There are many pulses, some of which can be found in pantry of every Indian household. Each kind of pulses is different, in terms of taste and cooking time.Pigeon peas in the pods can be consumed fresh as vegetable and dried as a pulse. The green gram and black gram are two pulses which can be found in almost every Indian household. Low in fat and calories, the pulses are great source of plant protein. The delicacies that can be prepared from these pulses are not limited to regular dal, khichdi, chilla, dosa and much more.