Zunka Bhakar Recipe - Spicy gramflour preparation served with Indian bread.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Gram flour (besan), Onions

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course_Veg

Zunka Bhakar

The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Zunka Bhakar Recipe - How to make Zunka Bhakar

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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients

  • Gram flour (besan) 1/2 cup

  • Onions chopped2 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Spring onions chopped4

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Spring onion greens chopped2-3 stalks

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped2 tablespoons

Method

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.

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