Jhunka Chapati Roll

This is one of my most favorite roll.. I can have it unlimited. :) Jhunka is a must dish in every house of North Karnataka/Maharashtra which is prepared from gram flour. This is also considered to be a travel food due to its long shelf life when its prepared without using onions. Idea of using Jhunka as a stuffing in a roll I got from one of my friend's mom. When I was in hostel pursuing my degree her mom used to get it every time and it used to be literally dipped in ghee and tasted unimaginable. I still cannot forget the taste of it. I am very "kanjus" in applying ghee :) There is another version of Jhunka which my mom generally prepares while we are traveling by just heating the flour more and making it dry.


Gram flour
1 cup
1 big finely chopped
Handful of finely chopped
To taste
Red chilly powder
2 tea spoon
Required for dissolving flour
Turmeric powder(optional)
½ tea spoon
Mustard seeds
1/2 tea spoon
Cumin seeds
1 tea spoon
1 ½ tea spoon
Required for applying on chapatis
7-8 cloves finely chopped
curry leaves

1. Add gram flour to a mixing bowl, add little water at a time. Mix well and break the lumps and make it to a paste.
2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan on medium flame, when heated add mustard seeds, cumin seeds,  chopped garlic. Allow them to crackle.

3. Add chopped onion, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and sauté until translucent.

 4. Add the gram flour paste, turn the heat to low flame and keep stirring so that mixture does 
    get stick to the bottom. Heat it for long time until you can see the flour changes its color and 
    gets mixed up with the spices for about 8-10 mins. 
5. spread chopped coriander over this.

6. Apply ghee on a side of chapatti spread the Jhunka mixture over it, spread little chopped coriander 
    and make rolls by applying ghee again over this.

7. This makes a very delicious roll which can even be your kids lunch box menu.

  • You can also add the red chilly powder and salt to the gram flour paste instead of adding it in the pan for frying.
  • You can also add grated cheese/ grated fresh coconut over the Jhunka to make it more tastier.
  • If you are making it for your kid you can reduce the amount of red chilly powder.