Masoor is a household staple across India, valued for its quick-cooking ability, even without a pressure cooker. Lentils (Dal) are an important source for proteins. Whole Masoor Lentis is very tasty. They have the added advantage of cooking quickly. Lentils have a mild, often earthy flavour, and they're best if cooked with assertive flavourings. The milder brown lentils also hold their shape after cooking, but can easily turn mushy if overcooked.