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Pigeon Pea (Toovar Dal/Arhar Dal)

Also Known As : Toor Dal, Arhar Dal, Red gram split, Tuvar dal
Technical Name : Cajanus cajan


Taste Profile

It has a mild nutty flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Pigeon peas can be cooked as a dal and served with chapatti or rice.
  2. It can also be cooked into khichdi with rice.

Common names and forms

  1. Arhar Dal
  2. Cooked Tur Dal
  3. Dal Arhar
  4. Fresh green tuwar beans (Lilva Beans)
  5. Organic Pigeon Pea Whole
  6. Organic Toor Daal
  7. Pigeon Pea Split Dehusked
  8. Pigeon spilt
  9. Red Gram
  10. Red Gram Dal
  11. Red Gram Spilts
  12. Redgram Dal
  13. Split Pigeon Pea
  14. Split Pulse Red Gram
  15. Split Red Gram
  16. Thoor Dal
  17. Thuvar Dal
  18. Toor Dal
  19. toor dhal paste
  20. Toovar Dal
  21. Tuar
  22. Tuar Dal
  23. Tur Dal
  24. Tur Dal (Pigeon Pea)
  25. Tur dal flour
  26. Tuvar Dal
  27. Yellow Pigeon Peas
  28. Yellow Tuver Dal


Toor dal is a perennial legume that belongs to Fabaceae family. It is yellow in color and is grown for its edible seeds and pods.

Health benefits

  • Pigeon pea is rich in potassium that helps to regulate blood pressure in the body.(1)
  • It contains protein that helps in the growth and development of cells and tissues and also good health of bones and muscles.(1)
  • It is high in folate that prevents anemia.(1)
  • It contains anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce swelling and inflammation.(1)
  • It is full of vitamins like niacin and riboflavin that help to boost energy.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose clean pigeon peas that are free from stones and any debris.


Those who are allergic to beans must not consume pigeon peas.(2)

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