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Tricolour Chapatis

tricolor chapatis

Though they are nutritious,it often becomes difficult to make the children to eat different vegetables. In one of the T.V. programs I saw an unique way of using carrot, palak and beetroot in making chapatis.The three vegetables carrot, spinach, beetroot, give orange, green and red colour. The children are attracted by the three different colours and they may eat these nutritious chapatis.

Check Nivedita’s version here.

1 and 1/2 cup Wheat flour
1/4 cup Carrot paste
1/4 cup spinach(palak) paste
1/4 cup beetroot paste
1/2 tea spn red chilli powder
1-2 green chillies
1 tea spn cumin powder
1 tea spn garam masala powder (optional)

Take 1/2 cup each of carrot and beetroot pieces.Cook them separately. Grind the palak with green chillies to a smooth paste. Add 1/3 tea spn of cumin powder, 1/3 tea spn of garam masala powder, salt and 1/2 cup wheat flour to this palak paste and make a dough.
Grind cooked carrot. Add red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, salt and wheat flour to carrot paste and make a dough. Similarly grind cooked beetroot with red chillies. Add cumin powder, garam masala powder, salt and wheat flour to the paste and make a dough.
Make a roll from each dough. Keep them together. Cut a piece from the combined roll. Make a ball(do not mix too much, otherwise the colours won’t be visible). Roll them into chapatis.Fry on hot tawa and serve with tomato sauce.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 40mins


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{ 35 comments… add one }

  • Manali March 8, 2011, 6:54 pm

    It’s a gr8 idea for kids shilpa.Thanks for the lovely & healthy recipe.

  • Manasi March 8, 2011, 7:17 pm

    Great idea! I like the braid and then the resultant tri-color chapati.

  • Nivedita March 8, 2011, 9:34 pm

    HI Shilpa,
    check my link too.
    My mom makes if from many years.
    Lovely clicks.


    • Shilpa March 8, 2011, 10:26 pm

      Thats a beautiful tutorial Nivedita, I added your link to the post. Thanks for sharing

  • Divya March 8, 2011, 9:38 pm

    What a creative idea to incorporate veggies into the chapathi!!

  • Rajani March 8, 2011, 10:08 pm

    Wow,Shilpa,one of my good friends was mentioning about this tricolour chapati only last week and I was planning on trying it out too!
    With your easy pictorial guide,now I can try it out.

  • Aarti March 9, 2011, 5:01 am

    how cute and creative

  • Dr.Sameena March 9, 2011, 8:17 am

    Hey Shilpa,

    lovely chapathi…gotta try it…my daughter will love it…:)



  • Sapna March 9, 2011, 9:47 am

    Simply Great!!! :)

  • Sapna March 9, 2011, 9:54 am

    This is simply great recipe!!! :)

  • Arun Shanbhag March 9, 2011, 10:39 am

    very creative, Shilpa.
    maybe this is the way to get Meera to chomp on vegies.
    Should call these “Stealth Chapattis.”

  • pratima March 9, 2011, 11:09 am

    very good idea

  • sheetal March 9, 2011, 7:16 pm

    Hey very innovative idea..will surely try this

  • weirdcombos March 9, 2011, 7:54 pm


    Brilliant idea! Very colorful and artistic chapatis. I bet the taste was also amazing.

  • Aruna March 10, 2011, 2:18 am

    Love this Varadpachi….Miss those lovely Indian carrots in US.

  • simply.food March 10, 2011, 5:24 am

    A very colourful chappati perfect for kids meal.

  • suman March 10, 2011, 10:23 am

    Creative cooking at its best.

  • norma March 11, 2011, 12:14 pm

    great idea and they are colorful…

  • Disha March 15, 2011, 10:20 pm

    Tried this yesterday…the tricolor parathas looked and tased great!

  • Nivedita Nayak March 17, 2011, 6:44 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    Love the new look of your blog. I’m a keen follower of you blog and love all the recipes and other posts. Its my ready reckoner to konkani way of living :).
    Thanks for this wonderful blog and keep rocking!!
    Warm Regards,

  • Shilpa March 20, 2011, 1:33 pm

    This came out delicious. Thanks for sharing such a healthy & yummy recipe in a great detail.

  • zeenath March 23, 2011, 4:58 am

    Thanks a ton dear its been two years now and when ever iam in a crisis u post something which solves the problem looks like u are my very own fairy godmother.

  • Suchitra April 10, 2011, 7:38 pm

    Looks nice Shilpa.Will try this ASAP.

  • Smile King June 21, 2011, 4:49 am

    Creative, healthy and yummy……. Thank you Shilpa……

  • kavita July 15, 2011, 4:46 am

    nice one my son Agasti is 2 n half yr old he love coloured food. will u suggest some soya chunks recipes he loves soak chunks with pinch of salt.

  • SK July 30, 2011, 10:15 pm

    I so want to try this. I struggle to come up with dishes for my picky eater. I learnt 3 dishes with one recipe of yours :) I have one question – No need to cook palak? Wouldn’t it taste raw? Thanks!

    • Shilpa July 30, 2011, 10:38 pm

      No, it does not taste raw. But still if you like, you can cook it for few mins

  • bhargavi September 8, 2011, 12:04 pm

    i just tried ur receipe ..it is really attractive..thanks for the nice dish…

  • maya September 9, 2011, 12:21 am

    hi Shilpa,
    thanks a lot for this great receipe,your way of presenting is superb ,just a small doubt,do we have to boil spinach as well?like carrot and beetroot.

  • Writerzblock November 26, 2011, 8:06 am

    BRILLIANT idea, Shila!! Love your website!

  • adit January 15, 2012, 5:51 am

    good method especially the photographs u have added from raw to to th final product will give even the laziest person achance to happily make them .

  • Janani April 12, 2012, 9:12 pm

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! what a creative idea? very nice….
    Thank u so much…

  • Veena June 21, 2012, 6:08 am

    Though i have never replied anything on this site of yours…. i have loved each and every inch of it. the site was my favourite pastime when i was pregnant. Having a look at all the recipes and getting my mouth to water was the funniest part… thank you shilpa… god bless you…

  • Rashmi November 15, 2012, 11:42 pm

    You are simply superb tai:-) :-) :-) loved the way you have rolled the chapati:-)

    • Shilpa November 16, 2012, 8:26 pm

      Thanks Rashmi

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