipe



This is an ultimate chuttni recipe that will revive your taste buds. I have learned it from my beautiful mother-in-law and I think this was the very first recipe I learned from her. Lunch, dinner and tea time at my home is incomplete without this tasty sauce.



  1. Fresh coriander handful
  2. Mint 3-4 leaves
  3. Garlic 1 small clove
  4. Green chilli 1
  5. Tomato 1 small
  6. Water for blending
  7. Yogurt 3/4 cup beaten
  8. Salt to taste



  1. Blend all the  vegetable ingredients along with water in a blender.
  2. Add this mixture and salt to the yogurt.


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Yusra Kashif has done masters in Food and Nutrition. She has also worked as a Dietitian in an international hospital and as a teacher in a private school. Currently she is taking a further degree in “Food and Nutrition Advisor” from U.K. She loves crafts, baking, cooking and exploring. Yusra is currently a stay at home mum and a part time writer.

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