Tricolor baked crackers for India’s Independence day


India’s 67th Independence day celebration falls on Aug 15. With Shruti’s announcement of the blogging event in her blog Cooking with SJ, 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?



Also submitting this recipe to the Virtual Vegan Potluck 7Β hosted by the Unrefined Vegan.


Tricolor crackers

  • Servings: 25-30
  • 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


* Puree a handful of spinach and finely grate a carrot. Keep them aside.

* In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients for basic dough. It does not contain enough water to form a kneadable dough.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.


* 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.


* Bake at 350 Β°F in a preheated oven for 20-22 minutes.

* Cool completely before storing in an airtight box or watch them disappear the same day (as I did!).

30 responses to “Tricolor baked crackers for India’s Independence day

  1. This post totally yells out YOU. Undisputed cracker expert and now with the independence day celebrations you bring us tricolored crackers. πŸ™‚
    PS: To make 3 doughs and then make little flags out of them – Enviable Patience!!!


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