Ingredients:- Urid (Urad) Beans are black beans similar to mung beans which originated in India and are grown throughout southern Asia. They are largely used to make dhal (dal) from the whole or split, dehusked seeds. It is an Indian lentil like bean with black skin covering a creamy white interior. Soak overnight. Cooking time - 40-60 minutes.
They are rich in flavour, giving a thick consistency to the dish with an unusual mucilaginous texture. N.B. The product sold as "black lentil" is usually the whole urad bean or urad dahl. The product sold as "white lentil" is the same lentil with the black skin removed.