Sindhi Dal Pakwan Recipe
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Sindhi Dal Pakwan Recipe
Recipe type: Break Fast
Serves: 10 servings
For Dal
  • 250 gm chana dal
  • One small onion
  • One small tomato
  • 5 green chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5-6 of curry leaves (karipatta)
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp oil
  • A pinch of asafoetida
For Pakwan
  • 2 cups All purpose flour (Maida)
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds/Ajwain (caraway)seeds either or both
  • 3 tbsp oil (Ghee is preferred)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp Red chilly powder
  • Sufficient water to make a dough
  • Oil for deep frying
To Make Dal
  1. Wash dal and soak it for an hour.
  2. Pour 1-2 tspn oil in a cooker and allow it to heat. Add hing,chopped onion and fry for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add grated tomato and fry it till cooked.
  4. Add dal, turmeric powder and salt.
  5. Add little water and close the lid of cooker.
  6. Wait for one whistle.
  7. Open the lid,check the dal,it should be tender but not mushy.
  8. Heat 1 tsp of oil in another pan and prepare a tempering of Cumin seeds and curry leaves.Add the tempering to dal. Let it simmer for a while.
  9. While serving,sprinkle mango powder(Amchoor), chilly powder,coriander leaves and tamarind chutney and/or coriander chutney and chopped onions(optional)
  10. Serve hot with crisp pakwans
To make Pakwan
  1. Sieve the flour.
  2. Mix the flour with the cumin seeds/Ajwain, oil (Ghee), salt and sufficient water and make a dough.
  3. Dough should neither be too hard nor too soft.
  4. Let the dough rest for 15 min.
  5. Later, divide the dough into 10-12 small portions.
  6. Roll out each portion like a chapati
  7. Prick the surface with fork/ knife, so that it don't puff out (don't forget to do this)
  8. Heat the oil till smoking point, slide in the Pakwan and carefully fry it,on medium or low flame till it turns crisp and golden in color.
  9. Serve with hot dal.
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at