Recipe to prepare Spring Onion Zunka

Spring Onion Zunka
Spring Onion Zunka

Ingredients :

  1. 3 to 4 tbsp oil
  2. 6 to 8 spring onions
  3. Approximately 3 tbsp besan (gram flour)
  4. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  5. 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  6. A pinch of asafoetida
  7. 8 to 10 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  8. 11/2 to 2 tsp bedgi or kashmiri chilli powder (adjust to taste)
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Coriander leaves to garnish


Heat a non stick pan and dry roast the besan till fragrant and keep aside.
Wash and finely chop the spring onion whites and greens. Heat oil in an iron kadai( tastes best when cooked in an iron kadai).Add mustard seeds. When they splutter add a pinch of asafoetida, chopped garlic. Saute well till you get the aroma, then add turmeric powder, chopped onion whites and saute very well till the onions are soft. Then add chopped spring onion greens, saute well till cooked, add red chilli powder, salt and mix well. Finally add roasted besan a tablespoon at a time, stirring continuously. When all the besan is added, stir well and cook for about 5 to 7 min or till the besan gets cooked. Keep stirring frequently so that it does not stick to the bottom of the kadai. Garnish with coriander leaves.Tastes great with bhakri and garlic chutney.
NOTE: The moisture present in the spring onions after washing it is enough to cook the zunka. DO NOT ADD WATER.

Recipe courtesy  : Vidya Shanbhag Thakur