I have made Pooris with different vegetables Carrot,Beetroot,Radish,Spinach,Methi etc. This is the first time I tried using Courgette in the Poori Dough. Courgette is a squash variety vegetable. Looks almost like a Cucumber from the outside. Whenever I see any leftover veggie in the fridge I immediately find ways to incorporate it in my Breakfast or Lunch preparation that day. There are days when I have completely forgotten about that half carrot that was lying behind 1000 other things in the fridge and have wasted it too 🙁 Its been a concious effort in the last couple of years to not overload fridge with veggies and even though the menu looks slightly repetitive we have been minimizing our food wastage.
Adding few different methods in which you could incorporate vegetables in your dough. If you don’t have courgette you can try the same recipe with any other vegetables of your choice. Just make sure you grate them finely. So that it will be easier to Puff up.
You can blanch the Spinach and grind it as Puree. Similarly you can do it with Carrots,Beets too
2.Grated Veggies :
Vegetables like Radish, Courgette, Cabbage,Lauki/Bottlegourd can be grated and added directly. Or you can also saute the grated veggies with salt & spices then add them to the dough
3.Chopped Veggies :
Finely chopped onions add a lovely taste to Chappathis. I call them Masala Chapathi 🙂 Finely chopped Methi leaves taste so good. Other fresh greens like Mint, Coriander,Parsely can also be added to the dough
When I don’t have time to make Stuffed Parathas I try and add vegetables in any of the above forms to the dough. The below image is Radish Poori that I prepared sometime ago. You can also check the Beetroot Poori & Carrot Poori posts if you want to try them 🙂