Servings: 2

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 12

Preparation Time: 60 Minutes

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ready In: 90 Minutes


  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 8-10 curry leaves (optional)
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 1¼ cup chana dal or bengal gram
  • 1 tsp mango powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • salt as required
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 to 2.5 cups water


  1. rinse and soak the chana dal in water for almost 2 hours.drain and keep a pressure cooker, take the dal and 2 to 2.5 cups water
  2. pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.the grains should be cooked yet separate.once the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid.add all the spice powders, sugar and salt to the cooked dal.stir and add water if required
  3. i added 1 cup water at this stage
  4. you can add the amount of water as required.simmer for 7-8 minutes or more on a low flame till a medium consistency of the dal is reached.keep the dal another pan, heat oil or ghee.crackle the cumin first and then add the green chilies and saute for a minute.add curry leaves and asafoetida and saute for a further minute or two on a low flame.pour this sauteed mixture along with the oil in the dal.stir and serve the steaming hot sindhi dal with pakwan accompanied with some chopped onions, coriander mint chutney and sweet tamarind chutney
  5. enjoy the sindhi dal pakwan as a breakfast dish or snacks

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