Monday, August 15, 2011

Celebrating the Spirit of Independence with Baked Tricolour Strips

A very touching video on you-tube celebrating the spirit of Independence Day had me hooked - while the video is 4 years old, the message evergreen ! 
Happy Independence Day

As India celebrates her 65th year of Independence let's pledge to value INDEPENDENCE & FREEDOM in its truest sense - 
  • Courage in face of adversity
  • Not to take freedom for granted
  • Peace all around
  • To be sensitive to the feelings of fellow humans &
  • Truth to guide & show the way
The patriotic fervor is all around and my hearth was no exception.Hubby dearest had an idea of making these strips and put in efforts to give shape to his idea. What resulted was this baked Naan type of flatbread with colours of our flag; the bread was further cut in to strips and enjoyed with chutney & sauce--- daughter went bonkers seeing Indian Flag on the dish !!



What's in it :-


For the Saffron colour :-
  • Tomato - 3
  • Orange Colour - a pinch or two !
For the Green Colour :-
  • Mint & Coriander leaves - a fistful
  • Green Chillis - 3 to 4 - to taste
For the flat bread :-
  • All Purpose Flour - 3 small cups
  • Baking Powder -1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste - for the 3 doughs
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
How :-

Blanch the tomatoes and remove the skin. Puree it finely and set aside. Puree the greens & chillis to a fine paste adding very little water if necesary and set aside.
Knead the 3 doughs separately. 
  • For the saffron/orange colored dough add the flour, the tomato puree, baking powder, salt & sugar, oil & knead a fine dough.
  • For the green coloured dough add the flour, the green paste, baking powder, salt & sugar, oil & knead a fine dough.
  • For the white dough add the flour, baking powder, salt & sugar, oil & knead a fine dough.

Preheat the oven to 170 C .Take a small ball of each of the dough ,and place it together ; spread across as a flat bread . Bake them for 10 minutes or till it is cooked.

Cut in to strips and serve with chutney/sauce.Enjoy !

40 comments:

  1. OMG so wonderful ur patriotism reflects in this dish..

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  2. very nice to you too :) And Happy happy independence day!

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  3. This looks so good dear..happy independence day

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  4. Happy Independence day..nice one dear

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  5. Happy independence day.. Nice that u have used natural colors. Looks very good..

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  6. Happy Independence day dear... Nice patriotic dish...

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  7. Hope that your Independence day was great. natural color looks great.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. Lovely work dear....happy independence day...

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  9. So very Patriotic lovely Nan strips.Seems like you had great Independence day.

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  10. so colourful and lovely..excellent dish on the independence day, Happy Independence day dear..

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  11. It looks soo good priya,nice to use natural colour..Happy Independence day!!

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  12. Happy independence day dear,lovely strips...u r very creative!

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  13. Really wonderful. Looks amazing. Happy independence to you too.

    Cheers,
    uma

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  14. Looks amazing. Happy independence to you too.

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  15. Happy Independence Day!!!
    What a great idea! I love it! And I am sure it tasted delicious too! <3

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  16. Happy independence day to you too dear!

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  17. wow awesome idea...very innovative and creative too! amazing art with food!

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  18. Original and great idea, looks delicious.

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  19. Hey , u brought the true colours of ur flag..Sooper..Happy Independence day to ur family..

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  20. Lovely tricolor bread! Hope you had a great Independence day.

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  21. Just one word pri- Gorgeous!

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  22. What an Idea Sirji (Madamji)...looks so good

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  23. Very interesting and fabulous patriotic strips..awesome!

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  24. Amazing and innovative!! I loved the three flavours!! Thanks for sharing these!!
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  25. patriotisim combined in food absoultele nice idea..belated independence wishes

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  26. Isn't that a creative outcome, keep up with it Priya, nice and great.

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  27. Such a creative idea! It looks wonderful too...


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  28. Love it dear? Love the use of natural ingredients for the colouring.

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  29. That's very creative and patriotic!!

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  30. wow, that is done so well, amazing creativity, how did you get the imprint of wheel shape?

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  31. Happy Independence Day
    looks beautiful

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  32. This is one of the better ways of incorporating the tricolor in food that I have seen lately ~ Beautifully done!
    US Masala

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  33. Hi Priya, happy independence day to you and family (though late)... Great idea to make the tricoloured parathas. The chakra in the middle is a plus. Am sure your daughter wud hav loved this :)

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  34. BEAUTIFUL POST!

    FABULOUS COLORS... hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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  35. Wow.........awesome idea........I am new to your blog. Your recipes look anmazing.

    alpana
    smart-snacks.blogspot.com

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