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.
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:
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
- 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 &