Urad also know commonly as Black Gram originated in India, where it has been in cultivation from ancient times and it is one of the highly prized pulses of India. As the name suggests whole black gram is black in colour and split dehulled are white in color. Often called white gram, these creamy white lentils are used in purees and soups. They are also the special ingredient added to flours to make breads, Dosa, Idlis and sweets. No soaking is required. Extremely nutritious and are very easy to prepare. They are low in fat and rich in B complex vitamins, calcium and potassium.