Maharashtrian Zunka: A Traditional Side Dish To Pair With Bhakri

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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