I had this spinach and carrot puri recipe in mind as an Independence Day special recipe for quite some time now. But I had not managed to make it over any of the past weekends. Weekends because Kalpesh would be around to shoot them. He is very critical of the pics clicked by me and insists on clicking pics of each recipe. So this puri recipe almost did not have happen but for the last minute motivation on a Friday, and rock solid support and help from my mother-in-law.
After Devansh went to school in the morning, I asked my MIL “I want to make colored puris for an Independence Day special recipe that I want to post tomorrow. Will you help me out?” I explained to her my concept, the method I had in mind, and the ingredients–after that she completely took over. I fried the puris and clicked snaps, she did everything else–from kneading the dough to rolling out the puris. She also enthusiastically gave suggestions for the arrangement. We managed to do this in the one and a half hour we had between the time Devansh goes to school and the maid comes to wash the utensils. Making puris doesn’t take so much time but clicking snaps at practically each step does.
I got lots of tips about frying puris from my MIL, which I have shared along with the recipe. The puris turned out well and tasted really yummy. Me and the two moms (birth mom and in-law mom) loved them. I kept some dough aside and made puris for Devansh as his evening snack. Even he loved them. These puris would be super as tiffin food too, can be made ahead of time and carried in the tiffin as they last long. You can experiment with different colors using natural ingredients like beet root and keep it as a snack for birthday parties or picnics.
So far I haven’t used refined flour (maida) while cooking anything for Devansh, and I wasn’t keen to use this time either. So I settled for not getting white color in the puris and used wheat flour for all three layers. You can serve the puris with curd to get in all the tricolors. These puris also taste great with green chutney. I hope you like this puri (poori) recipe and your kiddos enjoy the naturally colored puris.
Prep time: 00:40 | Cook time: 00:10 | Total time: 00:50 | Serves: 3 Yield: Approx. 20 puris