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dal pakwaan
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Sindhi Dal Pakwan recipe

Daal Pakwaan is the signature Sindhi breakfast eaten on Sunday.It is specially served as one of the meals during wedding.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dal pakwan, dal pakwan sindhi recipe, dal papdi, dalpakwan, Sindhi dal pakwan, sindhi snacks, traditional Sindhi breakfast
Servings: 4


  • kadai/wok/frying pan
  • pressure cooker


For Pakwan:

  • 2 cups plain flour/Maida
  • ½ teaspoon cumin/jeera
  • 3 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon carom seeds /Ajwain
  • Salt
  • Water to knead
  • Oil to fry

For the daal

  • 1 cup yellow split peas lentils/channa dahl
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric/haldi
  • pinch of asafoetida/heeng
  • Salt as per taste

For tempering

  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds


  • 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 2 tablespoon Mango powder/amchur
  • 2 teaspoon Tamarind chutney optional
  • Chopped onions


For the pakwan:

  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients and knead firm dough,It should not be sticky,but a smooth and bit stiff or tight.
  • Cover bowl and let dough rest for 15-20 minutes,divide the dough in 10-12 small portions
  • Roll out each portion of the dough with a rolling pin and prick it with a fork at regular intervals to prevent puffing.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and deep-fry it on a medium flame until crisp and golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain on an absorbent paper.

For the dhal

  • Soak the lentils in water for 2-3 hours
  • Pressure cook chana dal with water, turmeric, asafoetida and salt for 3 whistles.


  • Heat oil in a deep pan.
  • Add cumin seeds and let it crackle. Add this to the cooked dal.
  • Garnish with chilly powder and amchur/dried mango powder.
  • Serve the dal and pakwan with chopped onions, green chutney and tamarind or date chutney.