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12 August, 2014

Tricolor baked crackers for India’s Independence day

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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.


Tricolor crackers

  • Servings: 25-30
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Difficulty: medium
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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:

cashews- 5

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!).


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