Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Health Benefits of Urad Dal


Urad dal, also known as white lentil or black lentil is a kind of bean from List of Indian Dals and mostly used in Southern part of Asia. Urad dal is used as a major ingredient in Indian cuisine for preparing a healthy diet. Urad dal has protein, fat, and carbohydrates which is required by the body. This dal is one of the richest sources of proteins and Vitamin B.

Urad dal is also good for women as it has iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium which makes it a healthy pulse. It is extensively utilized in various culinary preparations such as dosa,papad and vada.

Different names of Urad Dal
Black Gram- English
Urad dhuli, Urad chilka, Urad sabut , Urad saboot,Kali dal -Hindi
Ulundu Paruppu - Tamil
Minappappu - Telugu
Uzhunnu Parrippu - Malayalam

Along with Dals/lentils, seeds like Chia seeds,sesame seeds,Pumkin seeds,Hemp seeds are also very healthy option to include in our diet.Healthy seeds are full of vitamins,minerals ,essential oils and enzymes.There is List of Healthy Seeds which gives broader information on how seeds will help to improve health.

Health Benefits of Urad Dal


1.Energy Booster
Black gram is a healthy pulse as it is rich in iron content. This helps boost the energy levels in the body and keeps you active. This is particularly essential for women undergoing menstruation who have a higher chance of iron deficiency. Consuming urad dal regularly increases your energy significantly as it replenishes the body's iron stores.

2.Protein rich
Urad Dal is good source of protein in vegetarian diet. This makes these beans an inexpensive, economical and tasty protein source.

3.Anti inflammatory properties
Urad dal  has anti inflammatory properties. Usually a hot poultice of black gram is used in inflammation of joints and muscle pain.

4.Anti-Aging
Urad dal also has various beauty benefits. Applying urad dal face packs is good for the skin as it prevents the formation of fine lines. Moreover, black gram also helps get a fair and flawless skin.

5.Improves Digestion
The best benefit of ingesting urad dal is that it enhances digestion because of its rich fiber content. Urad dal benefits the health as it has both soluble and insoluble fiber which is good for digestion and also prevents constipation.

6.Boosts Heart Health
Aside from reducing cholesterol, black lentils also boost health. This advantage is linked to the rich magnesium and folate levels that prevent damage to the arterial walls. In addition, magnesium boosts
cardiovascular health through increasing blood circulation.

7.Action on male reproductive system
Urad dal is considered as a natural aphrodisiac as it treats sexual dysfunction. Soak urad dal in water for 5-6 hours and then fry it in ghee. Have this pulse to have a healthy sex life. Also, It increases milk secretion in lactating mothers.

How to Use Urad Dal?


1.This Urad Dal is always used as soaked urad Dal or Boiled urad dal.
2.Urad dal is used on a daily basis in South Indian houses to make batters for vada, idlis and dosas and is also an important ingredient in tempering for most south Indian dishes.
3.Boiled dal tastes delicious when prepared with fried tomato, garlic and onion.

 How to Store Urad Dal?


1.Sort the urad dal to remove stones and any dirt particles.
2. It can be stored indefinitely in an airtight container in a cool, dry location. 
3. Cooked urad dal should be stored in the refrigerator and can be used for up to 3 or 4 days.

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15 comments:

Sharada Aher said...

I had urad dal ib diet always but didn't know the benefits...that's why you told to add urad dal in your dink ladoo recipe. ..thanx for sharing health tips

Joffery Stark said...

Thank you for sharing all these benefits of black gram. This is really enhance my knowledge about black gram, I didn't know that this gram contains so much of health benefits. Thank you again for sharing.
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Soniya Mehra said...

Nice post about Health Benefits from Urad Dal...................
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