Chana dal or Bengal gram is a staple also known as baby chickpeas or split chickpeas. It has a delicious nutty flavor, and when ground, known as besan or gram flour. The flour and the dal are used in a variety of lip-smacking dishes. Chana dal is also known as baby chickpea. A diet rich in chickpeas can help in reducing bad cholesterol in our blood. Emphasizes the role of protein serving as a building block for muscles. The presence of high protein in chana dal supports our immune system, gearing it up to fight any infections.