Talk:Vigna mungo

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Above is the Tamil for urd bean. I took it from the idli page when I was fixing a wikilink. I know how much work non-Roman text can be and it seemed like such a shame to just delete it that I moved it here instead.JFD 21:55, 11 July 2006 (UTC) It is called as masha in the sanskrit —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:08, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Spelling (page move)[edit]

I propose to move this page to Urad (bean), with a disambiguation page at Urad. (There is a tiny stub presently at Urad for a village in Poland.) The spelling "urad" seems to be vastly more common than "urd" in English. For example, the Google search:

Results 1 - 10 of about 93,300 for "urad dal".

Results 1 - 10 of about 507 for "urd dal".

Comments? --06:44, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

There's one of two ways we can do this:
  • By Google result as you've done, in which case we should check the other names
  • By authoritative source, perhaps a botanical guide or a cookbook by Julie Sahni or Madhur Jaffrey
BRAmbedkar 18:13, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
Madhur Jaffrey's Eastern Vegetarian Cooking has 'urad dal'. I'm getting only 26,500 hits for 'urid dal', against 2,220,000 for Urad dal, 83,200 for Urd dal and 74,500 for Ured dal. Seems pretty clear that this is the best-accepted spelling of urad, and I suppose Urad (bean) makes more sense than what seems like the more obvious choice, Urad dal, in that strictly speaking it's only a dal once it's been split. Anyway - evidently, someone's gone ahead and moved it already, this is just to record that they made the right choice! --Oolong 10:11, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

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I was hospitalized today for several hours with excruciating pain caused by balloon-like intestines, after having eaten 200g of Dal Makhani (prepared dish with matpe beans) the night before. the preparation contains ginger and asa foetida, so i wouldn't count on the benefit of those spices. --Sarefo 21:57, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

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Confusion with the black beluga lentil[edit]

As far as I can make it, the black beluga lentil is actually another name for Vigna mungo, so the statement below should probably be removed: "not to be confused with the much smaller true black lentil"

"Black beluga" seems to be an American name that comes from the marketing department of some seed catalog or food craze company, not from any farmer or traditional population. There is actually no information on the web at all about "black beluga", apart from those selling or cooking it.

Botanically, black beluga is definitely not a lentil (Lens,) and it does not look like a true bean (Phaseolus) either, but I am no specialist. Maybe someone can compare the seeds side by side and grow the seedlings into plants to confirm? Chimel31 (talk) 17:39, 4 April 2014 (UTC)