Kobhi Zunka/Cabbage Zunka

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hope you guys had a cracker of a Diwali ... We had a great one too. I tried quite a few dishes this Diwali & I was meaning to share it with you guys. But, I was quite tired at the end & I certainly didn't have the patience to photograph the dishes .. Anyways, there is always a next time.

I was wanting to do a post for quite sometime now. But, I was so lost in all the festivities that I took quite a while to get back to the routine.

Have I told you guys that I love Maharastrian food. That cuisine is very honest & I somehow associate it with our very own Karnataka cuisine. Maybe because, it is very similar to North Karnataka dishes.

I love their Kande Pohe, which is similar to our Avalakki Oggarane. And, I love their Pithle & Zunka. So very basic & so comforting.

Kobhi Zunka

There are numerous variations to the basic Zunka. I added cabbage to mine. You can make this with just onions, methi leaves & even scallions.  I ate mine with phulkas, because, I cannot make Bhakri :)

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Cabbage - shredded
  • 1 onion - finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Besan/Gram Flour
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • Salt as per taste
How To:
  • In a pan, dry roast Gram flour until it slightly changes color & aromatic. Set aside.
  • Cook cabbage in the microwave or on stove top until crisp & fully cooked. Drain excess water & set aside.
  • In the same pan, heat oil, splutter mustard & cumin seeds, add asafoetida & turmeric.
  • Add chopped onions & saute until it turns pink. Add cooked cabbage, red chilli powder, Gram flour & mix well.
  • The gram flour absorbs all the moisture & will tend to form lumps. Break the lumps & cook them.
  •  Cook on low flame until the besan gets cooked completely.
  • Check for salt &
Garnish with some raw shredded cabbage & chopped cilantro Serve with Bahkri .. Enjoi !!!!

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