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Tricolour recipes for this Independence Day!

Foram Modi
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Tricolour recipes for this Independence Day

As you, gear up to celebrate the 70th Independence Day, this year with some proud moments and not so proud moments, why not try to commemorate this day by showing some of your love and respect for your nation through your food. Yes, food!! India as a nation is known for its rich culinary culture so why not showcase that to your child. So whether it is idli from down south or pulao from up north or his or her favourite junk food – pasta let your child enjoy the tricolours in his or her food and see the smile on your child's face.

Mommies you can share the story of gallantry with your child from various regions of India while making these recipes thus involving your child as well in the preparation of the dish. you connect more with your kids but will help you to teach them about our country and our freedom fighters , let's make history easier to learn with these light and easy to make recipes.

Let's step out of the box and make something new! Every year I see tricolour ‘dhokla' and sandwiches so I have come with some new tricolour recipes for you to enjoy:

Quick and Easy Recipe for Tricolour Idli

Tricolour idli is a new variation to the simple traditional idli! Indian food recipes are incomplete without spicy & flavourful Indian spices. This is a great recipe for idli that includes the colours of our flag – green, orange and white.

Ingredients For Tricolour Idli

  1. Rice – 3 cups
  2. Urad Dal (Split black lentils) – 1 cup
  3. Salt as per taste
  4. Spinach puree or peas Puree – 2 tbsp.(I prefer mixing both)
  5. Carrot puree – 2 tbsp.
  6. Oil for greasing

Method For Preparing Tricolour Idli

To prepare the tricolour idli, you first need to prepare the tricolour batter separately.

Method For Preparing Spinach Puree For Tricolour Idli

Follow these 5 simple steps to prepare spinach puree

  1. Boil the water in a pan and add the spinach to it
  2. Boil it for 5-7 min
  3. Drain the excess water and wash it with cool water
  4. Now grind it in a mixer into a smooth paste
  5. Take it out into a bowl and keep it aside

Method For Preparing For peas Puree For Tricolour Idli

Follow these 3 steps to prepare Peas Puree

  • Boil the peas for 10 minutes
  • Drain the excess water and grind it into the smooth paste
  • Take it out in a bowl and keep it aside
  • Method For Preparing For carrot puree For Tricolour Idli

    With these 4 simple steps your carrot puree is ready.

    1. Wash the carrots and slice them into small pieces
    2. Now boil it for at least 10 minutes
    3. Sieve the excess water & wash it with cool water
    4. Grind it into a smooth paste

    Method For Preparing Tiranga Idli

    With these 13 easy steps your tiranga idlis will be ready in a jiffy.

    1. Wash and soak the rice and urad dal separately in lukewarm water for 2-3 hours
    2. Grind rice and urad dal in a smooth paste
    3. Mix rice and urad dal paste and keep it overnight or for 8-10 hrs
    4. Add salt to the batter and divide the batter equally in three different bowls
    5. Mix carrot puree in 1 section of the batter for the orange colour
    6. Stir it well
    7. Add spinach or peas puree to another section for the green colour
    8. Leave third section of batter as it is for white colour
    9. Now grease your idli mould with the oil
    10. Fill the idli mould with the different batter - each coloured batter separately
    11. Steam the idlis on a high flame for 10 minutes
    12. Take out the mould from the idli pan and leave it to cool for 5 minutes
    13. Now take out the idlis from the mould with the knife or spoon
    14. Your yummy ‘Tiranga idlis' are ready to serve with coconut chutney and sambhar

    Parentune Tip:Make delicious tricolour chutney - Make coconut chutney, carrot or garlic chutney, green chutney.

    Easy Recipe Of Tricolour Pasta Salad

    Colours help make food more inviting &mouth-watering. Tricolour pasta salad is a great choice to make Independence Day more special. This healthy salad will take care of your fitness without compromising on taste. Vegetables, when seasoned with zesty & tangy Italian seasoning will surely entice your little one.

    Parentune Tip: These recipes will help your little munchkins to eat all veggies like broccoli, olives, etc.

    Ingredients For Tricolour Pasta Salad

    1. Tri-colour pasta – 3 cups
    2. Red capsicum – 1/4 cup
    3. Green capsicum – 1/4 cup
    4. Black olives – 1/4 cup
    5. Green olives – 1/4 cup (optional)
    6. Broccoli florets – 2 cups
    7. Tomato sliced – 1 cup
    8. Boiled corn -1 cup
    9. Mozzarella cheese – 1 cup

    Italian Dressing For Tricolour Pasta Salad

    1. Olive oil – 3 tablespoons
    2. Chopped parsley – 2tablespoons
    3. Vinegar – 2tablespoons
    4. Chopped garlic – 1/2 tablespoon
    5. Oregano – 1/4 tablespoon
    6. Chilli flakes – 1/4 tablespoon
    7. Dried basil – 1tablespoon
    8. Lemon Juice – 1tablespoon

    Method For Preparing For Tricolour Pasta Salad

    1. Boil the water & cook the tricolour pasta for 15 minutes
    2. Don't forget to add a spoon of olive oil in the water so that the pasta doesn't stick
    3. Drain the pasta& wash it with cold water
    4. Steam the broccoli till it becomes soft
    5. Now in a big bowl, add the boiled pasta, steamed broccoli, chopped capsicums, sliced olives & tomatoes
    6. Mix all the Italian dressing ingredients & sprinkle the dressing on the pasta salad. You can sprinkle it according to your taste
    7. Store the excess Italian dressing in an air-tight container in the fridge
    8. Add the grated mozzarella cheese & mix well
    9. Serve this healthy & tangy yummy pasta salad

    Quick And Yummy Recipe For Tricolour Pulav

    Let's make this Independence Day more healthy & delicious with these Indian food recipes. This is a quick & easy Indian food recipe with amazing Indian spices. Cook the rice & prepare three different mixtures. Wrap the cooked rice in separate mixtures & arrange them in a bowl or serving plate. This lip smacking dish will bring a handful of applauses!

    Ingredients For Tricolour Pulav

    1. Rice– 1 cup
    2. Water to cook rice

    Ingredients For Orange rice For Tricolour Pulav

    1. Tomato puree – 1/4 cup
    2. Ginger paste – 1/4 spoons
    3. Cumin seeds – 1/4 spoon
    4. Turmeric powder – 1/4 spoons
    5. Red chilli powder – 1 spoon
    6. Salt as per taste
    7. Ghee – 2tbsp.

    Ingredients For Green Rice For Tricolour Pulav

    1. Spinach or peas puree – 1/2 bowls
    2. Ginger & green chilli paste – 1tablespoon
    3. Ghee – 2tablespoons
    4. Salt as per taste
    5. Cumin seeds – 1/4 spoon

    Ingredients For White Rice For Tricolour Pulav

    1. Ghee – 2tbsp.
    2. Cumin seeds – 1 spoon
    3. Chopped onion – 1/2 bowl
    4. Salt as per taste

    Method For Preparing Tricolour Pulav

    1. Soak the rice for half hour
    2. Boil the water & cook the rice for 10 minutes
    3. Drain the excess water & keep the rice aside
    4. Divide the rice into 3 parts

    Method For Preparing Orange Rice For Tricolour Pulav:

    1. Heat a frying pan & add ghee
    2. Add cumin seeds &ginger paste
    3. Stir it for 1 minute
    4. Now add tomato puree, red chilli powder, and salt and turmeric powder
    5. Cook it for 1 minute
    6. Add 1 section of cooked rice & mix it well
    7. Cook it for 5 minutes

    Method For Preparing For Green Rice For Tricolour Pulav:

    1. Take a frying pan & pour ghee in it
    2. Heat it & add cumin seeds
    3. Now add the ginger & green chilli paste &sauté it for a minute
    4. For the green colour mix peas or spinach puree
    5. Sprinkle the salt & stir it
    6. Finally add another section of rice & mix well
    7. Cook the rice for 5 minutes

    Method For Preparing For white rice For Tricolour Pulav:

    1. Heat a frying pan & add some ghee to it
    2. Add cumin seeds & onion
    3. Cook the onion till it become translucent or a little golden brown
    4. Sprinkle salt & stir
    5. Finally add the leftover rice & cook it for 5 minutes

    Serving suggestion For Tricolour Pulav

    In a serving plate or bowl, First place green rice, then white rice and finally top it with orange rice.Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves, lemon slices & chopped onions. And we are ready to serve.

    Simple And Easy Recipe For Tricolour Sabudana Khichdi

    Follow these simple steps to prepare another yummy dish for this Independence Day.

    Ingredients For Tricolour Sabudana Khichdi

    1. Sabudana (sago) - 1 ½ cups
    2. Potatoes - 2 medium size (boiled and chopped)
    3. Roasted peanut powder - 6 teaspoons
    4. Green chili - 1 (chopped)
    5. Red chili powder - 1 teaspoon
    6. Ghee - 3 tablespoons
    7. Oil - 3 tablespoons
    8. Cumin seeds - 1 tablespoon
    9. A pinch of green food colour
    10. Asafoetida (hing) powder - ¼ teaspoon
    11. Few curry leaves
    12. Salt, sugar - as required
    13. Lemon juice - 1 ½ tablespoons
    14. Chopped coriander leaves - handful

    Method For Preparing Tricolour Sabudana Khichdi

    1. Divide and soak each half cup of sabudana in three vessels overnight
    2. In one vessel add the green colour and keep the remaining two white
    3. Next day, you can see the pearls nicely soaked in water

    Method For Preparing Green Layer Of Sabudana Khichdi

    1. In a kadai, add 1 tsp oil and 1 tsp ghee
    2. When it becomes hot, add a few cumin seeds, hing powder, curry leaves, chopped green chili
    3. Then add the 1/3 chopped potatoes and sauté for another two minutes
    4. Add green sabudana, mix well. Add 2 tsp roasted peanut powder, salt and sugar as required and mix well
    5. Add lime juice, mix well and add chopped coriander leaves
    6. Remove from gas and keep aside

    Method For Preparing White layer Of Sabudana Khichdi

    1. In a kadai, add 1 tsp oil and 1 tsp ghee
    2. When it becomes hot, add little cumin seeds, hing powder, curry leaves
    3. Then add the 1/3 chopped potatoes and sauté for another two minutes
    4. Add one part of white sabudana and mix well
    5. Add salt and sugar, 2 tsp roasted peanut powder and lime juice mix well
    6. Remove from gas and keep aside

    Method for Preparing Orange Layer of Sabudana Khichdi

    1. In a kadai, add 1 tsp oil and 1 tsp ghee
    2. When it becomes hot, add little cumin seeds, hing powder, curry leaves
    3. Then add the 1/3 chopped potatoes and sauté for another two minutes
    4. Add second part of white sabudana and mix well, add salt and sugar, 2 tsp roasted peanut powder, 1 tsp Red chilli powder, lime juice
    5. Remove from gas and keep aside

    Serving suggestion For Tricolour Sabudana

    Now in a plate arrange the layers-- first green, followed by white and orange to form a Tiranga

    Parentune Tip: You can use the same puree of carrot, green peas and spinach for also making - chapatti, paratha, rava Dosa, and dhokla as per your wish.

    Easy Recipes For Tricolour Juice & Tricolour Popsicle

    Oh my! This write-up remains incomplete without dessert. Here's a recipe for a cooling, tasty and colourful juice and popsicle. I usually make orange, white and green juices using orange, banana milk and kiwi.You can change one or two fruits according to your taste and favourite colours.

    Ingredients For Tricolour Juice & Tricolour Popsicle

    Ingredients For Orange Juice For Tricolour Juice & Tricolour Popsicle

    1. Oranges - 2
    2. Sugar - 2 tbsp.

    Ingredients For white juice For Tricolour Juice & Tricolour Popsicle

    1. Banana - 1
    2. Milk - 1/2 cup
    3. Sugar - 2 tbsp.

    Ingredients For green juice For Tricolour Juice & Tricolour Popsicle

    1. Kiwi - 1
    2. Water - 1/2 cup
    3. Sugar - 2 tbsp.

    Method For Preparing Tricolour Juice & Tricolour Popsicle

    Method To make tricolour juice

    1. Squeeze the orange juice by hand or use a juicer
    2. Mix the sugar
    3. Strain it and keep aside
    4. Grind the banana and sugar to a smooth puree
    5. Add the milk and blend
    6. Strain and keep it ready
    7. Wash the blender and puree the kiwi with sugar
    8. Add water and blend again
    9. Strain it through a strainer and keep aside
    10. Serve in clear glasses to make a beautiful presentation for Indian Independence Day

    If you do not want to serve as juice, read on for how to make tricolour popsicles.

    Method To make Tricolour Popsicle

    1. Pour the orange juice into the popsicle mould to fill 1/3rd of it
    2. Let it freeze in the freezer for about 1 hour until it is partially frozen
    3. Add the banana milkshake on top of this juice
    4. Freeze again for another 1 hour
    5. Now add the kiwi juice to fill the popsicle maker
    6. Insert the sticks at this stage
    7. Freeze overnight or for at least 5 hours before serving for it to set

    Parentune Tip: You can use these 3 other options to make Tricolour juice

    • Orange color juice - Mango, Papaya
    • White - Lychee Juice, Sweetened coconut milk
    • Green juice - Honeydew, cucumber

    I hope you and your family enjoy these tricolour recipes together this Independence Day! If you have any fun recipe suggestions that you would like to share, please leave your ideas and feedback in the comments section below.

    Did you find Foram's special tricolour recipes useful? How do and your family celebrate Independence Day? Do you have any special recipes for us? Do leave your comments…. We love hearing from you!

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    | Aug 15, 2017

    nice recipes for kids to understand independence day

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    | Aug 15, 2017

    very nice.. :) thanku

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    | Aug 15, 2017

    Nice recipes, thank you for sharing

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    | Aug 15, 2017

    Very creative and meaningful idea......... thanx for sharing.

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    | Aug 14, 2017

    very innovative. will surely try

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    | Aug 14, 2017

    Thanks for the nice recepies. Tricolor idlly seems to be intresting , would love to try.

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