Delicious Zunka!
Vegetarian bites to tickle your senses
Vegetarian bites to tickle your senses

Delicious Zunka!

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  • Gram flour (besan): ½ cup
  • Water: 1 cup (warm)
  • Onion: 1 small (finely chopped)
  • Garlic: 1 tsp (grated)
  • Mustard oil: 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds: ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds: ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Green chili: 1 (de-seeded and finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves: 5-6
  • Red chili powder: ¼ tsp
  • Salt as per taste


    1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Let the seeds splutter.
    2. Now add cumin seeds, garlic, curry leaves, and green chilies. Cook until the raw smell of garlic has gone.
    3. Now add onion and cook till onion becomes translucent.
    4. Add red chili powder, salt, and besan. Roast until besan is fragrant and has changed its color. This procedure will take around 5-7 minutes. Keep the flame on low.
    5. Now add water little by little making sure that no lumps are formed. Let it cook covered for about 13-15 minutes while stirring occasionally.
    6. Now let it cook uncovered for about 10 minutes or until the mixture has become coarse in texture.
    7. Add coriander leaves and mix well.
    8. Serve hot with wheat flour bhakri, jowar bhakri, etc.
    9. Delicious “Zunka” is ready!


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