Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Onion Zhunka

Zhunka-Bhakri is a staple meal in Maharashtra. Zhunka is traditionally made with drumsticks, but the simpler version is using green onions. Here is the recipe

1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
A bunch of green onions(7-8) along with the greens roughly chopped
1 green chili chopped
1/4 cup besan roasted until golden brown
1 tsp jaggery
Salt to taste

Take a tbsp of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds when the oil is hot. When the mustard seeds sputter add jeera, ginger garlic paste, chili. Saute it for a minute and add onions let it cook through completely, covered. Add besan, salt, jaggery and mix well. Cover and cook for another 5 mins on low flame.
Jhunka is usually served with bhakris but chapatis go well too.