urad dal flour
Last Updated : Jul 05,2018
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Urad dal flour is made from dried, ground whole urad dal. The lentils are cleaned, roasted and then ground into flour after removal of the testa or the seed-coat. This flour is used in various Indian and Chinese dishes.
Coarsely ground urad dal flour – The roasted black gram can be ground at home in a flour mill or grinder to get coarsely-ground flour. This can be used to make pancakes, etc.
Finely ground urad dal flour - Finely ground flour is available in the market and can be easily purchased. They help make excellent soups, curries and thickeners.
How to select
• Check the expiry date before buying flour.
• Also look out for any lumpiness or discoloration.
• Urad dal flour can be is used to make puris and chapattis by mixing with wheat flour.
• It can also be used to prepare dosa and uttappams.
• The flour can be added to purees and soups to improve the protein content of the recipe.
How to store
• Store urad dal flour in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
• Urad dal flour is a good source of protein and dietary fibre.
• It is low in fat and rich in B complex vitamins, calcium and potassium.
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