Put split mung beans (moong dal) with water in a pan over more heat. Add half of the chopped onion, salt, sugar, green chiles, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks. Sift flour with salt; rub in ghee or oil. Knead to a smooth dough.
Divide the dough into 10 parts and shape them into round balls. Drop these balls in the boiling dal, reduce heat. Cook for 25 minutes then remove the cooked flour balls one by one from the dal. Place the cooked flour balls in a greased baking dish.
Heat in a preheat oven 375F (190 C/ gas mark 5) until the skin of the balls begins to break and the color turns light brown. put them in a dish and press each of them in the center with your thumb. Break lightly and put 1 or 2 tsp. ghee in each bafla. Can be eaten without ghee too.
Heat 3 Tbsp. oil in a pan. Cook remaining half of onions until lightly browned. Pour cooked dal. mix well. Let it boil 2-3 times.
Take away from heat and drop with chopped coriander. Serve baflas with dal.