Urad (also known as black gram, black lentil, is among the most ubiquitous and very popular eaten in India and globally for centuries.
It has an earthy flavor and an unusual mucousy texture and gets its viscocity from slow cooking. The ever so popular, and amazing, dal makhani is made with urad.
A simple but delicious urad or black lentil dal is the perfect dish to spice up a weekend. Served hot along with finest Tapasya Basmati rice you will keep licking your fingers !