Masoor Dal is one of the most well-known Indian lentils. This dal is with no skin and red in color. This dal is supple and cooks very speedily with a nice, earthy taste It has a dietary fiber, vitamin B1, Folate and minerals all with almost no fat. Benefits. Whole masoor, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only can they help lower cholesterol, they are also of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal.