Orid is extremely nutritious and healthy. It is very rich in dietary fiber and hence a healthy source of carbohydrates. Orid dhall has high glutamic acid content, which is the amino acid responsible for Umami (meaty) flavor. Orid dhall is great for vegan and low fat diets.Orid is used throughout the Indian Subcontinent and in South Asia Cuisines. In South Indian cooking, Orid dhalls are special ingredient added to flours to make breads, dosa, idlis and sweets. It is extensively utilized in various culinary preparations such as Uttapam, Upama, Papad and Vada. Cream white Orid lentils are used in Purees and Soups. This white lentil is rich protein and the iron content is good for improving hemoglobin count.