Puri Pakwan

Poori (Puri) Pakwan is a crispy, deep - fried bread made with a mix of wheat and all purpose flour. The poori is pared with thick, creamy and spicy Sindhi Dal Pakwan and it makes a unforgettable meal.

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  • 1 cup refined flour (maida)
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 1 tbsp semolina
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • 10 black peppercorns, crushed
  • 5 tbsp oil to deep fry
  • salt to taste

How to make Pakwan?

  1. Sift refined flour and wheat flour into a large bowl. Add semolina, cumin seeds, crushed black peppercorns, 4 tbsp of oil and salt.
  2. Add sufficient water and knead into a semi-soft dough. Divide the dough into eight portions and roll each portion into a chapati of four inch diameter.
  3. Prick lightly with a fork.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry pakwan on low heat till golden and crisp.
  5. Drain on absorbent paper. Garnish the dal with chopped onion and coriander and serve it hot with pakwan.


In order to get proper and crispy unpuffed pakwans, always prick them before frying. It is also important to fry them over medium heat so that it remains crisp for long time.

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