Masoor Dal (Red Lentil)

It is basically the split lentil without skin and is red in color. Masoor dal can be made into a spicy dish which is not only delicious, but also high in nutritional value. The high fiber content of this dal helps to digest it easily. Various types of khichdi, curry, dal, soup can be prepared from it.

It does not need soaking prior to cooking as it is a “soft” Dal and cooks quickly. When cooked, Masoor dal turns a soft golden color. With 26% protein, lentils have the thirdhigh est level of protein, by weight, of any plant-based food after soybeans and hemp.Masoor dal is an important part of the diet in many parts of the world. .

Use masoor to make dhal, the classic Indian dish. Usually, they are boiled to a stew-like consistency with vegetables and then seasoned with a mixture of spices to make many side dishes, which are usually served over rice or with rotis.