India’s Independence Day is celebrated every year on the 15thof August. You can see tricolour flags, kites, caps, and people looking lovely in white, green, and orange. Just before Independence Day, I tried making a few tricolour recipes related to the theme of the day. Kids loved the tricolour food and also gave their suggestions.
I am sharing a few healthy and easy tricolour recipes which you can even make with your kids. They are simple and easy to make too. Along with this list, I am also sharing a detailed recipe for a tricolour paneer tikka for your family. I named it tirange ka rang.
Let’s first see the easy tricolour recipes which you can make on this day.
Tricolour Sandwiches –
Sandwiches are very easy to make and for a tricolour sandwich, you can use different ingredients to give it flag colours. For green, you can use, mint and coriander chutney, for orange you can use Chipotle sauce, ketchup sauce, or tamarind chutney, whatever your child prefers. There are many options for the white colour like cheese slice, cheese spread, paneer (crumpled or sliced), mayonnaise etc. Just take a few slices of bread and include ingredients of your choice. As it’s a non-heat recipe, your kids can easily make it too.
Also see, kale grilled sandwich recipe
Tricolour healthy dessert –
You can make different tricolour sweets and desserts using different ingredients. Recently I made a healthy dessert using kiwis for green, Chia seeds and oats (soaked overnight in yogurt or milk) for white and orange crush for the orange colour. Other than this, you can make tricolour cakes, muffins, puddings, jelly, custard etc.
Tricolour Idlis –
It is my kids’ favourite and it’s healthy too. For orange idli, you can use carrots, grate carrots and add it to the idli batter before steaming. For green idlis, you can use spinach. Boil and puree spinach and add it to the idli batter. The best part is that this recipe does not use any artificial colors. All natural colours from natural and healthy foods make it a perfect recipe for this Independence Day. Serve it with coconut chutney or any other chutney of their choice.
Tricolour pasta/salad –
It is just like any other pasta but instead of using the regular pasta, you can use the tricolour pasta which is available in the market. Avoid making it in the white sauce if you are making it for independence or republic day. White sauce can mask the actual pasta colours. Our aim is to bring out the tricolours. You can use a lot of vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, broccoli, and onions etc. Cook it in the tomato sauce and spices. For a tricolour salad, you can just include boiled tricolour pasta in the usual salad and use any salad dressings.
Tricolour paneer tikka –
This one is my latest discovery and my favourite and the easy tricolour recipe too. I normally make paneer tikka on a pan with a simple recipe. To make it tricolour, you must divide paneer cubes into three sections and prepare 3 different marinations.
I am sharing the recipe for tricolour paneer tikka which you can try at home.
Tricolour Paneer tikka recipe –
- 250 Gm paneer diced
- Capsicum diced - 1
- Onion diced - 1
- Tomato diced -1
- Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
- Black pepper powder - ½
- Mint or coriander chutney 2 TSP
- Red or orange colour (optional)
- Thick curd - ½ cup
- Garam masala -1/2 tsp
- Red chilly powder - ½ tsp
- First of all, cut and dice paneer and all the vegetables.
- Now mix paneer, onion, capsicum, tomato, ginger garlic paste, hung curd, oil, salt, and black pepper.
- Marinate them for 1-2 hours. Divide them into 3 proportions. Use the first part as it is for the white portion.
- Either add red chilly powder and turmeric or a pinch of red food colour in next part to give it the orange colour.
- In the next part, add mint or coriander chutney to give it a green colour.
- Now use skewers and add them according to colours.
- In a non-stick pan, heat oil and cook these skewers evenly on both sides.
- Once done, serve hot with chutney of your choice.
I hope you liked all the healthy and easy tricolour recipes and if you try any of these, do let me know how they came out. Try out some of these tricolour recipes this independence day for your family.
This recipe has been featured on Twinkl, as part of their Tricolour-themed Recipes for Independence Day blog’.
August 15, 2018 at 9:20 pm
This tri colour sandwich looks so yummy and healthy . Will definitely try this out .
August 16, 2018 at 7:40 am
Tricolor recipes sounds very very interesting. I really liked the idea of making dishes colorful and healthy specially for kids.
August 16, 2018 at 3:01 pm
Great healthy options and a wonderful way to celebrate Independence Day, Deepa. O loved the tricolour dessert. Sure will try it.
August 16, 2018 at 5:50 pm
Enjoyed your tricolour recipes. what a unique way to celebrate Independence day.
August 16, 2018 at 5:56 pm
These are amazing recipe i loved the packaging of that recipe so tempting n gooey
August 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm
Clever idea, not just for a country celebration but to encourage kids to eat well balanced food!
August 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm
Honestly I’m loving each of these recipes. Particularly tricolor idlis. Such healthy, innovative and tasty recipes.??
August 16, 2018 at 7:06 pm
These are alwesome recipes also I like such recipes for the fact that the kids get involved with our national day so easily with this
August 16, 2018 at 7:19 pm
Other than the tri coloured pasta, I have not really tried making anything else. I would surely try the idli & paneer tikka.
August 16, 2018 at 7:40 pm
Fun recipes! ImI going to try the tri colour idli. Love the idea of using spinach to make healthy too!
August 17, 2018 at 8:42 am
Awesome tricolour recipe ideas. . I will try the sandwich and idli recipe for sure.
August 17, 2018 at 10:04 am
This looks so yummy and healthy,would surely try this
August 17, 2018 at 9:18 pm
I am in love with most of these delicious and easy to prepare food items. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe too Deepa.
September 7, 2018 at 11:30 am
This tricolor recipe is looking yummy, I am gonna make it . thanks for sharing