Z is for …Zunka #AtoZChallenge
Zunka Bhakar is a popular food in Maharashtra. [ctt template=”8″ link=”6CuZp” via=”yes” ]Zunka started off as being labelled as ‘Poor Man’s Food’ or ‘Farmer Food’ and slowly gained prominence.[/ctt] If you Google Zunka you’ll see top Chef’s like Sanjeev Kapoor and Tarla Dalal’s recipes for it. It can also be found on the menu of some restaurants. Funnily enough Zunka is now considered a diet food as well as it is low on calories and rich in fiber.
Zunka is a spicy preparation of Gram Flour (Besan) made with Onion, Garlic and seasonings. The perfect accompaniment for Zunka is Bhakar – a flatbread made of Jowar Flour.
Zunka Bhakar is the food Farmers carry from home to the fields and is the only meal they have till dusk. Raw Onions, Techa (a super spicy Maharashtrian style red or green chilly and garlic paste ) and Raw Green Chillies enhance the simple and flavors of Zunka and Bhakar, and spiced buttermilk washes down this delicious combination perfectly.
Life as we know is moving at a hectic pace. Before we realise it, months of a new year have gone by in a whoosh!
Where have the days, weeks, months and years gone, we often wonder.
Well, in the humdrum of existence, of getting up, working, sleeping and repeating this rigmarole day in and day out!
What we need to do to make life interesting is ass some zing to everyday routines. Break the pattern and change habits regularly and surprise yourself.
Take a different route to work and see new sights. Watch or read an unexplored genre of film or book and learn something new. Splurge a little, if you’re always saving and start saving, if you’re always splurging. Wear a color you’ve always shied away from. Ah, the list is endless, once you start thinking!
After all as the famous quote goes, ‘You were not born to just pay bills and die.’