The people of village are very simple in thought and behavior. They are therefore very friendly and helpful. Whenever they celebrate a festival, they dance and sing together and cook small sized cookies called Pakwan, Goggi or methi tikkia.
Pakwan is a special sindhi snack that is often served with dal. Their combination is called Dal pakwan and is a popular sindhi breakfast. This is a heavy breakfast, so whenever I prepare…. I prepare dal pakwan for lunch
These pakwan can be even had plain with some masala chai or ginger chai. You can keep them in an air-tight container and they stay crisp
- 1 Cup flour
- 3 Tablespoons(tbsp) melted butter/ghee
- Pinch of Salt
- If coloring the dough
- 1-2 drops of pink food color
- Tablespoons(tbsp) 1-2 drops of green food color
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1/2 Cup water
- a couple strands of saffron/kesar
- a few drops of lemon juice
- Make chasni to make one strand
- 4 Tablespoons(tbsp) custard powder
- 4 Tablespoons(tbsp) Oil
- Oil to Fry
- nuts to garnish
- Desiccated coconut to garnish
- Make the dough by binding the flour, butter, salt and water.
- Slowly add the water till you have a smooth dough that is not sticky.
- If you would like the pakwan to have multiple colors, divide the dough into 3 parts and color one with pink food color and another with green food color. It will have a marbled effect. Leave the other dough white.
- Make small balls of dough, of each color. Roll out into small 4″ discs (like roti)
- Layer alternate colors, putting the custard paste in between each layer
- Then roll out into a bigger disc, about 3 mm thickRoll into a swiss roll, cut into piecesThen flatten each piece into a 2-3 inch disc