Urad or Black Gram are cleaned by hand and unpolished to retain nutrition.
Urad or Black Gram is grown and widely used across India. Having originated in India whole Urad or the split lentil (Urad dal) is an important ingredient across regional cuisines; from Idli-Dosa, Paapad and the quintessential Dal Makhani.
Urad is traditionally used in Northern states of India to make Dal Makhani, a creamy delicious creamy curry made using Urad, spices and Makkhan. Widely used in south India to make Idli-Dosabatter. Replace half cup of polished split urad dal with whole urad. Pre-soaking black gram is recommended to reduce cooking time. It can be soaked, ground coarsely and then deep fried to make Medu Wadas.