Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tofu Bonda

Tofu – also known as Soya Bean Curd - has been called the perfect food. It is high in protein, low in saturated fats and a good source of calcium as well as vitamin E. It is also cholesterol free.Tofu is made by grinding cooked soya beans until a milk is produced. The milk is then solidified with a mineral coagulant calcium sulphate. The resulting tofu is naturally bland. It is, therefore an ideal additive to both sweet and savoury dishes. There are two basic types of tofu. Silken tofu is soft and can be utilised as an ideal additive for dressings, sauces and in dairy free versions of ice cream or cheese cake. Firm tofu, on the other hand, comes in a more solid form. It can be stir-fried, grilled, scrambled, pickled, smoked, baked or barbecued.

Steamed tofu is particularly good for vegetarians. It will give the non-meat eater a plentiful supply of calcium  which is derived from the calcium sulphate, as well as phosphorous and iron. Tofu is, therefore, an excellent substitute for meat in many vegetarian recipes. Tofu bonda!!I tried it out with potatoes n carrots with usual spices, its was really yummy, spicy, crispy as well as healthy..a very good appetizier as well as side for any rice dishes also prefect for evening snacks..

1 cup Tofu(grated)
2nos Potatoes (cooked)
1no Carrot
1no Onion
1/2 tsp Fennel seed powder
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Red chilli powder
1tsp Garam masala powder
3nos Curry leaves
2tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
Salt as per need
3tsp Oil

For Batter:
1/4 cup Gram flour
1/4cup Rice flour
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Food colour
1/4tsp Red chilli powder
Salt as per need
Oil for deep frying

Cut the carrotn onions into small pieces, mash the already cooked potatoes..heat oil in a kadai..add the onion pieces to the hot oil n the fennel seed powder to the onion n stir them until the onions turns add the carrot n grated tofu pieces to the onion with turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder n salt n stir them well for a while n close the kadai with the lid, keep the flame in simmer..

Once the oil get separates from the veggies add the mashed potatoes pieces n cook them for a while..dont add water no need to sprinkle water too, keep the flame simmer n close the lid, its largely enough to cook the veggies..once they r done add the curry leaves n coriander leaves n keep aside, let them cool...

Meanwhile take a bowl, add the gram flour, rice flour,red chilli powder, salt, food colour n baking powder n make them as thick batter with enough water..make small tiny balls with the cooked tofu n veggies mixture, heat the oil for deep frying in a kadai..dip the tofu-veggies balls one by one in the batter n fry them as deep frying..

Tasty, spicy, crispy n healthy Tofu bondas r ready to damn sure that it will vanish within few minutes..Serve hot..

Sending this to Eat Healthy - During Pregnancy by Sangeeth
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Uma said... Reply To This Comment

ooh, bondas are so mouthwatering. Perfect for this winter. Yum!

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

drooling one priya....

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

this is completely new to me priya..feel like having one

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

WOW>> kalakunga .. Mouthwatering Bonda.. looks delicious & yummy..

Jaishree Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Bondas are so mouthwatering Priya.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow that looks so yummy and helthy nice idea with tofu

Sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

How innovative can one get!! Priya, three cheers!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

What a neat idea to add tofu to bonda, looks delicious. good one Priya.

Beyond Curries said... Reply To This Comment

That's a brilliant idea Priya. I would have never thought of making bondas with tofu.

Sukanya Yogesh said... Reply To This Comment

Yum Yum....Bondas with tofu excellent healthy twist....

Siri said... Reply To This Comment

Really awesome..will try this soon..Happy to follow you Priya..