Republic Day in India is a momentous occasion that marks the adoption of the Constitution and
the birth of the world's largest democracy. This day is celebrated with grand parades and patriotic
fervor, and, of course, a feast of flavors that reflect the diversity and unity of the nation. As we
gear up for this joyous celebration, What better way to pay tribute than by indulging in simple yet
delicious tricolor recipes that embody the spirit of the Indian flag?
Let’s take a quick look at a few of these recipes:
1. Tricolor Salad
1 cup diced carrots (orange)
1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes (white)
1 cup finely chopped spinach or coriander leaves (green)
Salt and pepper to taste
Chat masala for extra flavor
Lemon juice for dressing
1. Steam or boil the diced carrots until tender. Let them cool. You can use Sumeet Stainless Steel Kadhai to boil the carrots or potatoes to perfection.
2. In a Copper Bottom Handi, mix the boiled and mashed potatoes with salt and pepper.
3. Finely chop the spinach or coriander leaves and set aside.
4. Assemble the salad by arranging the diced carrots, mashed potatoes, and chopped spinach
in layers on a serving platter.
5. Drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle chaat masala for that perfect Indian touch.
6. Gently toss the layers just before serving to maintain the tricolour effect.
7. This tricolour salad not only pays homage to the Indian flag but also offers a healthy and
refreshing start to your Republic Day celebrations.
2. Tiranga Pulao
1 cup basmati rice
1/2 cup grated carrots (orange)
1/2 cup peas (white)
1/2 cup chopped spinach or mint leaves (green)
1 large onion, finely sliced
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
Whole spices (cumin seeds, bay leaves, cloves, cardamom)
Ghee or oil for cooking
Salt and biryani masala to taste
1. Rinse the basmati rice and soak it for 30 minutes. Cook the rice with the whole spices
until each grain is separate.
2. In a Non-Stick Pan, heat ghee or oil and sauté the sliced onions until golden brown.
3. Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook until the raw smell disappears.
4. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
5. Add the grated carrots, peas, and chopped spinach or mint leaves. Cook until the
vegetables are tender.
6. Season the mixture with salt and biryani masala according to your taste.
7. In a large serving dish, layer the cooked rice and the vegetable mixture to create the
8. Gently mix the layers just before serving.
This Tiranga Pulao not only captivates the eyes but also tantalizes the taste buds with its
aromatic blend of spices.
3. Saffron Phirni with Green Pistachio Garnish
1/2 cup rice, soaked for 2 hours
4 cups milk
1 cup sugar
A pinch of saffron strands soaked in warm milk (orange)
Chopped pistachios for garnish (green)
1. Grind the soaked rice into a coarse paste using a little water.
2. In a heavy-bottomed Stainless Steel Kadhai, heat the milk and bring it to a boil.
3. Add the rice paste to the boiling milk, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
4. Cook the mixture on low heat until the rice is fully cooked and the phirni thickens.
5. Add sugar and continue stirring until it dissolves completely.
6. Divide the phirni into two parts.
7. To one part, add the saffron-infused milk and mix well.
8. In serving glasses or bowls, layer the saffron-flavored phirni and the plain phirni to create
the tricolour effect.
9. Refrigerate until set.
10. Garnish with chopped pistachios just before serving.
This Saffron Phirni with a Green Pistachio Garnish is a delightful way to end your Republic Day
feast on a sweet note.
These simple and delicious tricolour recipes not only add a festive touch to your Republic Day
celebrations but also showcase the rich culinary heritage of India. Sumeet Cookware offers a
myriad of kitchen essentials, containers and cookware items that let you prepare different recipes
without wasting much time. As we come together to commemorate this significant day, let our
plates reflect the unity in diversity that makes our nation truly extraordinary.
Simple & Delicious Tricolour Recipes