Dal Pakwan

16 Feb

Dal Pakwan


Plain Flour / Maida 1 1/2 cups
Whole Wheat Flour 2 tbsps
Fine Sooji 1 tbsp
Red Chile Powder 1 tsp
Black Peppercorns Powder 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil 4 tbsps
Water as required
Oil for deep frying

Method of preparation:

Heat 3 tbsps oil in a small pot until smoking hot.
In a mixing bowl, mix together plain flour, wheat flour, sooji, red chile powder, black peppercorn powder, cumin seeds and salt.
Pour hot oil into above mixture, carefully fold the mixture, add sufficient water and knead it into a semi – soft dough. Let the dough rest for around 10 minutes.

Form lemon sized balls out of the prepared dough.
Roll each ball into 6 – 8 inch circle and prick it multiple times with the help of a fork.
Repeat the same with remaining dough balls and keep aside.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan on medium – low heat, slow drop rolled out pakwan one at a time.
Once the pakwan is golden brown on both the sides, remove onto absorbent paper.
Serve pakwan with sindhi dal (recipe tomorrow).

Notes: Make sure oil is not too hot all the time.

9 Responses to “Dal Pakwan”

  1. Asha February 16, 2009 at 10:07 am #

    YUM! I always wanted to make this. Can’t wait for the dal! :))

  2. sindhura February 17, 2009 at 5:59 am #

    This is similar to our karam poorilu is it not?

  3. Nidhi February 18, 2009 at 12:13 am #

    Ummmmaahhhhhhh its mouth watering, my weekend recepi is decided……… dal Pakwan yessssss.

  4. varun February 18, 2009 at 2:54 am #

    Excellent! why dont u send this dish already prepared to me

  5. farzana February 22, 2009 at 10:54 am #

    where is the dal???

  6. Saira February 24, 2009 at 1:42 am #

    Yummy!! I had always wanted to have this recepie ever since I had eaten this at a friend’s place a long time back. Thanx

  7. Elayne April 15, 2009 at 7:55 pm #

    Anybody can help me??
    Plain Flour and Whole Wheat Flour is different??
    And what is the fine sooji…??
    Hope someone can explain it to me..
    I really like indian food..
    but a bit confused about the ingredients..and the name..
    Its like to difficult to find it..

    • anusharaji April 15, 2009 at 8:14 pm #

      plain flour and wheat flour are different
      plain flour is all purpose flour while
      wheat flour is whole wheat flour or whole meal flour made by lightly roasting and stone grinding the whole wheat
      sooji is little grainy but aslo a product of wheat


  1. Talimpu » Blog Archive » Sindhi Dal - February 17, 2009

    […] Heat oil in a sauce pot, add cumin seeds, green chiles and curry leaves.When cumin seeds change color, add cooked chana dal, red chile powder, roasted coriander powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder and salt.Mix thoroughly and let it boil for few seconds.Remove cooked chana dal onto a bowl, garnish with chopped cilantro and onion.Serve sindhi dal with pakwan. […]

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