Make These 4 Nutritious Dals Your Pals For A Healthy Life

Here are 4 nutritious dals that should be part of your diet

In an Indian household, dal or lentils is a part of our daily meal.

It is one of the most important components of our daily diet too. There are many varieties of dals. So, the question arises, which dal is the best? Here is a list of nutritious  Dals that should be included in your diet for a healthy life. 

Well, it is very difficult to choose one as every lentil has its cons and pros. Each dals is assigned for different purposes. Therefore, we need to know when to eat what, which dal is suitable for weight loss, which can help with diabetes or can cure hair loss.

So, let us discuss some super nutrients and healthy dals.

1. Moong dal for weight loss

Nutritious Dals

Moong dal promotes weight loss. It fits for easy digestion too. If you have issues like diabetes or hair fall, moong dal can help you to resolve all these too. It is also said to be good for lactating mothers.

Moong dal is India’s one of favorite dals. It has manifested in many dishes across the region and is regarded as a superfood. One of the significant roles moong dal plays is that it facilitates weight loss. It is packed with dietary fibres, potassium, manganese, calcium, iron, folate, and several other vitamins. 

Some people love and cherish eating moong dal half cooked. But boiling moong dal completely is always a better idea. Such a well-boiled dal is most easy for digestion.

Here are some recipes that you can try:

Moong dal salad

Moong dal chillas

Moong dal pakoras

Moong dal dosas

Soak moong overnight and dry it in the sun. Then, ground it into a coarse powder. This moong powder could be added to various dishes to increase protein content.

2. Chana dal for cholesterol level

Chana Dal

Chana dal is appreciated for the management of cholesterol levels in our body. It even manages atherosclerosis, the thickening of arteries in our body. Being rich in antioxidants, Chana dal has a  lot of benefits too. It reduces the damages done by free radicals and lowers inflammation.

Reduces the risk of a blood clot because of the thickening of the arteries. It lowers blood sugar levels also and works best when it is soaked and boiled.

Some recipes that you can try are: 

Chana dal dhokla

Chana dal pitla

Chana dal bhurjee like soya chana dal bhurjee 

Chana dal dalcha

Chana dal can be part of tadka on sabzi or can be soaked and added with vegetables. They can also be powdered like moong dal and added to various dishes.

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3. Toor dal and Fetal development

Indian Dal

Tool dal is popularly known as Arhar ki dal helps in fetal growth. It also prevents the birth defects of a newborn. It acts as a vasodilator, reduces blood circulation. Thus, it stabilizes the blood pressure. It is also beneficial for patients suffering from high blood pressure or risk of heart diseases.

You can consume toor dal in various ways. Try these out:

Dal dhokli 

Dal Bhatti

Traditional delicacies like sambhar, rasam, and puran poli 

4. Urad dal and skin & hair health

Urad dal

Urad dal has a high content of minerals and vitamins. It helps in reducing skin issues. High iron content in Urad dal circulates more oxygen in our body. It is excellent for radiant and glowing skin. Urad dal also reduces sunburn. Tan and acne.

According to Ayurveda, urad dals helps in gaining weight and increasing inner strength.

Therefore, it should be consumed more by people who wish to gain weight and would like to add strength to their muscles. We can make delightful south Indian snacks ranging from:

Paper-thin dosa

Spongy Uthappam

Fluffy idlis

Deep-fried vadas

Crispy appe

The very popular medu vada makes for a scrumptious breakfast. Like moong dal and chana dal, urad dals also can be converted into powder and added to various dishes.


Eating dal in a larger quantity is going to hurt. It can cause bloating So, do not overeat dals. Have not more than 1 to 2 servings a day.

Include all these dals mentioned and have a healthy and happy life. 

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