Mini Dal Pakwan Chaat
by Tarla Dalal
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Dal Pakwan is an all-time favourite Sindhi breakfast of crispy puris served with a chana dal curry. Here, we have converted this lovely combo into a snazzy chaat . The pakwans are made in an attractive mini-size, and topped with delicious chana dal.
A garnish of onions, pomegranate and bhujia completes the Mini Dal Pakwan Chaat, giving it a lot of more interesting flavours and textures! This is a very exciting snack, which will be loved by young and old alike.
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- Combine the chana dal, turmeric powder, salt and ¾ cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape completely before opening the lid. Keep aside.
- Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the green chilli and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the cooked chana dal, garam masala and chilli powder and little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the lemon juice and mix well. Keep aside.
- Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a firm dough using enough water.
- Divide the dough into 3 equal portions.
- Roll a portion of the dough into a 200 mm. (8”) diameter thin circle without using any flour for rolling.
- Prick it with a fork at regular intervals and cut into 8 small rounds of approx. 50 mm. (2”) diameter with the help of a cookie cutter or a sharp round vaati.
- Scrape off the remaining dough after cutting the rounds.
- Repeat steps 3 to 5 till the dough gets over.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry, a few pakwans at a time on a medium flame, till they turn crisp and golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Keep aside.
- Just before serving, arrange 9 mini pakwans on a serving plate.
- Top each mini pakwan with little dal, 1 tsp khajur imli ki chutney, ½ tsp green chutney, 1 tsp onions and 1 tsp pomegranate.
- Sprinkle little salt evenly over each pakwan and top it with 1 tsp bikaneri bhujia.
- Garnish with 1 tbsp of coriander.
- Repeat steps 1 to 4 to make 4 more plates.
- Serve immediately.
Mini Dal Pakwan Chaat by Tarla Dalal
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