India’s Independence Day is celebrated every year on 15th August. You can see tricolour flags, kites, caps, and people looking lovely in white, green, and orange. Just before the Independence Day, I tried making few tricolour recipes related to the theme of the day. Kids loved the tricolour food and also gave their suggestions.
I am sharing 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 a tamarind chutney, whatever your child prefers. There are many options for the white colour like cheese slice, cheese spread, paneer (crumpled or slice), 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, and custard etc.
Tricolour Idlis –
It is my kids’ favourite and it’s healthy too. For orange idli, you can use carrots, just grate carrots and add it in 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 we are not using any artificial colours in this recipe. 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 the 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 normal salad and use any salad dressings.
Tricolour paneer tikka –
This one is my latest discovery and my favourite and easy tricolour recipe too. I normally make paneer tikka on a pan with a simple recipe. To make it tricolour, you just have to 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 next part, add mint or coriander chutney to give it 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 the sides.
- Once done, serve hot with chutney of your choice.
Hope you liked all the healthy and easy tricolour recipes and if you try any of these, do let me know how it came out.