Masoor dal is quick to cook and absolutely delicious, lentils are known to absorb the flavor of spices. Lentils are available the year round and are good for a healthy meal. Masoor is probably the most commonly used Dal in India. Masoor are sold in many forms, with or without the skins, whole or split. Masoor. It does not need soaking prior to cooking as it is a "soft" dal and cooks quickly. It has high protein content, including the essential amino acids. Masoor dal is used to prepare an inexpensive and nutritious soup all over Europe. They are frequently combined with rice.