Urad Dal is also called Black Gram. It has its origins in ancient India in which it became first cultivated and has remained a staple ever since. It’s a major factor in lots of well-known Indian dishes along with Dosas, Idli, Papadums, and Dal Makhani.
Urad Dal is sold as both a “black lentil” that is generally the whole bean or a “white lentil” that has the black skins removed to reveal a creamy white interior. Urad Dal is a completely nutritious bean, containing plant fiber, protein, low-glycemic carbohydrates, minerals vitamins, and antioxidants. Our Certified Organic Urad Dal is split and husked so the skins are removed. The taste is mildly earthy and slightly sweet. Try it in a lot of dishes along with soups, curries, stews, bean burgers, stir-fries, bean spreads, and a variety of vegetarian dishes.