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Zunka Bhakar

Dominant flavors of onion, this gram flour dish hails from the state of Maharashtra.

Zunka Bhakar Zunka Bhakar


: Deshmukh-ji, Shabri Restaurant, Hotel Parichey, Pune

Recipe Servings

: 3

Recipe Cook Time

: 30 Minutes

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  • For the wet mix (ghol):

    1 glass water

    2 chopped onions

    1 tsp red chilli powder

    1/2 tsp turmeric powder

    2-3 curry leaves

    1 tsp coriander leaves

    1 cup chickpea flour (besan)

    For the onion mix:

    4 tsp oil

    1 tsp mustard seeds

    1/2 cumin seeds

    1/2 tsp garlic paste

    1/2 tsp ginger paste

    2 chopped onions

    1/2 tsp chopped green chillies

    1 tsp salt


Mix water, onions, chilli powder, turmeric powder, curry leaves, coriander leaves and chick pea flour to make a ghol or a wet mix.

Heat oil in a wok.

Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, garlic paste, ginger paste, chopped onions, chopped green chillies and salt.

Stir till the onions turn brown.

Add the onion mix to the wet mix.

Stir briskly for 4-5 minutes till all the water evaporates.

The Zunka is ready.

Serve with garlic chutney and jawaar or baajra rotis.




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