Maharashtrian Zunka: A Traditional Side Dish To Pair With Bhakri


Welcome to the world of Maharashtrian cuisine! Today, we'll explore the traditional side dish, Zunka, that perfectly complements the staple Bhakri.


Zunka is a spicy and flavorful dish made with besan (gram flour) and onions. It is a popular dish in Maharashtra and is often served with Bhakri, a flatbread made from jowar or bajra flour.


To make Zunka, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. Then, add chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.


Next, add besan and mix well. Add water and let it cook for a few minutes. The besan will thicken and form a paste-like consistency.


Now, add spices like turmeric, red chili powder, and coriander powder. You can also add chopped green chilies for an extra kick of heat.


Once the spices are well incorporated, add chopped coriander leaves and mix. Your Zunka is now ready to be served with hot Bhakri.


Zunka is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Besan is a good source of protein and fiber, while onions are rich in antioxidants and vitamins.


This simple yet flavorful dish is a staple in Maharashtrian households. It is often served as a side dish with dal and rice as well.


So, the next time you're craving for some authentic Maharashtrian food, don't forget to try Zunka with Bhakri. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!


We hope you enjoyed learning about this traditional dish. Stay tuned for more interesting web stories on different cuisines and recipes. Happy cooking!