How to make Dal Pakwan Canapes - SK Khazana -

Dal pakwan, a Sindhi speciality, is turned into canapés that are so very tasty

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Sindhi, Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Dal Pakwan Canapes - SK Khazana

Dal Pakwan Canapes - SK Khazana Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 4-5 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dal Pakwan Canapes - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 cup

  • Oil 1 teaspoon + to deep-fry

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Onions finely chopped 1

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Dried mango powder 2 teaspoons + for sprinkling

  • Fresh coriander leaves 2 tablespoons + for garnish

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Dough

  • Refined flour (maida) 1/2 cup

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1/4 cup

  • Cumin seeds a pinch

  • Semolina (suji) 1 1/2 tablespoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Take Chana Dal in a large bowl, add sufficient water and soak for 3-4 hours. Drain and boil. Lightly mash the cooked dal.

Step 2

Take refined flour in a mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour, cumin seeds, semolina, crushed black peppercorns, salt and oil and mix well. Add sufficient water and knead into stiff dough. Cover with damp muslin cloth and rest the dough for some time.

Step 3

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and saute till their colour changes. Add green chillies and onion, mix and sauté till onion is translucent. Add curry leaves and mix well.

Step 4

Add dried mango powder, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, and mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 5

Add cooked dal and mix well. Add salt and mix till well combined. Cook for 2-3 minutes and take the pan off the heat.

Step 6

Divide the dough into equal balls and roll out each ball into a large thin disc. Prick it all over it with a fork.

Step 7

Cut out roundels with a small round cookie cutter.

Step 8

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, slide in the roundels and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. These are pakwans.

Step 9

Arrange the pakwans on a serving platter, place a portion of the spiced dal on each, and sprinkle a little dried mango powder on top. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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