Dal Pakwan /Sindhi Dal Pakwan Recipe

dal pakwan recipe

  Dal Pakwan is one of most popular Breakfast/Brunch dish from the Sindhi Cuisine .Dal Pakwan is mostly made for Sunday Breakfast in Sindhi homes however now almost everyone enjoys it .There are many Shops /sweet marts that sell Dal Pakwan on Sundays only . Dal Pakwan is nothing but dal /chana dal cooked with simple spices and served with Pakwan /Crispy puri made with maida .Dal Pakwan can be served as chaat too .Dal Pakwan is not only delicious but also easy to make and assemble. Pakwan or puri can be made and kept ahead in air tight container and dal can be cooked on the same day it saves a lot of time especially while your are busy or having guest at home .

easy dal pakwan recipe

Do try this recipe you and your loved ones will surely love it ..
sindhi dal pakwan

for the dal 

1 cup chana dal

2 green chillies slitted
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp haldi/turmeric powder

1 1/2 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida/hing
1 tsp red chilli powder

For the Pakwan
2 cups maida/all purpose flour
1 tsp ajwain/carrom seeds
2 tbsp oil 
water to knead.
Oil to deep fry

For garnish and serving
chopped onions as needed
Tamarind date chutney as needed
coriander leaves 
Green chutney ( i did not use)

how to make sindhi dal pakwan


  • Soak the chana dal for 4 to 5 hours.
  •  Pressure Cook the dal with slitted green chillies,turmeric and salt
  •  Cook for 2 to 3 whistles or slow cooked until the dal is cooked well but not mushy.
  • Once done,release the pressure add garam masala powder and keep aside.

  • Heat ghee or oil in a pan ,once hot add hing/asafoetida then add jeera and red chilli powder
  • Pour the tadka/tempering on the dal .
  • Drizzle tamarind date chutney,add some chopped coriander leaves and chopped onions.
  • The Dal is ready to serve.

For the Pakwan 
  • In a bowl mix flour/maida salt ajwain,oil and water to a semi soft dough.
  • Cover with a cloth and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Then divide into balls and roll out each ball into a puri/round disc 4 inch diameter.
  • Prick holes with fork or knife so that the pakwan/puri doesn't puff up while frying.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai/pan 

  • Fry the pakwan until crisp and light golden brown.
  • Remove it on a absorbent paper .
  • Serve Pakwan with Dal
  • You can break the pakwan or serve it like a chat too.
  • Pour the prepared dal,chopped onions some date and tamarind chutney and serve. 
sindhi dal pakwan

NewerStories OlderStories Home


Post a Comment