Pakwan Pizza is a fusion pizza made with Sindhi crisp flatbread pakwan and poha which is a specialty of Madhya Pradesh . It’s a no bake , no cheese pizza .
The name pakwan Pizza was new to me till I watched a street food video on Pushkar . Pushkar is a town in Rajasthan which is very popular for its temples and it’s a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs . It is famous for its annual fair which is called the Camel Fair , featuring a trading fete of cattle, horses and camels. The festival is held over seven days in autumn and attracts nearly 200,000 tourists .
Since Pushkar is a tourist town it caters to all cuisines . It’s strange that this small town has a wide range of international cuisine on the street ! My nephew goes to Puskar to capture these festivities and has always spoken about the street food there , but somehow I have never been able to visit this town . While watching this street food video I was amazed to see this fusion pizza . The pizza was made on the crisp pakwan , which is a flatbread served with Bengal gram , and poha , the flattened rice .
The pakwan is the base of the pizza , while the daal is the purée , poha is the cheese and farsaan are the toppings ! The chutneys well you could say are the olive oil and sauces ! Interesting isn’t it ? Well I thought of replicating this street food with mini bite sized pakwans , which are actually quite big , may be the size of a large pizza . The Pakwan Pizza had a burst of flavours , crisp pakwan with soft daal and poha , with a crunchiness from farsaan , onions and pomegranate pearls , and finally the sweet and sour flavours from chutneys . It’s quite a mouthful ! Seriously you need to try this and I bet you will love it .
Garnish / Toppings
Making Pakwan Pizza
Take a pakwan .
Spread the cooked daal over it , as though spreading purée .
Sprinkle a thin layer of poha .
Sprinkle the chutneys .
Sprinkle farsaan , onions , tomatoes , beet root , coriander leaves and finally pomegranate pearls .
Finish with some chat Masala .
Pakwan Pizza is my Day 3 post under the theme Fusion at it’s Best.
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