Masoor Dal and Toor Dal both are very famous pulses of India. Although both are very tasty and healthy, but both are different. They have their own advantage and disadvantage.
In India, we have lots of regional languages that people from different region know them by different names. This is the reason people get confused about their names.
For example, In EnglishTour Dal is called Split Pigeon Pies. And in India, it is also known by many other names like tur dal,tuvar dal, Arahar ki dal, Rahar ki dal, Pili dal, Yellow dal, etc.
Masoor dal is called split red lentils in English. But in India, red lentils are known by many other names, like Masur dal, Malka Dal, Lal dal Etc. In this article, we will see all difference between masoor dal and toor dal.
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Nutritional Value Masoor dal vs Toor Dal
Masoor dal cooked with salt
Toor dal cooked with salt
The nutritional difference
As you can see in the above table, there are some nutritional differences in both pulses. let’s see them in detail.
There is a little difference in calories present in masoor dal and Arhar dal. but if you are looking for a low-calorie one then definitely you have to choose the masoor dal.
Toor dal is a little higher in sugar and carb. So if you are looking for a low sugar option then again you have to choose the masoor dal.
Masoor has a little high amount of protein. in 100g of cooked red lentils, you get approx 02 grams of more protein than arhar dal
overall both of the pulses are good for health you can eat them as your choice and taste. But if you are searching a dal for fat loss or weight loss. I think your first choice should be masoor dal. You choose in between peeled and unpeeled as per your fiber requirement.
If you want to know why masoor dal is considered Non-veg Click the link Below.
The major similarity between masoor and toor dal is their cooking style. Especially When they came in split form both are cooked in the same way. You cook them by our traditional recipe or you can cook them in a pressure cooker. Sometimes both dals are cooked together.
Both are easily available and commonly used in every Indian household. As dal, curry and sambar etc.
Difference Between Masoor Dal and Toor Dal.
The major difference between masoor dal and toor dal is their size and color. As you can see in the above image the toor dal is a little bigger in size and the masoor dal is a little smaller than Arhar dal.
The masoor dal is red ( sometimes pinkish) in color but The toor dal are yellow in color.