Dal Pakwan | How to make Dal Pakwan

By Amrita Roy  |  24th Feb 2017  |  
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About Dal Pakwan Recipe

This is a famous Sindhi dish where spicy chana dal is served with crispy puris.

Dal Pakwan, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Dal Pakwan by Amrita Roy will definitely help you in its preparation. The Dal Pakwan can be prepared within 60 minutes. The time taken for cooking Dal Pakwan is 45 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 2 people. The recipe details out how to make Dal Pakwan step by step. The detailed explanation makes Dal Pakwan so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Dal Pakwan can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Dal Pakwan from BetterButter.

Dal Pakwan

Ingredients to make Dal Pakwan

  • chana dal/ Split Yellow Gram Dal - 1 cup
  • ginger - 1 inch, finely chopped
  • Dry mango powder - 1 teaspoon
  • turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
  • red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • Refine oil - 4 tablespoons + 1/2 litre for deep frying
  • Maida / all purpose flour - 11/2 cup
  • kalonji / Nigella Seeds - 1 teaspoon

How to make Dal Pakwan

  1. Wash and soak chana dal for 30 minutes.
  2. Now take dal in pressure cooker and add finely chopped ginger, turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Add water (11/2 cup or little more than that) and allow two whistle on medium to high flame.
  4. Now add other dry spices in the dal and mix well.
  5. Next heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, once they crackle, add them in the dal.
  6. On the other hand, take maida, salt, oil and nigella seeds in a bowl and knead a smooth dough. Allow to rest the dough for 1 hour.
  7. Take out lemon size of balls and roll them to round circle of 4 to 5 cm diameter.
  8. Now make small cut marks in that round circle using a knife.
  9. Now deep fry them in oil until golden and crispy. Serve hot dal pakwan

My Tip:

Small cut marks will help them to prevent it to puff up like puri.

Reviews for Dal Pakwan (2)

Preeti Gurung2 years ago

Very nice sindhi dish

Latha Nair2 years ago

I love this.

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