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.
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, beetroot, coriander leaves and finally pomegranate pearls.
Finish with some Chat Masala.
Pakwan Pizza is my Day 3 post under the theme Fusion at its Best.
The other recipes that I posted were –
- 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