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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

RM#2 Day 5 - Beetroot Sesame Buns

Many people believe that Beetroot is good for the blood. This is not correct. Of course beetroot is good for you it is not high in iron so it will not help prevent anaemia, which many believe it will do. Beetroot's main benefits are that it contains no fat, very few calories and is a great source of fibre.Beetroot has for many years been used as a treatment for cancer in Europe. One small beetroot (40 g) is a good source of folate, provides 1.6 g of dietary fibre n supplies 18 kcal..Sesame seeds can add variety to your diet and give your health a boost. Not only are sesame seeds a very good source of manganese and copper, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these substances belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans, and have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect in humans, and to prevent high blood pressure and increase vitamin E supplies in animals. Sesamin has also been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage.Sesame seeds are a very good source of copper, and calcium. Just a quarter-cup of sesame seeds supplies 74.0% of the daily value for copper, 31.6% of the daily value for magnesium, and 35.1% of the daily value for calcium.Like most seeds and nuts, sesame seeds are high in calories, and should therefore not be eaten in great quantities. I prepared this buns for breakfast, they were really yummy n also healthy..Yasmeen 's sesame buns pushed me to prepare this buns with beetroot n sesame...


3cup Whole Wheat flour
5tbsp Olive oil
2tbsp Flax seed meal
1/4cup Sesame
1packet Active Dry yeast
1tsp Sugar
1/2cup Beetroot puree
1/2tsp Salt


Add the active dry yeast in 1/2cup of luke warm water with sugar n salt..keep aside n let the yeast do the work...Take the beetroot puree, whole wheat flour, flax seed meal, olive oil, 2tbsp of sesame seeds together, add the yeast, just sprinkle some water if needed n knead them as a dough...dough will be bit sticky...close the bowl with a humid cloth n arrange them in a warm place n dont disturb them for 2 hours...


After 2 hours, divide the dough into small balls n knead them slowly with ur fingers for few minutes, make them as small buns..meanwhile preheat the oven at 425F for 10 minutes...arrange a parchement paper over the baking tray..now place the small buns over the parchement paper n springle few sesame seeds over the bun..bake them for 25-30minutes until they turn slightly brown...Keep aside n let them cool..

Have them with any choice of salads, cheese r else simply with butter n jam, y not with chocolate spread!!!!

Healthy, Simple n Yummy Beetroot Sesame Buns!!!

Sending this Scrumptious bun to: BBD14 - Coloured Bread
                                                  Yeast Spotting
                                                  Egg Replacement Event-Flaxseed Meal
                                         Also: Vegan Ventures by Tasty Palettes

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35 comments:

arthi selva said... Reply To This Comment

What a creative idea of bringing Beetroot in baking and making buns... Excellent priya

Lakshmi Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Using beetroot in making buns. very new. Looks very nice and tempting

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow thats so creative priya and the 2nd pic looks very yummy

Divya.M said... Reply To This Comment

"Creative priya" a new name from today. beetroot buns are delicious...lovely buns...

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow... really excellant priya.. kalakkunga...

Arundathi said... Reply To This Comment

that is very creative - looks great!

Sireesha said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent and superb buns priya:)

Divya Kudua said... Reply To This Comment

Beetroots in a bun..thats a great idea..they look delicious!!

Rachel said... Reply To This Comment

I would have never thought of using beetroot to lend colour to bread..great one..

A great info on beetroot as well.

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful post and those buns look delicious and beautiful

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

These buns looks perfect and beautiful!

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Love the color the beetroot gives the buns..I always like your intro to posts with all utritional info..

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...beetroot bun...I never heard of and it looks so damn gud....your pics are super cool...gud one dear..I cant stop drooling

Susan/Wild Yeast said... Reply To This Comment

Thank you for sending these tasty and healthy buns to YeastSpotting!

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

hi priya ...it looks really yummy and awesome

raaji said... Reply To This Comment

how did u manage to make so perfect buns dear...they look just like a store bought one.....

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

As everyone said , beet bun is new :) Very innovative and healthy bun

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

beetroot bun is new to me .. looks yumm

kamala said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative Priya..healthy too

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and absolutely lovely.I too was thinking of adding beet my bread,thinking it may turn colurful.You did it.Bravo and cheers.
Lovely entry.Healthy too

Roopa said... Reply To This Comment

Wow priya, beautiful cor of the bun dough:) and the buns have come out really well :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. nice way to use up beets and very creative too! would love to have buns anytime of the day..

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

well i have soemthing for u in site. i know u will be surprised to see that but i think that u deserve that well.

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Beets buns have turned out really well for you perfectly raisen...

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Brilliant Priya, beet root gives nice colour, tasty and healthy too.

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome...very creative...good one:-)

Medhaa said... Reply To This Comment

oh my wonderful I just make plain buns and bread this is a must try

Bhawana said... Reply To This Comment

this is superb Priya. I have not yet tried these at home. They are giving a tempting look.

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Wow something healthy and yummy.

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Friends for dropping ur kind comments...


Thanks Sripriya for sharing ur awards with me...

lakshmi said... Reply To This Comment

how cool! you have inspired me - i have a beetroot lying in the fridge - i'd rather puree than grate :)

Purva Desai said... Reply To This Comment

This sounds really creative beetroots in buns....buns look perfect and it looks delicious...

Suganya said... Reply To This Comment

What gorgeous buns these are. I can't wait to try 'em. Thanks, Priya.

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Lakshmi, Purva n Suganya for leaving ur comments..

Madhuram said... Reply To This Comment

Sorry Priya, I missed this one. You are amazing me with your innovative recipes. Who would have thought of beetroot puree in buns? This also opens up a lot of options while cooking for kids.