Lal bhoplyache Gharge- Red pumpkin sweet poori - Lunch box series Post #3

Yet another healthy recipe for your kids lunch box. Lal bhopla or pumpkin poories are nutritious, yummy and what more they can easily be stored for couple of days outside fridge.
So try out this and don't forget to share in comments if your LOs liked it.

Ingredients :
- 1 cup red pumpkin cubes
- 1/2 cup jaggery
- 1/4 tbsp cardamom powder
- pinch of salt
- 2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp fine rava
- Oil for frying

- Pressure cook pumpkin cubes for 2 whistles. Add very little water to cubes for cooking.
- Once ready, cool to room temperature.
- Smash the pumpkin cubes to make smooth paste.
- Add jaggery, cardamom powder, salt and mix well till jaggery dissolves.
- Now start adding wheat flour slowly and mix well. Add rava to this mix.
- Continue to add wheat flour only as much can be kneaded on pumpkin puree without any extra water.
- Knead a fine dough and divide into equal parts
- Roll into small poories. Keep slightly thicker than regular poori.
- Deep fry  poories in hot oil till golden brown. Pack in the lunch box with jam or just as bite size pieces.
Can be stored for 2-3 days also.
These are the bite size ones, cut with cookie cutters and then  deep fry!