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dal pakwan recipe
dal pakwan - one of the popular sindhi breakfast recipe. it is basically chana dal (bengal gram) served with pakwan (crisp fried indian bread).
4.34 from 3 votes
total time:
90minutes

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

dal pakwan recipe

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.

if you are looking for more similar recipes then do check chana dal paratha, matar kulcha, chana dal, chole bhaturedal vada and aloo kulcha recipe.

dal pakwan recipe details below:

dal pakwan recipe
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dal pakwan recipe

dal pakwan - one of the popular sindhi breakfast recipe. it is basically chana dal (bengal gram) served with pakwan (crisp fried indian bread).
course breakfasts, snacks
cuisine indian, sindhi
prep time 1 hour
cook time 30 minutes
total time 1 hour 30 minutes
servings 2 to 3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for making dal:

  • 1.25 cup chana dal or bengal gram
  • 2 to 2.5 cups water
  • 2 green chilies, slit (hari mirch)
  • 8 to 10 curry leaves (kadi patta) - optional
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (jeera)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon sugar or as required (optional)
  • salt as required
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoon oil or ghee

how to make dal pakwan recipe

  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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step by step dal recipe for dal pakwan:

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.

chana dal for pakwan recipe

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.

spice powders for pakwan recipe

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 sindhi pakwan recipe

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

adding tadka for sindhi dal pakwan recipe

7. stir well.

sindhi dal pakwan recipe, dal pakwan recipe

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

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4 comments/reviews

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

    • thanks maryam for the feedback

  2. The dal pakwan r looking damm delicious..I hv eaten them before but they never looked this much awesome..

  3. have heard a lot about this special sindhi preparations but never tried them. looks so wonderful.

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