Zunka (How to make zunka)

Zunka is a very famous dish belonging to Maharashtra region.Main ingredient is besan (chickpeas flour),there are two versions of this one is pitala (gravy)and dry one is zunka,a very simple dish to make with full of flavours.lets see what goes in making this simple zunka



1 cup besan(chickpea flour)

3 to 4 tsp oil(this dish requires a little more oil for the taste)

1/2 tsp jeera(cumin)

1/2 tsp rai(mustard seeds)

1/2 tsp hing(asafoetida)

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

2 to 3 tsp green chili(finely chopped)

1/2 cup onions(I have used spring onions)

1/2 cup capsicum(finely chopped)

1/4 tsp haldi powder(turmeric)

1/2 tsp coriander powder

1 tomato chopped

salt as per taste

2 to 3 tsp coriander leaves chopped

dry besan sabzi from Maharashtra state


Heat oil in a pan or kadai,add rai n jeera let it crackle,put green chili ginger-garlic paste and hing saute for seconds

now add spring onions(white)part, capsicum,chopped tomato haldi powder,coriander powder and saute for two minutes

meanwhile take another pan and roast the besan(chickpea flour)to light brown,keep aside

Check the mixture,if it’s done add salt,spring onions( green) and besan

With little water so that the besan cooks well,

Stir it well till it is dry

Once it’s completely dry,garnish it with coriander leaves

dry besan sabzi from the Maharashtra state

Serve hot with rotis,bhakris or rice

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