Saturday, 16 November 2013

Beetroot Poori/Pink Puri

Earlier this week I posted beetroot kootu. Now I have come up with another attractive, addictive and vibrant dish none other than Beetroot Poori. Since I bought a big bag of beetroots I have other beetroot recipes as well coming up this week for you guys. Whenever I make these colourful pooris my girls go really crazy because to two things, one is that, it is pink and another it’s their favourite “poori”. This surely is a short cut to get your kids to eat their vegetables, so friends do check it out.

Here’s how to make Beetroot Poori/Pink Poori with step by step photos….


Ingredients

Beetroot
1
Wheat flour
1 ½  cups
Ajwain/Carom seeds/Omam
½ tsp
Sambar powder/Red chilli powder
1 tsp
Oil [to make dough]
2 tsp
Salt
As needed
Oil
For deep frying
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
Makes: 20 pooris

Method

Wash, peel and chop the beetroot in to halves. Pressure cook the beetroot pieces with enough water for 2 whistles or until really soft.

After the steam releases open the pressure cooker and remove the beetroot pieces and let it cool completely.


Grind the beetroot pieces in the mixer to a smooth puree and keep it aside.


In a wide bowl, add the wheat flour, ajwain seeds, 2 tsps of oil, salt, sambar powder and mix really well.

Now add the beetroot puree and make a pliable dough. Sorry friends, forgot to add chilli powder, so added it when adding the beetroot puree.


Cover and keep it aside for about 10-15 minutes.


Make small lime sized balls out of the dough and dust it with flour.


Roll the dough ball into a circle, it should be a little thick. If it is really thin then the pooris will not puff up.


Heat oil in a kadai for frying the pooris. Gently slide the poori into the hot oil.

Now press the poori from one side with a slotted spoon, this will help the poori to puff up. Fry on both the sides and drain it on a paper towel.


Serve it hot with any spicy curry or kurma or without side dish also.

Delicious Beetroot Poori/Pink Poori is ready to be enjoyed.

Suggestions:
  • Cook the pooris on medium high flame.
  • You can add about 2-3 tbsp of sooji to keep the pooris puffed up for some time, but here I have not added them.
  • You can as well add a pinch of cumin powder when making the dough.


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24 comments:

  1. This looks interesting! Children, esp. will love this!

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  2. i too have this in my draft yet to post i was tasty ans attractive

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  3. Very pretty and well made pooris.....yummy

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  4. Pink poori looks different.yummy.

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  5. pink beauties priya... loved the color..

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  6. So colourful Poori <3
    www.indianbeautyzone.com

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  7. love this pinky poori ...looks more appetizing and gorgeous

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  8. Beetroot poori, looks delicious,colourful and tempting. Glad you made them :)

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  9. Cute pink puffed pooris r awesome! :)

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  10. Nice way to add beets into kids diet,looks yum

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  11. So pluffy n girlie ( pink :) ) puri..

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  12. Now this is what u call a fervent Indian wife, making use of everything to the fullest and thinks new ways to make children eat veggies . :)
    Happy Weekend
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  13. EXCELLENT & VERY ATTRACTIVE COLOUR POORI ! ;))))) THANKS FOR SHARING !!

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  14. Kids Love this Pooris because of this attractive colour...

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  15. I am loving your creative idea, what more the vibrant color and delicious looking puffed puris.

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  16. Wow! Look at the color! The pooris look perfect Priya :)

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  17. very lovey and delicious puris..

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  18. gr8 idea to incorporate beets into food... lovely and fluffed poories...

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  19. different recipe...looking great...healthy and tasty

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  20. wow lovely poori, attracts kids much :-)

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  21. Thank you all friends for your lovely, lovely delightful comments....

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