Zunka


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“Zunka” is a traditional Maharashtrian dish. It is made using few basic ingredients and is ready within minutes. It’s a best option you can bet on when you want to go a little low on cooking. Traditionally it is served with “Bhakhar” which is an Indian flat bread made from Jowar/ Millet flour. Millet is rich in potassium and phosphorous and also has good amount of calcium in it.          
Serves: 3 to 4 People
Total Time:
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 to 15 mins
Ingedients:
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
Pinch of asafetida
2 to 3 fresh green chillies, chopped
5 to 6 curry leaves
1 tbsp peanuts, coarsely grinded
1 tbsp ginger – garlic paste
1 onion, julienned
¾ cup besan
1 ½ cup Water
Salt as per taste
½ tsp Turmeric powder
Fresh coriander leaves
Method:
Keep a wok or a heavy base pan to heat.

Simultaneously, combine flour, salt and turmeric powder to form into a smooth paste. Keep aside.

Turn heat to low and pour oil into the hot wok. Add in mustard seeds along with cumin seeds and asafetida. Once the seeds stop to crackle, add green chillies, ginger- garlic paste, curry leaves, peanuts and onions. Sauté till the onions are nice and soft.

Pour the flour mixture into the wok and keep stirring on low heat till the batter thickens up.

Keep cooking for 2 to 3 minutes over low heat. Keep stirring to avoid the batter stick to the bottom of the pan.

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with Bhakhar.

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