I am pretty sure these come as whole beans too but I only buy these split and skinned. In Maharashtra, where I grew up Toor Daal is used to make the everyday dal. My favorite version of this is the spinach dal, made with lots of garlic, spinach, and tomatoes! The South Indian Bisi Bele Bhath using Toor daal in Instant Pot comes out super authentic and tasty.
Pulses are dried seeds. Many seeds, though, can be germinated and become sprouts. The most common germinated pulse is probably the bean sprout. Sprouts are also super healthy.
In total there are eleven types of pulses. Some of the most recognizable types of pulses include beans, lentils, and peas. Chickpeas, black-eyed peas, and kidney beans are all pulses. In general, pulses are an economic, low-fat, high-protein food source. They count towards the recommended five daily portions of fruit and vegetables.