Toor dal or pigeon pea is a perennial legume belonging to the Fabaceae family, which is also known as split pigeon pea, red gram, arhar dal or toor dal. Toor dal, a native crop of India is a chief accompaniment with roti or rice. It is vouched by nutritionists and health experts in unison as the complete food that should be added in the regular meal plan.
Toor dal or arhar dal is a rich source of protein, carbohydrates and fibre. This humble pulse facilitates to meet your daily demands of iron and calcium. Besides these, toor dal is an incredible source of folic acids which is essential for fetal growth and prevents the birth defects of the new-born. Being low on glycemic index toor dal is a good addition in diabetic’s meal plan. The richness of fibre and protein keeps you satiated, curbs hunger pangs, promote weight loss and reduces the cholesterol level. It also contains Vitamins C, E, K and B complex along with minerals magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc.