White lentils - urad dal

White lentils are actually black, only after removing the black skin it becomes white. It belongs to mung beans family and originally comes from India, where it is one of the essentials in dosa or idly batter.

It is used in batter for a famous snack called vada, in dhals or in some South Indian specials, like thoran for the crunchiness.

Indian recipes with urad dal: dosa, beetroot thoran, dhal Kerala style

Other recipes with urad dal.

To buy white lentils urad dal US, UK, Europe

  • white lentils - urad dal sold in bags in New Delhi spice market, India