Alfalfa & Bean Sprouts Zhunka/ Zunka Stirfry

Zhunka or Zunka, is a rustic, nutritious and filling stir fry that comes from the west coast of India. A delicious mix of Gram flour (Besan) combined with finely shredded greens or, vegetables and flavoured with simple spices such as, cumin and mustard seeds with some onion and garlic. Usually eaten with gluten-free flat bread made with coarsely ground sorghum flour and a fresh salad.

I had some Alfalfa and Bean sprouts in the fridge that I’ve used for this dish. However, these can be substituted with any other finely chopped greens or Cabbage or bell peppers. My mother used to always roast the flour properly and cool it before adding into this dish to prevent a lumpy dish. I tend to roast Besan flour and keep it in a box in the fridge (this keeps for a few weeks) to thicken gravies and, in all kinds of pancakes and to make quick work of this tasty recipe on a busy weeknight.

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2 replies to “Alfalfa & Bean Sprouts Zhunka/ Zunka Stirfry

  1. Bery interesting.. we do a similar thing in south india called paruppu usili.. a bit more complex but same protein with veg concept.

    1. Thanks 😊 Ooh that sounds good, would love to see a recipe for that too 🙂

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