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Serves :

Preparation Time :
20 minutes

Cooking Time :
30 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Grind ginger and garlic to a paste.
  • Cook brown beans with all the ingredients and measured water for at least 20 minutes.
  • Keep on low flame for 10 -15 minutes. Remove from fire.
  • Heat oil or ghee; reduce heat. Add cumin seeds, When it turns golden, add onions.
  • Cook for 2 minutes or untill onions turn brown. Stirring continuously.
  • Then add in tomatoes and cook for further 2 more minutes on low flame.
  • Add coriander powder, amchur and garam masala, Stir for 20 seconds and remove from heat.
  • Add the green chillies and red chili powder. Mix well.
  • Pour over the hot dal. Mix gently.


  • 150 grams brown beans, soaked
  • Salt to taste 
  • ½" cinnamon
  • 2 cloves 
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 4 pepper corns
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder 
  • 1" piece ginger - crushed to a paste
  • 4 flakes garlic - crushed to a paste

Ingredients for Tomato-Onion Baghar 

  • 50 grams Cooking oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 
  • 1 onion chopped finely 
  • 1 tomato chopped finely 
  • 1 green chilli slit length ways into four pieces 
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala 
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder 
  • Pinch of amchur powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder

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