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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What is masoor dal
In English the masoor dal is called lentils. Masoor dal is hindi name it is also known as many other name in india like malka dal, maa ki dal, Telugu – Pappu, Odia – masura, The whole lentils are also known as kali masoor ki dal. This crop is widely cultivated and used in india. The plant is approx 40-45 cm long and seeds grows in a pod. Lentils are staple in india food.
Why masoor dal is prohibited
So the masoor dal is Prohibited because it is tamasic food, food items like all non-veg, onion garlic and masoor dal are also tamasic 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 profiles. 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. Sattvic bhojan 2. Rajasic bhojan 3. Tamasic bhojan. So let’s break down these diets.
Sattvic bhojan is a diet system for Priest and Rishi sadhak or other people who have some spiritual goal. That is why this diet has all the natural ingredients like fruit, dairy, fresh vegetables and a little grain. People eating sattvic bhojan are strictly prohibited to eat food like. Meat, fish, egg, and tamasic foods like onion, garlic, lentils/masoor.
Rajasic bhojan is designed for king and. The people are willing to live luxurious life. Like a king and there clan and businessman. This diet has no 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 burgers, etc. And this diet has included tamasic things like onion garlic and Masoor dal. They prepare dishes by their own choice and they can use them if required.
This diet of warriors and monsters.the meaning of the word tamas is anger. Tamasic bhojan includes all food that increases the anger and power of the body. And regularly eating this type of food can harm our body. Tamasic 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 tamasic 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 and chana dal its totally on you.
Why masoor dal is non-veg
The reason behind why is masoor dal considered non veg 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.
Health Benefits of Masoor dal
Masoor dal is very beneficial for health there are so many benefits that we cannot discuss them in a single article. But here we are mentioning some of them.
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 is 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 can make a scrub with masoor dal powder by adding lemon juice and honey in masoor dal powder. The benefits of masoor dal for skin are that it can be used as a cleanser and also for the glow.
Can We Eat Masoor Dal at Night
Yes of course you can eat masoor dal at night If you have your dinner two or three hours before sleeping. Actually, the masoor dal has a very amount of protein, and taking a high amount of protein just before going to sleep can increase uric acid. So you may feel indigestion or bloating. If you want to eat masoor dal at night, just take your dinner two hours before you sleep. So that it’s digested easily and don’t take it too much. Or you can take Moong dal at night, Moong dal is lighter than masoor dal and that makes it ideal for dinner. But taking too much moong dal can also cause gas. Always keep the portion in control. So yes can we eat masoor dal at night.
Can we use masoor dal face pack daily
We all know about the benefits of masoor dal for the skin. But very beneficial things has also its side effects, So it is not recommended to use masoor dal face pack daily. Not only masoor dal but it is not recommended to use any face cleanser daily. Because the face cleanser are harsh to our skin using once our twice a week will clean your skin but using daily will harm your skin cell ( skin cells are very sensitive)
Does masoor dal cause acidity/Gas
Usually, masoor dal does not cause acidity/Gas or any other stomach issue. But if you eat too much masoor dal then it can cause such issues due to the high content of protein. The masoor dal can cause acidity because a high intake of protein can increase uric acid. So if you eat masoor dal in a moderated quantity the masoor dal Doesn’t cause acidity/Gas.
How long should you soak masoor dal
People thought that soaking dal/Pulses is not so important, But it is not true. Soaking a pulse is very important it can reduce starch and remove pesticides. Soaking dal also increases the nutrients. So the question is that how long should you soak masoor dal. So you have to soak the masoor dal for at least 4 to 6 hours to get maximum benefits.