7 Indian pulses and beans – Awesome protein source


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 

Tata Sampann Green Moong
Amazon Brand – Vedaka Popular Green Moong Whole

Green gram split with skin

Ciba Moong Chilka
Amazon Brand – Vedaka Popular Green Moong Split 

Green gram split without skin

24 Mantra Organic Moong Dal

Black gram or Urad dal

Healthy Benefit- It helps improve digestion, good source of protein, controls cholesterol

Whole black gram

Pure and Sure Organic Black Urad Whole
Tata Sampann Urad Whole

Black gram split with chilka

Ciba Urad Chilka 500 GR
Ciba Urad Chilka

Black gram Whole without skin

24 Mantra Organic Urad Dal White Whole

Black gram split without skin

Ciba Urad Dhuli

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

Amazon Brand – Vedaka Popular Black Chana
Pure and Sure Organic Bengal Gram

Bengal gram split 

Amazon Brand – Vedaka Popular Chana Dal
24 Mantra Organic Chana Dal

Bengal Gram flour

Fortune Besan
Natureland Organics Chana Besan

Chickpeas or Kabuli chana 

Health benefits: It has anti-inflammatory qualities, is high on folate, molybdenum, manganese, copper, fiber, protein, iron and zinc.

Amazon Brand – Vedaka Premium Kabuli Chana / Chhole

Pigeon Pea or Tuvar dal or Toor Dal

Healthy Benefit- It contains iron, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, Vitamin B and potassium.

24 Mantra Organic Tur Dal

Amazon Brand – Vedaka Popular Toor Dal
Tata Sampann Toor Dal

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

Tata Sampann Kali Masoor
Ciba Evergreen Masoor Black Dal

Red lentil split

Amazon Brand – Vedaka Popular Red Masoor Dal Split
Ciba Evergreen Masoor Red Dal

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.

Pure & Sure Organic Rajma/Kidney Beans

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.



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