Urad dal, also known as Split Black Gram, is one of the famous lentils used in southern part of Asia, especially in Indian cuisine. Rich in protein, fat and carbohydrates, urad dal is brimming with many health benefits. Moreover, urad dal is one of the richest sources of proteins and vitamin B, and is also beneficial for women, and you why you ask? This simple lentil is full of iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium and potassium, which makes this dal a perfect health package for pregnant women. Other than its health benefits, urad dal is also known to please everyone’s taste palettes. Urad dal is easy to prepare and can be eaten as a side dish also. It is also extensively used in various culinary preparations such as dosa, papad and vada. Urad dal is very nutritious and is also used in ayurvedic medicines. The ayurvedic term for urad dal is ‘masha.’ There are many health benefits of split black gram including its ability to aid in digestion, boost energy, improve the skin health and many others.