She passed away 2 years ago, even in her eighties full of twinkles in her eyes and unsatiated appetite to share her recipes with all. Even in her last years, she made some recipes that she could do wih little movement and more dedications.
Zunka wadi was one such thing she made in abundance to pack off for us with her large rotis to carry along with some other chutneys and powders.
Mine is more modern day version with less frills and easy recipe
2 cups chickpea flour/ besan
2 cups water
1 medium size onion
2 tspn tamarind pulp
1 tspn jaggery (optional my granny ,dont think added this, maybe a tspn of sugar)
1 tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn green chilli paste
1 tspn ginger garlic paste
salt to taste
3 tspn oil
1 tspn mustard seeds
1) In a large pan, add oil, mustard seeds.
2) Add the onions, turmeric, ginger garlic paste and green chilli paste and saute till the onions are soft
3) Add the water,salt, jaggery, tamarind pulp and let it come to a boil
4) Add the chickpea flour and stir constantly to ensure there are no lumps
5) Now cover the lid and let it cook
6) Remove the lid and continue stirring until it becomes a semi soft mass
7) Grease a plate with oil
8) Pour the chickpea mass and flatten it with the spoon.
9) Let it stand for 30 min or so.
10) Garnish with coriander and fresh coconut.
11) Cut in cubes and serve with roti or on their own