Urad Dal is a split species of whole Urad bean. It is called as 'White or black lentils' in English, 'Uddu' in Kannada, 'Ulunthu' in Tamil and 'Minumulu' in Telagu. It is used in various South Indian dishes as a primary ingredient. Urad Dal is otherwise known as 'nerve tonic' due to its amazing health benefits.
Outer covering of the Urad Dal is a rich source of Fibre which improves digestion and apart from this it also contains a good amount of proteins, fats and carbohydrates which plays an important role in growth of the body. Including Urad Dal in daily diet can give superb benefits to skin and hair as well.
Being enriched with nutrition like calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and folic acid Urad Dal proves very beneficial for women especially lactating women. It is the best demulcent and aphrodisiac which improves reproductive fluid as well as an invigoration of the body.
Urad Dal Nutrition
Urad Dal is highly nutritious cereal. It contains all necessary nutrition required for body thus including it in your daily diet can fulfill your daily need of essential nutrition. 100 gm of Urad Dal contains 25 gm of Protein, 983 mg of Potassium, 138 mg of Calcium, 7.57 mg of Iron, 1.447 mg of Niacin, 0.273 gm of Thiamine and 0.254 gm of Riboflavin. These all nutrition nourishes the body, skin and hair as well.
Urad Dal in Telugu
Urad Dal is a main ingredient in South Indian cuisine. Being rich in Protein and Vitamin B including it in the diet boosts health and help to stay fit. It is widely used in various south Indian dishes including Dosa, Uttappa, Papadum and Urad Wada. It not only make a tasty, but also a healthy culinary. Urad Dal is the best alternative for vegetarian people and it can provide notable amount of protein to them. It also acts as an aphrodisiac due to a good amount of potassium content. Benefits of Urad Dal 1. Boosts energy level Urad Dal is also known as an energy booster due to its high iron content. Iron increases the energy of the body essential for daily activities. Daily consumption of Urad Dal in diet can prove beneficial for people struggling with Iron deficiency. Apart from this it is a source of iron in women experiencing menstruation. 2. Rich in Protein and other nutrition These grains are healthy and tasty source of protein especially for vegetarian people. You can include Urad Dal in your daily diet to complete the requirement of Protein of the body. 3. Improves digestion Being rich in Fibre content Urad dal help in curing digestive aids and improve digestion. It contains Soluble as well as insoluble fibre which prevents from constipation. 4. Boosts efficiency of the heart Urad Dal contains a great amount of magnesium as well as folic acid which helps to lower cholesterol and maintain functioning of the heart. It not only prevents arterial wall damage but also improves the health of cardiovascular system by increasing blood circulation. 5. Helpful for male reproductive system and Muscle building Urad Dal contains a considerable amount of protein necessary for growth of the body. Consuming Urad dal daily can help to strengthen body muscles in Body builders. Apart from this it is also known as natural aphrodisiac which helps to cure sexual dysfunction in male and boost healthy sexual life. 6. Improves lactation in Women Lactating mother is advised to include little amount of Urad Dal in her diet to improve lactation. It is the best lacteous agent and increases milk secretion in the women. 7. Prevent nervous system related disorders It helps in treating different neurological problems like nervous fatigue, hysteria and schizophrenia and prevents from different disorders related to nervous system. 8. Beauty benefits of Urad Dal Apart from tremendous health benefits Urad Dal also makes wonder for skin as well as hair. Applying Urad Dal face pack weekly can prevent premature aging and helps to get glowing and flawless skin as you want. It also serves as an effective exfoliator which improves elasticity of the skin by opening clogged pores. Another valuable benefit of Urad Dal includes nourishment of the hair. Urad Dal includes a considerable amount of mineral and fatty acid which control dryness of the hair and helps to regain the shine of the hair.
Urad Dal Recipe
You can prepare many healthy and tasty dishes using Urad Dal. 1. Urad Vada Urad vada is also known as Medu Vada is a tasty south Indian dish. You can make this crispy and tasty dish in perfect restaurant style following these easy steps. Method 1. Soak Urad Dal for 120 minutes 2. After soaking add some water to it and grind well in the mixture grinder 3. Make hard batter of the grinded material. Light batter absorbs more oil and it can be unhealthy. 4. Add some rice flour to make them crispy 5. Apply oil over a plastic sheet and place the dough over that plastic sheet 6. Shape vadas in a round form with making a hole in the centre. 7. Deep fry it from both the sides until it become brown 8. Serve with chutney
2. Urad Dal Chutney
This is another simple but tasty dish can be made with Urad Dal as a main ingredient. Ingredients Urad Dal, 4-5 Red chillies, 1 onion, a piece of tamarind, a clove of garlic, Asafoetida, mustard, 1 table spoon of oil, salt (for taste), curry leaves Method 1. Add oil in a pan and followed to that add the mixture of Urad Dal, Red Chillies, tamarind and asafoetida to it. Saute it well 2. Then add chopped onion and garlic to the material and cook on a low flame until it become brown. 3. Keep roosted material to cool for some time and add some salt to it. 4. Add water to this mixture and grind it well until it becomes a smooth paste. Don’t forget to add water in between to get consistency. 5. Temper by adding mustard and curry leaves and mix it with chutney 6. Enjoy it with Idali, Dosa, Uttappa and Urad vada