Monday, March 28, 2011

Pitla or Zunka Bhakari

Pitla 0r Zunka bhakari a very staple food of Maharashtra. Its made most of the time in a week. You also get in many restaurants. Zunka is curry type and  made of besan flour and other spices. Bhakari is a roti made with Jowar flour.


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Besan (gram flour)
  • 1 Onion (finely chooped)
  • 2-3 Garlic (minced)
  • 3-4 Green chilies (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • Pinch of Asefotida/ hing
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3-4 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Water + some more
Method: 
           Heat the pan with oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds allow them to splutter. Add onion, green chilies, garlic and fry till they turn soft and light brwon color. Add hing, turmeric powder and give nice mix. Add water, salt and bring to boil. Once its boiled,sprinkle besan and start string.(make sure there are no lumps). Cook for 8-10 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve pitla or zunka with Bhakari, Onion & Chilies.


Note:
  • If you find difficult to add bean to boiling water then make take the besan , add water make a smooth lumps fee paste. You can add this directly to the pan and adjust the water consistency as you like.
Pitla /Zunka Bhakari & Bhadang recipe goes to PJ's Flavors of Maharashtra event which was started by Naina.& Gayathri's Walking through the memory lane event.





AndBhadang / Puffed Rice/ Chunmuri Chiwda recipe goes to Kurinji's Healthy recipe hunt event.

47 comments:

Ramya said...

I have heard a lot abt this dish from my friends..yet to try it:-)
Looks like a perfect combo with Roti:-)

Priti said...

Long time I made this ...yours looks so yum ..that platter is so yumm

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

I don't mind having them now! Am I invited??? ;)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy looking recipe...

Prathima Rao said...

Looks awesome & truly aithentic...Had this for d 1st recently in mumbai & i loved it..Now i can try it at home thx to u :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Radhika said...

something new to me. would like to try it out sometime

Suman Singh said...

That food platter is making me hungry...mm..looks delish..thanks for the recipe!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very nicely prepared food platter dear. Loved the look of it.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Smitha said...

we love making this for Pooris....
love lots of onions in it!
:) looks yuM!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

aipi said...

Very authentic looking.I too have heard a lot about this dish but never really tried it. Will bookmark this recipe ..
Thanks for sharing dear :)

US Masala

jeyashrisuresh said...

i have tasted this in my friend's place, but never tried on my own.Came out perfect

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

My dads fav...Delicious n mouthwatering....looks really yum...inviting pics..
Sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

Suja Sugathan said...

This is something new..looks so delicious combo for rotis.

savitha ramesh said...

Love ur pitla.Cute pictures.loving it.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

interesting..nice to know about zunka bhakari..

Reva said...

very authentic... I love the combination of flavours ...
Reva

Vidhya said...

Roti and curry look so delicious.I have never had this before.I have to try this out soon.

Now Serving said...

Interesting names and delicious platter

Yummy Team said...

Am drooling over your platter..Lovely dish!

Panchpakwan said...

Thank you so much for your comments..Appreciated.

@Ramya,Prathima,Radhika,Aipi, Vidya do try and let me know..
@Lov2cook..you r always welcome to my home dear..

Treat and Trick said...

Yummy combo! Never tasted them before, will try this some time..

Priya said...

Wonderful looking pitla, absolutely inviting..

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

This recipe is very new to me.. Will surely give a try sometime

swapna said...

Perfect combo with roti....yummy!!

Swathi said...

delicious zunka, Love to try with bhakari one day.

divya said...

Looks delicious...mouthwatering...thanks for sharing.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination looks wonderful

simply.food said...

Sounds absolutely delicious nad perfect entry for the event.

Sonia said...

A great dish which sounds so good and am really tempted to try it.... !

sonu said...

looks simply perfect.....i too make the pitla same way but i dont know to make jowar rotis :P ...luved ur jowari ki roti too !

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely recipe, will try this with Chapathi!

Nandini said...

The meal's very healthy and nutritious! It looks scrumptious as well.

Kankana said...

Thanks for dropping by :) I never heard of Pitla before, but it surely looks very interesting! I would like it if you share this dish with Hearth and Soup Hop. Please visit my post to link :) Thanks!

Rumana Rawat said...

Amazing Dish.. I have a event running in my blog. do participate:)
http://rumanarawat.blogspot.com/2011/03/treat-to-eyes-series-2.html

Rachu said...

totally new to me.. wud love to hve with rotis..
ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

Sanjeeta kk said...

Have had the pitals in friends home and now I can make them too :)

Suchi said...

love it- the recipe looks great!

Vidhya said...

Its been so long since I had zunka bhakari. looks absolutely tempting..will try sometime.

Nostalgia said...

Sounds like a healthy meal to feat on. Good one!

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

Love the zunka and bhakari combo.I have eaten it once..loved it.Thanks for the recipe.

Krishnaveni said...

never tried besan like this, looks great

Gulmohar said...

Classy combo..I have had them only in restaurants :-)

women-wisdom.com said...

Nice info on Zunka. The platter is authentic and inviting. Thanks for sharing.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

Santosh Bangar said...

it is like curd kari of ponjabi cisine. but witout curd looks tasty must try it

Saras said...

very easy & simple recipes, Sound delicious with roti..Thanks for sharing..

Viki's Kitchen said...

I tasted this chutney kind of besan curry.....never knew how they do it:) Nice recipe and pictures dear. Will try this when I get that flour.

Sonia said...

Happy ugadi to you and ur family too, nice curries and dishes!!!

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