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Recipe- Easy Breakfast Dal Pakwan

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11th January, 2020 12:22 IST

It is one of the most famous Sindhi breakfast recipe. The dal is a simple preparation of chana dal perked up with green chillies, cumin seeds and spice powders; while the pakwan is a deep-fried puri like snack made with a plain flour dough. Enjoy Dal pakwan

For Dal

1/3 cup split Bengal Gram / split Chana Dal
2 tbsp Oil
1/2 cup Onion finely chopped
1 Tomato finely chopped
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
pinch of Hing
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/4 tsp Amchur powder


For Pakwan / Puri

1 1/2 cups Maida
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Black Peppercorns
Salt to taste


Dal Preparation

* Rinse chana dal in cold water and soak that for 4 hours.

* After 4 hours put soaked dal along with water in pressure cooker.

* To that add finely chopped onion and tomatoes, mix well.

* Now pressure cook dal until 3 to 4 whistles until dal is completely cooked.

* After dal is cooked, mash it a little bit and add some water to adjust the dal consistency.


* Pour this tempering over boiled chana dal.

* Add salt to taste and mix well.

* Turn off the heat and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves!

Pakwan Preparation

* Sieve maida in a mixing bowl.

* Take cumin seeds and black peppercorns in to mortal and pestle and pound that down to make it in to fine powder.

* Add powdered mixture in to sieved maida along with some salt to taste.

* Add water to make it in to stiff dough.

* Cover and let the dough sit for 30 mts.

* Take dough and divide dough in small lemon sized balls.

* With the help of fork make some holes over poori so that it would not puff up after you fry it.

* Reapeat the same process with the rest of dough.

* Now deep fry till it gets good golden color.

* Serve hot with Dal!

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