Urad Gota

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  • Our premium urad gota is produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilisers, ensuring a natural and pure product. 
  • Our organic urad gota is a non-genetically modified organism. (non-GMO). 
  • Our urad gota t is produced with a commitment to environmentally friendly practices.
  • Urad gota is an excellent source of plant-based protein, essential for muscle building, repair, and overall growth.
  • It is rich in dietary fibre, which aids digestion, promotes bowel regularity, and helps prevent constipation.
  • Urad gota provides a sustained release of energy due to its complex carbohydrates content, helping to keep you energised throughout the day.
  • The fibre, potassium, and magnesium in urad gota contribute to heart health by lowering cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease, and regulating blood pressure.
  • Urad gota is versatile and can be used in a variety of culinary applications, including dals, curries, soups, stews, and traditional Indian snacks like vada, idli, and dosa.
  • Urad gota adds a creamy texture and thickness to dishes, enhancing their taste and mouthfeel, especially in dishes like dal makhani and South Indian sambar.
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Urad gota, also known as whole urad dal or black gram whole, originates from India and is derived from the Vigna mungo plant, belonging to the Fabaceae family. It has been cultivated in India for thousands of years and is believed to have originated in the southern part of the Indian subcontinent. Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Karnataka are major producers of urad gota in India, benefiting from their suitable climate and fertile lands. Our urad gota is sourced from trusted suppliers in these regions, where it is carefully harvested and processed.

An interesting fact about urad gota is its nutritional richness and culinary versatility. Health-wise, urad gota is packed with protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals, making it a valuable addition to a balanced diet. It provides sustained energy, promotes digestion, and supports bone health due to its calcium content. Culinary-wise, urad gota is commonly used to make dishes like dal makhani, Punjabi dal, and South Indian sambar. It adds a rich, creamy texture and nutty flavour to these dishes, enhancing their taste and nutritional value. Additionally, urad gota is soaked and cooked whole, or ground into flour to make various traditional Indian snacks and bread, such as vada, idli, dosa, and papad.

Urad Gota Benefits:

  • Urad gota is an excellent source of plant-based protein, essential for muscle building, repair, and overall growth.

  • It is rich in dietary fibre, which aids digestion, promotes bowel regularity, and helps prevent constipation.

  • Urad gota provides a sustained release of energy due to its complex carbohydrates content, helping to keep you energised throughout the day.

  • The fibre, potassium, and magnesium in urad gota contribute to heart health by lowering cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease, and regulating blood pressure.

  • The fibre and low glycemic index of urad gota help regulate blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for individuals with diabetes.

  • Urad gota is rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, which are essential for maintaining bone health and preventing osteoporosis.

  • Urad gota is a good source of iron, important for preventing iron-deficiency anaemia and ensuring proper oxygen transport in the body.

  • Urad gota is versatile and can be used in a variety of culinary applications, including dals, curries, soups, stews, and traditional Indian snacks like vada, idli, and dosa.

  • Urad gota adds a creamy texture and thickness to dishes, enhancing their taste and mouthfeel, especially in dishes like dal makhani and South Indian sambar.

Urad Gota

500g, 1Kg

Usage & Storage Tips

  • Proper Storage: Store organic urad gota in an airtight container or a sealed bag in a cool, dry place away from moisture and sunlight. This helps prevent spoilage and keeps the urad gota fresh for longer durations.
  • Pre-Soaking: Before cooking, soak organic urad gota in water for at least 4-6 hours or overnight. This softens the beans and reduces cooking time. Rinse thoroughly after soaking.
  • Cooking Methods: Use organic urad gota to make a variety of dishes such as dal (lentil curry), idli, dosa, vada, soups, and salads. Pressure-cooking or boiling the soaked urad gota until tender is common for preparing these dishes.
  • Combining with Other Ingredients: Combine organic urad gota with spices, vegetables, and other ingredients to enhance flavor and nutritional value in your dishes. It pairs well with ingredients like tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, and spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chili powder.

FAQ's

What is urad gota? 

Urad gota, also known as whole black gram, is the whole form of black gram lentils without the skin. It is rich in protein, fibre, and essential nutrients, making it a versatile ingredient in Indian cooking.

How is urad gota different from split urad dal? 

Urad gota is the whole form of black gram lentils, while split urad dal is the dehusked and split version. Urad gota has a slightly different texture and requires longer cooking times compared to split urad dal.

What dishes can I make with urad gota? 

Urad gota is commonly used to make dishes like dal makhani, Punjabi dals, and soups. It can also be soaked and ground into a paste for making vadas or used in various curries and stews.

How do I cook urad gota? 

To cook urad gota, rinse it thoroughly and then soak it in water for a few hours or overnight. After soaking, boil it with water in a 1:3 ratio (one part urad gota to three parts water) until it becomes soft and tender.

Can urad gota be used in fermented foods like idli and dosa? 

Yes, urad gota can be used to make fermented foods like idli and dosa batter. After soaking, it is ground into a smooth paste and fermented to make fluffy idlis and crispy dosas.

How long does urad gota need to soak before cooking? 

Urad gota usually needs to soak for at least 4-6 hours or overnight to soften before cooking. This helps reduce cooking time and ensures even cooking.

Can urad gota be used in curries and gravies? 

Yes, urad gota adds texture and thickness to curries and gravies. It can be cooked with spices, tomatoes, onions, and other ingredients to create flavorful and satisfying dishes.

Can urad gota be used in rice dishes like khichdi? 

Yes, urad gota can be added to rice dishes like khichdi to enhance their nutritional value and texture. It adds a creamy consistency and nutty flavour to the dish.

What are some traditional recipes made with urad gota? 

Traditional recipes include dal makhani, Punjabi dal tadka, and Amritsari dal. These dishes highlight the rich flavour and creamy texture of urad gota and are popular across India.