Are you in the mood for a delicious and authentic Pakistani dish? Look no further than daal pakwan! This mouthwatering recipe combines a flavorful lentil curry with crispy fried bread, creating a truly unforgettable culinary experience. Whether you're a seasoned cook or just starting out in the kitchen, this step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of making daal pakwan from scratch. Get ready to impress your friends and family with this traditional Pakistani delicacy that is sure to leave them craving more. So grab your apron and let's get cooking!
Daal Pakwan is a popular Sindhi main course. Daal is Lentils, which is tempered with spices, onion and tomatoes. Pakwan is round crispy fried flat bread. Sindhi Daal Pakwan is one of its kind recipes, which is simple yet blend of various flavours. All the Dal and Pakwan ingredients are very common and are usually available in kitchen all the times. Traditionally and here also, Pakwans are fried, but if you are on dieting or do not like fried food you can simply bake the Pakwans. So make this unique festival special main course recipe on this diwali, I am sure your family will love it.
Daal Pakwan Recipe
This easy Dal Pakwan recipe has actually two recipe, one is for Daal or lentils, in which daal is boiled and tempered, and for Pakwaan thin flat bread is fried in oil. You can keep Pakwaans ready before your guests arrive, because on room temperature Pakwaan becomes crispier. Let us now have a look at Dal and Pakwan ingredients and this delicious festival special main course recipe.
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes. Cooking Time: 30 Minutes. Servings: 4.
Ingredients to Make Daal:
- Split Bangal Gram: 150g.
- Split yellow lentil: 150g.
- Water: 4-5 cups.
- Clarified butter: 3 tablespoons.
- Turmeric: 1 teaspoon.
- Salt: to taste.
- Red chili powder: 1 tablespoon or to taste.
- Cumin seeds: 2 teaspoons.
- Asafetida: ½ teaspoon.
- Mustard seeds: 1 teaspoon.
- Onion: 1 chopped.
- Tomato: 1 chopped.
- Green chili: 2 chopped.
- Ginger: ½ inch piece (chopped).
- Garam Masala(a blend of spices): 1 teaspoon.
- Coriander: to garnish.
Ingredients to make Pakwan:
- All purpose flour: 150g.
- Wheat flour: 100g.
- Salt: to taste.
- Carom seeds: 2 teaspoons.
- Oil: 5 tablespoons + for frying.
- Water: to knead dough.
Method to Make Daal:
- Wash both the lentils.
- Add water, salt, ginger, turmetic and a little clarified butter.
- Cook in a pressure cooker on medium heat.
- When daal is cooked add more water if necessary but do not mesh lentils.
Boil the lentils
- Now we will prepare temparing for Daal.
- In a pan heat clarified butter.
- Add cumin seeds, mustard seds and asafetida.
- When the seeds start to splutter add onion and green chili.
- Cook till onion become soft and light golden in color.
Prepare tempering for daal
- Now add tomatoes, red chili powder.
- Pour this tempering on cooked lentils and mix softly.
- Add Garam Masala.
- Garnish with chopped coriander.
Method to make Pakwan:
- In a bowl mix all purpose flour and wheat flour.
- Add salt and carom seeds.
- Add warm oil and mix with your fingers, so that the flour looks like sand.
Add oil in the flour and mix with your fingers
- Add water and knead tight dough.
- Now take a small ball out of this dough and with rolling pin roll this ball and make thin flat pakwan.
- Poke a knife into this flat bread
Roll the pakwan and make small cuts with a knife
- Heat sufficient oil in pan and fry pakwan from both sides till it becomes light golden and crisp.
- You can keep pakwans and serve with hot daal.
- Serve daal pakwan with chopped onion and roasted or fried green chilies.
Serve with fried red chilies and chopped onion
Expert’s Tips to Make Daal Pakwan:
- Lentils will get cooked within 15 minutes, do not overcook it and mesh it.
- Make pakwaan as thin as possible.
Daal Pakwan is a delicious and popular Pakistani dish that is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a snack. The combination of crispy pakwan and flavorful daal is truly irresistible. Whether you're a fan of spicy flavors or prefer milder tastes, this dish can be customized to suit your preferences. So why not give it a try? Cook up a batch of Daal Pakwan and enjoy the mouthwatering flavors for yourself. And if you have any tips or variations on this recipe, we would love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below how your Daal Pakwan turned out and any modifications you made. Happy cooking!
Frequently Asked Questions
What can be eaten with dal pakwan?
When Dal Pakwan is served, it is typically served with chopped onions, green chutney, and sweet chutney. You can sweeten the dal with a little sugar if you choose not to serve it with the sweet chutney.
Is dal pakwan good for health?
In addition to having modest amounts of copper, zinc, and manganese, chana dal has good levels of iron, sodium, and selenium. They are also an excellent source of fiber and folic acid. Saponins, a type of phytochemical found in it, have antioxidant properties. Dal pakwan ki dal is rich in nutrients and fibre.
In which state dal pakwan is famous?
Well-known Dal Pakwan from Gwalior