JHUNKA is a traditional Maharashtrian dish which is very easy to make and goes well with Rice and Chapati. It is also called as Pitla. There is a dry version to this as well.
Gram Flour/Besan - 1 ½ cups
Onion - 1 Pc. (Chopped)
Green Chillies - 2 Pcs (Chopped)
Red Chilli Powder - ½ table spoon
Cooking Oil - 1 table spoon
Mustard - ½ table spoon
Cumin Seeds/Jeera - ½ table spoon
Turmeric Powder - ¼ table spoon
Curry Leaves - Few Coriander Leaves
1 table spoon Salt - As required
Heat Oil in a Pan/Kadai
Add Mustard Seeds. Once the Mustard seeds start to splutter, add Cumin seeds/Jeera, Turmeric Powder and Curry Leaves to it.
Add Onion, Green Chillies and cook for 2 minutes till the Onion is fried.
Add Red chilli powder to it.
Add 3 cups of Water and Salt and let it boil
Slowly add the Gram Flour/Basen and keep stirring. Do not get worried if lumps are formed. Try to break those lumps if possible.
Cook until the Gram Flour is cooked. Normally, it takes around 5 minutes. If the mixture becomes thick, add some water and let it cook for few more minutes. You can also add extra water, if you want the dish to be more liquid, especially if you want to eat with rice.
Move it from the Pan/Kadai into a serving vessel and garnish with Coriander leaves.