Urid flour, native to India, which is made by grinding black gram pulses or lentils into a fine powder. Pale white in colour, this flour is commonly used for making dosa crepes, idli cakes, and uttappam, which is similar to a pancake. Urad flour may also be referred to as urid flour.
Urid flour is also used in making papad or papadums. A papadum (also called papad) is a thin, crisp, round flatbread from India. It is typically based on a seasoned dough from urad flour, either fried or cooked with dry heat (usually flipping it over an open flame).