Chana dal is called Bengal gram as well. It is the most famous legume in India. It was used by the ancient people widely of Mediterranean region including Romans and Greeks. It was originated likely in Afghanistan or Turkey and later it was spread to other areas of the world. These beans have a mild flavor and they can be spiced into taste in range of ways. Without split and skin, chana is called split chana dal. Chana dal is stewed with vegetables often, especially squashes and bitter gourds. With its nutty and sweet flavor it regarded as most famous dal in India.