Locally Known as: Urad Dal, Moong Dal, Toor Dal, Chana Dal.

Lentils can be cooked and added to salads and the broth can be used for soups, curries, and a variety of dishes. Growing lentils is good for the environment as they are legumes and help in fixing nitrogen in the soil. This enhances soil quality and boosts the soil yield.


  • Lentils contain high levels of soluble fibre which helps reduce blood cholesterol levels.
  • 26% of lentil calories are attributed to proteins, which are essential for growth and repair of the body.
  • While lentils contain beneficial nutrients like fibre, vitamins, and proteins, one cup of lentils has as low as 230 calories- which means you feel full but keep away from binging!
  • Lentils are a source of complex carbohydrates which burn slowly yet provide the necessary amount of energy to the body.