Split urad dal retains the skin and also has a strong flavour. Skinned and split urad dal is creamy white . Urad dal is used on a daily basis in South Indian houses to make batters for dahi vada, idlis, papad and dosas. In south Indian cuisine, urad dal is also commonly used for tempering or tadka. Urad dal is a delicious taste when prepared with tomato, garlic, spices and onion.