Channa dal is a golden yellow, hard, small, rounded, split and husked lentil that is popular in India. It has a mild sweet taste when cooked and is highly nutritious. Channa dal is a good source of dietary fibre and contains an insignficant amount of polyunsaturated fat. Minerals such as zinc and calcium are present in addition to considerable amounts of protein. It has a low glycemic index, which proves it to be suitable for diabetics despite the high carbohydrate content present and are known to increase glucose tolerance.