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Whole Masoor

Also Known As : Sabut masoor, Akha masoor, Whole brown lentils, Black masoor dal


Taste Profile

It has a pleasant earthy flavor.

Usage Tips

  1. Whole masoor is commonly used to make dal, soups and stews.
  2. They can be kept for several months if they are stored in a sealed container in a cool and dry place.

Common names and forms

  1. Masoor Black Whole
  2. Masoor Malka
  3. Masoor Malka Whole
  4. Organic Masoor Whole
  5. Unpolished Desi Masoor Dal
  6. Whole Black Masoor
  7. Whole Black Masoor Dal
  8. Whole Masoor Dal


Masoor is basically one of the most commonly used lentils in India. Whole masoor are round flat lentils, in dark brown colour and have an orange interior.

Health benefits

  • Whole masoor is a good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber.(1)
  • They contain high level of protein.(1)
  • They are also rich in folate, vitamin B1, potassium and iron.(1)

Selection Guide

Whole masoor is normally available pre-packaged as well as in bulk. Always ensure that they are not cracked and they are free from debris.

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