Quick and Easy Jhunka

When we were in Bijapur, I used to prepare Junka when my Mom used to be tired of cooking and had no vegetables at home to prepare anything else. Believe me, we used to stay in Sainik School Campus, and we couldn’t even get green chillies if it was over. We were so far away from the city, that it was impossible during the week for my Dad to get them also. So, this was what I used to prepare after I learnt it from one of my close friend. My Dad never liked it, but it was my Mom’s favorite. So, here comes the recipe for Junka.


  1. 1/2 cup Besan Flour or Kadale hittu
  2. 3-4 green chillies finely chopped
  3. 4-5 curry leaves washed and chopped
  4. coriander leaves, finely chopped
  5. Oil, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp turmeric or haldi, pinch of hing all for seasoning.


Mix the besan flour with water and beat until its smooth; just like the batter you prepare for making pakoda or bonda.

In a pan, heat the oil and all the ingredients mentioned in 5 above. Add the green chillies as well as curry leaves. Fry for a few minutes.

Next, add the besan mixture and stir for 7-8 minutes. The Jhunka will now become thick.

Add finely chopped cilantro and serve with Rice or Jolada Rotti. Enjoy.

P.S: The camera isn’t working, so no picture this time.


13 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by jyothi on February 4, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    u hv a great collection of devara nama’s and recepies.

    u hv given source to listen is kannadaaudio.com, is any possibilities u know any website where we can download these songs.

    thanks a lot


  2. Hey hai………..

    Hope u remember me….!!

    I love junka with chapathi…..its very often prepared at my grand ma’s house.




  3. Posted by Kiran on June 11, 2008 at 4:55 am

    I am a big fan of jhunuka. I love preparing this. Combination of jhunka with bhakri (Jolada rotti) is mouth watering. anyways thanks for the recipe I can share this content with my friends.


  4. Posted by shailesh on November 22, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Hey !
    Thanks for posting this.. I am from North karnataka and currently staying in Belgium for my studies.. Luckily I found basen in a shop here and wanted to prepare Jhunka..
    I always loved this quick dish… 🙂



  5. Posted by KaviSriGuru on December 9, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Hi Meera,

    Your blog is very useful and interesting . Can you please give the recipe of Jolada rotti. Thanks.


  6. Posted by Naresh on March 8, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Hello, Iam an ex Ajith, so i exactly know what u meant by living in SSBJ campus 🙂

    I was longing to eat something tasty and was driven here when i was searching for puliogre recipe…

    Thanks for the recipe, sounds simple and yummy!


  7. Posted by Ritika on November 17, 2012 at 2:17 am

    i need d recipe of jhunka wadas culd u plz help me out


  8. Posted by prathibalrao on November 18, 2012 at 10:37 am


    I am prathiba rao. I just went thru your junka recipe . It is without onions and is ideal for upavasam. Do check out my recipe too.


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