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Definition: Lentils. These are some of the more common kinds:
  • Masoor (split red lentils) – These are actually orange-colored grains. The whole variety with the skin still on is pale brown in colour.
  • Moong (split yellow lentil)
  • Urad (black gram) - Available with or without its black outer skin. Inside the black skin is a cream-colored lentil.
  • Chana (large split yellow lentil) - Looks like a larger version of Moong.
  • Toor or Tuvar (split yellow pigeon peas)
  • Alternate Spellings: Dhaal
    Examples:
    As in Maa ki daal, Daal fry and Masala daal.

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