Kobhi Zunka Recipe

Kobhi Zunka Recipe

Cuisine: Maharashtrian

Kobhi Zunka Recipe: Kobhi Zunka is a traditional Maharashtrian dish made with spiced cabbage (kobhi) cooked with besan (gram flour) and seasoned with spices. It’s a flavorful side dish.


  • 2 small heads finely shredded Cabbage (Patta Gobi)

  • 6 tblsp Gram Flour (Besan)

  • 1 tsp Black Mustard seeds (Rai/Sarson)

  • Few Curry Leaves (Kari Patta)

  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)

  • 1 tsp Cayenne Powder

  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder (Dhania Powder)

  • A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)

  • To taste Salt (Namak)

  • 1 tsp Cumin Seed (Jeera)

  • 4 tblsp Oil


  • Heat a heavy bottom pan and gram flour,
  • Roast it constantly, stir to avoid lumps formation, on moderate heat.
  • As soon as the smell and color changes, remove it from the heat.
  • Heat oil in another pan and add mustard seeds, allow them to pop.
  • Add cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add cabbage, turmeric, coriander, cayenne powders and salt, mix well.
  • Lower the heat and add little water.
  • Cook until cabbage is done but crisp.
  • Increase the heat and dry the liquid and add the roasted gram flour, stir well.
  • It will absorb the liquid and oil to form clumps.
  • Break off the clumps to cook them.
  • When the flour is cooked remove from the heat.
  • Serve hot.

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