This unusual Indian bean, also known as Urad Dal, is a trailing, sub-erect, or erect, densely hairy herb that's grown annually. Its tap root synthesizes a branched root scheme with rounded and smooth nodules. Its pods are up to 3" inches long, cylindrical, and narrow.
Uniquely mild in taste and aroma, split and skinned urad dal is among the favorite of Indian dals for the way it pairs so beautifully with aromatic seeds and spices and ginger.
Very nutritious as it contains high levels of protein, potassium, calcium, iron, niacin, thiamine and riboflavin.
Other names: Phaseolus mungo, Black Gram, Urid, Urad, Black Mungo Bean