Vigna mungo, known as Urad Dal, black gram, black lentil. The bean is boiled and eaten . Urad Dal is one of the key ingredient in making the Idli-Dosa batter, where one part of Urad Dal is mixed with Three or Four parts of Idli Rice to make the batter.
India was the country where black gram originated and it is the place where it was grown from ancient times. It is one of the most highly sought after Indian pulses as well. Indian immigrants help introduce black grams to other tropical areas.
Black gram is very nutritious as it contains high levels of protein , potassium , calcium , iron ,niacin , Thiamine , and riboflavin. It consists of essential amino acid which makes a healthy diet.
It is a protein-rich dal for vegetarians. For those who do not eat meat or fish, have black gram as it is rich in protein which is much required by the body. For strong bones and a healthy body, have urad dal. Eases digestion and hair growth.
What is inside?
For 100g Dal
· Carbohydrate 12%
· Protein 11g
· Fat 5%