Tips to Protect Pulses: Pulses are used in almost every household in India. People consume pulses daily. In such a situation, pulses also come in many varieties. From toor or arhar dal to gram dal, urad dal, moong dal, masoor dal, many types of pulses will be found in Indian cooks. Lentils are delicious to eat and consume daily, as well as protein-rich cereals, which are considered good for many diseases. Due to its daily use, people keep many types of pulses in their kitchens, but often keeping lentils for a long time leads to insects. Many times there is more pebbles and dirt in the pulse, which can be cooked only after cleaning it. Due to pebbles and insects, the pulse gradually gets completely spoiled. In such a situation, you should know how to easily remove insects and pebbles from lentils, so that they can be stored for a long time.
Ways to clean worms from grain
Whole turmeric can be used to clean the insects in lentils. The smell of turmeric is very strong, due to which the insects run away in the pulse. Four to five turmeric lumps expels black and white membrane insects present in lentils.
Mustard oil cleans insects from lentils and also protects from dampness. If you want to store less lentils, you can use mustard oil. For this, mix one teaspoon mustard oil in two kilograms of pulses and dry the pulses in the sun.
Garlic can be used to protect grains from insects. The smell of garlic is very strong, which drives away insects. Put the whole garlic in the grain and let it dry. Dried garlic cloves will drive the insects out of the grain.
Ways to clean lentil pebbles
Often the pebbles have to be cleaned before making pulses. Merely washing the dal does not remove these pebbles because the dal pebbles are heavy and settle in the dal along with the water. Therefore, also know about the methods of cleaning the pebbles of lentils.
By spreading the lentils on the plate, pebbles or dirt can be removed selectively from it.
Pebbles can be easily removed by spreading the lentils on the ground or on a large tray.
If there is soil in the pulse, then the pulse has to be washed two-three times. This also removes the polish of the dal. You can wash the lentils till the water changes color to mushy.