Black gram is a rich vegetarian source of many key nutrients like protein, potassium, calcium and iron. Also known as urad dal, it can be found in a wide range of healthy and tasty mains and sides. Here are the 5 health benefits of black gram along with a recipe for piping hot & crispy medu vadai you can reach out for during the monsoon season. Those with kidney stones, gallstones & gout should consult a doctor before consuming urad dal as it can boost uric acid levels in the body.