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