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.


  1. New to me.The besan kind of thickens up the dish and does not look too liquidy either, guess that's the right consistency? Any other veggie combinations possible?Thanks.

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  3. Very tempting Zhunka...nice presentation!

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