Toor Dal is a mild-flavoured pulse with a nutty flavour and forms a part of the cooking of most Indian households on a regular basis. Served with rice or roti, this is very rich in protein and fibre. For most Indians, this tasty accompaniment also doubles as comfort food. It’s also rich in iron and also carbohydrates that give one the energy to get through the day. The folic acid makes this a food that all pregnant women must incorporate into their diet. The low glycaemic index makes it a good choice for diabetics. Besides this, it offers many other health benefits too.