Monday, April 16, 2012

Zucchini Chi Jhunka Bhaji


I had this recipe on my file for quite some time now. One of our friends had grown Zucchini in their garden and had a bumper crop! So naturally the surplus bounty was distributed amongst friends. After using a lot of it in pastas and soups/stews and sandwiches, I wanted to try something different. So I decided to make Zucchini Jhunka/Zhunka!

It turned out to be really delicious and is made often at our house now! Its really simple. Peel and chop 2 medium or 1 large Zucchini into small pieces. Take abt 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds. When they crackle, add about 1/2 tsp asofoetida, 1 tsp turmeric powder and 2 tsp red chilli powder. Add the chopped Zucchini pieces. Saute till all the pieces are coated. Cover and cook for 4-5 mins. Add 1 tsp garam masala and saute. Add salt as per taste. Add about 3-4 tbsp besam/gram flour slowly to the Zucchini. Mix thoroughly. Cover and cook for 3-4 mins on medium heat. Stir again and take care that the bhaji does not stick to the bottom. Keep covering and cooking for the next 10 mins. The besan/gram flour should be thoroughly cooked. 

Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with hot poli/roti/paratha!!

40 comments:

Sravs said...

Nice and delicious one !!

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Now Serving said...

Wow, that is a wonderful Zucchini preparation :) Looks good and spicy = yum

Jay said...

this is some brilliant tasty treat
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jeyashrisuresh said...

Easy and simple recipe, never tried zucchini in this way

Sobha Shyam said...

nice recipe, looks so delicious..

Tina said...

Delicious..

Santosh Bangar said...

gr8 recipe

Shobha said...

Delicious.

Priya said...

Interesting and healthy zunka..

Roshni said...

good love.. would love to try

savitha ramesh said...

very healty zunka.....

maha said...

Never prepared this b4... yours look lovely.
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Priya Yallapantula said...

Absolutely love this Rupali. I would love to give it a try :)

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

wow wonderfull zuchini dish ..new to me..will try sometime

R said...

thanks everyone for appreciating!

Neha said...

Very nice recipe...

Shanthi said...

Looks yum and delicious.

Akila said...

Very new recipe n turned out good... Will try this....

Pari said...

I love the Zucchini jhunka, goes well with bhakri.


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Maayeka said...

nice and delicious recipe.

Chandrani said...

It looks delicious.

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Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Tried Jhunka with capsicum...loved it..will give this one a try soon

Kannada Cuisine said...

Ah! Zucchini in junka, sounds great

Pushpa said...

Deliciously prepared sabzi.

R said...

thanks for taking the time to stop by and appreciate everyone!!

Vidhya said...

This sounds and looks like a fabulous side dish for any type of Indian bread.

Anisha Ranjit said...

This looks delicious.. Interesting addition of gram flour...

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Never tried zucchini this way,looks delicious...will give a try soon...

Cathleen said...

Oh wow, this looks so tasty!

Priya dharshini said...

Wow..luks irresistible.. :)

R said...

thank you all!

Padhu said...

Simple and delicious side dish

Rekha K said...

Zhunka with zucchini sounds good and healthy, bookmarked it will try it soon !

Vineetha said...

lovely recipe..looks tempting.

Sonali Pradhan said...

wow...the dish looks absolutely delicious...loved it !!!!!

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R said...

@ Padhu, Rekha K, Vineetha, Sonali :thank you!

Ambreen said...

Sounds wonderful, different & tasty!

Torviewtoronto said...

looks flavourful deliciously done

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R said...

@ ambreen, torviewtoronto: thanks!
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