Pulses and Oil Seeds
Black sesame, Groundnut, Broken Black Gram, Horse gram, Black chick peas, Whole roasted gram, Bengal gram, Whole roasted gram, Split husked green gram, Green gram, Green peas, Yellow gram, Red soil yellow gram, Red horse gram, Cow peas, Broken roasted gram, Lima beans, Husked Black gram, Husked split black gram, White chick peas, Flax seed.
‘Include more pulses and seeds in your menu’ is a recommendation from every dietician. These are
food groups with highest source of vitamins and minerals, reducing health risks like cancers and
other diseases. Moreover beans, pulses, nuts and seeds count towards your recommended five daily
portions of fruits and vegetables. Besides being cheap, low-fat source of protein, fibre, vitamins and
Some of the main course north Indian dishes like dal, tarka, grain-salad to south-Indian dishes like
sambhar, vatha kuzhambu and paruppu usuli are prepared from these pulses and seeds.
Pulses can also be a healthy choice for the meat-eaters. You can add pulses to soups, casseroles and
meat sauces for extra texture and flavour. Thus, less meat can be used to make the dish less in fat