Most commonly known as black dal, the is the most versatile dal that is popular for its creamy flavor & aroma and loved world over. Dal Makhani, Dal Bukhara etc are some of the names given to it.
"Urad beans or Black gram is a small black skinned bean that is pale yellow on the inside and has a slightly glutinous texture. It is one of the most highly prized pulses of India. It is extensively used in various culinary preparations like curries and papad. They are highly nutritious. This leguminous pulse has inevitably made itself as the most popular pulse and can be most appropriately referred to as the “King of Pulses”. Black Gram or Urad is grown in the uplands of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 1000 to 1500m above sea level. It is commonly cultivated for pulse and various preparations of Urad have ritualistic significance in Uttarakhand ‘Bada’ made of this pulse are obligatory in every auspicious ceremony and festival of the State.
• Local Name: Kali Dal
• Botanical Name: Vigina muga
• Nutritional Constituents: Protein 24mg, Fat 1.4g, Iron 9.1mg, Calcium 154mg, Carbohydrates 59.6g and Phosphorus 3.85mg, Fiber 0.9g, Vitamin A & B, Calories 347"