Beetroot and Spinach Pooris | Tiranga or Tricolor Pooris

Pooris really need no introduction or a write-up. But still here I am sharing a story about pooris.

Beetroot and Spinach Pooris (Indian Flatbreads) | Tiranga or Tricolor Pooris

Beetroot and Spinach Pooris (Indian Flatbreads) | Tiranga or Tricolor Pooris

Once upon a time there lived a poori family, small, big, thick, thin, soft, hard, all shapes and sizes in a big platter.

And from out of nowhere, landed a green poori, followed soon by a red poori. All the other set of pooris fainted.

The story ends here.

Beetroot and Spinach Pooris (Indian Flatbreads) | Tiranga or Tricolor Pooris

Beetroot and Spinach Pooris (Indian Flatbreads) | Tiranga or Tricolor Pooris

I am ready to accept, I have completely flipped.

No.

I am actually not flipped.

Beetroot and Spinach Pooris (Indian Flatbreads) | Tiranga or Tricolor Pooris

Beetroot and Spinach Pooris (Indian Flatbreads) | Tiranga or Tricolor Pooris

Well the thing is that I am totally surprised when people tell me they have never seen beetroot or spinach pooris.

I have grown eating and enjoying the beauty of these pooris that I don’t know how to react when people are not even aware that you can have such healthy vegetable pooris.

Beetroot and Spinach Pooris (Indian Flatbreads) | Tiranga or Tricolor Pooris

Beetroot and Spinach Pooris (Indian Flatbreads) | Tiranga or Tricolor Pooris

And they are so colorful to look that they invariably are sure-shot hit with kids. Even for me as a child, I think the biggest association of beetroot is with these pooris.

So whenever I have a chance to floor someone with these colorful creations I do.

Beetroot and Spinach Pooris (Indian Flatbreads) | Tiranga or Tricolor Pooris

Beetroot and Spinach Pooris (Indian Flatbreads) | Tiranga or Tricolor Pooris

Note: When I clicked these images, I didn’t plan to use for Independence Day post so didn’t pay attention to arranging them as such.

I know, sometimes I miss few details. I am still learning guys.

Over to the pooris.

Beetroot & Spinach Pooris – Tiranga or Tricolor PooriS

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 dozens of pooris across both colors

Beetroot & Spinach Pooris – Tiranga or Tricolor PooriS

An easy and sure-hit way to feed kids and adults some veggies like Spinach & Beetroot.

Ingredients

  • 7-8 of spinach leaves, washed
  • 1/4 cup of steamed & puréed beetroot
  • 1+1 cup of whole wheat flour for each type (1 cup for beetroot pooris & 1 cup for spinach pooris)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of carom seeds
  • salt to taste
  • water for kneading

Instructions

  1. Blanch & drain the spinach leaves. Transfer to a grinder and grind them to a fine paste.
  2. Take 1 cup of flour & add spinach paste, salt to taste & 1/4 teaspoon of carom seeds. Knead the ingredients into a semi-soft dough. To check, push a finger into the dough, if the dough springs back, it is ready. Cover with a lightly wet muslin and keep aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, add remaining 1 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon of carom seeds, salt and beetroot puree. Knead the ingredients into a semi-soft dough.
  4. Make small balls from the dough and roll them into flat discs. Deep-fry them into pooris and serve hot with curries.

Notes:

These pooris are slightly more crisp than the regular ones.

http://lemoninginger.com/2014/08/11/beetroot-spinach-pooris-tiranga-tricolor-pooris/

  • Great idea! We make similar Paranthas for our picky-eater nephew.