Whole Brown Lentils(साबूत मसूर दाल)
Hindi Name: साबूत मसूर दाल
Belonging to the Lentil family, sabut masoor dal are round flat lentils, in dark brown colour and have an orange interior. Unlike most lentil variety seeds, these Egyptian lentils don't require much soaking and are cooked in a short time.
Masoor Dal is used in a variety of ways- one can relish it with rice, rotis and even bread. Or it can simply be used as a condiment in soups.
Also known as 'kali masoor ki dal', this lentil variety is a perfect protein food for vegetarians. It provides most of the nutrients that meat offers.
Rice, when prepared with whole masoor dal and other pulses is called khichdi, a very popular recipe in the Indian subcontinent.
Despite its high nutritional content, masoor dal is not a popular household dal. It is frequently not used as an ingredient or a condiment. It usually doesn't require soaking and cooks quickly. The dal preparation should be pressure cooked till done but not mushy.
Like its other family members, Masoor dal has high protein and fiber content.
It also helps in removing bad cholesterol from the body.
These Egyptian lentils are high antioxidants.
Masoor Dal helps increase energy levels by restoring calcium and iron content.
Did you know?
Canada is the top producer of Masoor dal.
It is believed that Masoor dal has been under cultivation since 11000B.C by Greeks.
Recipes using Whole Brown Lentils
Quail eggs coated with a lentil mix and deep fried till golden brown. Serve with a fresh salad made with micro greens.
Mutton khichda is a traditional Muslim dish made with rice, lentils, mutton and masalas.
A hearty mix of red lentils tempered with Indian spices that can be enjoyed with rice, roti and even bread.
An authentic Pasri recipe which is a medley of garden fresh vegetables and lentils. It is usually made with mutton but this vegetarian version tastes as good!
Lovely red masoor dal recipe with garlic and clay pieces. Yes, you read it right! The broken clay kasooras give the red masoor dal a beautiful earthy flavor and that's what makes this recipe so distinctive.
Winner of the weekly Guilt Free contest makes a batch of mouth watering fritters with the goodness of masoor dal and mushrooms. These lovely fritters are baked, not fried.
Now burgers that are healthy. Patties made with mushrooms, lentils and sun-dried tomatoes sliced between whole wheat buns.
Vicky whips up the good old spinach soup with an aromatic tempering and chaat masala flavored cottage cheese croutons.
A tasty and healthy Sindhi dal preparation with five lentils: Moong, channa, masoor, urad and tuar or arhar cooked with masalas to make a creamy dish.
Healthy and nutritious, Vegetable Soup. Carrots, potatoes, lentils all come together to make a melange of vegetables flavored with pepper and cheddar cheese, in this soup.