Urad dal (Black Gram or Lentils) is sweet, heavy, unctuous, and slightly heating. This is an excellent, calming food for vata and vata-types can eat it frequently. Pitta and kapha can eat it once or twice a week. This is not a good food for kapha disorders, especially obesity, nor for pitta disorders. Never eat this soup with fish, yogurt or eggplant, because it makes a bad food combination that can cause toxins.
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