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Urad dal aroma

DiveFan Aug 5, 2007 04:45 PM

I'm cooking Dal Makhani for the first time and noticed that the whole urad dal that I purchased has a distinct, fairly strong aroma. The aroma persists after soaking and rinsing.
I can't recall any other legume having a noticeable aroma.
Is this normal or do I have a unusual sniffer?

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    Wisco RE: DiveFan Aug 6, 2007 06:17 AM

    hmmm, i just took a big sniff of my urad dal, which are skinned and split. they also have a kind of strong smell.

    Yours are probably normal.

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