Friday, October 16, 2015

Carrot Poori

Carrot Poori is a fried dish. This is another version of our Mangalore buns. Mangalore buns are very famous in Udupi, Mangalore and Malnaadu places. This poori can be prepared immediately just after mixing the flour.

Carrot Sweet poori can be eaten for breakfast, as snack or even for dinner. It is easy and quick to prepare and it does not take (absorb) much oil.
Lets see some benefits of having curd (yogurt) in our diet.
Curd is one of the important part of Indian diet. It has a number of health and nutritional benefits. Eating curd every day helps our body system cool. It improves our digestive system and helps to get rid of stomach problems. It boosts our digestion. It is high in calcium and protein. It works as an energy booster. It works as an antioxidant. Curd is stress buster and increases immunity. It is also good for hair and skin.
Carrot Poori is good to pack for school kids as sanck, traveling, ladies get together, kitty parties even Navaratri prasadam. (Prepare smaller pooris to give it to kids who visits to see the dolls kept at home).

Things Needed :

Wheat flour : 1 Cup
Maida : 1 Cup 
Carrots : 2
Banana : 1
Curd : a small cup
Ghee : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Cooking soda : a pinch (optional)
Salt : a little
Oil : 1 Cup (to fry)

Method : 

1. Wash and scrape out the carrot outer skin, wash it again and grate it.
2. Take a big bowl. Add grated carrots, banana, ghee, jeera/cumin seeds and salt.
3. Add a small cup of curd and smash banana and mix all the ingredients nicely.
4. Add maida/plain flour, wheat flour and prepare the dough. ( Do not add any water ).
5. Allow the dough to rest for  5 minutes.
6. Kneed the dough well and divide it into small ball size. Just roll them as round and  keep it aside.
8. Keep oil for heating on the fire. Keep a spoon of oil separately in small plate.
9.. Now take a ball size dough and dip in the oil (which is kept in a small plate and roll poori.

10. Arrange the rolled pooris in a plate. Fry them in hot oil on both sides and remove it from oil and put it on a kitchen tissue.

11. It helps to absorb extra oil. Repeat the same with remaining dough and prepare pooris.
12. Serve Carrot, Sweet Pooris with chutney or any other curry you have prepared.

Note : 

Use of cooking soda is optional. I have not used it. Curd helps the dough to be soft. Adding sugar is optional. Adding sugar adds to the taste. If you feel the dough is too watery use little wheat flour and bring it to needed poori dough consistency. You can use dry wheat flour instead of oil to dip before rolling the poori. Use of oil helps the frying oil to be clean. Use of more banana is optional. (It takes more flour. You can use only wheat flour instead of adding maida. (Plain flour).
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 5  ( 20 small porris can be prepared).


  1. Lovely recipe...I love carrots. is a total healthy dish..

  2. Puri with a delicious & new twist..............nice recipe.

  3. Very innovative and healthy recipe

  4. healthy and yummy poori!! perfeclty puffed!!