Join us on :
Download PDF
Print Recipe


A very popular Maharashtrian dry version of Pithala - Zunka. Very simple and easy to make, a perfect last minute recipe. Tastes so good with Jawar Bhakari, roti or rice.Very spicy, tasty and yummy!!!

Preparation time : 10 mts
Cooking time : 10 mts
Serves : 2 people


  • 1 small Onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 Dried Red Chillies
  • 1 cup Gram Flour / Besan
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 2 cups Water


  • Take besan in a deep bowl add water and whisk till it becomes smooth.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dried red chillies, chopped garlic and cook till garlic gets light golden color.
  • Add chopped onion and cook till onion becomes translucent.
  • Now add besan batter and quickly mix it.
  • Add salt, mix, cover and cook on low heat for 5 mts.
  • Garnish with chopped corriandar leaves.


  • After adding besan batter quickly mix to avoid forming of lumps.
  • Adjust the amount of red chilli powder as per your taste.

Related Recipes

Leave Your Comment And Suggestion Here

No Image

Comments :

No Image pramod pawar :     1 January 2014
i m maharastrian banda and i really like zunka recepies it remind me my grandma handmade zunka. thnx for the recepies