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May 28, 2012

Poornam Boorelu With Chickpeas ~ Low Calorie Version!

Hi Folks,Hope you all enjoyed your weekend n buddies Here in US still in the holiday mood rt?! due to Memorial day- holiday!! Actually we planned for a trip to enjoy this long weekend but from Friday i caught with cold n Flu suffered with severe body ache. So all our plan was dropped ok we planned again next month :) Today i am feeling much better.
For Day 6, under the theme Pick One Cook All with my star Ingredient, "Chickpeas/Channa" here comes a Sweet recipe, Poornam Boorelu with Chickpeas. Poornam Boorelu is a traditional Andhra Recipe which is done with channa dal and deep fried with urad dal batter. I replaced channa dal with chickpeas and instead of deep frying i used my Paniyaram Pan to fry them. I love anything with jaggery in any form. I just love this version a lot n my kids too. Urad dal n Jaggery n Chickpeas are well know for its nutrients n vitamins n iron contents so without spoiling its health factor i simply made this delicious sweet in Paniyaram Pan as low calorie guilt free sweet. Hope u too like it and do try this at home and enjoy! Now to the recipe...

Recipe Source : Sailu's Kitchen
For Outer Covering
  1. Urad dal    1/2 cup
  2. Rice     1 cup (i used sona masoori)
  3. Salt    1/2 tsp or to taste
For Stuffing
  1. Chickpeas/Channa    1 cup
  2. Jaggery     1 cup(grated or powdered)
  3. Cardamom powder    1/2 tsp
  4. Coconut    2-3 tbsp or to taste(shredded)
  • Oil/ghee    as needed.
  • Wash n soak Urad dal n Rice for 2-3 hours and then drain completely and grind using little water to a smooth and fluffy batter. 
  • Then transfer it to a bowl, add salt n enough water to make a thick dosa batter and cover it n keep aside until use.
  • Wash n Soak Chickpeas for overnight or at least 6hours then pressure cook the chickpeas for 1-2 whistle with enough water. 
  • After cooking, allow to cool chickpeas for a while, then grind it to a coarse paste/powder.
  • Then mix this coarse chickpeas with grated jaggery...combine well.
  • Now heat  a pan add coconut n fry for few seconds then add this chickpeas-jaggery mixture and cook for 3-4 minutes. Keep stirring.
  • Lastly add cardamom powder and mix well. Allow this mixture to cool for a while.
  • Then divide it to a 20 small lime sized balls and keep ready.
  • Heat paniyaram, add few drops of oil/ghee in each groove, then take one jaggery-chickpeas ball dip in already prepared urad dal batter, and drop carefully in a repeat the same with the left over jaggery n batter.
  • Cook for 2 minutes in medium heat then turn other side and cook until done.That's it...transfer to the plate n serve warm with or w/o banana.
Do not Cook Chickpeas too mushy then the mixture will be runny.
Instead of chickpeas you can also use moong dal.
Cooking the chickpeas n jaggery mixture will help to increase the shelf-life of the sweet.
Left over jaggery mixture can be used to make Puran poli or Suzhiyam.
Left over urad dal batter can used to make dosa,(like what i did :) it come out crispy n yummy.


  1. wow. this looks just awesome. interesting recipe.

  2. Very interesting recipe, looks fabulous dear.. Bookmarking these, will try some time :-)
    Thanx for linking it to the event :-))

  3. Oh my god! with flu you have made all these appam's and done a step by step documentation. Good job, but please rest up.

    1. No Srimathi...i made all these recipes well in advance(before marathon begins) that's y i am able to post it without any reason...except today's post, previous one weres scheduled :) Anyway thanks for your concern!!

  4. That's really so fantastic!..this is too good Sangeetha, love your dedication!

  5. Great looking boorelu. Very nutritious!

  6. Yummy Boorelu...we call it suzhiyam..It is such a nice way u showed without mess up..Sure i will try this..

  7. that pan is so useful love it! the poornam boorelu came out perfect!

  8. It looks like kuzhi paniyaram.. but really hands off to your effort.. take care dear..

  9. delicious n your boorelu :)Take care n get well soon:)

  10. SO different and interesting....looked delicious..

  11. Take care Sangee.. As i told before, cant wait to try this healthy and yummy boorelu..Well executed and quite addictive.

  12. Yummy n guilt free version, sounds healthy...

  13. sounds healthy and delicious sangee :)

  14. Delicious Boorelu....I once saw these in a cookery show on TV in India.

  15. R u down with flu ? how r u feeling now ? This post is really good. i never thought of making sweet paniyaram like this. I make the batter with maida. love this version :)

  16. Clear instructions and nice version :)
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  17. nice innovations sangeetha.. sweet paniyarams.. loved it.. take care
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  18. Sounds interesting and inviting...perfectly made.Loved the low calorie version...The first clicks is awesome and beautiful presentation..

  19. Looks very inviting and super yummy!!

  20. Lovely one Sangee, the variation you did with chickpeas is very interesting.

  21. I have never tried with chickpeas. Nice one.

  22. wow...very interesting recipe dear...luvd n luks delicious

  23. I love this variation sounds tasty and healthy.Hope you are feeling well.Take care.

  24. sounds delicious and healthy recipe:)

  25. Interesting and healthy stuffing. Boorelu look wonderful.

  26. Hope u enjoyed a good sunny memorial day holiday... having moved to UK from US, I really miss on some of the holidays, especially the thanks giving with all the food and the shopping :-) We make something similar called modakam with maida flour though

  27. lovely filling! As usual the pictures are too good!


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