Tricolor "Indian Flag" Pulao

Tricolor "Indian Flag" Pulao
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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
  • 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
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 bowl palak or peas puree
  • 1 tablespoon ginger and green chilli paste
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 bowl chopped onion
  • salt, to taste
  1. Heat a frying pan and add ghee.
  2. Add cumin seeds and ginger paste. Stir it for 1 minute.
  3. Now add tomato puree, red chilli powder, salt, and turmeric powder. Cook it for 1 minute.
  4. Add 1 section of cooked rice and mix it well. Cook it for 5 minutes.
  5. Take a frying pan and pour ghee in it.
  6. Heat it and add cumin seeds.
  7. Now add the ginger and green chilli paste and saute it for a minute.
  8. For green color, mix in peas or palak puree.
  9. Sprinkle the salt and stir it.
  10. Finally add another section of rice and mix well. Cook the rice for 5 minutes.
  11. Heat a frying pan and add some ghee to it.
  12. Add cumin seeds and onion. Cook the onion until it becomes translucent or a little golden brown.
  13. Sprinkle salt and stir.
  14. Finally add the leftover rice and cook it for 5 min.
  15. 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.
  16. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves, lemon slices, and chopped onions (optional).