Masoor Dal (500g)

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  • Our premium masoor dal is produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilisers, ensuring a natural and pure product. 
  • Our organic masoor dal is a non-genetically modified organism. (non-GMO). 
  • Our masoor dal is produced with a commitment to environmentally friendly practices. 
  • Masoor dal is a high-quality plant-based protein, essential for muscle growth, repair, and overall body function.
  • Its soluble fibre content helps lower cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.
  • The soluble fibre in masoor dal slows down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, helping to stabilise blood sugar levels and manage diabetes.
  • High fibre content aids digestion, prevents constipation, and promotes a healthy gut microbiome.
  •  Masoor dal can be used in a variety of dishes, including soups, stews, curries, and salads, offering a rich, nutty flavour and creamy texture.
  • Masoor dal cooks relatively quickly compared to other lentils, making it a convenient option for busy individuals or last-minute meal preparations, while still providing a nutritious and satisfying dish.
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Masoor Dal (500g)

Masoor Dal (500g)

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Masoor dal, also known as red lentils, originates from the Lens culinaris plant, which belongs to the Fabaceae family. This nutritious legume is believed to have originated in the Near East region and has been cultivated for thousands of years. It made its way to the Indian subcontinent through ancient trade routes and has since become a staple food in Indian cuisine. Our masoor dal or red lentils are primarily sourced from the states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, where it is cultivated in abundance due to favourable climatic conditions and fertile soil. 

An interesting fact about masoor dal or red lentils is its versatility and adaptability to various culinary traditions, being a key ingredient in dishes across India, from north to south. Health-wise, masoor dal or red lentils are a rich source of protein, fibre, and essential nutrients like iron, folate, and magnesium, making it beneficial for overall health, particularly for vegetarians and vegans. Culinary-wise, it is used to prepare a wide range of dishes, including dal fry, dal tadka, soups, stews, and even as a base for savoury pancakes and crepes, offering a delicious and nutritious addition to meals.

Masoor Dal Benefits:

  • Masoor dal is a high-quality plant-based protein, essential for muscle growth, repair, and overall body function.

  • Its soluble fibre content helps lower cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.

  • The soluble fibre in masoor dal slows down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, helping to stabilise blood sugar levels and manage diabetes.

  • High fibre content aids digestion, prevents constipation, and promotes a healthy gut microbiome.

  • Masoor dal is rich in complex carbohydrates, providing sustained energy and preventing fatigue.

  • Its high fibre and protein content promote satiety, reducing overall calorie intake and aiding in weight loss.

  •  Masoor dal can be used in a variety of dishes, including soups, stews, curries, and salads, offering a rich, nutty flavour and creamy texture.

  • Masoor dal cooks relatively quickly compared to other lentils, making it a convenient option for busy individuals or last-minute meal preparations, while still providing a nutritious and satisfying dish.

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FAQ's

What is masoor dal? 

Masoor dal, also known as red lentils, is a type of lentil that is small, round, and reddish-orange in colour. It is widely used in Indian cuisine and known for its quick cooking time and high nutritional value.

How can I use masoor dal in my cooking? 

Masoor dal can be used to prepare a variety of dishes such as dal soups, curries, stews, and even salads. It is also a great thickener for soups and sauces due to its creamy texture when cooked.

What are the health benefits of masoor dal? 

Masoor dal is an excellent source of protein, dietary fibre, iron, and folate. It helps support muscle growth, aids in digestion, and provides essential nutrients for overall health.

How does masoor dal compare to other types of lentils? 

Masoor dal cooks faster and has a softer texture compared to other lentils like toor dal or chana dal. Its mild flavour makes it versatile for a wide range of dishes, both savoury and sweet.

Are there different varieties of masoor dal? 

Yes, there are mainly two varieties: whole masoor dal (brown lentils) and split masoor dal (red lentils). Split masoor dal cooks faster and has a smoother texture, while whole masoor dal holds its shape better in cooking.

Is masoor dal easy to digest? 

Yes, masoor dal is known for being easy on the stomach and is often recommended for people with digestive issues. Its high fibre content aids in smooth digestion and helps maintain a healthy digestive system.

How do I cook masoor dal? 

Cooking masoor dal is simple: rinse the dal thoroughly, then boil it with water until soft. You can add spices, tomatoes, and other ingredients to make a flavorful dal curry, or use it as a base for soups and stews.