Zunka Jhunka Bhakar in Mumbai

Z is for Zunka – A to Z Challenge 2020

Zunka – Jhunka – Pithla – Pithle!

There are so many words to describe this beautiful dish. It’s friendly for people who don’t like biting much and is also known as a chickpea flour porridge. Well, now that makes sense, doesn’t it?

The main ingredient that goes into making Jhunka would be Besan, Oil, multiple spices & herbs. As it’s served with bhakri roti, you’ll often find this dish titled “Jhunka Bhakar”. If you live in Maharashtra, you’ve surely heard this name more than once.

Considered to be the peasant food in Maharashtra, you will be surprised to know that everyone likes it. It’s not just limited to peasants and even regular households will make this tasty food once a while.

Jhunka Bhakar in Mumbai:

If you are looking for Zunka / Jhunka Bhakar near me in Mumbai, then rejoice as there are tons of them spread across the city. Unfortunately due to the lockdown, it doesn’t seem like these places will open up. All we can do now is wait.

Zunka Recipe:

Here are some of the best Zunka recipes in Hindi, Marathi, and English. Happy cooking!

Marathi (Video) – Madhura’s Recipe

English – Archana’s Kitchen

Hindi – Bold Sky

As this is my last post in the series, I would like to thank all of my readers who visited my blog and tried a few recipes. It gave me immense joy to see my insights and find link clicks on so many recipes. I’m glad I could be of help. If you have any doubts or requests, do check out the CONTACT ME page and we can discuss it.

Until then, Au Revoir!

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Yogurt Recipe in India

Y is for Yogurt – A to Z Challenge 2020

Also called as Yoghurt or Yoghourt, this food is more than 5000+ years old and has been part of famous rulers & monarchs diet.

Throughout its history, this ancient food has been associated with good health benefits. This calcium-rich food tastes well and today can be found in a variety of flavors.

Is it OK to eat yogurt every day?

Yogurt and Curd are some of the best sources of probiotics, protein, and calcium. If consumed in small portions, it can help improve the immune system and reduce inflammation. Remember, having more of anything can be harmful to your health.

Is yogurt good for weight loss?

Yogurt throughout history is known to promote weight loss and burn fat. This calcium-rich food should be part of your diet if you wish to get fit and burn that belly fat.

What is the best time to eat yogurt?

You can opt to have this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. The reason we say so is that the good bacteria in this food will help you effectively maintain digestion. So before you begin your breakfast, do try yogurt.

Order Yogurt Online:

You can also order this amazing food online from the following places:

Nature’s Basket

Big Basket

Yogurt or Curd Recipe for home:

You will be surprised by the recipes that can be created using curd. It took a while but I have some kick-ass recipes for you by Veg Recipes of India. There are more than 20+ recipes in the above-mentioned link. I hope you have fun recreating this. I’m highlighting a few of my favorites.

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora

Thayir Sadam Rice

Buttermilk Rasam

9 Unique Chaat Recipes

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Xacuti Chicken

X is for Xacuti – A to Z Challenge 2020

Xacuti, Chacuti, or Sagoti! No matter what you call this spicy curry, it indeed is a treat to your taste buds.

Xacuti Chicken is one of the most famous curries in Goa. It is created using white poppy seeds, tamarind, chili, and many more ingredients.

Where can I find the best Xacuti in Goa?

You can find this special Goan curry at high-end restaurants, & shacks at beaches all over Goa. But if you wish to know the best place for Xacuti, then it will be the home-cooked version. The traditional xacuti will taste the best when cooked at home. Locals create this curry to perfection and you would love the taste too.

Chicken Xacuti recipe:

If you are looking to create this authentic Goan curry, then I shall help in whatever ways I can. Here are recipe options for this Goan special in vegetarian and non-vegetarian. I have chosen meats like Chicken, Mutton, Prawns, & Crabs. In vegetarian, you can check the mushroom recipe in Hindi, & English.

Mushroom – Flavors of Mumbai

Mushroom (Hindi) – Archana’s Kitchen

Chicken – Living Foodz

Chicken (Hindi) – Cook Pad

Mutton – Goan food recipes

Prawns – Hungry Forever

Crab – Sarah Todd

I hope you have a good time recreating this special spicy Goan curry.

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