I was introduced to Dal Pakwaan in 1990 at a place called Ulhasnagar which has a fascinating story of giving refuge to refugees and becoming a town buzzing with small scale and cottage industries making the local populace a hard working and prosperous lot. I visited the place at the invitation of a delightful family to help them with their marketing efforts and have since been very involved with them and their clientele.
I stayed at a hotel there for a couple of nights visiting a number of the Agent’s customers during the two days and on the second morning the agent took me to have dal pakwaan at a famous local eatery where we were joined by a number of his friends and some members of his family as well. On many subsequent visits to Ulhasnagar, I always made it a point to have at least one breakfast in the same restaurant.
In Pune, the dish is not easily available and we have to go to a suburb, Pimpri to get them. I often get someone to bring them from there or have gone there on a few occasions to have this delicious and filling dish.
My memory of this dish has been triggered by this BBC article on a Real Estate tycoon, who belongs to the Sindhi community which brought this dish to India from Pakistan.
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I know you are a good cook. Have you ever tried making it yourself?
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I have made the dal any number of times but never the pakwan. The dal is quite good with other kinds of Indian breads like puri, roti, and brun.
Rummuser, you have such interesting food stuffs – however it looks too spicy for me 🙂
The spice can always be adjusted to suit one’s taste. The pakwan is quite harmless!
it looks delicious. before i read about it i thought it was corn… like a corn chowder!
quite a nice suburb is that pimpri!
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Pune, Pimpri and Chinchwad sort of is a continuum from East to West towards Mumbai. There is always a lot of traffic between all the three places. Pimpri like Ulhasnagar was also a camp for Sindhi refugees at the time of partition.
It looks like. Lot of work but I can smell the deliciousness from here. Our little city has a few great Indian restaurants now. We are thrilled!
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I hope that you visit them and gorge on a variety of Indian dishes. Do ask them if this is possible.
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