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Cereals and pulses

Cereals and pulses
Cereals and pulses are an integral part of our lives, as they are the only food products that provide instant energy. Rich in nutrients, cereals come in the form of rice or corns. Below is the list of primary cereals and pulses, you can learn more about them by clicking on the respective links.

Bean Sprouts
Hindi Name: Ankurwali Daal

Bean sprouts are a common ingredient, especially in Asian cuisine, made from beans by sprouting. Moong beans are germinated to sprout edible shoots which are most commonly used around the world.... Read more

Pigeon Pea
Hindi Name: Arhar Dal / Split Toor Dal

A yellow coloured lentil flat on one side, oblong in shape, used widely in Indian cooking. Pigeon pea is commonly known as arhar dal or split toor (tuvar) dal. It has its origins in ... Read more

Whole Wheat Flour
Hindi Name: Atta

It is a finely ground flour of whole wheat berries. It is derived by grinding the whole grain of wheat. It is high in fiber and more healthy and nutritious than white flour. It is a brownish flour with a ... Read more

Pearl Millet
Hindi Name: Bajra

A cereal, used a lot in rural India, it has a high fiber content. The most common millet is pearl millet i.e bajra, which is an important crop in India. India is the largest producer of pearl millet. Ver... Read more

Hindi Name: Jau

Barley, a wonder grain is a delightful diet supplement that helps to maintain a slim stature. It"s a very common breakfast cereal. However it is used in various forms like porridges, soups, salads and in t... Read more

Basmati Rice
A delicately flavoured long-grain rice grown in India. It"s an extraordinarily perfumed long slender grained rice, more commonly known as simply Basmati. It has a different, nutty flavor and is heralded as the best quality of rice. The most authenti... Read more

Hindi Name: Bengal Gram

It is a legume that is high in proteins. It is also known as garbanzo bean, chana and chickpeas. India is the leading producer of bengal gram. They are mostly consumed after soaking in water for a ... Read more

Bengal Gram (Split)
Hindi Name: Chana Dal

Bengal gram, closely related to the chickpea family, is a yellow lentil, rounded on one side and flat on the other.
Bengal gram is one of the earliest cultivated legumes. In Indian cuisine, it is... Read more

Gram flour
Hindi Name: Besan

Made from a grounded mixture of chickpeas, chickpea or gram flour is a chief condiment in Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi cuisines. The flour is powdery yellow and has an earthy flavor adding savour to... Read more

Black Beans
The small shiny black bean has a silky texture and smoky flavor and retains its firm texture even after cooking. It is a very popular ingredient in Latin American, Oriental and Thai cuisine. Its sweet, rich flavor is compared to that of mushrooms. ... Read more


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