Thursday, 27 June 2013

Dal Pakwan

Dal pakwan is authentic Sindhis breakfast recipe. The recipe I am presenting here is based on the way it is prepared in my home town Jamnagar. Dal Pakwan is served with gram dal, crispy puri and spicy onion chutney, one can pour onion chutney as per the taste.


For Dal

1 cup Bengal gram dal
½ tsp mustard seeds
Pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp garlic paste
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

For spicy onion chutney

1 cup grated onion
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 tbsp red chili powder
½ tbsp garam masala powder
½ tbsp oil
¼ cup water
Salt to taste

For Pakwan

1 cup refined flour
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying 

For Dal:

Soak gram dal for 2 to 3 hours in water. Cook dal in pressure cooker for 3 whistles with enough water. Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds when the seeds crackle add safoetida, garlic paste and sauté for second. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and cook for 5 minutes.

For spicy onion chutney

Meanwhile heat the oil in a pan, add grated onion, garlic paste, salt and sauté for second. Add red chili powder, garam masala powder and ¼ cup water cook for 2 minutes.

For crispy pakwan:
Combine refined flour, oil and salt in a bowl. Add enough water and make hard dough, keep a side for 10 minutes. Divide dough into 4 to 5 equal portion and roll out the big size thin puri out of the dough. Lay out all puri separately on plastic sheet and dry them for 20 minutes or till become hard. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry puri till golden brown (add one puri at a time).

Serve hot Dal Pakwan with spicy onion chutney.

 Note: Pakwan can prepared in advance and store it in air tight container.

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  1. ah ths is yummy and love the way u hv presented it. looks very nice

  2. wow.. superlike.. I have had this once when in Gujarat.. :)

  3. Dal pakwan looks fabulous and authentic..Thanks for joining us for Vegan Thursdays..You can link this post too to VT.

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  4. Crispy Poori looks so YUmmM!

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  5. You made it sound so simple Hetal.. Loved this yummy recipe and crunchy puri's :-)

  6. We hold a monthly community meeting for women and during one of the meetings there was a suggestion to make dal pakwan to serve as a snack.We never got down to making it but since now you have shared the recipe I will try it out at home.Thank you for sharing the recipe. Please also visit my blog,

    1. Thanks mayuri...sure will visit you space..

  7. Lovely Platter :) Looks Amazing :)

  8. great presentation. can never go wrong with crispy puri.

    following your blog now. hope to see you at mine too

    1. Hi Megha,
      Thanks . You also have a beautiful space and glad to follow you...

  9. very crispy poori looks delicious dear :)

  10. Thanks friends... your comments are very valuable for me...

  11. some dishes are simply authentic...loved it hetal

  12. Looks so yummy. Have never had it .so need to try it.

    Hey I am hosting my first food event at

    Please do participate. Would love to have your amazing recipes at my blog.



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