|Published||Cooking Time||25 Minutes|
|Recipe Type||Veg-Main||Preparation Time||10 Minutes|
|Ingredient||Besan gramflour||Standing Time||25 Minutes|
Zunka Junka Pitla is a popular dish from the North Karnataka and Maharashtra region popularly known as Pitla Bhakri or Pitla. Pitla is a quintessential Maharashtrian dish that can be made in less than 5 minutes for a quick fix as a main meal. It is made with Besan flour as the main ingredients and seasoned with cumin seeds, ajwain and other spices.
Recipe of ZUNKA JUNKA PITLA
|Garam Masala Powder||1/2||Teaspoons|
|Red Chilli Powder||1||Teaspoons|
|Green Chillies, Chopped||2-3||Numbers|
|Water As Needed|
|Besan Atta (chickpea Flour)||1||Cup|
|Salt To Taste|
|Spring Onions, Chopped||1/2||Cup|
|Coriander Leaves, Chopped||1||Springs|
- In a bowl, add 1 cup of besan atta. Add little water and mix well to form a thick paste free of lumps. Then add little more water and make this mixture to a thin paste.
- Add 1 tbsp oil in a hot pan, add mustard seeds and when they crackle add cumin seeds, ajwain, finely chopped onions, crushed garlic and ginger, and chopped green chillies. Saute all ingredients.
- Add pinch of hing, turmeric and mix well till the raw flavours are gone.
- Add red chilli powder and garam masala. Now add the besan batter and stir continuously. Add salt to taste. When the mixture is slightly thickening, add chopped spring onions, coriander leaves and mix well. Add very little tamarind juice and mix. Cook for few mins until the spring onions are cooked. Switch off the flame.