Dal Pakwan By Ajay Chopra

Dal Pakwan

Dal Pakwan is a typical Sindhi dish which gets traditionally served on the second day of the wedding for breakfast. The bride's family sends this breakfast so that the bride can get time to mingle with the family rather than getting stuck in the kitchen.
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Cooking Time

25-30 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

15-17 Min



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  • 1 cup chana dal (pre-soaked)
  • salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • For pakwan
  • 1 cup chana dal (pre-soaked)
  • 1 cup maida
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp semolina
  • salt as per taste
  • ajwain
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • water
  • oil for frying
  • For tadka
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • asafoetida
  • curry leaves
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1 tsp dal tadka masala
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • salt
  • For garnish
  • fresh coriander leaves
  • finely chopped onions
  • red chilli powder
  • dry mango powder


  1. 1

    For preparing Dal, add soaked channa dal in a pan.
  2. 2

    Add water, salt, turmeric powder and let it boil.
  3. 3

    For preparing Pakwan, add maida, wheat flour and semolina in a bowl.
  4. 4

    Add salt, ajwain, ghee, cumin seeds and mix it.
  5. 5

    Add water and prepare a tight dough and let it rest.
  6. 6

    Roll out the dough into small puris and prick it using a fork.
  7. 7

    Deep fry it in the oil until it turns crispy.
  8. 8

    For Dal Tadka, add ghee in a heated pan.
  9. 9

    Add cumin seeds and let it fry.
  10. 10

    Add asafoetida, curry leaves, chopped onion, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chopped green chilli and mix it well.
  11. 11

    Add dal tadka masala, chopped tomatoes and let it cook.
  12. 12

    Add salt, boiled dal and mix it.
  13. 13

    Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, chopped onions, red chilli powder, dry mango powder and Dal Pakwan is ready to serve.

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