Dal pakwan | How to make Dal pakwan

By Nidhi Goyal  |  24th Aug 2015  |  
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About Dal pakwan Recipe

This dish is like a party in your mouth. The crispy cracker like pakwan topped with the simple yet flavorful Chana dal does tango with the spicy toppings and the whole thing turns out to be quite a rocking affair.

Dal pakwan

Ingredients to make Dal pakwan

  • For dal: 1 1/3 cup chana dal
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 4 green chilies chopped big
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • For pakwan- 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp carom seeds
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp water
  • oil to fry pakwan
  • For topping: 1 medium onion finely chopp
  • Finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup tamarind juice
  • Green cilantro chutney
  • Date and tamarind chutney

How to make Dal pakwan

  1. For dal Soak the chana dal for a few hours and in a pressure cooker, add water just an inch more than what is required to soak the dal properly.
  2. Boil the dal till it's cooked but holds its shape quite well. (I let the cooker whistle 1 time on high flame and 1 on low flame)Keep aside.
  3. ake a pan and add oil to it. Add cumin seeds, asafoetida and let cumin seeds sizzle.
  4. Then add green chilies, salt and red chili powder. When cooked, add to dal. Keep aside
  5. For Pakwan Take flour, salt, carom seeds and oil. Mix well together. Mixture will be crumbly.
  6. Add water little by little to make a not too hard not too soft dough. Keep aside for 10-15 min, if possible
  7. Divide the dough into small balls and roll them as thin as possible. Prick them with fork all over so that they don't puff up while frying.
  8. On medium low heat, fry them one at a time.
  9. To assemble Take one Pakwan, put chana dal on it. Make sure it a piece of chili on it.
  10. Sprinkle some onions and cilantro on it. Add the chutneys as per your taste and serve immediately

Reviews for Dal pakwan (2)

Sunita Zelawat2 years ago

very tasty

Bindiya Sharma3 years ago

Delicious..will try out this recipe soon!

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