Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Strawberry Pooris

          Whenever I get a box of strawberries, if it is sweet, it gets done in one or two days but if turns out sour, nobody wants it. Either I have to make milkshakes or mix it in a fruit salad or dip it in chocolate sauce. This time, when the berries turned out to be sour I didn't want to make any of the above. I just came up with this idea of making some pooris and rolling them with a strawberry filling. One thing led to the other, and finally I ended up in making mini pooris, topped with some strawberry filling. Believe me, the taste was so addictive, that I ended up gobbling a few of them before even I took the pictures..

Need To Have
  • Whole Wheat Flour - 1/4 cup
  • All Purpose Flour - 1/4 cup
  • Semolina Or Sooji - 1 tablespoon 
  • Warm Milk - just enough to make the dough
  • Strawberries - 10
  • Sugar - 3 tablespoons
  • Coarsely Ground Walnuts - 2 tablespoons
  • Grated Coconut - 2 tablespoons
  • Mawa Or Milk Powder - 3 tablespoons
  • Cardamom Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red Food Color - 4 drops
  • Salt - a pinch 

          Make a stiff dough with both the flours, sooji, salt and milk. Keep it aside, while making the strawberry topping. Coarsely powder the walnuts, I used the food chopper, and make a coarse paste with six of the strawberries and chop the remaining four of them. Mix the nuts, berries (both puree and pieces), sugar, grated coconut, put it on the stove and keep stirring till you get a thin jam consistency (just a few mins). Then, add in the mawa powder, mix everything well till you get a thick mixture (like a spread). Remove, add the cardamom powder and the food color. Now roll out the dough into a big circle (shape doesn't matter), cut out small pooris with a circle cookie cutter and deep fry them. Spread the strawberry carefully, garnish with some chopped strawberries and serve.
Sending it to Zesty Palette for the Sweet Luv event
                to Anu's Berries - Strawberries event also hosted by Vardhini
                to Srav's Culinary Concepts for the Dish For Loved Ones event,
                to Tickling Palates for the Let's Cook-Sweet Somethings event,
                to Sumee's Culinary Bites for the Bon Vivant event,
                to Food Corner for the Midweek Fiesta event,
                to Cuisine Delights for the Colorful Holi event,
                to Preeti's Kitchen Life for the Color And Sweet -  Holi Fest event,
                to Spice N Sugar Tales for the  Cakes, Cookies And Desserts event,
                to Sizzling Tastebuds for the Valentine's Fest - Served With Love and
                to My Cook Book for the  Holi Hai event.

Increase or decrease the sugar depending on the sweetness of the strawberries.
Food color is optional, it's just that when strawberry is cooked with the other ingredients, the color becomes very dull.

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  1. Wonderful idea,very unique..looks divine.
    You have a wonderful space Hema..happy to follow you:)

  2. very innovative!...great looks really yummy!

  3. innovative n wonderful idea, Hema.....I think so no one will think of this ....great

  4. Thats such an innovative idea dear... Looks so inviting

  5. hey who would have thought of something like this... cool idea.... :)

  6. Wow....looks very colorful!!Great idea :)

  7. Superbly creative thought!! Looks like having pooris with strawberry bhaji. :)
    This also reminds me of upcoming Holi and guzia...what if we stuff guzia with this!! :P
    Thanks for linking.
    Event : Cakes, Cookies and Desserts

  8. Colorful strawberry puri. Nice try.

  9. This is so creative and colourful.

  10. unique recipe and maes it interesting for kids..

  11. This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..


  12. Wow very innovative.! I must say the strawberry topping is a must try. Your pooris are all puffed up so perfectly! Very nice. Thnx for linking up

  13. Very creative combination! This is like the hispanic sopapillas that are made here, but they never use fruit with them only cinnamon sugar or honey. Definitely a must try. Great pictures-yum!

  14. Very innovative colourful dish.. Beautifully presented..

  15. Heyy this is so creative & looks so good..i wouldn't have dreamt in thousand years of puri & strawberries :D..awesome
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  16. Very innovative & delicious colorful one!!

    Please link your entries to EP Series-Cilantro & Cumin Event
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  17. very creative recipe yaar...looks so colorful n delicious...lovely clicks!!

  18. your idea is great. Very innovative.

  19. What an innovative recipe...really awesome :-)

  20. Lovely, thats a very unique and yummy idea Hema :-) Sounds Delicious...

  21. Hi Hema,
    This is something new to me but looks so delicious. What a creative way of getting the savory and sweet together.

  22. looking great n iam sure i tastes best......i tried other one in d same this looks best.

  23. Unique..... :)
    Thanks Linking to Holi Hai :)
    Ongoing Event
    "HOLI HAI"

  24. Will show my daughter she would love it so much. Strawberries and puris are 2 things she can never say no to.Wonderful for such an original idea.

  25. that is innovative at its best! never would have thought of maing poori with strawberries :)

  26. Very interesting and innovative idea. kids will love this for sure

  27. Innovative and colorful pooris. Nice clicks. Thx for linking to the event.

  28. When i first saw the pic i thought you took pani pooris and changed the filling. Hats off that you made this innovative recipe. Looks soo good. I believe you when you say you gobbled some up before starting the pics :)

  29. No words to talk about these pooris they are just amazinggggggggggggg

  30. i love the idea of strawberry delicious :D very creative ...thanks for stopping by

  31. awesome and very innovative...thanks for liking my event

  32. So special looking - I must try these