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.