It has a nutty and earthy flavor. Organic Arhar dal cooks very fast and is h high in protein and fiber, low in fat, calcium and potassium.The most common way of preparing dal is in the form of a soup to which onions, tomatoes, and various spices may be added.Dal preparations are eaten with rice, roti, chapati, and naan on the Indian subcontinent. The manner in which it is cooked and presented varies by region. In South India, dal is primarily used to make the dish called sambar. It is also used to make pappu that is mixed with charu and rice.