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Health Benefits of Masoor Dal- Red Lentil

By Pshinde2109 @pshinde2109

Whole is small and good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Masoor dal or Red Lentil is very important part of vegetarian diet in Indian cuisine. Masoor is sold in all forms like with or without skin, whole or split. It is very soft and cooks quickly.

Health Benefits of Masoor Dal- Red Lentil

Its Biological name is Lens culinary. Names in different languages are:

Hindi- Masoor Dal
Tamil -Mysore Paruppu
Malayalam- Masur Parippu
Telugu- Misur Pappu
Gujarati -Masur Dal
Marathi -Masur Dal
Bengali- Masoor
Oriya -Masura
Punjabi -Masoor Dal
Urdu -Masoor Dal

Health Benefits of Masoor Dal- Red Lentil

Health Benefits of Masoor Dal

1.Massor Dal contain high levels of protein, including essential amino acids isoleucine and lysine and are an essential source of inexpensive protein diet.

2.It also contains fiber, folate, vitamin B1 and minerals.

3.It helps to lower the cholesterol and helps in managing blood sugar levels sinc their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal.

4.They are good source of potassium and iron.

1.Masoor dal is highly served with rice and roti.
2.It is a delicious lentil made in tomato and spices.
3.Masoor dal can be cooked in the combination of various other vegetables such as beans, cauliflower, green peas, etc.
4.Masoor dal is highly served in form of soup by adding vegetables and non-veg such as fish, chicken or pork.
5.You can make delicious and healthy khichdi recipe by adding masoor dal, rice and spices.
6.Some famous Masoor dal recipes are red lentil hummus on sesame crispbread, red lentils and coconut soup, red lentils salad seasoned with cumin, Masala masoor, Lehsuni masoor , dal gosht, masoor stuffed paranthas and poories and smoked paprika. Check for more recipes here.

1.Masoor dal should be stored at cool and dry place.
2.A well sealed container is the best place to store it.
3.You can store it for many months in the refrigerator.
4.If buying in bulk, then definitely store in the refrigerator.

Masoor Dal can be used as Beauty Ingredient.

How to Use Masoor Dal for Daily Face Wash?
This face pack is suitable for all skin types. This can also be used as a daily face wash.

  • Mix 1 tbsp. Masoor dal powder, 2 tbsp. milk and a pinch of turmeric with 3 drops coconut oil.
  • Apply evenly on the face.
  • Leave this for 2 minutes
  • Wash off by scrubbing this gently
  • Note: Include coconut oil only if you have dry skin.
How to Use Masoor Dal in Salad?

Health Benefits of Masoor Dal- Red Lentil


1 cup sprouted red lentils/masoor dal
1 carrot, peeled and slices
1 plum tomato, cubes
1 bunch of Watercress (avoid the hard stems)
handful of dried cranberries/cherries
2 tbsp. toasted pine nuts

3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. distilled vinegar or 1/2 lemon juice
1 clove of garlic, grated
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
pinch of red pepper flakes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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