Pulses, a fancy and a confusing words to those people who got confused while seeing the pulses, and the reaction is which pulses are rich in protein source.
But these confusing pulses provide you many nutrition…U know that??
In India, no meal is considered complete without some form of dal, or pulses, on the table. Every part of India has its own version of how to prepare this simple, humble, yet nutrition packed dish, and there’s a reason why the importance of pulses on the table has been maintained across generations.
Pulses are used to make a wide variety of food in Indian cuisine. Desserts are commonly made with pulses. Pulses are often ground into flour, such as besan (garbanzo bean flour). This flour is used to make a huge variety of foods such as vegetable pakora, khandvi,kadi, sev and so much more (the list of things you can cook with garbanzo bean flour is literally endless!). Pulses are also soaked and then ground into a paste (often with soaked rice) to make dishes like utappam, appe, dosa and idlee.
Adding pulses to your diet is a great way to eat healthier. They are so full of protein, fiber, iron and so many other nutrients
Here are some of the most commonly eaten dals, lentils and pulses in India:-
Green gram or Moong
Healthy Benefit- It’s a source of manganese, potassium, folate, magnesium, copper, zinc, and vitamin B. Also high in dietary fiber.
Whole Green gram
Green gram split with skin
Green gram split without skin
Black gram or Urad dal
Healthy Benefit- It helps improve digestion, good source of protein, controls cholesterol
Whole black gram
Black gram split with chilka
Black gram Whole without skin
Black gram split without skin
Bengal gram or Kala chana
Healthy Benefit- It is naturally low in fat, high in dietary fibre and rich in vitamin minerals, low LDL(bad) cholesterol level.
Bengal Gram whole
Bengal gram split
Bengal Gram flour
Chickpeas or Kabuli chana
Health benefits: It has anti-inflammatory qualities, is high on folate, molybdenum, manganese, copper, fiber, protein, iron and zinc.
Pigeon Pea or Tuvar dal or Toor Dal
Healthy Benefit- It contains iron, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, Vitamin B and potassium.
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Red Lentil or Masoor Dal
Healthy Benefit- 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
Whole red lentil
Red lentil split
Rajma or kidney bean
Healthy Benefits- The calorie content in this pulse is moderate and it maintains blood sugar, improves bowel movement, good for the brain and helps to lower bad cholesterol in the body.
So, add pulses and beans in your daily diet, as they provide us many nutrition and many doctors suggest many people to add pulses flour Chapatti in there diet.We eat pulses in many ways- in food like Idli, Dhokla, Dosa, Khandvi etc.Add one dal or pulse in your daily diet.
EAT HEALTHY, STAY FIT, STAY HANDSOME/GORGEOUS.