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.
- 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
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.
- 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.