Sindhi Dal Pakwan

Sindhi cuisine is famous for its unique flavors and the influence from royal dynasties like Mughals ,Arabs ,Turkans .The popular cuisine consist of the hearty dishes like Scrumptious biryanis and flavorful curries along with delicious sweets.

The starting of the day is with a royal breakfast known as Dal Pakwan.This is the crisp fried palin flour flatbreads, served with simple Chana dal, garnished with coriander leaves and chopped onion.

I made this delish combo for our breakfast and we loved it.I have never thought that the simple chana dal can be so scrumptious without lots of spices and aromatics.The perfectly crisp pakwan and the flavorful dal makes a wonderful breakfast dish.

Blogging Marathon#56
Theme-Breakfast Across Countries
Dish-Dal Pakwan

For Dal

1 cup chana dal/split bengal gram
1 green chilli ,chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
salt to taste
2 tablespoon clarified butter/ghee

For Pakwan
2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
salt to taste
2 tablespoon ghee
oil for deep frying
water as required

For Dal

Wash and soak chana dal in enough water for 2 hourrs.Drain and cook for 3 whistles with salt and turmeric powder alongwith 1 1/2 cup of water.
Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds.Let the seeds crackle for a minute.
Now add green chilli ,chilli powder ,garam masala.Stir and add cooked dal .

Cook for 2-3 minutes and mix well until combined.

For Pakwan
In a bowl add all ingredients except oil and knead a firm dough using enough water.
Roll the dough into a circular disc and prick with fork.
Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the discs until golden brown and crisp from both sides.

Drain on paper towel.

To assemble:
In a serving plate arrange two pakwan .Top with dal and chopped onions and coriander leaves.

Serve immediately.


Serve-3 Cooking time-30 minutes

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

12 comments on “Sindhi Dal Pakwan”

  1. Srivalli says:

    This is one of my fav combinations..looks so inviting Sapana..

  2. This is one of the most authentic breakfast that a Sindhi family can serve…Sapna you should have made the chutney with this..tamarind and mint chutney it takes the Daal to a completely different all is super perfect..and I am actually drooling.

  3. Usha says:

    That is a simple dal preparation but looks quite flavorful. Pakwan is very crisps and mush have made a nice combo.

  4. Cathleen says:

    This looks so tasty! This looks like the perfect way to start the day!

  5. Srividhya says:

    wow.. preparing two dishes for breakfast is amazing.. love all you dedication kudos

  6. Wat an authentic Sindi breakfast, this dish is in my to do list and now you are tempting me to make some soon..Alluring dal pakwan.

  7. An authentic breakfast spread! Very tempting.

  8. Sandhiya says:

    It looks so perfect and delicious..I'm yet to try sindhi cuisine, yours tempting me to try soon.

  9. Drool. Love it . you took me back to Ahmadabad.

  10. Pavani N says:

    What an amazing Sindhi breakfast Sapana. I made this years ago and loved it. Your last click is tempting me to make these again 🙂

  11. Very filling breakfast spread.

  12. That's one tempting and filling breakfast and one authentic Sindhi combo..

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