Best lightly roasted before use, imparting a nutty aroma and crunchy texture to dishes. In India the seeds are usually ground, to thicken and flavour sauces. Tastes good in sweet pastries, breads and is ideal for garnishing vegetables.
Available in 100g bags.
Vigna mungo is known as Urad Dal, black gram, black lentil. It is largely used to make dal from the whole or split, dehusked seeds. The bean is boiled and eaten whole or, after splitting, made into dal; prepared like this it has an unusual mucilaginous texture. The main ingredient in Dal Makhani