Daal Pakwan

This Daal pakwan recipe triggers our childhood memories. Make this over the weekend and enjoy your cooking. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Maida (All-purpose flour) sifted 2 Cups
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp
  • Ajwain (Carom seeds) ½ tsp
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Ghee 2 tbs
  • Pani (Water) 3/4 Cup or as required
  • Cooking oil for frying
  • Cooking oil 1 tsp
  • Adrak (Ginger) chopped 1 tsp
  • Lehsan paste (Garlic paste) 1 tsp
  • Chana daal (Split bengal gram) 1 Cup (soaked for 1 hour)
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Pani (Water) 1 & ½ Cups or as required
  • Pani (Water) ½ Cup or as required
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1-2 tbs


  • Cooking oil 2-3 tbs
  • Hing (Asafeotida) powder ½ tsp
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) ½ tsp
  • Dried red chilies 2-3


  • Imli pulp (Tamarind pulp) 2-3 tbs 
  • Chaat masala
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped


In bowl,add all-purpose flour,salt,carom seeds,cumin seeds,ghee and mix well.

Gradually add water and knead until hard dough is formed,cover and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.

Grease hands with oil and knead dough again until smooth.

Take a small dough (70 g),sprinkle dry flour and roll out with the help of rolling pin & prick with fork (makes 5-6).

In wok,heat cooking oil and fry on medium low flame until golden brown.

In saucepan,add cooking oil,ginger and mix.

Add garlic paste and mix well.

Add split Bengal gram and mix well.

Add red chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,garam masala powder,salt,mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add water,mix well and bring it to boil,cover and cook on medium flame for 30-35 minutes or until tender then mash slightly.

Add water,mix well and cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes.

Add fresh coriander,mix well & set aside.

Prepare Tadka:

In small frying pan,add cooking oil,asefeotida powder,cumin seeds,dried red chillies,mix well and cook for 30 seconds.


Take out cooked daal in a serving dish,add tamarind pulp,chaat masala,pour tadka,add onion,fresh coriander & serve!

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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