Friday is the official holiday in Dubai and life is very calm and relaxed on Fridays. Life is slow, lazy, and cozy; people get up late generally specially on Fridays, Dal Pakwan is the popular late breakfast of Fridays in Dubai. Some of the small restaurants make this only on Fridays. Here is very simple recipe to make this crispy bread with boiled Chana dal to enjoy every day.



1 ½ cup Soak Chana dal or Bengal Gram

2 tbsp. Moong dal, soaked

1 cup Chopped Tomatoes

1 tbsp. Oil

1 tsp. Cumin seeds

1 tsp. Turmeric powder

1 tbsp. Dry Pomegranate powder

Salt to taste

2 tbsp. Green Chilies, Chopped

2 tbsp. Ginger thinly sliced

½ cup Chopped Fresh Coriander

1 tbsp. Lime Juice

For Pakwan:

2 cups Plain Flour

2 tbsp. Oil

Salt to taste

1 tsp. Cumin Seeds

Oil for frying


Wash 2-3 times soaked dal in the running water and keep aside. Heat pressure cooker and add oil and cumin seeds to crackle. Add all dry spices and ginger, chilies and tomatoes sauté and add both dals. Add salt and water and pressure cook it for 3 whistles, cool. Open the lid and stir with spoon. Adjust the consistency by adding little water and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Add lime juice and garnish with chopped coriander.

For Pakwan:

Take flour in the big bowl and salt, cumin, oil and rub it with the hands. Add water little by little to make semi hard dough. Cover with lid and keep aside for 20 minutes to rest it.

Divide the dough into lemon size balls and roll it in the circular shape. Prick it with forks. Heat oil in the frying pan, and deep fry all the rolled pakwans from both sides. Serve Hot with Dal.






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