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dal pakwan recipe

dal pakwan recipe – one of the most famous sindhi breakfast recipe. dal pakwan is basically chana dal served with pakwan (crisp fried indian bread).

i have divided the dal pakwan post in two parts as i am sharing step by step pictures for making pakwan as well as the dal. i have already posted pakwan step by step recipe. in this post, i will share how to make dal.

usually when dal pakwan is served, it is always served with a sweet chutney, green chutney and chopped onions. i didn’t prepare the sweet chutney so i added a little bit of sugar to the dal.

i have pressure cooked the chana dal or bengal gram. but you can also cook the dal in the pan. the chana dal should not be cooked too mushy. each grain should be separate and yet cooked.

this dal can also be had with chapatti, roti and rice. dal pakwan is usually taken as breakfast but you can have this dal pakwan snack as a brunch or in lunch too. this dal recipe is also a no onion no garlic recipe.

lets start with step by step dal recipe:

1. rinse & soak the chana dal in water for almost 2 hours. drain and keep aside.

soaked chana dal for dal pakwan recipe

2. in a pressure cooker, take the dal and 2 cups water. pressure cook for 2-3 whistles. the grains should be cooked yet separate.

pressure cooking the chana dal

3. once the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid. add all the spice powders, sugar and salt to the cooked dal. stir and add water if required. i added 1 cup water at this stage.

adding spice powders to dal

4. simmer for 7-8 minutes or more on a low flame till a medium consistency of the dal is reached. keep the dal aside.

slow cooking chana dal for sindhi dal pakwan recipe

5. in another pan, heat oil or ghee. crackle the cumin first and then add the green chilies and saute for a minute. add curry leaves and asafoetida and saute for a further minute or two on a low flame.

tadka for dal

6. pour this sauted mixture along with the oil in the dal.

adding tadka to dal

7. stir well.

stir the dal

serve dal with pakwan along with green chutney, sweet chutney and chopped onions.

dal pakwan

if you are looking for more similar recipes then do check chana dal paratha, matar kulcha, chana dal fry and chole bhature.

dal pakwan recipe details below:

dal pakwan recipe
 
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dal pakwan - one of the popular sindhi breakfast recipe. it is basically chana dal (bengal gram) served with pakwan (crisp fried indian bread).
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RECIPE TYPE: breakfast, snacks
CUISINE: sindhi, indian
SERVES: 2-3
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
for making dal:
  • 1¼ cup chana dal or bengal gram
  • 2 to 2.5 cups water
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 8-10 curry leaves (optional)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp mango powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ to 1 tsp sugar or as required (optional)
  • salt as required
  • 1 to ⅕ tbsp oil or ghee
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. rinse and soak the chana dal in water for almost 2 hours.
  2. drain and keep aside.
  3. in a pressure cooker, take the dal and 2 to 2.5 cups water. pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
  4. the grains should be cooked yet separate.
  5. once the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid.
  6. add all the spice powders, sugar and salt to the cooked dal.
  7. stir and add water if required. i added 1 cup water at this stage. you can add the amount of water as required.
  8. simmer for 7-8 minutes or more on a low flame till a medium consistency of the dal is reached.
  9. keep the dal aside.
  10. in another pan, heat oil or ghee.
  11. crackle the cumin first and then add the green chilies and saute for a minute.
  12. add curry leaves and asafoetida and saute for a further minute or two on a low flame.
  13. pour this sauteed mixture along with the oil in the dal.
  14. stir and serve the steaming hot sindhi dal with pakwan accompanied with some chopped onions, coriander mint chutney and sweet tamarind chutney. enjoy the sindhi dal pakwan as a breakfast dish or snacks




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  1. Maryam E Alhassan says

    It was very delicious,I can’t stop watching my love licking his fingers for it.thanks so much for this recipe