List of Pulses

Pulses are like soul for Indian food items, meals are incomplete without pulses. Pulses are most subtle and staple meal item. They are the best and most important supplement of proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals for all especially for vegetarians. Pulses are counted as a grain legume coming from leguminous family.

Find out many health benefits of pulses and several delicious pulses recipes with beautiful colorful images.

Pigeon Pea, Arhar Dal, Daal

Pigeon Pea (Arhar Dal)

Red Lentils, Masoor Dal, Red Masoor Dal

Red Lentils (Masoor Dal)

Moong Sabut, Mung Bean

Moong Sabut – Mung Bean

Chickpeas, Kala Chana, Kaale Chole

Chickpea- Kala Chana (Chole)

Brown Lentils, Brown Masoor Dal, Brown Masur Daal

Brown Lentils (Brown Masoor Dal)

Moong Chilka, Split Mung Bean

Moong Chilka – Split Mung Bean

kidney beans, about rajma

Kidney Beans, Rajma

Moong Dhuli, Split Without Skin

Moong Dhuli

Urad Dal, Black Gram, Black Lentil

Urad Dal (Black Gram)

Green Lentils, Green Masoor Dal, Green Masur Daal

Green Lentils – Green Masoor Dal

Chickpeas, Safed Chana, Safed Chole

Chickpea- Safed Chana (Chole)

Black Eyed Peas, Lobia, Lobhiya, Lobhia

Black Eyed Peas (Lobia)

Types of Pulses:

  • Dry cowpea, black-eyed pea, black eye bean
  • Pigeon pea, Arhar
  • Dry beans kidney Beans
  • Mung Beans
  • Chickpea
  • Dry peas like garden peas
  • Bengal gram, Black gram
  • Lentils like red lentils, green lentils and brown lentils
  • Dry broad beans like bell beans

Importance of Pulses:

  • Pulses fix the atmospheric nitrogen into the soil
  • They increase and improve soil fertility.
  • They prevent soil erosion.
  • They are very good resource of nutrition.
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