We going to talk about masoor dal, Why masoor dal is prohibited in Hinduism. And why masoor dal is considered as a non-veg. Later we will discuss the nutrition of masoor dal and benefits of masoor dal. To know all read the article till the end.
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Why masoor dal is prohibited
So the masoor dal is Prohibited because it is tamsik food, food items like all non-veg, onion garlic and masoor dal are also tamsik food. To understand this you have to know about you have to understand the Hindu diet system. The Hindu diet system was designed as per people’s working profile. and the food kept in this diet is also chosen by its nature and after the effect of food. there is a popular saying .Jaisa khaiye aan wessa hoga Mann. ( it mean that your food affects your thought) There are three types of diet 1. Satvik bhojan 2. Rajshik bhojan 3. Tamsik bhojan. So let’s break down these diets.
Saatvik bhojan is a diet system for Priest and Rishi sadhak or other people who have some spiritual goal. That why this diet has all the natural ingredients like fruit, dairy, fresh vegetables and a little grain. People eating satvik bhojan are strictly prohibited to eat food like. Meat, fish, egg, and tamsik foods like onion, garlic, lentils/masoor.
Rajshik bhojan is designed for king and. The people willing to live a luxurious life. Like a king and there clan and businessman. This diet has not meat or fish in it. But it rich foods if I can give you an example for the present time then it’s included. Pizza, and burger, etc. And this diet has included tamsik things like onion garlic and Masoor dal. They prepare dishes by there own choice and they can use them if required.
This diet of warriors and monsters.the meaning of word tamsik is anger. Tamsik bhojan includes all food that increases the anger and power of the body. And regularly eating this type of food can harm our body. Tamsik foods not recommended for common people. Because eating meat egg masoor dal will give you more protein than your requirement. Rather than this, They are recommended to eating a balanced diet. Which fulfills all nutritional requirements. That’s why the tamsik thing like meat, fish, egg, onion, garlic, and masoor dal are prohibited for the common man.
So that is the reason why masoor dal is prohibited in Hinduism. But if you are a non-vegetarian guy. Or you have no such spiritual goals and want to eat masoor dal to fulfill your protein requirements. Then you can easily eat masoor dal and enjoy there is no such issue. Or you can choose from other dals like moong dal
Why masoor dal is non-veg
The reason behind this is a story from ancient times. There was a Rish called Jamdagni Rishi. Hi has a sacred cow named kamdhenu. People say that kamdhenu can full fill all desires of his owner. that why the ruler of that time Sahastrarjun wants to steal kamdhenu from Jamdagni Rishi. But hi can’t. so hi attacked in the Ashram of rishi and in this attack kamdhenu got injured and believe is that where the blood of kamdhenu fell the masoor dal grew from that place. that’s. Why some people consider eating masoor is bad and compare it with Non-Veg.
This is the story, believing or not believing depends on you.
So now you know why masoor dal is prohibited and why it is called non-veg. if you are still reading this article then let’s discuss the nutritional facts and also discuss about some benefits.
Nutritional value of masoor dal per 100g
Mature whole Lentils
Boiled Lentils with salt
Here I have given all three forms of masoor dal so you can easily choose between sprouted and cooked masoor. As per your requirement.
Weight loss properties
As you can see in the nutrition table it is low in calories and high in protein. so you can easily include it in your weight loss diet. even John Abraham loves to eat lentils.
Good for your stomach
It is full of fiber that why it very good for your bowel movement. so if you have an issue like constipation try including masoor dal in your diet.
Rich in minerals
Masoor dal is very rich in minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus. And these minerals are very required for your body.
Masoor dal is also very nice for your face. if you want a natural fare skin you try masoor dal face pack for this. you make a scrub with masoor dal powder by adding lemon juice and honey in masoor dal powder.