Black gram is largely used to make dal from whole or husked seeds. The beans are boiled and eaten as a whole. Though husked, it retains the nutrient value of the black gram. It is a great source of carbohydrates and proteins. The calories and fats present in the bean are helpful for a healthy body. Husked black gram is also considered a very effective aphrodisiac agent.
Dal Makhani is a very popular Indian dish made from husked black gram.