Friday, September 16, 2011

A famous Maharashtrian recipe Zunaka

How to make Zunaka

Zunaka is very famous Maharashtrian recipe. This is a dry version of pithale. I guess Shiv Sena made Zunaka-bhakari very famous with their campaign a few years ago.. well this is such a flavorful dish itself so lets not add any political spice to it .. well this is originated in the rural Maharashtra and flourished all over. Bhakari is very healthy form of a bread that goes very well with Zunaka.

If I have to elaborate what zunaka is - It is a main course made from chickpea flour and onions and predominantly eaten with roti/chapati.

Here is what we need -

  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • curry leaves
  • 1 spoon mustard seeds
  • 4 tbs chick pea flour
  • turmeric
  • 1 spoon red chili powder
  • 1 tbs oil
  • salt per taste

Whats Next -

Chop garlic. Slice onion length wise.

In a pan take oil. once hot add mustard seeds. As they sputter add garlic. Let it turn brown. Add onion and curry leaves. Put pinch of turmeric & chili powder. Give it a good mix. Add salt and a little water (3-4 tbs). cover the pan.

The onion would be cooked in 5 minutes. If all the water is evaporated add a little water may be a spoonful or two. Add chick pea flour slowly to avoid lumps. Cover it for 3-4 minutes. Chick pea flour will be soft and well cooked.

This is very delicious. This dish is usually dry so in your meal make something that would go well with zunaka.. Enjoy!!

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