Monday, April 26, 2010

Capsicum & Tofu Zunka

Zunka is one of the famous Maharashtrian side dish made simply with onions, veggies and with besan flour..Earlier i have prepared zunka with okra, u can find here, this zunka is definitely a delicious and an easy side dish to enjoy along with rice dish or with rotis...This time i wanted to prepare as a fusion dish by adding some leftover tofu chunks which i marinated for half an hour with cumin seed powder,crushed ajwain seeds, chilly flakes, coriander powder with few tsp of oil and cooked them in microwave oven for 5 minutes in high and finally combined along with capsicum zunka...Both tofu and capsicum together works out wonder and this zunka was quite a hit at home, we enjoyed having this delicious, healthy side dish along with tomato pappu and finally prepared as wrap with some leftover zunka for our dinner...Will be posting the home made tortillas and the wrap in my next post, stay tuned friends..Sending this zunka to Global Kadai-Tofu guest hosted by Jaya Wagle, event by Cilantro..


250grs Extra firm tofu (cubed)
2nos Green bell peppers (cubed)
1/2cup Gram flour
1no Onion(chopped)
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Ajwain seeds
1/4tsp Red chilly powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
2nos Slit opened green chillies
Curry leaves
Salt
Oil

For Marination:
1/2tsp Cumin seed powder
2pinch Ajwain seeds(crushed)
1/2tsp Red chilly flakes
Oil
Salt

Marinate the cubed tofu pieces with the ingredients given in the list 'for marination' and keep aside for half an hour..Dry roast the gram flour until the aroma comes out..Arrange the marinated tofu pieces over a microwave plate in a single layer.Cook the marinated tofus in microwave oven for 5minutes in high..

In an another pan add enough oil and let splutters the cumin seeds, ajwain seeds, add the chopped onions, slit opened green chillies, curry leaves and saute until the onions turns transculent...now add the cubes bellpeppers and saute with turmeric powder, red chilly powder and salt, saute in simmer until the oil get separates, gradually add the roasted gram flour to the cooking veggies and stir until the veggies get slightly coated with the gram flour, finally add the already cooked tofu pieces and toss gently ,cook for few minutes..put off the stove..

Serve hot as side dish..


35 comments:

Panchpakwan said... Reply To This Comment

This one of our fav..We make only with bell pepper. Adding tofu sounds interesting..

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

i guess i shall try the same with paneer cos im not that big a tofu fan :)

Sook said... Reply To This Comment

I have tofu in my fridge and have been thinking about what to make with it! This sure looks fabulous!

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

You know that I am a sucker for tofu. This looks so delicious and flavourful.

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...ooks so colorful and very tempting..healthy tooo priya.Thanks for sharing for nice recipe.

PranisKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

priya its really a fusion yarr..the name zunka is very new to me.
the zunka looks delicious.tofu capsicum combo is really good

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

I like the way you present new curries with vegetables and tofu.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, it is very innovative and looks great.

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Hey,
I didn't realize that Zunka was a dish and that too Maharashtrian. Looks very colorful and very appetizing too!

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

priya, can I join u for lunch or dinner? :)
such a delicious junka and a sweet treat of carrot cabbage halwa..

Kalai said... Reply To This Comment

Capsicum and Tofu Zunka looks very tempting and a great dish for the healing event!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of zunka..Looks colorful and delicious...

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious. Great click

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

My stomach is already growling!!!!!yummy!!!!!

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

nice combo of ingredients

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

Great dish Priya..love the idea of adding tofu and making it very healthy...I've to try this soon :)

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

Ooh the name is so different but the dish is pretty easy and looks delicious too.

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting dish.

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

I love this combo with paneer..but never tried tofu paired with bell pepper...must be delish

Kanchan said... Reply To This Comment

You are a very innovative girl yaar, Zunka is very common at my place but never thought of adding TOFU, infact seeing your recipe I feel we can also add Panner :)

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting twist to our good old zunka!! Looks good!!

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

lovely recipe.. looks delicious...

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!!!
Looks delicious dear...

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

what a fantastic dish

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

priya,ur list of april posts make me feel like its my one year posts..lol..tofus luks fabulous..

Life is beautiful!!! said... Reply To This Comment

The dish looks wonderful :) I want to include tofu perhaps this dish is a gud way to start...thanks for sharing :)

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful and so delicious dish with tofu..a must try...

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

again an interesting recipe..looks delicious..

Meena said... Reply To This Comment

nice recipe...i have to try zunka!

Madhura Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome very innovative.Must try this with paneer.

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

மிக அருமையாக இருக்கு,குடமிளகாய் எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்.செய்து பார்க்கிறேன்...

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Usually I make zunka with capsicum or spring onion, nice idea using tofu! Looks delicious...

Siddhi S said... Reply To This Comment

wow lovely zunka priya...exelent combo...vl taste yumm...nice fusion

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious combo and curry looks tasty!

Sashi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, nice stuffing for the tortilla. Looks yummy !!