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
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35 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. that is very creative - looks great!

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  7. Excellent and superb buns priya:)

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

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

    A great info on beetroot as well.

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  10. Wonderful post and those buns look delicious and beautiful

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  11. These buns looks perfect and beautiful!

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

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  13. 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

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

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  15. hi priya ...it looks really yummy and awesome

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

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

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  18. beetroot bun is new to me .. looks yumm

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  19. Very innovative Priya..healthy too

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  20. 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

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

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

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  23. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  29. Thanks Friends for dropping ur kind comments...


    Thanks Sripriya for sharing ur awards with me...

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

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

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

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

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  34. 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.

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