Sunday, March 29, 2009

Beetroot Puris, Paratha & Koshimbir! Yummy Mousse!

     Beetroot Puris

This recipe is  a simple adaptation from  'Palak Puris' recipe. I have boiled beets, blended them with spices and added the puree derived thereby only as a source to bind the dough for poori. 

Ingredients :
1 big beet, chopped and boiled (pressure cooked in 2 cups water for 2 whistles)
1 tsp red chili powder
table salt (around 1 tsp or as per taste)
1 tsp cooking / vegetable oil
1/4 tsp ajwain
1 1/2 C whole wheat flour 

Method :
In a grinder, blend the boiled and cooled beet pieces to make a paste, use a tablespoon of beet boiled water if needed. It should not be watery but just sauce consistency. 
Take atta in a wide bowl, add salt, chili powder, oil and mix well. Add the ground paste of beetroot and knead well. Make balls, roll out to 2 inch discs and deep fry in hot oil. (I got 18
 puris) Serve hot with accompaniment of your choice, I served alongside Aloo Matar- Red Aloo Matar, the water used for boiling beet was used up in this curry, making it a good red match with the RED pooris! :)

Kids liked it as 'Red Puris' there was no beet taste at all making it a hit with kids and adults. 


















Beet-Paneer Parathas

Ingredients :
Filling :
1 big beet ( grated-raw)
150 gms crumbled paneer
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt (as per taste)
1/4 tsp ajwain
1/2 tsp jeera powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 -1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp oil

Dough :
For 10 balls
3 cup atta/whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp oil

Method : 
Make the dough and cover and keep for 30 minutes. 
Filling :-
In a kadhai, heat oil, add the grated beetroot and saute for 2-3 minutes on high flame, reduce the flame, cover and cook without water for 5 more minutes. Uncover, add paneer, mix well ginger garlic paste, ajwain, jeera- coriander and chili powders mix well add sugar and salt, let it  combine well, check for dry consistency and put off the flame. Check the flavour.
Let the filling cool completely.
Make 10 portions from the dough and roll out each to 3 inch discs, spoon a tablespoon of filling as in the picture above, seal the edges and roll out with minimum dredging into parathas. Heat tava, brush some oil, fry this on both sides till done.
Serve with plain curds or any veggie of your choice!

The filling if excess can be stored in an airtight container and refridgerated. My hubby loved this a lot, a rare thing ...:D He wanted me to make parathas next day as well. So from the leftover filling, I made 3 parathas, had around half cup of filling left, which I turned to bhaaji/subzi by heating a tsp oil, adding half a tsp rai, few curry leaves and sauteeing this filling , packed it as subzi with chapatis. 


The next one is a dish from http://konkanworld.blogspot.com/. Her tasty koshimbeer from beetroot was liked instantly! Thanks for this lovely Beetroot Koshimbeer recipe ....simple and tasty! THANK YOU MAYA!!

Kuch Meetha??? :D  Deeba, whose droololicious dishes n desserts and lovely writeup which extracts equal amounts of drools too, has an array to choose from! This lovely Strawberry Choco dessert comes from her!  I use hung yogurt to make my fave Shrikhand, but going one level up with that Shrikhand, as yogurt cheese appealed a lot to me! Glad it did! 
Thanks Deeba! I would truly take ages to do things you dish out with such grace and ease! Day after day, post after post! Oh yum!




Ending March on this sweet note as  new  academic year begins for my preschoolers! :D 

64 comments:

Maya said...

Hey, firstly belated Ugadi wishes to you. Hope you had a wonderful one. Those red puris are worth trying,kids will like for sure. And beet parathas with paneer in them look wholesome and delicious, will try the parathas soon. Mousse looks FAB! Also, glad you liked the koshimbir. Good luck to the kiddos for the start of a new year at school!

Indrani said...

All the recipes are equally nutritious and yummy....I'm not sure if I wrote a similiar note before, if not something is waiting for u in my blog..check here
http://indranid.blogspot.com/2009/03/coconut-laddoo-and-shower-of-awards.html

Indrani said...

All the recipes are equally nutritious and yummy....I'm not sure if I wrote a similiar note before, if not something is waiting for u in my blog..check here
http://indranid.blogspot.com/2009/03/coconut-laddoo-and-shower-of-awards.html

Deepa Hari said...

Red puris look kinda cute...beets puri is something new to me...nice parathas and lovely mousse Purnima.

Divya Kudua said...

Belated Ugadi wishes to you and your family akka..So many beet dishes..I'm going red with excitement;-).Pooris with beet puree is a great idea..they look so cute too!!I'm trying the beet-paneer paratha for dinner tonight..looks too good!!Deeba's recipes always have that perfect punch..I love the mousse and you have presented it so well!!

onlooker said...

i love these 'red puris' too! they have a distinct lovely taste to it, and can even be had without any accompaniment! and ofcourse my kids too love them! :)

homecooked said...

Wow....you really went wild with beets. Everything looks so colourful and pretty! I am sure they tasted just as yummy.

Asha said...

YUMMY! Love the beets color, so delicious. Bet kids love them too. Good pone Purnima. Good to see you back! :))

Suparna said...

Hi,
That is a lovely array of dishes with beet :) appreciate ur cooking. all the dishes look so yummy and healthy.The mousse looks so tempting too!Nice clicks.
TC

Superchef said...

thats a good comeback with the puris, parathas and the yummiest mousse!! the puris look soo delicious that its soo easy to make kids eat them! :)

Meera said...

Those beet puris is a great idea. Will try it sometime.
Once I had made beet parathas and served with palak paneer when Gudiya challenged me to make Barney colored dinner platter!:-D. Loved the idea of beet & paneer parathas.
Mousse looks delicious and so does the koshimbeer

Happy cook said...

Wow that is a lot of dishes, i love the puris, beautiful and that mousse that i would love to have any time of the day or night.

Namratha said...

I am not a big beet fan but all of this looks good. The mousse is outstanding! :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I donno how you presented that mousse! Looks great Purnima! Never tried making poori/paratha with beets!

Swapna said...

All beetroot dishes in one post???? really a good post and Red puris looks very cute....I will definitely trying it out....hope my lil one too will like it...will let you know the result ;)

Asha said...

Purni, make sure you put your blog name right across the dish, they are stealing all the Poori photos these days. They lifted my Pudina Poori, Manasi's Palak pooris, your beet poories next probably! :D

Hope you read the last para in my post, funny stuff.

Vani said...

Lovely colored pooris!

bee said...

what a colourful and yummy feast!!! beet puris are a great idea!!

Purnima said...

Maya --> Thankyou! Your comment surely encourages me a lot on cooking front!

Indrani --> Tks for ur comment and for considering me for lovely awards!

Deepa --> Thankyou!

Divu --> Tks n yes..Deeba's pics r far more droololicious! My chocolate has run into strawberry! Tks for ur sweet words!

Onlooker --> You seem to hv tried these, but I didn't get any other flavor except the color! :D

Homecooked --> Buying too much of beets makes a person wild or thoughtful on using it up! :D Glad u liked the red post! :)

Asha --> Comment from top notch foodie like you surely is heartening..n yes..I m on n off on the blog nowadays with slight shift in priorities! :D

Suparna --> Thankyou ...loved ur appreciation of post and pics!:)

Superchef --> My blog is always on the neglect list, on top..so donno howmany disappearances or comebacks r there for me! :D Glad to read ur comments!

Meera --> Never thought abt 'Barney' wd hv impressed kids by just those words naa..how thoughtful of you! N yes..U will emerge winner ...be it any challenge..I m sure of it! :D


Happy Cook --> Pls help yourself!
Try this with store brought plain Srikhand if you are pressed for time hanging curds! :D

Nams --> Thanks dear!! :)

Rajeswari --> U hv much better n lovely pics! Tks for ur words!


Vani --> Try it for your angel! Tks for dropping by!

Bee --> U can serve it along Gjetost/Brunost! :D

Priya said...

Hi Purni, thanks for ur feedback for Hyderabadi paneer65, nope i didnt add any colour to yoghurt, thats the colour of the red food colour i used for paneer..omg u missed to send all thesepinkish dishes to FIC rose i have hosted last month, mousse lookz gorgeous...stuffed beets paratha looks amazing...thanks for ur support:)

Asha said...

Happy Vishu Purnima, enjoy tomorrow and post all the goodies here. Hugs, and best wishes to you and family for the coming new year!:))

TBC said...

The pink/purple pooris look very nice.:)
I don't even make normal colored pooris! :D

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow lovely color and I love the idea of beets in puris and parathas... Very attractive color...

DK said...

Hi Purnima,

Thanks for your generous comments. Good to see some yummy recipes showcased here in this space :)

As for other uses of Mascarpone, I have updated the post with my preferences of using that yummy cheese. Hope that list helps :)

Pavithra said...

Red puri is looking great..By adding beets it gives healthy touch too..Stop by my blog too for red dosa

Anonymous said...

Wow Purima nice spread. Can i have the mousse ? ;-) Beetroot puris and parathas are new to me... lovely color too :)

Hope ur kids are enjoying their pre-school :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Am loving those cute red Poori's..:)

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Dibs said...

Hello! How did I miss this post! You surely had a grand time with beets! Red poories? CAn imagine kids loving them :-)))

Pavithra said...

wow good picture..tempting . You have reminded me one beet dish to me. I will be posting soon. peas curry is looking so nice and beautiful colour.

rahin said...

hi purnima , love the puri n paratha idea , the mousse looks awesome

Purnima said...

Hi dear Ladies,
Thank you so much for your precious comments, encouraging words and time spent at my space! I am unable to post individual replies this time again, but hope you would graciously pardon me! :) Keep visiting! :)

farida said...

Beets are full of nutrition. I love it that you incorporated them in your recipe. SOunds yummy!

sowjanya said...

Purnima,

Never tried beetroot puris. That surely is a great tip for people like me who are not a big fan of beet root. Nice recipe.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

Mousse looks droolicious.Looks so tempting

Swapna said...

Purnima...tried your beetroot puris and little A liked it!!! and hey there is an award waiting for you in my blog...please accept that....:)

Purva Desai said...

very healthy puris......and everything looks delicious

Purnima said...

Thanks to all of you who visited and posted feeback, truly appreciate it a lot!

Subhie Arun said...

those red puris are worth trying...and look awesome....thx for sharing..will keep visiting..bookmarked...

Anu said...

Thanks for the encouraging comments in my blog Purnima :)

Btw I was wondering where my comment had disappeared for the sweet yummy mousse... silly me... have left it as anonymous... :))

Nice mousse and yummy parathas :)

Purnima said...

Subhie --> Thankyou!

Anu --> Pleasure to hv u here n read your views! :D

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow..this looks so neat and healthy.Never thot of using beets in this manner.....loved it!

Arch said...

wow, interesting recipes - beet puris sound great - am sure my love would love them...thanks for dropping by my blog...

Purnima said...

Nithya --> Tks!

Arch --> Loved the part - 'my luv wd luv 'em!' :D Keep visiting! (Of course my old posts for time being..wd blog full fledged only from OCtober! Loooooong blogging break! :D)

Asha said...

Enjoy your trip to India Purnima. I am sure you will have more fun to be there in Monsoon season than Summer. I was so tired walking around in the heat there but it was fun vacation, even though it was short.
Pollution is one thing I hated most, buses blowing their black soot right into your auto in your face while we were sitting inside was REALLY scary! :D

I am still recovering. Have fun there, see you when you come back. Hugs! :)

Anisheetu said...

Collect your award from award section of my blog... :)

Prathibha said...

Hi purnima, Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing those lovely words..Thanks for letting me know about the Event,but i m not sure whether it is eligible for that event or not.Anyways thanks for letting me know about the event..Keep visiting..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow beetroot puris...hmm nice idea....that mousse looks completely drool worthy......

Nags said...

beet pooris! so cool!! love the idea :D

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, what a refreshing color you got there. Love beet roots like anything, this is such a great idea. Cant to try it.

Seena said...

Very interesting Purnima! much purple colors everywhere... :)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

i tried your beet puris and it was a hit at home ...thanks :)

s said...

what a great colour it will give such a lovely and healthy idea...

Srivalli said...

Hey purnima, what happ?..no new updates..hope things are fine

Red Chillies said...

Wish you all a very happy Diwali.

kitchen queen said...

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Suma Rajesh said...

hye purnima.thats soo sweet of u to try chutney..gald loved it...ur plater looks colourful and healhty too..

Supriya said...

Love ur beetroot puris. Great idea to get the kids to eat beets!

Suma Rajesh said...

woo what a colourful post..looks yum dear..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks for your comments, really glad you liked the cookies. You have a wonderful blog.

ranji said...

Hi purnima!!!Thank u for trying out my recipes and giving me feedbacks..i really appreciate it..feels good when someone tries out my recipes and its successful

beetroot pooris and beetroot parathas..woow thats something new..have never come across these before...they looks delicious!!!

Nags said...

yummy colour for the beet poori, lovely idea!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Beetroot puris such a healthy twist!