PTI Masoor Dal is a quick cook protein rich lentil known as red lentils. These have a high nutrition profile similar to that of meat. Hence eaten by many as a substitute to non-veg or meat. PTI Masoor dal comes in 2 varieties. One is the skinned and the other variety is the whole lentil. The other name for skinned variety is red lentils or red masoor dal. The other name for whole lentil is sabut (whole) dal. Masoor dal is an important part of the diet in many parts of the world. It is basically split lentil without skin and is red in colour. It does not need soaking prior to cooking as it is a soft dal and cooks quickly.
Red lentil or masoor dal is an excellent source of vital nutrients like iron, protein, fibre and minerals. A cup of masoor dal provides you with 14 grams of protein, 8 grams of dietary fibre, 44.5 grams of carbohydrate, and 6 mg of iron. It is a healthy addition for all those who want to lose weight due to its high fibre and protein content. It is also a rich source of potassium, which acts as a vasodilator and controls blood pressure.
Besides these, it has notable amounts of vitamin C, B6, B2, folic acid, calcium, zinc and magnesium. Masoor dal is super flavoursome and delicious and can be made into several dishes like masoor dal kichadi, dal makhani, masoor dal soup and masoor dal paratha.
Masoor Dal has many other health benefits when incorporated into the diet. It reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels due to the presence of dietary fiber, protein, and antioxidants. Masoor dal or split red lentil is a rich source of vitamin A, C and E. These vitamins are essential for maintaining healthy eyesight and vision. Masoor dal can prevent stomach ulcers, colon cancer and other digestive ailments.