Tricolor "Indian Flag" Pulao

For Indian Independence Day (August 15), break out this tasty and patriotic tricolor pulao recipe

Pulao is a traditional Indian rice dish served on both regular and special occasions. If preparing it for a national holiday (like Indian Independence Day on August 15), this orange, white, and green version will make a big splash and absolutely wow your guests.

This recipe comes courtesy of EzyShine.com.

3
Servings
157
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

First, soak 1 cup of rice for a half hour.

Boil the water and cook the rice for 10 minutes.

Drain the excess water and keep the rice aside. Divide the rice (about 3 cups when cooked) into 3 parts.

Ingredients

For orange rice

  • 1 Cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 Cup tomato puree
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 Teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 Teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ghee
  • Salt, to taste

For green rice

  • 1 Cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 Bowl palak or peas puree
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger and green chilli paste
  • 2 Tablespoons ghee
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt, to taste

For white rice

  • 1 Cup cooked rice
  • 2 Tablespoons ghee
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 Bowl chopped onion
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

For orange rice

Heat a frying pan and add ghee.

Add cumin seeds and ginger paste. Stir it for 1 minute.

Now add tomato puree, red chilli powder, salt, and turmeric powder. Cook it for 1 minute.

Add 1 section of cooked rice and mix it well. Cook it for 5 minutes.

For green rice

Take a frying pan and pour ghee in it.

Heat it and add cumin seeds.

Now add the ginger and green chilli paste and saute it for a minute.

For green color, mix in peas or palak puree.

Sprinkle the salt and stir it.

Finally add another section of rice and mix well. Cook the rice for 5 minutes.

For white rice

Heat a frying pan and add some ghee to it.

Add cumin seeds and onion. Cook the onion until it becomes translucent or a little golden brown.

Sprinkle salt and stir.

Finally add the leftover rice and cook it for 5 min.

When all three colors or rice have been prepared, 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, and chopped onions (optional).

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Calcium, Ca
33mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
43mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Phosphorus, P
116mg
17%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
13mg
1%
Water
40g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Indian Shopping Tip

Indian food is loaded with many herbs and spices. Make sure you have a stocked spice cabinet and a big appetite.

Indian Cooking Tip

As delicious as Indian food is, the smells are strong and they linger. Make sure to have your stove vents running and a window open if you don't want your furniture to smell like spices for a week.

Indian Wine Pairing

Riesling, gewürztraminer, muscat, or torrontés with curries and other sauced dishes; cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec. zinfandel, or primitivo with tandoori or other roasted meats and poultry.