Side dish

Vegetable junka


Junka, a dish mainly made of gram flour, which is very popular in North Karnataka.  There are varied versions of Junka prepared these days. My mom taught me to make vegetable junka, which is quite simple. We can also try with potato and onion combination or with fenugreek leaves.


Potato-1meduim size
Green chilies/Jalapenos-5
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Mustard-1/4 tsp
Oil-2 tbsp
Gram flour-3 tbsp
Coriander/Cilantro-2to3 strands
Salt-to taste


Cut all the vegetables in equal proportion. Chop coriander leaves, green chilies finely. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Add turmeric, green chilies and fry for few seconds, now add all the cut vegetables. Cover the pan with a lid and allow the vegetables to become tender, also add salt so it mixes evenly with vegetables. Meanwhile mix the gram flour with water and make a semi liquid batter. Add the batter to the vegetables once it’s cooked. Boil the mixture for few minutes until the raw smell of gram flour disappears (approx 7-8 minutes). Garnish with cilantro/coriander and enjoy it with chapathi or poori.


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