Urad Dal, also known as Split Black Gram is an important lentil in South India. This is used to make the South Indian breakfast staple of idlis and dosas besides vadas, papad and so on. This contains iron, calcium, magnesium, folic acid, potassium, protein, Vitamin B and carbohydrates. This makes it rich source of nutrition especially for pregnant women. This is used in ayurvedic medicine. It boosts energy, improves digestion helps manage blood sugar levels and more.