Also known as ‘ Split Black Gram/ Matpe Bean’is the split black Urad dal with outer black skinintact and creamy white interior. It is a popular lentil of South Asian regions, often used for Sukha Urad Dal, Dal Makhani, Dal Khichdi, steamy Idlis, Crispy Dosas and many others.
It is packed with proteins and good quality fiber.
When cooked, it has strong, earthy flavor and adds more distinct flavor from its black skin.
Basic Cooking Instruction: Wash, rinse & soak 5-6hrs. Add 4-5cups of water/ cup of dal,bring to boil. Lower the heat, simmer 60-90minutes or until tender & soft (add more water as needed). Whisk lightly, remove the floating foam. Flavor with butter or oil, salt to taste and dal masala seasoning if desired. Cook uncovered over low heat until desired consistency. Serve warm with steamed basmati rice, flat bread and choice of any veggie.