This dish is probably the quickest dish I know to make, and is also very tasty. As all the ingredients are basic store-cupboard ingredients, it's a really handy dish to prepare if you need to feed people unexpectedly. It's packed full of flavour, is nutritious, and vegetarian too!

Heat the oil in a large pot, add the cumin seeds and fry gently until the seeds begin to pop , releasing their natural oils. Add the onions and fry for a couple of minutes, until they have softened. Next, add the sesame seeds & fry for a couple of minutes. When all the seeds have been lightly toasted, add the tomatoes, paprika and chilli powder and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. Add the drained beans, and stir in the sugar & add salt to taste. Heat the beans through thoroughly and simmer for 3 - 4 minutes.

Serve with boiled basmati rice as a tasty and filling main course, or as a side dish to accompany a meat or vegetable stir fry.

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