They can assist in lowering of cholesterol in the bloodstream
Zinc, Folate, Protien. Low in fat. In Desi Chana fibre content which is much higher than the light coloured variety
Is frequently used in Indian cooking as a thickener. It has a meaty rich flavor. Often stewed with vegetables like bitter gourd and squashes. Chana Dal with spinach and louki with chana dal are very popular dishes.