Masoor is a good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Masoor dal or Red Lentil is very important part of vegetarian diet in Indian cuisine. Masoor is sold in all forms like with or without skin, whole or split. It is very soft and cooks quickly.Masoor Dal contain high levels of protein, including essential amino acids isoleucine and lysine and are an essential source of inexpensive protein diet. It also contains fiber, folate, vitamin B1 and mineral. It helps to lower the cholesterol and helps in managing blood sugar levels sinc their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. They are good source of potassium and iron.