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Dal Pakwan | Popular Traditional Indian Breakfast Recipe | Ruchi’s Kitchen

Nov 13, 2018


Dal Pakwan | Popular Traditional Indian Breakfast Recipe | Ruchi’s Kitchen

Watch how to make Dal Pakwan, a delicious and easy to make recipe by Ruchi Bharani. Dal Pakwan is nothing but crispy poori with dal. It is a famous Sindhi breakfast combo. Add a variety to your breakfast menu by making these delicious Dal Pakwans because we bet, nothing can beat these aromatic breakfast dish on a relaxed morning.

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1 Cup Chana Dal, Soaked,
2 Green Chillies, Slit,
1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder,
1 Onion, Finely Chopped,
1 Tsp Cumin Seeds,
1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder,
2 Tbsp Tamarind Juice,
1/2 Tsp Garam Masala,
1 Tsp Ginger Paste,
Salt To Taste,
Coriander Leaves,

For Pakwan:
1 Cup Plain Flour (Maida),
1 Tsp Cumin Seeds,
2 Tbsp Oil,
Salt to Taste,
Oil for frying

For Topping:
1 Onion, Finely Chopped,
Coriander Leaves,
Red Chilli Powder,
Finely Chopped Green Chillies,
Amchur Powder,
Cumin Powder


For making dal:
– Heat oil in a cooker.
– Once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds, finely chopped onion, finely chopped ginger, finely chopped green chillies and soaked chana dal (gram dal).
– Add the dry spices
– aamchur powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt to taste and water (enough for the dal to soak) and then cover it with the pressure cooker lid and let it cook on a high flame upto two whistles.
– Once done, turn off the flame.
– Add coriander leaves and mix well. Take it out in a bowl. To make pakwan:
– Make the dough using plain flour, oil, cumin seeds, water and little salt.
– Make small balls of the dough. Apply little oil on the working board and the rolling pin. Roll it into thin pakwans and cut it in the shape of a perfect circle using a lid. Prick the pakwans slightly using a fork so that they do not swell up like pooris.
– Fry the pakwans on low heat. Make sure that the pakwan is entirely submerged in the oil. Fry until they turn golden brown in colour.

To assemble:
– Layer the thick dal on the pakwan and then add a layer of sweet tamarind chutney on the top.
– Garnish with red chilli powder, cumin seed powder, chopped onions and some coriander leaves.
– The delicious Dal Pakwan is ready to be served.

Director: Suchandra Basu
Camera: Kawaldeep Singh Jangwal, Manjeet Katariya, Akshay Durgule
Editing: Dinesh Shetty
Creative Head: Kavya Krishnaswamy
Producer: Rajjat A. Barjatya
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