Toor dal, also known as arhar dal can be identified by its beige outer surface and yellow interior part. Many snacks and several dal preparations are possible with this one ingredient. People at household and commercial kitchens can use Polished Arhar Dal and Yellow Arhar Dal for making basic toor dal, special Punjabi dal tadka and snacks, like rasam, mixed dal handvo. In order to cook this type of dal, it is essential to soak it in water for half an hour. People can use several spices in the preparation in order to experience an outburst of flavours with each bite.