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Beetroot Boli



Beetroot Boli

This is my second attempt on the traditional south Indian sweet Boli which is served as an accompaniment for payasam in south Kerala Sadhya, especially wedding feast. I already have the recipe for sweet boli, but this Vishu, I attempted a colorful twist to the regular boli. I made this beetroot boli and served along with payasam.

Ingredients
Bengal gram- 1 1/2 cups
Sugar -1 1/2 cups
Grated beetroot- 2 medium
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Pinch of salt+ 1 tsp sugar
Gingerly oil 1/3 cup
Nutmeg powder 1/3 tsp
Cardamon powder - a pinch
Rice flour- 3 tsp
Ghee- 2 tbs
 



Cook Bengal gram ( kadala parippu) till it is soft and drain off the excess water.
Grate beetroot and keep aside. In a heavy bottom pan heat ghee and add the grated beetroot and fry till the raw flavor disappears and the beetroot is cooked. Add the cooked kadala parippu and sugar. When the sugar melt and is completely absorbed into the gram add in nutmeg and cardamon powder and stir in continuously till the mixture leaves the edges of the pan. Allow it to cool and grind it finely without lumps using a mixer.

Mix all purpose flour, a pinch of salt and one tsp of sugar and knead it into a dough, just like for chapathi. Flatten it in the bottom of the bowl and pour in 1/3 cup of gingerly oil on top ( like soaking it) and allow it to remain so for thirty minutes.
Roll the gram and sugar mixture into small balls. Now take small balls of flour in your hand and press it with your hand itself to make small puris. It will stretch very easily and place the gram ball it the center and seal the edges. Take rice flour for spreading on the board. Roll  into round using a rolling pin. Grill it in hot tava. Turn it from one side to the other very quickly and if you like you may add a bit of ghee on the top. Serve it with pal payasam or semiya payasam. 

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

Comments

  1. Beautiful colored boli chechi, never knew this is a south kerala favorite... :) looks superb

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  2. wow, that looks so tempting and lovely.

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  3. Looks colourful and a healthy poli, guilt free I should say

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  4. Interesting beetroot boli, super yummilicious. A must try recipe.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/04/nan-khatai-eggless-cookie.html

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  5. Delicious and wholesome beet rotis.
    Deepa

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  6. Colorful and healthy recipe.. thanks for the innovative recipe :)

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  7. Love the color and healthy version.

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  8. Wow...you are the queen of innovation... love the idea of beet root with poli!!!

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  9. Nice COlor and Healthy Recipe...

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  10. Definitely a wonderful twist to the regular boli...Looks delicious

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  11. Very nice. new recipe to me :)

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  12. woww..really innovative Suja.. When i try to make normal boli, it breaks in a horrible way..this looks perfect..

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  13. A very new and interesting dish for me. lovely colour .....

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  14. Beet root is really healthy ..nice idea of making rotis,,

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  15. like its color dear.. nice preparation..

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  16. Wow.. Innovative one :) And quite healthier too :)

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  17. looks divine..beautiful clicks.....

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  18. Never tried this way,looks colorful n yummmm

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  19. i had boli last week from a friends place and didnt have enought of it..this one is reminding me about it,this look soo colourful and yummy :)

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  20. Adipoli Beet root boli Suja, Love the color. You are right it is yummy and colorful.

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  21. Very attractive bolis,am yet to try this, seriously very tempting.

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  22. A nice variation to the regular poli, looks delicious..

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  23. very new thought of adding beetroot poli.

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  24. i love the color of boli,so attractive and appetizing...

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  25. Interesting! New recipe for me.

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  26. Interesting recipe. Looks colorful with added health benefits

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  27. I too wanted to try this beets boli for a long time. Nice recipe...thanks. Boli with payasam looks fantastic!

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  28. Healthy and yummy one...happy following u when free drop into my space

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