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Zunka Bhakar  Recipe

Spicy gramflour preparation served with Indian bread.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 21-25 minutes

Servings : 4

Zunka Bhakar

Main Ingredients

Gram flour (besan), Onions





Level Of Cooking



  • Gram flour (besan)
    1/2 cup
  • Onions chopped
    2 medium
  • Oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida
    a pinch
  • Spring onions chopped
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Spring onion greens chopped
    2-3 stalks
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat a pan and roast gram flour till fragrant. Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. When they begin to splutter, add asafoetida and onions and sauté till onions soften.

Step 2

Add spring onions and continue to sauté for a minute. Add the gram flour, salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well. Add one cup water, little by little, and mix well.

Step 3

Cover and cook on medium heat for four to five minutes. Add spring onion greens, mix well and continue to cook for a minute. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with bhakar.

Step 4

Note: To prepare bhakar mix two cups of jawari flour with salt. Add sufficient warm water and knead into a soft dough. Divide into eight equal parts and roll it into small thin chapatis.

Step 5

Cook on hot tawa till evenly done on both the sides. Serve hot with zunka.

Chef Tip

Shredded cabbage or chopped green capsicum can also be added to the zunka.

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