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Baked Sathumaavu Veggie Crackers

By Hemapriya Natesan @MyLittleMoppet

The war over vegetables has been waged since time immemorial between Moms and their stubborn little kids. Many Moms despair over the fact that their little ones eat biscuits, cookies and similar 'junk' with relish, but run away at the sight of vegetables. Now how would you feel if we told you that we had a way to successfully feed your kids veggies like spinach and beetroot? Well, you wouldn't believe us, but we're not kidding! Try out our Sathumaavu Veggie Cracker recipe, made with the nutrition-packed Sathumaavu Health Mix Powder and whole vegetables. The best part of these super-healthy crackers? They're not fried, but baked!

Baked Sathumaavu Veggie Crackers

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cup Sathumaavu Health Mix Powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1-2 tsp crushed black Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp roasted Cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of Baking powder
  • 1 Beetroot
  • 5-7 fresh leaves of Spinach (Palak)

Method:

1. Wash the spinach leaves well. Grind the leaves to a fine paste, using 1/4 cup drinking water and strain to get fresh spinach juice. Peel, wash and grate the beetroot. Grind it to a paste and strain to get beetroot juice.

Baked Sathumaavu Veggie Crackers

2. In a mixing bowl, add the Sathumaavu, cumin powder, crushed black pepper, 2 tbsp oil, salt and baking powder. Mix everything well to get a crumbly mixture. Divide the mixture equally into two bowls and keep aside.

Baked Sathumaavu Veggie Crackers

3. Use the beetroot juice to one half of the sathumaavu mix and knead it to form dough. To the other half of the sathumaavu, add the spinach juice and knead. Keep the dough covered for 10 minutes. Knead each dough portion again for a minute.

Baked Sathumaavu Veggie Crackers

4. Roll out each portion of dough separately with a rolling pin till its thin enough for crackers. Using a round lid or small cookie cutter, cut the rolled dough into crackers. Use a fork to make patterns on the crackers and place them onto a greased or lined baking tray.

Baked Sathumaavu Veggie Crackers

5. Bake the crackers at 180 degree Celsius for 7-8 minutes until they are crisp. You can serve them together or individually with a dip. Our Cheesy Dip recipe would go well with these crackers.

Baked Sathumaavu Veggie Crackers

With these colorful crackers, your kids will be eating some nutritious vegetables without even realizing it! Along with the nutrients in the spinach and beetroot, they'll also be getting several essential minerals and vitamins from the Sathumaavu Health Mix - all in all, these crackers are a super-healthy combination!

Author

Baked Sathumaavu Veggie Crackers
Poonam is a microbiologist by profession who turned food blogger due to her passion for cooking. She believes cooking is in her genes as she grew up watching her mother cook a variety of authentic dishes. Now herself a mother to an 8 yr old, Poonam strives to cook fresh food everyday without any artificial additives and preservatives. She writes about healthy and nutritious home-cooked food at her blog, Annapurna. Her recipes are simple, with easily available ingredients and step-wise pictures. You can visit her at https://poonambachhav.blogspot.in/

Sathumaavu Veggie Baked Crackers

Baked Sathumaavu Veggie Crackers

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