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Tricolor "Indian Flag" Pulao

Tricolor

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.

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