Urad Dhal

Urad Dhal

Urad dal, is referred as white lentil or black lentil. It is a kind of bean that is grown in the southern parts of Asia. It is native to India where its cultivation is highly valued due to is numerous benefits. It is black in color and the seed inside is white. It is available in both forms. If the black lentils are soaked then the black skin can be removed easily. 

The black lentil is boiled and consumed whole or ground into paste or flour. Black and White lentil is an easily found pulse in all Indian kitchen and has many hidden medicinal properties. 

Health Benefits:

  1. Urad dal is popular amongst vegetarians as it acts like a rich protein source in replacement of meat.
  2. Source of rich magnesium and folate levels that prevent damage to the arterial walls.
  3. It also boosts cardiovascular health through increasing blood circulation.
  4. Good for new mothers as it increases lactation.
  5. Decreases fat content in the body when eaten in large quantities.
  6. Regularly increases your energy significantly as it replenishes the body with iron.
  7. Essential for women undergoing menstruation who have a higher chance of iron deficiency.
  8. Good remedy for bid diseases like paralysis of the face, half body paralysis. 
  9. Overcomes men impotency.
  10. When taken twice a week can aid in weight gain.
  11. Increase the stamina for sportmen if taken routinely.

In Indian food:

It is extensively utilized in various culinary preparations such as dosa, papad and vada. Most of the tempering for sabji, chutney and sambar includes this lentil especially the white lentil. It delivers a good aroma when tempered.

Though the size if the pulse is small it has huge benefits and taste.