Monday, September 29, 2014

Beetroot Poori and Channa Masala | Kids lunch box recipes

Poori is favorite childhood recipe .I hope all kids love Poori. Adding veggie to their favorite recipe as a secret ingredient they wont complain. Beetroot Poori is good way of adding veggie to their diet.
Sending this recipe to  Kids Lunch Box Recipes Book Event organized by Indusladies  and also linking this recipe to Healthy Lunch Box event hosted by me


Beetroot Poori

Wheat flour            1 cup

Beet root                1 medium size

Oil                           2 -3 tsp + deep frying

Salt to taste


Wash and chop the beetroot roughly and blend it in a blender until smooth.If the beetroot is dry while grinding add small amount of water.

In a mixing bowl take wheat flour , salt and 2-3 tsp of oil and mix well. Now add the beetroot puree and form a smooth dough.If required add some water while kneading.Rest it for 10 -15 minutes

Divide the dough into equal size balls and roll into circle using rolling pin. Mean while heat oil in a kadai for deep frying.

Once oil hot put rolled dough into oil and cook on both sides. Repeat the process for remaining dough.

Channa Masala


Channa                           1 cup

Onion                           1/2 No

Tomato                           1/2 No

Ginger Garlic paste        1 tsp

Red chilli powder          2 tsp

Channa Masala Powder 1 tsp

Salt to taste

To saute and grind

Onion                          1 No

Tomato                        2 No

Cinnamon                   1 inch

Clove                         2 Nos

Fennel seeds              1 tsp

Cooked Channa         1 tbsp


Wash and soak channa for overnight. Pressure cook the channa for 4-5 hisses.

Heat a tsp oil in a pan, saute the ingredients given under To saute and grind except channa and let them cool.

Once cooled blended it in a blender along with cooked channa.

Heat oil in a pan,add ginger garlic paste and cook til raw smell goes.Now add onion and cook til translucent.

Now add tomato and cook til mushy. Now add blended masala paste, red chilli powder and channa masala.Cook til the spices cooked well.

Once cooked add water and let it boil for 10 - 15 minutes. Now add cooked Channa dal and cook til your desire gravy consistency.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with roti or Poori.

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