Chana Dahl Soup - Diabetic Recipe

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Chana Dahl Soup - diabetic

Linda Rupp


Chana Dahl : magic beans are a staple in the Indian diet & are becoming more popular in the American diet. The original is an early grandparent of the modern garbanzo or chick pea. Its glycemic index is 8, which mean it has a slow effect on raising blood sugar.

½ cup beans = 134 calories, 22.5 gms carbohydrates, 2.9 gm fiber, 7.3 gms protein, 2.3 gms fat.

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4 to 6


20 Min


1 Hr 30 Min


2 1/4 c
chana dahl beans
8 c
stock or water - your choice
1 c
onion - chopped
celery stalks- chopped
1 to 2 c
lean ham or turkey or ham hock
1/4 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat all ingredients to boiling in a 4 quart dutch oven, stirring occasionally, reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour to 1 ½ hours.

Remove ham, let cool enough to handle cut into pieces & return to soup. Heat again to boiling. Simmer 30 minutes or until soup is desired consistency.
Optional Seasonings:

Garlic pepper, lemon pepper, cayenne pepper, chili’s, minced garlic or 1 packet of Goya Ham seasoning. (has a pig on the box)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #Diabetic, #Soups