If you are into trying cuisines from various parts of India, then you will absolutely fall in love with zunka bhakar, a simple Maharashtrian recipe. Made using pulses and aromatic spices, the dish is healthy. This traditional dish is consumed with chapati during lunch or dinner. 

How To Prepare Zunka Bhakar?  

  • Place a wok on the stove on medium heat. Add oil. 
  • Add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.
  • Then add cumin seeds and asafoetida. Sauté for 30 seconds. 
  • Add ginger, green chillies, garlic, turmeric powder, besan and salt and onions. Sauté well, and cover with a lid for a minute. 
  • Then add 1½ cups water and keep stirring for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Once cooked, prepare the tempering. 
  • In a pan, heat oil. 
  • Add mustard seeds, asafoetida garlic, curry leaves and red chillies. 
  • Sauté on a medium flame for a minute or two. 
  • Add the tempering to the prepared zunka and close the lid.
  • After 30 seconds, remove the lid, and give the zunka a good mix.
  • Add garnishes and serve with chapati. 

Zunka Bhakar Recipe Card

Zunka bhakar, a simple Maharashtrian recipe you can have during lunch or dinner.

Total Time :
20 min
Preparation Time :
5 min
Cooking Time :
15 min
Servings :
2
Cooking Level :
Medium
Course:
Main Course
Calories:
90
Cuisine:
Indian
Author:
Samriddhi Srivastava

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Gram Flour
  • 1 Cup Finely Chopped Onions
  • ¼ Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • ½ Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ Teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 Teaspoon Chopped Ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Green Chillies
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Garlic
  • ½ Cup Chopped Coriander
  • 8 To 10 Curry Leaves
  • Salt To Taste

Instructions

Step 1
Heat oil in a wok.
Step 2
Add mustard seeds and let them crackle.
Step 3
Add cumin seeds and asafoetida. Cook for 30 seconds.
Step 4
Add ginger, green chillies, garlic, turmeric powder, besan and salt and onions in the mixture.
Step 5
Then sauté for a minute.
Step 6
Add 1½ cups water. Stir and cover with a lid for 3 to 4 minutes.
Step 7
Prepare the tempering by adding oil to a small pan.
Step 8
Also add mustard seeds, asafoetida garlic, curry leaves and red chillies.
Step 9
Once cooked, add the tempering to zunka in the wok.
Step 10
Once cooked, add the tempering to zunka in the wok.