Urad dal

July 23rd, 2008 filed under Grains

Urad Dal

There are three types of Urad Dal:

  1. Whole urad
  2. split black urad with skin
  3. and split washed white urad

Urad dal has black skin, while the inside is creamy white. This white lentil is rich in protein and the iron content is good for improving hemoglobin count. Urad dal is great for vegan and low fat diets.


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19 Responses to “Urad dal”

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  6. Belle says:

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  7. Marsha and Rory-Shane says:

    Thanks Manjula,
    We love the way you simplify the recipes so that it is easy to follow.Thanks for making Indian food fun and tasty.

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