पहाड़ी उरद - माश - दाल - Black Gram
Black gram is one of the important pulses crop, grown throughout the country. The pulse 'Black gram' plays an important role in Indian diet, as it contains vegetable protein and supplement to cereal based diet
Urad dal is one of the richest sources of proteins and Vitamin B. Urad dal is also good for women as it has iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium which makes it a healthy pulse.
1. Boosts Bone health: Get ample dose of calcium, iron, vitamin B and other bone-building minerals from the daily intake of urad dal. You will get great bone mineral density, avert osteoporosis and enjoy excellent bone health.
2. Improves Heart health: You can maintain a healthy cardiovascular system with the help of adequate intake of this dal. It has a good amount of potassium that is meant to boost blood circulation, thereby eliminating chances of damage on the arterial walls. Enriched with the maximum amount of magnesium, fibre, urad dal can keep the cholesterol levels under check. Atherosclerosis is averted with the proper intake of urad dal.
3. Betters Kidney health: Urad dal being diuretic in nature helps maintain a healthy kidney. An adequate intake of this lentil will let you flush out toxins, uric acid, excess fat, calcium- all that tend to get deposited in the kidney and form stones. As urad dal’s property aids in urination, the possibility of kidney stones could be easily prevented.
4. Nourishes Nervous system: Urad dal is highly soothing for the nerves. Consumption of this lentil will ensure that your nervous system gets strengthened. You will find your cognitive functions improved; and those suffering from facial paralysis, nervous frailty, weak memory, hysteria, schizophrenia- can find urad dal intake extremely beneficial.
Flavour: This is a lentil with a mildly bitter flavor and a slightly slippery texture that tends to cook up thick and that makes it great as a binding agent in dishes like idlis and dosas. Urad has an earthy flavor and an unusual mucousy texture (it's a good thing!) when it's cooked.
Storage & Care: Store in cool & dry place
Villages of Mandi & Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh
This is a lentil with a mildly bitter flavor and a slightly slippery texture that tends to cook up thick and that makes it great as a binding agent in dishes like idlis and dosas.