Heera Urid (Urad) Dal is whole and without its black husk. It is creamy white in colour and has a distinct, delicious earthy flavour and aroma. It needs to be soaked for a few hours before use. This ensures that it cooks faster.
Split and dehusked to produce a small pale yellow split pea (dal)
Popular in North and South Indian cuisine
Great for creamy dals and soups
Can be used to prepare dumplings
If fried in oil, this dal will turn red and aquire a nutty flavour
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