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    Regarding difference between 3 types of masoor dal.


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    I have seen masoor dal in basically 3 forms viz. "Kali chilke wali","dhuli but bina dali Hui" ,"dali Hui".
    Now,I want to ask about the "tasir"of each of these pulses.Also, I want to know about the benefits and side effects of each of these pulses.Also, I have seen "dali Hui masoor ki dal" in 2 sizes(one being somewhat bigger than another).Please suggest me which one is better?
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  • Masoor Dal or Lentils (Red/orange/pink lentils) is one of the most common pulses in any Indian kitchen. Masoor dals are a common source of amino acids, potassium, iron, fiber and vitamin B1 for vegetarians and no meal is complete without serving dal at home or sadhya. It also helps to control sugar level and lower cholesterol.

    Some of the different types of Massor Dal or Lentils are:
    - Red/Orange/Pink Lentils or Masoor Dal
    - Indian brown Lentils or Sabut Masoor Dal

    Nutritional value of Masoor dal - One cup or 160 gram of cooked masoor dal 260 calories, 0.53 g fat, 5.32mg sodium, 27.36mcg folic acid, 5.77mg of iron, 439 mg of potassium, 52.44mg calcium, 56.24 mg of magnesium, 7.82g of fiber, 44.84g of carbs, 2.35mg of zinc, 222.68mg of phosphorus, .34mg of B1, 0.14mg of B2, 2.20mg of B3, 205mcg of vitamin A

    Some of the Health Benefits of Massor Dal or Lentils are:
    i) Lowers Cholesterol - Due to the high percentage of dietary fiber, It helps to rid of the cholesterol, effectively lower cholesterol and increase blood flow thus keeping the heart-healthy.

    ii) Anti-aging Properties - It has abundant antioxidants that reduce the cell damage thus maintaining young and beautiful skin. It also boosts the immune system and also useful as an anti-aging supplement for everyone.

    iii) Healthy Vision - It is a good source of vitamins A, C, and E and that is vital for keeping healthy vision or eyesight.

    iv) Helps Weight Loss - It has a good amount of carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, and high fiber content that slow the digestion process, provides essential nutrients that keep you healthy and aid weight loss.

    v) Control Blood Sugar Level - It contains dietary fiber and low glycemic index that helps to slow down digestion and control sudden raises in the blood sugar level.

    vi) Face Pack - It can help in getting glowing, spotless and healthy skin by applying face pack by grounding masoor dal, rose water and turmeric that will help to remove dark spots, wrinkles, tan, etc. If you add milk to the pack, it will help to remove dry skin.

    Some of the Side Effects of consuming Masoor Dal - excessive consumption of masoor dal can lead to amino acids, gas from potassium toxicity, kidney ailments, and some people can even have an allergy.

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  • Masoor dal is red in color. It is split lentil without having any skin. This is an important ingredient in the food of vegetarians in our country. The three varieties of this dal are.
    1. Boiled masoor dal: This is masoor dal that is boiled. While boiling you will see some foam that can skim easily.
    2. Para boiled masoor dal: This can be obtained by cooking partially the soaked dal. The dal will be removed before it completely gets cooked.
    3. Soaked masoor dal: This is the dal soaked in water. First, we have to wash the impurities in the dal and then wash with water until the water gets no color. Then soak the dal in the water for 3 to4 hours. It is called soaked masoor dal.

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  • Red Lentils are one of the most consumed lentils in India. They are loaded with tons of nutrients making it extremely benificial for your health if consumed on regular basis. Following are the nutritional values of 100 GM of red lentils -
    Protien- 25 GM
    Total Carbohydrates- 59gm
    Total Fat - 1 GM
    Calories- 144
    Potassium- 369 mg
    Sodium- 2 mg
    This being a favourite staple in the Indian - cuisine has myriad health benifits if the same is included in our diet.
    Following are some of health benifits of red lentils if consumed the same regularly-
    1) It promotes weight loss since it contains a lot of fibre apart from fat content. The high fibre would reduce the appetite for the next meal keeping the body for prolonged fasting mode.
    2) It is good for skin - Due to presence of multiple antioxidants, it can prevent the cell and tissues from the damage. In order to remove the patches appearing externally, you can apply the paste of red lentils for at least half an hour on the affected part and rinse the same afterwards through the tap water. Regular taking up such a step would reduce the patches considerably.
    3) This staple is extremely benificial for diabetes- Since it contains low glycemic index, it is an ideal staple for the diabetic patient.
    4) Cancer Removal Property- High amount of fibre and folate in them can take care of cancer. With its regular consumption, different types of cancer such as lung cancer, colon and breast cancer can be eliminated.
    5) Rich in Protein and Minerals- Protiens are the building blocks of the body. They help put cells to grow. Minerals on the other hand, strenghen the various systems of body -function.
    6) It is good for digestion- Red lentils are rich of dietary fibres making it extremely good for the digestion. They assist in the smooth passage of stools.
    7) It is good for heart - Since it contains a lot of potassium. It can reduce the blood pressure considerably. This being fibre rich food can help lower cholesterol thus removing clogged arteries, strokes and clots from occurring.
    8) Presence of Vitamin C, Vitsmin A, Copper, Zn, Folate would keep the vision intact. These elements have immunity strengthening property thus eliminating high blood sugar and pressure apart from taking cough and cold.
    Side - effects -
    1) Due to high potassium content, it can lead to potassium toxicity
    2) Flatulence can be observed because of its excess consumption.
    3) Kidney may remain over stressed due to presence of high Aminoacids.


  • There are several kinds of lentils which are very popular and consumed in daily meals in most of the Indian families. Masoor dal or lentil is also an important part of the vegetarian Indian diet and consumed in many parts of the country.

    It is also right there are three categories of Masoor dal
    1. Brown masoor lentil or Whole masoor lentil or Kali chilke wali dal or sabut dal
    2. Pink or orange whole lentil or dhuli but bina dali Hui
    3. Pink or orange split lentil or dali Hui
    Besides, a small size masoor dal (both whole and split) also occurs commonly which is very good in taste.

    All these lentils are good in taste and have almost same benefits as there are almost same in their nutritional contents like
    1. Whole/ brown lentil or sabut masoor
    Protein: 24.31 gm /100 gm
    Carbohydrate: 59.39 gm /100 gm
    Fat: 1.14 gm /100 gm
    Energy: 345.06 Kcal/100 gm
    Sugar, Cholesterol & Gluten: Not detected

    2. Whole pink or orange Masoor lentil or split lentil
    Protein: 24.48 gm /100 gm
    Carbohydrate: 60.11 gm /100 gm
    Fat: 0.90 gm /100 gm
    Energy: 346.46 Kcal/100 gm
    Sugar, Cholesterol & Gluten: Not detected

    Besides these nutritional benefits, all these types of lentils have several health benefits like:
    1. Anti ageing properties: Masoor dal is fully loaded with the antioxidants which prevent cell damage. Hence it acts as anti ageing food.
    2. Rich in protein: It contains good amount of proteins and essential amino acids
    3. Rich in other nutrients: Masoor dal is a source of various nutrients as it is full of vitamin B1, folate, magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium. Adding any vegetable also increase its nutritional values.
    4. Rich in fibres: Due to rich in fibre it is beneficial for digestion and also helps in weight reduction.
    5. Control blood sugar level: It slows down the rate of digestion hence control glucose level.
    6. Improves blood circulatory system
    7. Improves heath health due to congaing high soluble fibres
    8. Improve skin health: Nutrients present in masoor lentil are good for health. They improve skin health and prevent acne on skin. It makes skin spotless and radiating.
    9. Helpful in weight reduction due to low in calories
    10. It is easy to cook and easily digestible
    11. Due to good amount of calcium and magnesium it improves bones and teeth health.
    12. It is also good for vision and improves eyes health.

    It benefits body not only internally but externally also as grounded massor dal is also used as face scrub.
    Whole masoor dal is having more fibrous content than split dal due.

    Despite of benefits massor dal is also having some side effects like: If masoor dal is taken in excess it may cause kidney ailments, acidity and gastric troubles due to huge quantity of potassium and amino acids.

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    There are three types of Masoor dal (Also called Brown and Orange Lentils) available in the market:

    1. Masoor Dal Whole
    2. Masoor Dal with Separated Cover (Kale Chilke Wali Red Masoor Dal)
    3. Masoor Dal washed (Duli hui Read Massor Dal)

    Any type of Massor dal is full of protein, amino acid, and potassium. The whole Masoor Dal and Masoor Dal with separated cover (Kale Chilke Wali Red Massor Dal) contain extra fiber. Masoor Dal can be eaten with rice or chappati. Please purchase the unpolished Masoor Dal from the market and wash thorough before cooking.


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