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Pigeon Pea (Toovar Dal/Arhar Dal)

Also Known As : Toor Dal/Arhar Dal/Red gram dal
Technical Name : Cajanus cajan

Vegetarian

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. Dal Arhar
  3. Organic Pigeon Pea Whole
  4. Organic Toor Daal
  5. Pigeon Pea Split Dehusked
  6. Red Gram
  7. Red Gram Dal
  8. Redgram Dal
  9. Split Pigeon Pea
  10. Split Pulse Red Gram
  11. Thoor Dal
  12. Thuvar Dal
  13. Toor Dal
  14. Toovar Dal
  15. Tuar
  16. Tuar Dal
  17. Tur Dal
  18. Tur Dal (Pigeon Pea)
  19. Yellow Pigeon Peas
  20. Yellow Tuver Dal

Description

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.

Note

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

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