Masoor Dal (500 GM)
Masoor dal or red lentils is a lentil that is consumed largely in the northern parts of India. Pinkish in colour, this lentil needs no soaking and cooks fast. When cooked the dal turns pleasantly pink in colour with an earthy flavour. With 26% of protein this lentil have the third highest level of protein, by weight, of any plant based ingredients after soybeans and hemp. Owing to this it is a great option for weight watchers, body builders, diabetics and those looking for protein rich foods. It is a good source of protein, essential amino acids, potassium, iron, fiber and vitamin B1. It also helps to lower cholesterol and control sugar levels. Masoor dal can be used to make vegetable dal, khichdi and pulao.