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What treatment should be given to pulses which are hard to dehusk?

(a) Soak with hot water

(b) Apply red earth

(c) Soak with cold water

(d) Apply black soil

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The correct option is (b) Apply red earth

Easy explanation: Wet method of pulse processing involves cleaning to remove dust, dirt, chaff, stone pieces, immature grains and other seeds. The easy to dehusk pulses are then soaked into water for a period of 2- 8 hrs whereas husks which are difficult to dehusk are treated with red earth. The pulses are subsequently dried and then subjected to dehusking and splitting to obtain Dal.

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