Indian zunka

    20 min

    This is a side dish cooked mainly in rural western India. Simple to make and a good accompaniment to any Indian meal. Serve hot or cold.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
    • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
    • 2 large green peppers, cut into large pieces
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • salt to taste
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
    • 2 tablespoons chickpea flour

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium high heat. Stir in mustard seeds. When mustard seeds begin to pop, stir in onion. Cook for 1 minute, then stir in green peppers, turmeric, salt and chilli powder. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in chickpea flour, mixing well; cover, and cook 2 minutes more.

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    We absolutely loved this. Served it cold with some poppadoms, it was delicious. Will definitely be making it again.  -  24 Jan 2016


    This recipe was very easy to make. But the addition of the chickpea flour at the end made everything very clumpy and sticky. It seems like some water needs to be added to the recipe.  -  15 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I didnt add the chickpea flour, used real chillie. It was very good. Will make it again.  -  11 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)