Sugar Beans Dhal Recipe

sugar beans dhal recipe

Thanks to Rajashree B for sharing her recipe.


  • 2 cans of Saikav sugar beans (from Gorimas/ Checkers) or soak and boil your own. 
  • 1 thinly sliced medium onion
  • 1 small chopped tomato
  • 1/2 green pepper cut into strips (optional) 
  • 3 green chillies sliced lengthwise 
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1tspn chilli powder
  • 1/2 tspn jeera powder
  • 1/2 tspn dhania powder
  • 1/2 tspn turmeric powder


  1. Place all ingredients in a pot, (beans with brine) add 2 to 3 cups of water and let it boil gently, without lid on. 
  2. For braising
  3. In a small frying pan/pot, add 3  tblspns of margarine, 2 tspns of jeera seeds, and a small sliced onion, fry until translucent.
  4. When all dhall ingredients are soft and dhall starts to thicken, add the braised onions and jeera mixture to the dhall, switch stove off, leave the pot on it and cover pot with its lid to allow the flavour to infuse. Serve with starch of choice.


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Keywords: Sugar Beans, Dhal, Vegetarian