Sindhi Dal-Pakwaan Recipe

Its a very famous breakfast among Sindhi Cuisines. Its easy and fast to make. It tastes very delicious.

Serves: 4                                                                                          Time Taken: 30 Minutes

For Pakwaan:
  • 1 & 1/2 Cup of Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • water to make the dough
  • Oil to deep fry + 4 Tbsp
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds/Jeera
For Dal:
  • 2 Cups of Chana Dal/Split Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans soaked for 1-2 Hrs.
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin/Jeera seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Aamchur/Dry Mango Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam masala Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4th Tsp Turmeric/Haldi Powder
  • 1/4th Tsp Coriander Powder/Dhaniya powder
  • 1 Tsp Garlic/lehsun finely chopped (Optional)
  • Finely chopped onion/Pyaj and coriander leaves/dhaniya patti to garnish
  • 2 Tbsp of oil
  • 1/2 Cup of water
Procedure to make Pakwaan:
  1. Mix wheat flour, cumin seeds, salt and 4 Tbsp of oil. Then, slowly add water and make dough. This dough is like Puri dough. Don't make it very soft. Keep it a little tight.
  2. Heat the oil for deep frying. 
  3. Take a small ball from the dough and with the help of rolling pin, roll it in circle shape.
  4. With the help of knife, make some marks on it so that when we fry, it should not puff up. 
  5. Deep fry them until brown..
Procedure for Dal:
  1. Add salt and turmeric powder in dal and boil until cooked.
  2. Heat oil and add cumin seeds. Once cumin seeds starts changing color, add garlic into it. Once garlic started changing its color, add coriander powder and boiled dal & water into it.
  3. When water comes to boil, add dry mango powder and garam masala powder into it.
  4. Let it cook for 2 minutes. Garnish with finely chopped onion and coriander leaves.
  5. Serve with pakwaan.


  1. Hi Sapna,

    I really found your dishes very innovative.
    Could you provide some dishes probably combination of mexican, Indian, American which would be fast and helpful for working women.

    1. Lata, Surely I will do it....Paneerey Bahar is one of them ..simplest and quick...Try that one till I post next....


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