Monday 28 July 2014



( suitable for vegans)

Feeding vegetables to children is always a problem. I have experienced with my grandchildren that they are not interested in any vegetables, though nutrients and the vitamins in all vegetables are important for the overall growth of children. I have tried many times to chop the vegetables into very small pieces but even then, as soon as they see some green or red colour in their food, they will say I don't like it.

Beetroot is considered to be a good source of Iron, potassium, magnesium and many vitamins like A and B. According to Ayurveda, beetroots are very good for children because it increases energy in kids, reduces lethargy and is a blood purifier.

I feel this recipe is a good idea to introduce the taste, flavor and colour of beetroot to kids. The colour of these puris can attract kids and they can easily show interest to try some of them.



  • 1kg brown wheat flour/atta/ brown bread flour
  • 600 grams beetroot (3 big sizes).
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional).
  • 2 teaspoon cumin seeds.
  • oil for frying.


  •  After cutting the stems and leaves, wash the beetroot thoroughly.
  • Boil the beetroot in a pressure cooker for 5 minutes after the whistle.
  • Remove the water and leave it to cool, keep the water aside (in case we need more water in the dough).
  • When cold, chop in few pieces and make a paste in a food processor adding very little water which was left when boiling.( If needed)
  • Now prepare the dough, take brown flour in a bowl, add salt, chilli powder, cumin seeds and mix well.
  • Add beetroot paste/puree and prepare a hard dough. If you need some extra water sprinkle the leftover red water (from step 3). The dough should be on the harder side. Take some oil in your palms and glaze the dough.
  • Heat the oil on a medium flame in a wok or fry pan.
  • Pinch a small amount of dough, make small balls and flatten them. Repeat this for all the dough.
  • Roll them with the rolling pin in small sizes, bit larger than a cookie, should not be very thin or thick. Some oil can be used for rolling to avoid sticking.
  • Fry on a medium flame till crispy.
Can make around 25-30 puries depending on the size.

This can be served hot or warm, either with or without yogurt, pickle or chutney. This is great for kids to carry in the lunch boxes.

I am sending this recipe as my blog entry for Kids Delight event, and also to January Family Foodie, and for Meatless Monday event., and for Hearth and Soul event,and for Weekend party.

I am also sending this recipe for no waste food challenge, because in this recipe we can use few old beetroot from the fridge, and with Tuesday table.                                                                                      



  1. Great idea! Waiting to see your red velvet cupcakes too!

  2. Wonderful Sadhna! Love the idea of this, and I LOVE beets so this is a win for me! Thanks for joining us! Make sure you check out the other bloggers to support them :)

    1. Thanks Tina. I am already checking and commenting other posts as well.

  3. lovely! this has been on my to do list for a while. after seeing your eye popping pooris at Swati's, the inclination is likely be pushed towards a reality :)

  4. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

  5. Beetroot certainly is a very healthy veggie and I'm always trying to think up new ways to get my kids to eat it. You may just have my answer, these look delicious! Thanks so much for entering your recipe to the Family Foodies 'Healthy Kids' event.

  6. Such a beautiful colour! I love beetroot and I bet these puri are fantastic! Thank you for sharing with the #nowastefoodchallenge and apologies for the delay in commenting!

    1. Thanks Elizabeth for your time and comment. Please don't mind, it is better to be late than never.