An Indian yellow split chickpea with a nutty flavor. Chana dal can be cooked solo or soaked and added to rice, vegetables or meats. Although they are very similar in size to American common yellow split peas chana dal are large and provide a meatier and sweeter flavor. Here is a simple recipe for making chana dal.
You can find this dal in Indian or Pakistani markets. You can also purchase it online.
If you can't find Indian chana dal, then the best substitute is: