Dal pakwaan recipe

Dal Pakwaan Recipe | Sindhi Dal Pakwaan Recipe

What is Sindhi Dal Pakwaan?

A very popular Sindhi breakfast recipe- dal pakwaan! It comprises of deep fried bread, which is crisp as well as flaky, made of all-purpose flour and flavored with some carom seeds, called Pakwaan. Pakwaan is served with a combination of 2 dals, i.e. chana dal and yellow moong dal. Dals are tempered in a very different way, the interesting Sindhi mode of tempering dals. It is then topped with chopped onions and served with some fried chilies to make one of the most delightful meals.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Sindhi Dal Pakwaan Recipe

Recipe of dal pakwaan consists of 2 recipes, one for dal and the other one for pakwaan. Further 2 dals are prepared; moong and chana. Nowadays for convenience, people often make only chana dal but I always serve pakwaan with both the dals. The taste of dals is very forgiving as in it is easy to manage it; the consistency is a bit tricky. And the trickiest part of dal pakwaan recipe is the perfect texture of Pakwaan. They should be crisp, flaky, and non-oily!! The most important ingredient for perfect Pakwaan is time and patience. Each pakwaan takes 3-4 minutes to cook. The best thing to do is to prepare Pakwaan(s) a day before you plan to indulge in heavenly Sindhi Dal Pakwaan.

Another popular Sindhi recipe you can try is the very flavorful, tangy and spicy, loaded with vegetable, Sindhi Kadhi. Find its recipehere. You may also like a delectable Sindhi meal comprising of Bhuga Chawal with Sai Bhaji. Do find the complete meal idea with recipes here.

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How to make Dal Pakwaan

1. In a mixing bowl, add 1 and ½ cup all-purpose flour (maida), 1 and ¾ tbsp oil, ½ tsp carom seeds (ajwain) and salt to taste.

Dal pakwaan recipe

2. Mix with fingertips.

Dal pakwaan recipe

3. Add water gradually.

Dal pakwaan recipe

4. Make the semi-soft dough.

Dal pakwaan recipe

5. Leave it to rest for 10-15 minutes.

Dal pakwaan recipe

6. After 10-15 minutes, knead the dough once.

Dal pakwaan recipe

7. Take a portion of dough. Form a pedha.

Dal pakwaan recipe

8. Roll it thin as you roll a chapatti.

Dal pakwaan recipe

9. Make tiny cuts using a knife. Meanwhile, heat enough oil.

Dal pakwaan recipe

10. Put in medium hot oil. Fry on low flame.

Dal pakwaan recipe

11. Move or flip continuously or frequently to cook evenly.

Dal pakwaan recipe

12. Once pakwaan is golden brown take it out. It will darken once it cools.

Dal pakwaan recipe

13. Enjoy with dal. Bon appétit!

Dal pakwaan recipe


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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