Pakwan Pizza

Pakwan Pizza is a fusion pizza made with Sindhi crisp flatbread pakwan and poha which is a speciality 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, maybe the size of a large pizza. This street food has 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.

Pakwan Pizza

Pakwan Pizza



Garnish / Toppings

Farsaan ( choose what you like)
Onions, finely chopped
Tomatoes, finely chopped
Beetroot, grated
Pomegranate pearls
Coriander leaves
Sweet tamarind chutney
Spicy chutney
Chat Masala

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, beetroot, coriander leaves and finally pomegranate pearls.
Finish with some Chat Masala.

Pakwan Pizza

Pakwan Pizza is my Day 3 post under the theme Fusion at its Best.

The other recipes that I posted were –

Quinoa Kheer

Motichoor Golgappe

Pakwan Pizza

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 .
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Fusion, Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • Pakwan
  • Daal
  • poha


  • Farsaan choose what you like
  • onions finely chopped
  • tomatoes finely chopped
  • beet root grated
  • pomegranate pearls
  • coriander leaves
  • Sweet tamarind chutney
  • Spicy chutney
  • Chat masala


  • 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

9 thoughts on “Pakwan Pizza | Pushkar Street Food”

  1. I was thinking of the chocolate paan that you served for BM25. Those are also perfect for this theme,right? Coming to the fusion pizza here, it’s wonderful to see how much street food has absorbed the elements from all over the world.

      1. I remember almost everything from that trip Vaishali. It still is one of the best moments in my life. Wish I could join you all for BM100 meet , unfortunately I won’t be able to.

  2. What a wonderful Idea to use 2 different dishes/ingredients from different Indian cuisine.. it will be a perfect snack treat for parties and get togethers..or when you want something innovative for a weekend night!! Loved it!!

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