Wednesday, October 3, 2012

DAL PAKWAN & SEERO ( Sindhi Breakfast)

This is a popular Sindhi breakfast dish. Cooked chana dal with spice powders tadka is served with crispy fried maida pakwans. Usually Seero is also prepared along with this. Mostly everyone prepares this on a Sunday morning so that the whole family can relish this special breakfast/brunch together.


Chana dal ... 2 cups
Green chillies .. 2 (chopped)
Salt ................ to taste
Turmeric powder .... 1/2 tsp.

For tempering:
Cumin powder ......... 1/2  tsp.
Red chilli powder ... 1/4 tsp.
Garam masala ........ 1/4 tsp.
Oil ...... 2-3 tbsps.

For Garnishing:
Finely diced onions .. as needed
Tamarind chutney ..... as needed
Coriander leaves .... finely chopped


Wash and soak dal for at least 2-3 hours.

Cook it adding enough water, green chillies, salt and turmeric. Dal should remain whole and not over cooked. Just stir with the spoon to mash it a little. ( You may pressure cook it also but take care not to over cook it )

 Sprinkle all the tempering spice powders and garnishings mentioned above.


Maida ..... 2-3 cups
Salt ........ to taste
Oil ........ 2 tbsps. to mix with the flour
Caraway/kummel seeds .. 1 tbsp
Water ......... to knead the dough
Oil to fry the pakwans.


 Mix the salt, oil and caraway seeds with the flour.

Knead into a soft dough adding enough water. Set aside.

Roll out thin rotis. Prick with the fork or knife all over the roti so that it does not puff up while frying. It has to be flat and crisp like papdi.

Heat oil and fry the pakwans on medium heat until crisp and golden brown.

(Tip: always fry 2 pakwans together in a kadai one on top of the other, turning each one from time to time. This way they will not puff up. You can store them for a few days and use the left over pakwans to make Bhel or Papdi Chat)


Click HERE to see the Seero recipe.

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  1. A new dish to me , lovely!
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  2. I have heard a lot about this combo n always wanted to try it..thanks for the authentic recipes..goes to my must make list :)
    Everything looks very delicious n appetizing..

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    1. Thanks a lot Aipi.
      Do feel free to ask if you have any query while making them.

  3. All recipes are superb....Great combinations...

  4. All 3 dishes r very much new to me they looks very yumm n colorful..

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  6. OMG,it looks gorgeous and tempting..

  7. All the dishes looks so delicious:)

  8. I love this combination, pakwans and spicy dhal. Looks very delicious. Thank you for sending these delicious treats to AWED :)

  9. have eaten this SO many times at my uncles house (Mr. Ram Jethmalani) SO YUMMY -- thanks for bringing back some awesome memories :)

  10. This is something new to me. I am tempted to try.

  11. Wow wat a beautiful spread, dal pakwan and seero looks super delicious and inviting!

  12. fabulous meal looks delicious lovely combination of flavours

  13. Wow, inviting spread it is...wanna try them sometime, loved ur recipes

  14. Nice combo!!!

    Thanks for linking it to my event!!!! Looking forward for more yummy recipes!!!


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  15. hye wowo thats really a great breakfast combo.... new to know other regional cuisine....Thanks for linking it ....Waiting for more recipes....

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    1. Thanks a lot dear.. will surely link more recipes

  16. This is really interesting…

  17. It is new to me and looking super delicious. I'll try this asap and let you know :) Happy to follow you and if you do the same, I'll be more happy. My blog is

    1. Thanks for liking and following Yashoda]ha

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