poornam boorelu recipe – a traditional sweet recipe from Andhra pradesh. It is also called as poornalu and is often prepared during festivals, weddings and other auspicious occasions. They are very often prepared during Navratri, varalakshmi vratam and other functions.
Traditional poornam boorelu is prepared using chana dal. A chana dal stuffing is prepared using jaggery, chana dal, grated coconut and cardamom powder. But here, a tofu carrot filling is used instead of the traditional chana dal stuffing.
This tofu carrot poornam boorelu is a slight variation to the tradtional burelu, but very healthy with the addition of tofu. It is a tasty tofu recipe and a best way to include tofu in our regular diet.
Let us see how to make poornam boorelu recipe.
poornam boorelu recipe
preparation time: 4 hours
cooking time: 25 mins
recipe type: dessert
For the outer layer
- raw rice – 1 cup
- black gram dal or urad dal – 1/2 cup
- salt – a pinch
- powdered sugar – 2 tablespoons
- water – to prepare the batter
For the filling
- tofu – 2 cups
- grated and roasted coconut – 1/4 cup
- Grated and roasted carrot – 1/4 cup
- cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- grated jaggery – one and a half cups
- oil – for deep frying
- water – 1 cup
how to make poornam boorelu recipe with tofu carrot stuffing
for outer covering
1.Soak the raw rice and the black gram in water for 4 hours. Drain the excess water.
2. Grind the rice and the black gram along with a pinch of salt to form a smooth textured batter like dosa batter.
3. Now add sugar powder to this , mix it well & Keep aside.
4. Take the tofu and wash it properly. Drain the water completely from the tofu . Then mash it well.
5. Take a thick bottomed vessel, add 1 cup of water and heat it on high flame. Then add grated jaggery and stir it well over a medium flame until one string consistency is formed.
6. To this add drained and mashed tofu, coconut, carrot,cardamom powder and mix it well till a thick mix is formed. Switch off the flame.
7. Transfer this mixture into a plate and make balls of this filling to form boorelu. Let it cool for sometime.
for making boorelu
8. In the meanwhile, heat oil on medium flame for deep frying.
9. Take the dumplings one by one and dip them in the batter so as to coat. Carefully drop these in the oil.
10. Fry them on both sides until they turn golden brown and are crispy. Now take the fried boorelu using a slotted ladle and place them on an absorbent paper to remove excess oil.
TIP – Drain water completely from the tofu while preparing the filling. Otherwise, you may not get the perfect shape.