Dal Pakwan is a spicy, tasty , vegetarian and very famous Sindhi Breakfast. It is basically spicy Gram Dal served with Crisp fried Indian Bread. Its a no onion no garlic recipe. Generally Dal Pakwan is served with Green Coriander Chutney , Turmerind Chutney and chopped Onions.

This Chana Dal one can have with Roti, paratha or rice too. Pakwan also tastes awesome with a cup of Tea/ Coffee. You can store pakwan in a air tight container.

Generally Sindhi friends have this dish as a breakfast/ brunch. Its a heavy meal actually.So One can have it either in brunch or Lunch.


To make Dal

  • 1.5 cup Chana Dal ( Split Bengal Gram )
  • Salt
  • 1/2 Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Red chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 2/3 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2-3 Green Chillies
  • 2-3 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida
  • Handsfull Curry Leaves

To make Pakwan

  • 1 cup Maida
  • 1 cup Wheat FLour
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Carrom Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly grounded Black papper
  • 2-3 tsp Oil


  • DAL

Rinse and soak Chana Dal in water for at least 2 hours. Drain it. In a pressure cooker take Soaked , drained Dal and add Salt, turmeric powder and almost 3 cups water. Cook on slow flame for 2 whistles. Grain should be cooked yet seperate. It should not be mashy.

Once the pressure cooker settles down by its own, add red chilli powder, garam masala, dry mango powder . I already added enough water in starting so i didnt find any need to add at  this time,  else one can add some water if needed. Mix very well and simmer for 7-8 mins at  low-to-medium flame till dal reaches to medium consistency .

In a another wok  heat oil, add cumin seeds and chopped green chillies. Add curry leaves, Asafoetida . Pour this temper on Cooked Dal. Mix well . Dal is ready ot serve.


Mix all the ingredients for Pakwan in a bowl or a big plate. Add some water and knead a medium dough. Dough should be too tight or too soft.

Roll thin and big rotis out of this dough. Prick with Fork. Fry in hot Oil on medium flame till it becomes crispy and golden . Drain on paper towel to absorb extra oil.

Serve with Dal.

Hope you all will enjoy this delicious snack .


Happy Cooking 🙂 🙂



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