There are three types of Urad dal i.e Whole urad, split black urad with skin and split washed white urad. It is also known as white lentil or black lentil. Urad dal is Creamy white in color and has black skin covering . It is mild and earthy flavor. Urad dal is low in fat and high in protein and fiber. Urad dal if store in dry and cool place can last for a year.