Pakwan Dal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Dal:
  • 1 cup - channa dal (wash, soak for 5-6 hours)
  • 2 tbsp- tamarind chutney
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp - amchoor (dried mango) powder
  • 1/4 tsp- turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp - ghee
  • Pakwan:
  • 2 cups - maida (plain flour)
  • 2 tbsp- ghee
  • 1/2 tsp - saltwater to make dough
  • ghee or oil for deep frying

How to Make Pakwan Dal

  • Pakwan:
  • Mix ghee, salt into flour.
  • Knead into a soft pliable dough.
  • Make small sized balls.
  • Roll into thin puries.
  • Prick all over with a fork or knife.
  • Deep fry in hot oil/ghee till light brown and crisp.
  • Drain, keep aside. Or cool before storing.
  • For dal:
  • Place dal to boil with 3 cups water.
  • Add salt and turmeric.
  • Boil till tender but not mushy.
  • Stir in tamarind chutney.
  • Just before serving pour hot dal in serving dish. Sprinkle all masala powders over dal.
  • Heat ghee in a small pan.
  • When smoking hot, pour over the dal and masalas.
  • Serve hot with pakwan.

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