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Dal Pakwan By Chef Ajay Chopra

Dal Pakwan

Dal Pakwan is a popular Sindhi breakfast dish. Chef Ajay Chopra brings the recipe of this Sindhi delicacy to your kitchen.
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Cooking Time

10-15 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-15 Min



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  • For Dal Pakwan

    • 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)

    • salt to taste

    • 1 tbsp carom seeds

    • oil

    • 1 cup chana dal

    • 1 cup moong dal

    • turmeric powder

    • whole red chilli

    • red chilli powder

    • roasted cumin powder

    • dry mango powder

    • ghee

    • chopped onion

    • chopped green chillies

    • tamarind chutney

    • lemon juice

    • ginger


  1. 1

    In a bowl add all-purpose flour, salt, carom seeds, oil, and mix well.
  2. 2

    Add water accordingly. Make a hard dough out of it. Pour oil over it and knead well.
  3. 3

    Roll out the dough into thin sheets, shape them as you desire. Pierce the fork into the dough and make holes.
  4. 4

    Deep fry them in medium hot oil.
  5. 5

    Soak chana dal and moong dal. Boil them in a pressure cooker with salt, turmeric powder and whole red chilli.
  6. 6

    Now in a pan, cook for a while until moong dal is completely mashed.
  7. 7

    Add red chilli powder, dry mango powder, and roasted cumin powder.
  8. 8

    Pour over hot ghee and give it a nice tempering.
  9. 9

    Take a plate, place pakwan, dal, chopped onions, coriander, tamarind chutney, chopped green chilli, ginger, lemon juice and serve.

Dal Pakwan is a popular Sindhi breakfast dish. It is so popular that the Sindhi community celebrates Dal Pakwan Day!

Pakwan is a deep-fried, crisp, flatbread made with all-purpose flour and carom seeds. Dal is made with Bengal gram lentil and yellow lentils. The flatbread is crispy and crunchy and the dal is lightly spiced. 

The crispy deep-fried pakwan, served with lightly spiced yellow dal, chopped onions, chopped green chillies and tamarind chutney is a heavenly combination. 

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