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Dhobli Mirchicha Zunka (Roasted Besan with Capsicum)

Sonia Shringarpure
5 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Dhobli Mirchicha Zunka (Roasted Besan with Capsicum) RECIPE

Zunka is a staple food in the diet of a maharashtrian person. Very rustic and traditional and served with Bhakri (fire roasted roti of rice/jowar/bajra) and onions and green chilies on the side.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Maharashtra
  • Steaming
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 2 capsicums diced
  2. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  3. Dash of hing (asafoedita)
  4. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  5. 2 Tbsp coriander leaves
  6. 1 tsp ginger-garlic-green chili paste
  7. 1 chopped onion
  8. 1 tsp red chili powder
  9. 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  10. 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  11. water as per need
  12. salt to taste
  13. 3-4 tbsp oil
  14. coriander leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Dry roast besan in a pan till fragrant and aromatic stirring continuously (about3-5 minutes).
  2. Heat oil in nonstick pan. Stir fry capsicums first. Remove to a plate.
  3. Add little more oil in the same pan if necessary. Add mustard seeds, and once they splutter, add hing, turmeric powder, and coriander leaves. Stir.
  4. Add ginger-garlic-green chili paste. Stir.
  5. Add chopped onion. Sprinkle some salt over the onions. Cook till onions are softened.
  6. Add capsicums back to the pan. Add red chili powder and garam masala powder.
  7. Adjust salt. Add lightly roasted besan. Mix well. Sprinkle some water. Cover with hollowed lid.
  8. Pour water over lid and steam for about 5-10 mins on low heat till done. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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Shereen Fatima
Shereen Fatima   Jul-13-2016

looks lovely..a quick and filling snack

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