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Urad dal



Urad dal, also known as split black lentil or black gram, is a tiny lentil common in Indian households. Split urad dal retains the skin and also has a strong flavour. Skinned and split urad dal is creamy white in colour is bland in taste. It is a highly nutritious legume that is rich in protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. Urad dal is often used to make dal, a type of Indian stew, as well as a variety of other dishes such as dosas, idlis, and vadas. It can also be used to make a variety of savory snacks such as pakoras and bhajiyas. Urad dal is a great source of plant-based protein and can be a healthy addition to any diet.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Urad Dal

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste


2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Soak the Urad Dal in water for at least 2 hours.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafoetida and ginger-garlic paste.

Step 3:

Add the soaked Urad Dal and stir-fry for a few minutes.

Step 4:

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala.

Step 5:

Add salt to taste and mix well.

Step 6:

Add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil.

Step 7:

Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the dal is cooked.

Step 8:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 9346 users have chowed down on Urad dal a whopping 15342 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Indore, Lucknow, Delhi, Chandigarh, Bengaluru are the top 5 cities gobbling up Urad dal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Urad dal, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in november.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Urad dal is the food of choice for 19-23 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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