Red Lentil or commonly known as Masoor dal is a very important part of vegetarian diet in Indian cuisine. Masoor dal is sold in all forms of whole or split. It is very soft dal to eat and cooks quickly as well. Whole Masoor is small and good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber.
Biological name of Masoor dal is Lens culinary. Names in different languages are as below:
Hindi- Masoor Dal
Tamil -Mysore Paruppu
Gujarati -Masur Dal
Marathi -Masur Dal
Punjabi -Masoor Dal
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BENEFITS OF MASOOR DAL IS AS BELOW
Lentils are extremely rich in soluble fiber, which forms a gel-like substance in the digestive tract thereby helping us in removing bile from the human body.
Lentils or Masoor Dal also helps in controlling blood cholesterol levels.
Masoor Dal contain high levels of protein, including essential amino acids and is also an inexpensive source of protein diet.
Masoor Dal also contains fiber, folate, vitamin B1 and minerals which are important for our body.
Masoor Dal also helps to lower the cholesterol and helps in managing blood sugar levels.
Masoor Dal is a good source of potassium and iron in our Diet