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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dal Pakwan Recipe | Sindhi Breakfast Recipe

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Dal pakwan is a sindhi Breakfast recipe. It is a perfect brunch time or a breakfast recipe, a very popular dish among sindhi cuisine. Channa dal served with crispsy n puffed poori's. The dal is usally kept thick and made spicy. For the pakwan the dough is same as we do for making papdi but they are rolled in poori size and are fried till crispy.The pakwan are fried in low flame so that it attains the crispy texture. I was so exited to do this theme of choosing our dish from a restaurant menu card I always love to go thru menu cards and love to know the specialties in the restaurant, I sometimes try to replicate and make them at home too. Dal pakwan is one dish I wanted to try for long now and am so happy I did it today . Though this is perfect to have for brunch or breakfast we had it for dinner and my daughter and H just enjoyed it not to mention this is my fav now. I chose Allmenus Menu card to do this theme. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#47.

Sindhi Breakfast Recipes

How to make Dal pakwan ?

Dal Pakwan

      Preparation time
   Cook Time
                                          Sindhi Cuisine
15 mins
 45 mins

  For Dal 
Breakfast Recipes  Channa Dal/ Split Bengal gram dal - 1 cup
  Tomatoes - 2 no ( Chopped)
  Turmeric pd - 1/2 tsp
  Red chilli pd - 1 tsp
  Coriander pd - 1/2 tsp
  Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  Ginger - 1 inch ( chopped)
  Garlic - 2 clove ( chopped)
  Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  Salt to taste
  Oil - 2 tbsp

  For Crispy Poori 
  All purpose Flour -  2 cups 
  Oil - 2 tbsp
  Jeera - 1 tsp
  Salt to taste

  For Serving
  Green chutney 
  Tamarind Chutney
  Chopped Onions

  For Dal 
  • In a pressure cooker add channa dal with 3 cups of water , add turmeric pd and cook them for 3 whistles.
  • In a pan heat oil,add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • After the splutter add curry leaves, chopped ginger, garlic and saute.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook them till mushy.
  • Add red chilli pd , turmeric pd  , coriander pd and mix them well.
  • Sprinkle some water if needed. Add salt as needed.
  • Add the cooked and mashed dal , add enough water to make it as thin or thick you want.
  • Boil the dal for a while till the oil separates on top.
  For Pakwan
  • In a bowl add all purpose flour, oil, salt .
  • Mix them well . add water little by little and make a stiff dough.
  • Grease the dough with a little oil, cover and keep it aside for 20 mins.
  • Knead the dough well till smooth and divide them to equal size.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, roll each ball of dough  like you do for chapathi.
  • Prick the rolled dough well so that they don't puff up and drop them in hot oil.
  • Fry them in low flame till it gets some little brown spots from both sides.
  • Transfer the fried unpuffed crispy pooris/ Pakwan on a kitchen towel so that it drains the extra oil.
  For serving
  • Serve hot dal topped with a green chutney, tamarind chutney and some chopped onions.
  • Traditionally garlic.ginger , tomatoes are not added I added them to suit my family's taste buds. you can omit it if you want.
  • Enjoy them with hot crispy pakwan.

Sindhi Dal pakwan Recipe


  1. Wow what a great choice! I know why you so wanted this theme..:)

  2. I had never heard of this combo but it looks awesome. Beautiful pictures.

  3. Looks awesome, delicious breakfast...

  4. Excellent breakfast!! looks very appealing..

  5. I would love to start my day with this beautiful platter, soo tempting and inviting.

  6. Craving for dal pakwan for a long time. Wish I could have this.

  7. I made this for one of the previous BMs and absolutely loved the dish. Your tempting me to try this again soon.

  8. Wow this is one of the hit Sindhi breakfast..but Manjula none of the versions use tomatoes. Garlic and ginger. The channa daal is boiled with salt n turmeric. I hope you don't mind me correcting can top the daal with onion n chutneys.

    1. oh yes i know just cooked it to suit my family's taste buds. I did mention it in the post :) thank you :)

  9. My hubby used to relish this in his old office, they have a sindhi cafeteria serving delicious sindhi breakfast everyday!!! :) Looks scrumptious!!!

  10. Dal pakwan looks yummy...

  11. Lovely pictures! And a filling meal!


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