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Maharashtrian Cuisine

Zoonka [Scallions In Chickpea/Besan Flour]

Zoonka [Scallions In Chickpea Flour]

Cut Scallion

Fried Onion Part

Fried Onion Part

Chickpea Flour Sprinkle

Finished Scallion

Finished Scallion

20 individual Scallions – long stems

2 large Garlic cloves – minced

1/8 teaspoon Cumin seeds
1/8 teaspoon Black mustard seeds

1/16 teaspoon Turmeric
1 teaspoon Chili powder [Red Pepper]

1/2 cup Chickpea flour [Besan flour]
1/4 cup Vegetable oil

Prepare Scallions:
Cut bottom onion part of each scallion and slice them into 1/8 inch thick slices.
Cut green part of each scallion into 1/4 inch slices.

Heat oil in a pan or large skillet over medium heat for about 1 minute or till hot.
Add black mustard seeds, cumin seeds.
As seeds start to sizzle add garlic. Give 4 – 5 stirs.
As soon as garlic starts to brown add onion part of the scallion – stir the ingredients well for half a minute.
Add turmeric and chili powder – stir and mix the ingredients well.
Add green part of scallion and stir for 2 minutes.
Sprinkle chickpea flour over the ingredients evenly, stir and mix it well.
Cook for another 2 minutes.
Continuously scrape the bottom of the pan to make sure flour does not stick and burn.

Serves: 4

Serve with Chapatti, rice.


About prabhatjadhav

I am a food enthusiast and I love to cook. It is a relaxing experience for me. I have created my own Spice Mixtures [Curry Powder] and have tried in my recipes to add tasty effect. I like to make an Indian cooking a simple, easy to prepare, fun but healthy and flavorful experience. Don't just take my word for it. I invite you to try my recipes and give me you honest feedback. I am always looking to improve my techniques. More to come...


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