Embedded with various health secrets,Organic Yellow Pigeon Peas is both a food crop and a cover crop.Combined with cereals pigeon peas make for a well- balanced diet.It is known by many different names across India. While in northern states it is called arhar dal the south Indian people know it as toor dal.
Pigeon peas contain high levels of protein and the important amino acid methionine, lysine, and tryptophan.A staple diet across India, yellow pigeon peas are rich in folic acid and therefore considered to be very beneficial for pregnant women.
A great source of fibre and energy, it is best consumed with rice.
This nutty and mild flavoured dal should ideally be soaked in water for about 10 minutes before cooking it. You can pressure cook this delicious dal and eventually add some finely chopped onions, ginger and turmeric for that final touch of perfection.It can also be used to make wholesome khichdi,in South India it is parboiled and used as salads in combination with other vegetables like carrot, beans and beetroot.