Dal, pulses is a staple vegetarian food consumed by Indian all year-around. One of the most favourite dals is chana dal. This split and polished baby chickpeas is used mainly in dal preparation. There are many other recipes that require the use of organic chana dal, for instance rice dishes, sweets, soups and curries. Regional dishes that are made from this kind of dal are dal pakwan, palak chana dal, Sai bhaji, dodhi chana dal sabzi and booter dal. People can grind organic chana dal at home to make chickpea flour, also known as besan. People can store this dal in air tight containers in order to protect it from moisture damage and insects.