Multigrain Beetroot Tarts

Well here is Blogging Marathon again πŸ™‚ For the first week, I have chosen the theme Members special. Here the members penned down the things that want to learn or would love to make. We had to pick 3 out of the long list of the available ones.

First one for me is Multigrain Beetroot Tarts. We all know that tarts are essentially made from All purpose flour but then I gave it a twist and made it out of Bajra, Jowar and Whole Wheat flour. And this one also got me second prize at the Zopchef 2013. πŸ™‚

Check out theΒ Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#31.

You shall need: [Makes about 24-30 depending on the size of your tarts]

1/2 cup… Whole Wheat Flour

1/3 cup… Bajra Flour

1/3 cup… Jorar Flour

1/4 cup… Ragi Flour

1/2 cup… Chilled butter cut in cubes

1/2 tbsp… Salt

1/4 cup… Boiled and pureed beets

1.5 tsp… Sugar

Water [if needed]


  • The tart must always be flaky and must have a bite to it. This is the reason it is very important that we use chilled butter, other ingredients can be on room temperature.
  • Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Using a fork, mash the butter against the flours. Keep doing it until you get a bread crumb like texture.
  • Add the puree and make the dough. It must a be a firm dough so add the beets a little at a time.
  • Chill the dough, wrapped in a cling film, for 30 min atleast.
  • Now make small balls and roll it out to about 1/4th inch width and put it in the tart mould.
  • Bake in a pre heated oven at 180C for 12-15 min [Mine were small so baking time is reduced]
  • be careful as you would not be able to tell if they are burnt or not because of the color.
  • Take them out and let them cool for about few min.
  • Take out from the shell and add filling of your choice.

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18 thoughts on “Multigrain Beetroot Tarts

  1. Hello Pallavi… these looks aboslutely gorgeous! What a novel idea there of using beets and multigrains for making tarts! Congrats on ur prize… definitely well deserved πŸ™‚

  2. delicious tarts!!! is that you standing and you look like you are explaining to _____________ whom???
    Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!! please add the link to Preeti’s page as well


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