Friday, February 28, 2014

Dal Pakwan

Dal pakwan is a very popular breakfast dish comes from the Sindhi cuisine, this can be served as a breakfast or snack ,but I make this often especially on a weekend brunch.

For Pakwan :
  • All purpose flour(maida)-1 cup
  • Semolina(suji)-1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Black pepper-8 to 10 crushed
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

For dal:
  • Chana dal-1 cup
  • Onion-1 small (chopped)
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Dry red chili(whole)-2 to3
  • Turmeric powder-1/ tsp
  • Red chile powder-1/2 tsp
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • Garam masala-1/4 tsp
  • Hing- a pinch
  • Amchur powder-1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing (chopped)
  • Salt to tatse

First wash dal and soak for about 30 minutes.
Add dal and 2 and 1/2cups water into pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistle or cook until soft.
Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds,hing and whole red chile and sauté for few seconds.
Add chopped onion sauté for 3 to 4 minutes or until translucent.
Add turmeric powder,red chile powder,sauté for few seconds,add dal and when it comes to boil
Add amchur powder and garam masala, salt and boil for a another 2 to 3 minutes.
For Pakwan take maida,suji,salt,cumin seed,crushed black pepper and oil in a mixing bowl.
Mix well and add around 1/4 cup water and knead to make a medium soft dough.
Cover and keep aside for 15 to20 minutes.
Divide the dough into 8 to 10 balls and roll each ball out into a 4 inch round.prick with a fork.
Heat enough oil in a kadahi, when oil is hot enough add Pakwan  and fry until golden
And crisp on both sides. And remove on paper towel.
Let them cool to room temperature.
Garnish dal with finely chopped onion and coerinder leaves and serve with Pakwan.


  1. dal pakwan looks yummy ...will try it sometime....

  2. tasty dal it!! happy to follow you dear, will be happy if you follow me back!

  3. Wow very delicious dal pakwan :) looks yummy and so perfectly made .. loving it !!

  4. perfect pakwan n very good presentation!!!

  5. Snack served as brunch why did I not think of it before.
    Dal and pakwan looks yumm.

  6. Great looking dal pakwan...yumm yummy !!

  7. looks so good ..tempted to try....

  8. Dal pakwan looks lovely. very tempting

  9. my neighbor used to make this .. it used be very yummy. will try some time

  10. Looks very tasty and healthy.. should give it a try..

  11. dal pakwan looks so delicious and tempting... yummy....

  12. looks very tempting, heard a lot abt this dish but never got to try it so far...

  13. Interesting..feel like trying it


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