Monday, May 31, 2010

Color Mania #3: Pink Poori

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Pink poori!!!! That sounds crazy and exciting na ;)

Using beets was a quick thought that came up in my mind when I decided to play with colors in food. ;)

So I had to get a little unusual with it to make it more interesting. Was wondering if it would work out. But it really did. It tasted so good and the light pink look was so cute and attractive ;)

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Color Mania #3: Pink

Did you know?
  • Pink signifies happiness and joy
  • Cheap dyes, made from the madder root, were used to produce the color pink
  • The pink ribbon is an internationally recognized symbol of hope and awareness in the fight against breast cancer.
  • Jaipur City is a foremost tourist attraction in India because of its superlative forts and its distinguished pink color to which the city owes its oft-used name "The Pink City".
  • Pinkie finger is the smallest finger on the human hand
  • Pink slip refers to the notice that employment is ending
  • Pink Collar refers to a particular class of jobs filled only by women
  • The color pink has always been closely associated with ladies and young girls.
  • In Japan, the color pink has a masculine association.
  • Pastries taste better when they come out of pink boxes or served on pink plates (it only works with sweets). Pink makes us crave sugar. Try to use this secret when you make pastries next time ;)
I have a big collection of watches and the best and treasured one is my Pink strapped watch ;) and my blog is pinky pink ;)

Pink poori4


Beetroot - 1
Wheat flour - 1 cup
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Sooji/ Rava - 1/4 cup
Chilly powder - 2 tsp (according to your taste)
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - for taste

Pink poori


Chop and cook the beetroot. Grind and strain it to get the extract.

Now take all the dry ingredients in a bowl and make dough by adding the beetroot extract. Bring it to a poori dough consistency.

Roll into small balls. Press them in the poori press and fry in hot oil to make pooris.

The sooji and the sugar would do the magic of keeping the pooris puffed up for some time. :)

The beets give the lovely pink shade but do not worry, its a subtle flavor and would not affect the taste of the poori. Chilly powder makes the poori spicy and adds to the color too :)

You can also make chapathi with the same dough. Believe me, the color showed off so well in chapathi.

I am really sad that the color does not show off much in the pictures. May be I should have used white background. :( Anyways it does show off in real.

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You can serve this with any kind of subzi or chutney.

I made Chocho(chayote) chutney.


Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhall - 1 tsp
Chocho - 1 full
Onion - 1
Green chillies - 3
Coconut scrapped - 3 tblsp
Tamarind extract - 1 tblsp
Salt - for taste


Take a tsp of oil in a pan and add mustard and urad dhall. Once it splutters, add chopped onions, green chillies and chocho and fry for a while. Now grind it with all the other ingredients.

Chocho chutney is ready.

You can serve this with poori or even with rice. :)

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Written by: Nithya
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Anuradha said...

Wow nithya! What a different thought with poori. I am trying to imagine the taste of it from ur recipe and pics... Nice clicks!!

Shanthi said...

Nice and wonderful imagination adn well clicked as ever

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Nice idea of adding Beets!!!! Great Shots!!!

Nithu Bala said...

Yummy Poori and chutney..beautiful pictures Dear

Indian Khana said...

I blogged beetroot paratha....pori never made it till clicking :)...lovely click...puri looks awesome

Aps Kitchen said...

Niths...... this one is super idea... nd lovely pinky pink.... nd no need to tell ya i guess looooooooooooooovelyyyyy clicks :)

Unknown said...

wat a colourful pori and chutney!very nice.

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Hy Nits,
I am a fav of pink too...your blog is soooooooooo colorful with attractive n innovative recipes...Hats off to you dear.

Unknown said...

Wow it's my favorite color too looks so beautiful and nice recipe Nithya

Preeti Kashyap said...

I make them too with beetroot water left over when i steam the beetroots for the curry.

divya said...

Yummy Poori and chutney..beautiful photos Dear

Kanchan said...

I've prepared beetroot paratha .. the blood red color ! but your pink looks very cute ... am loving your color mania !!

Life is beautiful !!! said...

I am seeing beautiful colours from your kitchen. Poori looks very catchy.

Raks said...

I have not thought abt this kind of poori b4,thats so cool and lovely pics!

Menaga Sathia said...

எனக்கும் பிங்க் கலர் ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்..பூரி நல்லா கலர்புல்லா இருக்கு...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Kids will love this.....Looks soft & well puffed up

Aruna Manikandan said...

lovely and cute puri's dear:-)

Sanjana said...

Gorgeous pictures and a wonderful idea! Great job! :)

Srivalli said...

Very pretty!..and I am sure best way to get kids take in beets..:)

Suja Manoj said...

Very pretty poori..wonderful idea :)

Suji said...

Gorgeous clicks as ALWAYS Nits..Great looking pooris too..

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I'm a Home Chef !!! said...

wow...ur pictures are an absolute delight for eyes!

Uma said...

nice clicks. color mania is a nice concept Nithya! Pooris look great :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Nithya

The Pink Poori with chutney Looks awesome in the series of colorful preparations. I can only imagine how delicious it must have tasted. Excellent clicks.
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya dharshini said...

Nice recipe...Puffed poori and chutney luks awesome..

Parita said...

Hey girl you surely are on a colorful trip :D I too once loved baby pink..aww it looks so cute on babies :D I remember buying an expensive dress for my baby sis on her bday of pink color :-)
Poori sounds yumm, beetroot is very high in iron content so its healthy too :)
Just a suggestion if you dont mind, try using contrast color for backgrounds, for eg in this case white would have done beautifully, as the background is pink, the color of the poori is being overshadowed. Pls dont mind dear, its just a suggestion :)

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Nice pooris nithi and pink color.. I too make beet chappathi, as well pooris and dosas.. kids will really love this. Different colors in food is really interesting for kids offcourse all of us. Yumm yumm!!!

Unknown said...

Nice idea of adding beetroot in pooris and rotis,Luved the hearty pink pooris :)

PranisKitchen said...

this is really unique poori..really nice idea.really puffy and nice color it got.addition of beets will give nice flavor.
the pink signifies happiness and joy.this color is forwoman ,means woman signifies happiness and joy:)

Anu said...

Nice idea of adding beetroot.... Yummy and nice presentation...

Nisha said...

Healthy Idea

Priya Suresh said...

Cute pink pooris, looks awesome Nithya..

Suhaina said...

wonderful clicks and lovely pori too.

Chitra said...

hi pinky , sorry nithi ;) I too love this color a lot..and pink puris looks awesome..will try this..

Shabs.. said...

My god, what a recipe.....and whata picture...beetroot in poori!never in 100 years i would come up with that idea!loved it.

Divya Kudua said...

Anything Pink looks cute to includes your blog,as well as the Pink Poori..great series!!

Unknown said...

wow! lovely!

Unknown said...

Nice idea of beets... looks awesome

GayathriRaj said...

Wow what a creativity....really i dnt undersnd when i see urs pics and description that how can u do all such things this beautiful...really very appreciated...nice yummy poori's nithya....

Unknown said...

Colorful and yummy pooris..Great idea, Nithya..

Suganya said...

Gorgeous looking poories. Looks so good. YUM!

FoodLovers said...

wow what a cute puri Nits ...
have saved poori in my drafts got to post mine as well ..
Hw r u doing Nits ...
lovely combo with beetroot loved it

Deepthi Shankar said...

nice idea .. loved the pink color. would work great with kids

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Nice idea Nithya, looks yempting... always admire your neat presentation.

AvanthiRao said...

v can also kal it as beetroot poori and asusual nice clicks :)

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ha pink puri,great idea
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