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Use of pigeonpea

Used in more diverse ways than other grain legume crops

  1. Main use as dhal (dry, dehulled, split seed used for cooking).
  2. Green seeds are used as a vegetable.
  3. Crushed dry seeds as animal feed.
  4. Green leaves as fodder.
  5. Stalks as fuel wood and to make huts, baskets, etc.
  6. Plants are also used to culture the lac-producing insect.
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