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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Suji Cookies | Tricolor Cookies & Happy Independence Day to all Indians :-)

                " Wishing all Indians a Very Happy Independence Day in Advance !!! " 

When I first heard the name of the cookies in her space,thought it to be made with suji/rawa.But to my wonder,there is no suji or raw in it.They are just melt in mouth cookies easily broken like nankhatais,they use ghee.This is a famous cookie from Malaysia.This recipe is taken from Reshmi's Easy Cook.Thanx Reshmi for the flavorful colorful cookies.Kids loved it a lot.The coating with caster sugar gives a crystal effect but in order to avoid excessive calories,I just skipped it.You can make these cookies for kids kitty parties,play dates & picnics.Being away from India,I just made these cookies to remind kids the National flag and to feel Indian.Do try this out and even adults will surely fall in love with them :-)

PS:The flavorful round up of EP Series-Fenugreek leaves or Green Chillies is posted @ Palakkad Chamayal.Do visit her space for the virtual treat & grab your awards.Thanx Kaveri once again for the great efforts:-)




Ingredients
all purpose flour/maida 250 gms
ghee 150 gms(1 cup)
vegetable oil 100 gm~ 1cup(refer notes)
baking powder 1tsp
baking soda 1 tsp 
icing sugar 100gm~(refer notes)
ground almonds 100gms (refer notes)
vanilla 1/2 tsp
food colors (orange & green)
salt 1/8 tsp
caster sugar to coat(refer notes)





Method
-Sift the flour,baking soda,baking powder,salt.
-Add the remaining ingredients except ghee and food colors,mix it well with a whisk.Slowly add the ghee and knead to form a smooth dough.
-Leave aside for 20 minutes.Divide the dough in 3parts-Mix1-2 drops of orange food color in one part ,knead well.Repeat the same for green food color part and leave the third part as it is.
-Preheat oven to 300 degrees F or 150 degrees C.
-Pinch out little balls from each dough and make a ball again to get the marbled effect.
-Place each ball on a tray lined with parchment paper and bake in pre heated oven for 15-20 minutes.
-Repeat the same step for remaining dough until you finish.
-Cool on wire rack and coat the caster sugar.(refer notes)

Servings~ 25 cookies(may vary depending on size)




NOTES
* My cookies cracked slightly;whereas in her recipe its intact.I feel the balls should be made slightly smaller than these to prevent cracking.
* You can use blanched almonds to grind.Whole almonds can be blanched by adding hot water into the bowl of almonds,leave for 5 mins.Then drain the water and place each almond b/w your thumb & index finger to remove skin.Place on paper towel,dry and grind to powder.
* The granulated sugar can be powdered to use.But the icing sugar tastes more good.The original recipe calls for 125 gms but reduced to 100gms which is moderately sweet cookies.
*The original recipe calls for 250gms (1 1/2 cups)of ghee but I reduced the fat amount and so tried it with 1 cup ghee and 1/2 cup oil.Came out good with good amount of ghee flavors.You can use 1 1/2 cups of ghee alone too.
* You can use more food colors or change colors as per desired keeping the basic recipe the same.
* I have not coated the caster sugar at the end to skip the additional calories.The cookies are sweet enough otherwise too.


Sending this to Jashn E Azadi event hosted by Preeti @ Preeti's Kitchen Life , Independence Day event hosted by Sharan @ Sharan's Samayalarai



Sending this to Shema's Cookie Event hosted @ Life scoops

48 comments:

Achu said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW AWESOME :)

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

nice cookies........love the presentation.
julie,i'm going to bug you in a couple of days on how to hold an event.:)

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Independence day! so colorful and yummy cookies

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Priya R said... Best Blogger Tips

wow they are so lovely Julie... Happy Independence day... cute post, makes me hungry

Maayeka said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute and beautiful!!loved these tiranga cookies!

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.. cute and colourful cookies.

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely with these 3 colors!

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Jillu said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG, That looks wonderful... can I have some??

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

looks nice the tricolor cookies!

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

colorful cookies, nice way to celebrate independence day

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Priyanka Verma said... Best Blogger Tips

very yummy !! and tempating cookies for 15 Aug :)

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Best Blogger Tips

nice Julie...
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious Cookies. Lovely preparation.
Happy Independence day in advance.
Deepa

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Woow adipoli ayetundu. Happy indepandence day dear

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Independence day to you. Delicious cookies Julie

Renuka said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Those cookies look good

Karishma said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, Julie, I really havent seen cookies that looked so melt in the mouth soft and for it to come thru in a photo, I can just about imagine how these were for real...with so much ghee, there really is no doubt as to the taste! Nice idea to color it with the tricolor too...may try this one day for my son and his friends :-)
Thanks a lot for your comment. Felt nice to have someone drop by minutes after my first post in almost 6 months!

Roshan said... Best Blogger Tips

thats a great effort

Happy Independence Day!

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie adipoli cookies:)

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy !!!!!
Happy Independence Day

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Divya Pramil said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow dear looks so delicious :) Colors are so delectable :)
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Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Independence Day Julie to you and your family. Cookie looks awesome!

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking cookies :-)

Aparna

Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely tricolor cookies....perfect and delicious....

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Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...colorful n delicious looking cookies...well made dear! I too bookmarked this from her space will try it soon :)

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

Very Innovative!! Happy Independence Day!!!

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

These have come out good dear...I guess the cookies broke because it was done before 15 to 20 mins..I mean a little over baked..May be bcoz of difference in oven settings..Seeing the crumbs I feel so..Glad to know that kids enjoyed it..and hey loved the color combo...Perfect to celebrate Independence day..

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!!that looks awesome,feel like grabbing it..

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Independence Day to u too...Delicious cookies.

Follow foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yum!
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Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks awesome..Nice way to celebrate Independence..Happy Independence to you and family.

Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the cookies, they have come out so well!

Katerina said... Best Blogger Tips

These colorful cookies look so good! I love their colors!

Farah said... Best Blogger Tips

looks lovely julie! happy independance day

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute and lovely cookies...
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Kavi Foodomania said... Best Blogger Tips

This is wonderful!! Happy Independence! :)

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Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... beautiful cookies julie... made it perfectly... happy independence day to you as well

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

These look fabulous!!!

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Damn cute and very attractive cookies, feel like munching some.

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

cute indian colors :)

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow these are awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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preeti garg said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG its Look Awesome thanks for linking this wonderful in my event
Awaiting for Dawat-E-Khas from your side also for same event:) for more detail check event

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

gorgoeus cookies look so soft!!!

Jaleela Kamal said... Best Blogger Tips

very cute and colorful biscuits

Swasthi said... Best Blogger Tips

great looking cookies Julie!

Sharans Samayalarai said... Best Blogger Tips

Colorful delicious cookies... Thanks for linking this recipe to my event..

Expecting more recipes from you :)

Cheers,
Sharanya
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faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

ithu gambeeram aayittunde.....superb...

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks so pretty & perfectly baked!! Great idea :)