Seduce Your Tastebuds

Seduce Your Tastebuds

Friday, 4 March 2011

Beetroot Poori | Pretty Pink Poori

Pooris are one of Lil Angels favorite dishes.And when it is paired with Masal, she is on her own to finish off the breakfast.It is not possible to make this everyday and so I prepare various types of pooris at least once a week for her.

This week it was this pretty pink poori which she loves.Will share her other favorites in the coming posts. I use beetroot to color the pooris.Initially when I watched Lil one savor these pooris I thought they would be sweet from the beets I used but it was not exactly so.Since I used a small quantity, it imparted its color and not its flavor.

Beetroot Poori
I used:

Whole wheat flour - 3 cups
Beetroot - 1 small
Ajwain seeds -1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

  1. Peel and roughly chop the beetroot.Pressure cook it with a little water.
  2. Cool and puree the boiled beetroot without adding water.
  3. In a large bowl, put in wheat flour, salt, ajwain and mix well.
  4. Add the puree little by little and make a stiff dough.[If you have extra puree use that and the water used to cook the beetroot to make beetroot soup.]
  5. Pinch out a ball of dough and roll it into a sheet.
  6. Use a round cookie cutter or a bottle cap to make small circles
  7. Heat oil for frying and when it is hot, lower the flame and deep fry the small poori's .
  8. Drain on absorbent paper.
  9. Repeat for the remaining dough.
  10. Serve with masal or any other side dish of your choice.

Beetroot Poori with Potato Masal

  • Since Lil Angel loves this, I made mini pooris for her.If you are preparing this for adults, roll out into regular sized pooris.
  • If you feel they are sweet, add chilli flakes / chilli powder while making the dough
  • You can increase or decrease the quantity of beetroot to suit your taste

Sending this to B is for Breakfast event

Toddler breakfast ideas event.

Meeta's Monthly Mingle with the theme Think Pink

Apart from the regular Poori, you can also try Buckwheat Poori or Masala Poori.For a change why not prepare the famous Sindi breakfast - Dal pakwan....

Today is the second day of blogging marathon and here are my friends who are running it along with me.

30 Minutes Meals: Gayathri Anand
Baked Goods: Monika,
For On Going Events: Gayathri Kumar, Usha
Kids Friendly: PJ, Savitha, Smitha, Srivalli, Veena AravindRice Varieties: Champa, Divya, Padma

This Day That Year...

2010 - I went overboard this day last year .I  prepared and posted three Moroccon dishes for an event...

Moroccan Spiced Coffee , Harira -Moroccan Lentil- Tomato soup and Moroccan Spaghetti

2009 - Announced the theme for AWED event - Let's travel to Korea

Bon Appetit...


  1. Pink pooris look so cute! my kids eat their pooris on their own are so alike right!..:)

  2. Pj Name this poori as 'Barbie poori'.This looks me..if I ever mention this as pink pooris these boys would ask me that they want blue pooris..!!

  3. Cute pooris and my daughter's fav too..

  4. Agree with Valli, kids and puris seem to go together! Awesome color to attract the kids

  5. Nice and innovative to make lil ones eat pooris, they sure would love this.

  6. Pink poories looks soo inviting!!

  7. pooris!!! Choooo cute!!

  8. wow.. the pink pooris look super cute.. I love the color!!

  9. lovely pooris i too make poories like this... kids love small pooris like this....

  10. Healthy puri and color looks amazing....

  11. pink pooris are cute for sure...but a very good way for the kids to eat beets...many don't come near for the color!
    Healthy and yummy!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  12. Pink pooris looks sooo vibrant and catchy..

  13. Lovely pooris and what a coincidence,I have prepared colourful rotis.Urs is too good.

  14. Wow pink poori looks so inviting.. love to try it soooon..
    Pink been always girls fav color..:)

  15. Cute pooris and also healthy. My kids love different colored pooris,

  16. The pink poories are so cute and looks attractive.. sure kids will love this.. When my son gets to the stage of eating poories, this is surely on my list

  17. Wow lovely pink puri!!! Once I tried Beetroot paratha, but turned into very dark red colour :-(

  18. very colourful kids delight

  19. Wow look at those puris beautiful color very inviting plater yumm.

  20. Lovely color.... and too tempting....

  21. healthy,cute and colorful poori...
    Thanks a ton dear for sending this to the event....

  22. Wow! amazing color! Isn't amazing how addition of beetroot changes the color of the food.. that is one healthy poori. You can send this it Monthly Mingle - Think Pink event also.

  23. I really like your creativity in this recipe.It looks superb.. Specially the colour of poori is fabulous.Very well presentation.
    Indian Recipe Book

  24. wounderful colour and tasty pooris..nice might b like this colour pooris..

    thanks for the pooris

  25. I haven't had poori for ages, I would love to try beetroot ones. Thanks for submitting to the Monthly Mingle.


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