Beetroot Ajwain Poori, How to make Beetroot Poori Recipe | Indian Puffed Bread with Beetroot

Beetroot Ajwain Poori with step by step photos recipe - This poori recipe is a crispy, yummy and pink flavored color fried bread made with goodness of beetroot, whole wheat flour and some spices. It is a perfect meal for fussy eaters who always don't like veggies in their diet.

Health benefits of Beetroot

Beetroots, commonly known as beets, the vegetable is called Chukandar in Hindi, are a popular root vegetable used in many cuisines around the world. Beets are packed with essential vitamins, minerals and some of which have medicinal properties. They are delicious and easy to add to your diet.

Benefits of Beetroots

* Lowers Blood Pressure
* Good For The Heart
* Boosts Energy Levels
* Good For The Liver
* Improves digestion
* Beets are also rich in folic acid, which is one very good reason for pregnant mothers to include them in their diet.
* Has Anti-Aging Properties and Improves skin health
and many more....

Being a mother of 2 years old son, I need to think about it every time what nutrition I give to my baby. I usually made ajwain poori, this time I think why not to add other veggie in it. So I added beetroot, he loved it. I am satisfied, that he like it. 

What is Poori/Puri ?

Poori is the popular Indian deep fried and puffed bread made from whole wheat flour, salt, oil and water. They have many variations like dahi methi poori, palak poori, plain poori, ajwain poori, beetroot poori and many more.

Beetroot poori is a great food for your kids lunch box. You can enjoy this poori in your breakfast, lunch or evening snacks with achar, chutney or potato curry they taste so good.
Beetroot poori tastes amazing yet very simple to make, with very few ingredient and in very less time you can make these poori. The recipe of making beetroot poori is same as simple wheat flour poori. 

You can also add your favorite veggies like palak, matar, carrot, potato and make in the same way. I have tried with palak and carrot even potato too. All you need to do is to boil first and grate it directly into flour and make a dough from that.

Beetroot is very healthy vegetable and good for our body. But many of us don't like to include them regularly in the salads. So I always try to find out the ways to add this healthy vegetable in my diet. 

I love to add them in paratha or poori. My favorite and healthy way to include beetroot in my diet is to add them in poori dough.

Course : Bread
Cuisine : Indian
Prep Time : 10 Minutes
Cook Time : 15 Minutes
Author    : Jolly Makkar

Ingredients :

Whole wheat flour/Atta - 2 Cups 
Peeled, Chopped Beetroot - 1 Medium 
Carom Seeds/Ajwain - 1/4 Tsp 
Red chilli powder- 1/8 tsp(optional)
Salt - 1 Tsp (adjust according to taste)
Oil - 2 Tsp 
Oil For frying

Preparation Method :

1. Add 2 Cups of water in a pan, add chopped beetroot pieces. Boil until beetroot turn soft, strain them. 

2. Blend beetroot pieces to a smooth paste. Do not throw the strained water, we can utilize it for kneading the dough.

3. In a mixing bowl add 2 cups of sieved wheat flour, carom seeds, salt, red chilli powder,oil and beetroot paste.

4. Mix by using hands until crumbly dough form. Add beetroot water little at a time and knead soft and slightly tight dough.

5. Apply little bit oil on dough, cover it and keep it in a fridge to set for 10 minutes.

6. After 10 minutes knead it again and dived in to small(15-17) equal part.Take one portion, roll between your palm and gently flatten it.

7. Place dough ball on to the rolling board, apply some oil to the rolling pin and start rolling it.

8. Evenly roll it to a round shape. Roll poori moderately thin, slightly thicker than chapati.

9. Heat oil in a deep pan/kadai. Fry poori in hot oil. To check its temperature, drop small piece of dough in to the hot oil, if it is come on the surface immediately, oil is ready for frying. Check into video.

10. Slid poori  into the hot oil, add one at a time. Slightly press poori, it will puff up. Flip and fry from other side.

11. When it turn golden brown from both sides, shake off excess oil and take out on the kitchen towel to soak excess oil.

12. Hot Poori's are ready serve hot with light curry or bhaji and mango relish. I enjoy my beetroot with aam ka launji and hot cup of chai.

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  1. You are absolutely right. Instead of forcing kids to eat food, it is always a great idea to make things attractive and sneaking healthy ingredients. The colour of pooris are super attractive and I am sure the toddler / any child won't resist.

  2. I use to make colorful rotis and puris for my kids when they were young. They then thought I had magic power :) If only they knew that I'd used vegetable purees. Such a great way to encourage kids to eat their food.

  3. Beetroot poori with ajawain not only looks colorful but tasty too, perfect with my karak chai! Wish I could indulge in right now.

  4. These pooris look scrumptious. Though my kids enjoy beets as such they are always excited when these pooris make an appearance on their plates :D

  5. I am sure you did not have to force this poori down. :D. Can imagine your kiddo reaching out for it.

  6. Lovely colour, yes beetroot is a very healthy veggie but mostly childrens do not like it so making poori with beetroot is a good idea. Thanks for sharing such a healthy and delicious recipe

  7. Nice way of sneaking in vegetables for fussy kids. Healthy yet tasty. Beetroot pooris look absolutely crispy and delish. I always prefer adding vegetable purees to color the dough.

  8. Nice Idea to sneak in vegetables like this for fussy eaters. Healthy yet tasty. Beetroot Pooris look crisp and delish. I always use vegetable puree to color my dough.