Chana Dal Grain Bowl

Chana Dal Grain Bowl

Chana Dal Grain Bowl makes for a balanced meal for lunch or dinner, packed with protein & topped with raw veggies & freshly made dressing. Mix and match by adding other hearty greens such as kale, or chopped cauliflower. This dish is easy to customize and makes for a great prep at the beginning of the week to enjoy for a few days or for large gatherings!


Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes

Chana Dal Grain Bowl

  • 1 cup chana dal (pre-soaked)
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red or yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced
  • 2 cups spring mix greens or other greens, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegan greek yogurt dressing


  1. The initial prep for this dish is to soak the chana dal in water for at least one hour or in hot water (not boiling) for 30 minutes. Once the dal has soaked, bring the water to a boil and cover with a lid. Reduce heat to low and simmer for another 25-30 minutes or until the dal has softened. Drain the water once cooked and chill the dal in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare your vegetables and add them to a large bowl.
  3. Next, prepare your greek yogurt dressing or serve with a dressing of your choice.
  4. In a small stovetop pot, bring 2 cups of vegetable broth to a boil.
  5. Once boiling, remove from heat and add in the couscous, stirring constantly until the liquid is fully absorbed and the couscous is light and fluffy.
  6. Combine the couscous with the vegetables, add in the dal, and distribute evenly when serving.
  7. Top with greek yogurt dressing once served and enjoy!

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