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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
434
Calories Per Serving

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
Servings3
Calories Per Serving434
Total Fat22g34%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated13g67%
Cholesterol55mg18%
Protein6g12%
Carbs53g18%
Vitamin A247µg27%
Vitamin B60.3mg15%
Vitamin C14mg23%
Vitamin D0.4µg0.1%
Vitamin E2mg9%
Vitamin K53µg66%
Calcium57mg6%
Fiber3g11%
Folate (food)38µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)186µg47%
Folic acid87µgN/A
Iron4mg20%
Magnesium44mg11%
Monounsaturated6gN/A
Niacin (B3)3mg15%
Phosphorus108mg15%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium342mg10%
Sodium630mg26%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg20.5%
Zinc1mg7%