Apr 122012

The moment I saw this recipe in zesty palette I couldn’t resist myself from making it for my kids. The pooris had a very nice red hue from the beetroot puree and the kids were very much attracted to it like me. As such pooris and beetroots are well liked individually and when mixed in to the same dish they not only taste awesome they stand out in the crowd. Now who doesn’t like attention and with such vibrant color and super tasty and very easy potato side dish, this recipe will be the star in any setting.

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For The Beetroot Pooris:


Beetroot — 1 small

Whole wheat flour — 1 1/2 cups (I didn’t use all purpose flour. You can use 1/2 part whole wheat flour and 1/2 part all purpose flour)

Oil — 1 tsp

Salt — a pinch

Oil — for frying


1. Remove skin from beetroot, steam them in pressure cooker. Let it cool and puree them well in to a fine paste.

2. Add the flour, salt and puree and mix them well. If needed, sprinkle water little by little and knead the dough well. Add oil and knead it for additional minute.

3. Heat oil in a kadai. Take a small portion of the dough and roll them in to medium sized pooris. when the oil is hot, drop the pooris in the oil and deep fry them. Flip and let it cook well. Drain excess oil from the poori in a strainer and Enjoy!!!



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For The Potato Gravy:


Oil — 2 tsp

Jeera (cumin seeds) — 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder –1/4 tsp

Ginger garlic paste — 1 tsp

Tomato paste — 1 1/2 Tbsp

Potatos — 3 medium boiled and mashed coarsely

Salt — to taste

Chilli powder — 1 1/2 tsp

Kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) — 2 Tbsp


1. In a pan, add oil and jeera. Let it splutter. Now add turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste and tomato paste. Let it cook well for 2 minutes. Add potatoes, salt, chilli powder and mix well. Add water to make the gravy to thick consistency. Let it boil for 2 minutes. Garnish with crushed kasuri methi and serve hot. Enjoy!!!

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  2 Responses to “Beetroot Poori with Potato gravy”

  1. irresistible platter. liked the way you have prepared.

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