Any festival is incomplete without sweets and snacks. As Holi is the festival of colours I made some colourful swirl mathris without the addition of food colours using the pureed spinach, beetroot and carrots to knead the dough. To make them extra healthy I have also added wholewheat flour to the maida.
Spinach ........... 2 cups
Carrots ........... 1 cup
Beetroot ......... 1
Wheat flour and Maida ... Half and half (as needed)
Ajwain / carom seeds ... 1 tsp
Salt .......................... to taste
Ghee ..................... as needed
1. Boil the beetroot, carrot and spinach separately. Puree them and set aside.
2. Take flour and knead with each colour separately adding a little salt, ghee and carom seeds. Also knead one portion of plain flour for white colour.
3. Now take a small portion of each colour and roll out a roti.
4. Place the rolled rotis one on top of the other and roll out a little more so that they stick together.
5. Carefully roll them together into a cylindrical shape. With a sharp knife cut out a very thin slice carefully.
6. With a rolling pin roll the mathris to make them thinner. Do not use flour to roll. Prick them with a fork to avoid bubbles
7. Heat oil in a pan and fry the mathris on medium flame reducing it in between until they are crispy.
8. Cool them and store in an air tight container.
yummy and colourful,i have made this colourful puris but never thought like this ,will make it tommorrowReplyDelete
Make and enjoy.. Happy Holi Soni :)Delete
so colourful snacks...happy holi shobha jiReplyDelete
Thanks Amrita.. Happy Holi dear :)Delete
Nice innovative idea to present Mathis for holiReplyDelete
love that these are naturally colored without the addition of food coloringReplyDelete
Thanks Moreille.. aren't they looking prettyDelete
These pretty crispy mathris look very inviting. It's lovely to see that you have used vegetables to colour them rather than artificial colours.ReplyDelete
Thanks for liking MinaDelete
Lovely idea Shobha to use natural colours to make a flavorful snack for Holi. Can even be used to make food more colorful and appealing for kids.ReplyDelete
Yes dear .. kids get attracted to colourful food. ThanksDelete
Wow what a colorful way to celebrate holi and a unique way to make matris. Kids would love it.ReplyDelete