Jhunka vade is a mouth watering steamed vada from North Karnataka and Maharashtrian cuisine, made with gram / besan flour.
It is generally served with Jowar roti or bhakri. There are two versions of jhunka – one is a gravy, called jhunka in Karnataka and Pithla in Maharashtra. The other is this recipe, Jhunka vade, a solid preparation. Jhunka vade is very easy to make and requires very few ingredients. People use it for weddings or festivals to serve many people easily. It is also popular among the poorer classes.
If you already prepare jhunka vade at home, simply replace the oil and green chili with a garnish of black pepper powder and grated coconut to make it a healing dish! 🙂
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