Pulses add a new dimension to both health and flavour and become natural choices over animal substitutes. Veyr Pulses are preserved with their skin, so as to hold all the essential nutrients within. Cholesterol-free and gluten-free, pulses also have a low sodium index, making them naturally healthy protein options.Here is a ready reckoner of some of the commonly used pulses.
Pigeon Pea (Toor Dhall /Thuvaram paruppu) :
Pigeon Pea or toor dal is widely used in making sambar, rasam, kichdi, dal dhoklis. This skinless split dal is a good source of vegetarian protein.It is high in dietary fibre and a building block for good health. It is rich in folic acid and is also a good source of Vitamin B complex. Rich in phosphorus and magnesium, supports heart health and builds immunity.
Bengal Gram /Chickpea split (Kadalai paruppu/Chana Dal) :
Split Bengal gram is used as the main ingredient in dal, vadas and preparation of sweets and savouries and masalas that include idli podi. It is also a good source of plant protein and keeps heart health. It regulates blood pressure as well as insulin production.Helps in maintaining the Ph levels and has good fibre content.
Black Gram (Karuppu Ulundu/Urad) :
Black gram is used to cook dals, soups, curries and stews.The perks of consuming black gram dal are it improves digestion, boosts energy levels, improves bone mineral density,supports heart health and has dieuretic properties.
Bengal Gram White /Chickpea (Konda kadalai/Kabuli Chana/Desi chana) :
Bengal gram or Konda Kadalai contain a range of nutrients, including protein, which is necessary for bone, muscle, and skin health.A dish of chickpeas and rice, contributes a significant amount of protein to the diet. It fulfils almost one-third of an adult’s daily protein needs.The nutrients in chickpeas may also help prevent or benefit several health conditions such as diabetes, bone health , blood pressure, etc,
Moong beans/ Green Gram (/Moong) :
The Indian staple Khichri is incomplete without moon dal.Whole moong beans are used to making soup and sprouted moong can be turned into a salad or curry or a stir fry because they cook easily and are easily to digest as well. It is rich in nutrients,boosts blood circulation and improves heart heath.
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