Sunday 25 October 2015

Sindhi Dal Pakwan

Popular Sindhi breakfast recipe chana dal/gram dal served with pakwan/ crispy fried flat indian bread.

For Dal:

  • 1 cup chana dal/gram dal
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 green chillies


  • Red chilli powder to taste
  • 1/4th tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4th tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp. tamarind pulp

For Pakwan

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. semolina
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry

Preparation time: 30-40 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Yields: 3-4 servings

For Dal:

  • Pressure cook dal with salt, turmeric and green chillies for 3 -4 whistles or till dal is cooked,  dal should not be overcooked and mushy and consistency of dal should be thick.
  • Once the pressure is released open the lid of the cooker, sprinkle seasonings and 2 tbsp. hot oil over the dal.
  • Garnish with some fresh coriander leaves.

For Pakwan:
In a mixing bowl add all purpose flour, semolina, salt, black pepper, cumin seeds and a tbsp. of oil.
Knead this into semi soft dough using water.
Cover  dough with a muslin cloth and let it rest for 20-30 mins.
Divide the dough into 8-10 equal sized balls.
Roll the balls into puris/rotis and prick them with fork so it does not puff up while frying.
Deep fry on medium flame till golden and crisp.
Serve hot with dal and tamarind and coriander chutney.

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