Zunka or Jhunka vadi recipe explained with step by step pictures. This is a very popular curry from North Karnataka, prepared using gram flour, onion and spices. This tasty and simple curry is used as an accompaniment with chapathi or jowar bhakri (jolada rotti). Surprisingly this tasty curry is not at all familiar in South part of Karnataka. But if you have ever tasted "jolada rotti oota" in Bengaluru Kamath hotels, you have definitely tasted this without knowing what it is and how it is made up of.
Zunka or jhunka vadi is tasty and very easy to prepare. This Junuka has many forms, depending on the quantity of water used. It can have thick paste consistency, very dry consistency or it can be in between like how I have explained here. In the thick paste consistency 1 cup gram flour is mixed with 2 cups of water and then it is cooked. In the dry version gram flour is roasted and finally the water is sprinkled. You can add finely chopped ginger, garlic or asafoetida for better digestion.
I learnt this recipe from my dear friend Veena, who is from belgaum. Try this recipe, I am sure you will definitely love it.
If you are looking for more north Karnataka recipes then do check my Ennegayi palya, putani undi, mirchi bajji, menthe palle, benne dosa and girmit recipes. Or if you are looking for more Karnataka style curry recipes then visit our curries section.
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
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