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Urad Dal Lentils 2 lbs

3.00 LBS
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Product Description

Black Lentils (Lens esculenta) are a very popular legume in South Asia, they are used to make a beautiful black lentil soup. Black Beluga Lentils are 1/2 cm. wide with a mild, earthly flavor and soft texture. This tiny lens shaped pulse has traditionally been used as a meat substitute (A pulse is the dried seed of any legume, such as beans and peas). Lentils are the seed of a small shrub and are dried after harvesting. Lentils have been eaten for over 8000 years and originated in Southwestern Asia along the Indus River. They are a staple food for many South Asian cultures. 


Suggested Uses

• Prepare traditional Indian dal makhani—whole Urad Dal and red kidney beans simmered in a creamy,


heavily spiced tomato sauce—and serve with rice


• Substitute for lentils in salads, curries and soups


• Use as you would other beans or lentils


Basic Preparation

Carefully sort beans and rinse thoroughly. Place in a large pot and add enough water to cover by 1

-1/2 inches. Bring to a boil for 30 seconds, then remove pot from heat, cover and allow beans to

soak overnight. Drain water and rinse. Replace water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer,

covered, until desired texture is reached, replenishing water if necessary so that it always covers the

beans by 1 inch. Cooking time will vary from 45 minutes to 1-1/2 hours.


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