The botanical name of Mansoor is Lens Culinaris and belongs to the family of Lentils. Masoor is brown coloured, round, flat lentils. The inside of the masoor is orange in color. Masoor can be eaten with rice, rotis, bread, and even dosa. Masoor khichdi is also one of the popular dishes. “Kali masoor ki dal” is a popular dish as well. It can provide some nutrients and proteins like meat.
Masoor does not require much soaking and gets cooked very quickly. Masoor is highly nutritious as it is rich in proteins and calcium. It can remove bad cholesterol and boost energy levels. Despite being tasty and having so many nutritional values, it is not very popular.