Zunca is a typical Maharashtrian dish made out of besan (gram flour) traditionally served with Bhakri.


1 cups Besan (Bengal gram flour)

2 cups chopped Onions

1 tsp Rai

1 tsp Jeera)

1/4 tsp Asafoetida (hing)

2 chopped Green Chilli

1/2 tsp Chilli powder

1/2 tsp Haldi

1/2 cup chopped Coriander leaves

2 tbsp Oil

Salt to taste


Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan,add besan and roast till golden brown.Keep aside.


In another pan heat remaining oil, add the mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.

Add the cumin seeds, asafoetida and onions and cook till the onions are tender.

Add green chilli and cook for some more time.
Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, Bengal gram flour and salt and mix well

Add 2 cups of hot water,stir continuously, till the Bengal gram flour thickens and leaves the sides of the pan. Cook over a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes till the water evaporates.

Add the coriander and mix well.

Serve hot with bhakri or roti of your choice.

Happy Cooking !!!


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