12 August, 2014
Tricolor baked crackers for India’s Independence day
India’s Independence day celebration falls on Aug 15. I went about making these patriotic crackers, my first attempt at making a tricolor-themed food.
Baked with mostly whole grains and with spinach and carrot as natural food colors, these are healthy AND delicious! As I publish this, I realize this is my 100th post, how nice is that?
Submitting this recipe to the Virtual Vegan Potluck 7 hosted by the Unrefined Vegan.
for orange color, grated carrots- about 1/4 cup
for green color, pureed spinach- about 3 tbsp.
basic dough for green and orange:
whole wheat flour- 3/4 cup
oat flour- 1/4 cup
canola oil- 1/8 cup
water- 3 tbsp.
sea salt- 1 1/2 tsp.
baking powder- 1/2 tsp.
red chilly powder- 1/4 tsp.
garam masala- 1/2 tsp.
coriander powder- 1 tsp.
dough for white:
sesame seeds- 1 tbsp.
all purpose flour- 1/6 cup
1. Puree a handful of spinach and finely grate a carrot. Keep them aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients for basic dough. It does not contain enough water to form a kneadable dough.
3. * Divide into 2 smaller bowls, add spinach puree to one and carrots to the other. Knead lightly with hand to make a dough, adding water if necessary.
4. Powder cashews and sesame seeds in a spice grinder and mix with 2 tbsp. of the basic dough (made above). Add 1/6 cup all-purpose flour to it. This makes white dough for the middle.
5. Use a silicone mat or 2 sheets of parchment paper to roll out each dough into a thin layer. Cut out strips with a pizza knife.
6. Place a strip of each color touching each other and gently bind with fingers at the edges. Cut out squares and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Poke holes with a fork.
7. Bake at 350 °F in a preheated oven for 20-22 minutes.
8. Cool completely before storing in an airtight box or watch them disappear the same day (as I did!).
32 thoughts on : Tricolor baked crackers for India’s Independence day
Awesome, Happy Independence Day!!!
Happy Independence day to you too, Malar!
These are great! So festive!!
Wow! So cool!!
yes, Elaine. I had so much fun making it!
Oh my gosh! SOoooo cute!!
thank you, Annie!
What a great idea
I’m glad you like it, Jovina. It’s nice that the same colors apply to Italy too. 🙂
super cool idea !!! 🙂
thank you, Andy. 🙂
Wow amazing idea:-) super cool
How ingenious Apsara 🙂 these mini flag crackers are the most innovative Indian tricolor snacks I have seen 🙂
Wow amazing, innovative idea Apsara….happy independence day. …
Thank you, Chitra. Happy independence day to you too!
What gorgeous crackers! Thank you for sharing them and India’s independence day 🙂
you’re welcome! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂
Awesome Apsara ! I am going to try this today !
hey, Varsha! Thank you for visiting. Do let me know how this turns out. 🙂
This post totally yells out YOU. Undisputed cracker expert and now with the independence day celebrations you bring us tricolored crackers. 🙂
PS: To make 3 doughs and then make little flags out of them – Enviable Patience!!!
Namrata, you are too kind! Thank you so much. *hugs*
Waw, you are so creative, my friend! Well done you! x
thank you so much, Sophie! xx
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I bake/roast nuts and seeds on low (and run longer) because they go rancid easily in high heat. Quite like how you colored the crackers. =)
Glad you like it, Brooke, and thanks for stopping by! Just looking at your blog too, find it interesting. 🙂
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