Jhunka – A Side dish for Chapathi

Jhunka – A Side dish for Chapathi

Jhunka

Jhunka is a simple and one of my favourite gravy based curry for Chapathis. I just love the colour, Consistency and of course taste of Jhunka. My mom got to know about this through one of our relative who stay in Mumbai which was then called “Bombay”. Hence to attract our attention in our childhood she used to call it “Bombay Chutney”. From then on until now I call it Bombay Chutney. To describe Jhunka in simple terms its chickpea flour based gravy.  The simple it sounds, the more simpler is its preparation. Jhunka can be made with the very basic available ingredients at home.

Jhunka

Jhunka is a well-known side dish for Chapathis is Karnataka and Maharashtra. It’s called poor man’s food because it is prepared with bare minimum ingredients. Well who cares weather it is a poor man’s food or a rich man’s?? All we need is a sumptuous and tasty meal.

Let straight away get into Jhunka Recipe

Ingredients:

Onion: 1 roughly chopped

Green Chillies: 2-3 as per taste

Gram Flour (Besan): 2 tsp.

Water: 1.5 cups

Salt: To taste

For Tempering

Oil: 1 tsp.

Bengal Gram: 1 spoon

Mustard and cumin seeds: 1 spoon each

Curry Leaves: Few

Turmeric: ½ spoon

Method:

  • Heat Oil in a pan and add Bengal Gram and fry for a minute
  • Now add mustard and cumin seeds and allow them to splutter
  • Add turmeric powder, curry leaves and chopped green chillies and fry for a minute
  • Now add chopped onions and fry until they are moderately soft
  • Take gram flour in a bowl and add water to it and beat it well so that there are no lumps
  • Pour this mixture into the pan and mix well. You can adjust the quantity of the water based on the consistency required

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  • Once it starts boiling you can see that the mixture starts thickening
  • Boil it until you get a desired consistency and switch off the stove
  • Serve hot with chapathi or phulkas

Jhunka

Jhunka- A simple and easy to prepare side dish for chapathi

 

Jhunka – A Side dish for Chapathi
Recipe Type: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Krish
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
Jhunka- A simple and tasty side dish for chapathi prepared with minimum ingredients
Ingredients
  • Onion: 1 roughly chopped
  • Green Chillies: 2-3 as per taste
  • Gram Flour (Besan): 2 tsp.
  • Water: 1.5 cups
  • Salt: To taste
  • For Tempering
  • Oil: 1 tsp.
  • Bengal Gram: 1 spoon
  • Mustard and cumin seeds: 1 spoon each
  • Curry Leaves: Few
  • Turmeric: ½ spoon
Instructions
  1. • Heat Oil in a pan and add Bengal Gram and fry for a minute
  2. • Now add mustard and cumin seeds and allow them to splutter
  3. • Add turmeric powder, curry leaves and chopped green chillies and fry for a minute
  4. • Now add chopped onions and fry until they are moderately soft
  5. • Take gram flour in a bowl and add water to it and beat it well so that there are no lumps
  6. • Pour this mixture into the pan and mix well. You can adjust the quantity of the water based on the consistency required
  7. • Once it starts boiling you can see that the mixture starts thickening
  8. • Boil it until you get a desired consistency and switch off the stove
  9. • Serve hot with chapathi or phulkas

 

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