Sindhi Style Chana Dal Pakwan

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Sindhi Style Chana Dal Pakwan


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 40 Min

Total Time : 50 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1. For Chana dal

  • 1 cup 1 hour soaked chana dal

  • 4 cup water

  • 1 tsp Ghee

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 2 green chilli slit

  • 1/2 tomato finely chopped

  • few Curry leaves

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric

  • 1/2 tsp pepper crushed

  • 1/2 tsp dry mango powder

  • 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder

  • 1 pinch of hing

  • salt to taste

  • 1/2 tsp jaggery

  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala

  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

  • 2. For Pakwan

  • 1 cup Wheat flour

  • 1 cup maida

  • 1/2 tsp pepper crushed

  • 1/4 tsp ajwain

  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp rava

  • 2 tbsp oil hot

  • Water to knead

  • oil for deep fry

  • 3. For serving

  • 2 tbsp Green chutney (optional)

  • 2 tbsp tamarind chutney

  • 1/2 onion finely chopped

  • 1/2 tsp Chat masala

  • 2 tsp coriander leaves chopped


  • 1. For Chana Dal :- Firstly in a pressure cooker cook 1 cup of soaked chana dal along with 3 cup of water for 5 whistles.
  • Once the pressure settles down, open the lid and check the dal has cooked well yet not mushy. Keep aside
  • In a large kadai heat ghee and splutter cumin, green chilli and few Curry leaves.
  • Further add tomato and saute until they turn soft and mushy
  • Keeping the Flame on low add turmeric, chilli powder, pepper, dry mango powder and hing.
  • Saute until the spices turn aromatic.
  • Further more add cooked chana dal along with 1 cup of water. Also add salt, and jaggery.
  • Mix well adjusting the consistency as required. Boil on medium flame for 5 mins or till dal gets cooked completely.
  • Now turn off the flame and add garam masala and Coriander leaves mix well.
  • Finally sindhi style chana dal is ready to serve.
  • 2. For Pakwan :-
  • In a large mixing bowl add Wheat flour , maida, pepper, ajwain, cumin, salt and rava.
  • Mix well making sure all the spices are combined well.
  • Now pour hot oil over the flour, this helps to make crispy pakwan.
  • Crumble the oil with dough well, rub with your hands, be careful as the oil will be very hot
  • Now add water slowly and start to knead the dough. knead to a slightly stiff dough.
  • Take pinch a ball sized dough and flatten it.
  • Further grease it will oil slightly and roll slightly thick as for paratha. This prevents from sticking of dough to rolling pin.
  • Prick the pakwan with the help of fork to prevent puffing up while frying.
  • Now deep fry the pakwan in hot oil on medium flame. till they turns light golden brown colour and crispy.
  • Finally enjoy the Sindhi Style Dal Pakwan.
  • 3. For Dal Pakwan Serving
  • Firstly pour the prepared chana dal in a bowl and top with 1 tsp tamarind chutney.
  • Also top with 2 tsp chopped onion, a pinch of chat masala and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Now enjoy sindhi style chana dal and Pakwan.