Try These Patriotic Tri Color Recipes This Independence Day

With patriotism in the air on completion of our nation’s 70th year of independence on this August 15th, I’m sure that all of you are in the mood for doing something that speaks about your love for the country that has been your home as long as you can remember. Raising flags and updating statuses is something that nearly everyone does, so why not give a shot at something new and unique this Independence Day. We present to you, a way to make your meals more devoted to the freedom of the nation, by redecorating them into the tricolor! So it’s time to revive the feeling of ‘desh bhakti’ within yourself and your guests this independence day when you sit down to your next meal (or drinks)!

1. Tricolor Dhokla

tricolor dhokala


For batter: Rice flour- 3 cups

Black gram flour- 1 cup

Sour yogurt- 1 cup

Sugar- 1 tbsp

Salt as per taste

Soda bicarbonate/ ENO- ¼ tsp

Spinach puree- ¼ cup

Green chilli- 1

Small piece of ginger- 1

Gun powder- t tbsp

Kashmiri red chilli powder- ¼ tsp

Oil- 1 tsp

Grated coconut- 2 tbsp

Chopped coriander leaves


Oil- 1 tsp

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

White sesame seeds- 1 tsp


  • Take a large bowl and mix the rice flour, black gram flour and yogurt. Add warm water to it to make a smooth batter. Soak it overnight for fermentation.
  • Add salt, sugar and soda to the batter and mix well.
  • Divide the batter into 3 equal parts:

Green Part: Mix the batter with spinach puree and ginger- green chilli paste.

Orange part: Mix the batter with gun powder and chilli powder

Keep the white batter as it is for the white part.

  • Grease a plate and pour the green batter into it and then steam it.
  • After this is done, pour the plain white batter over it and steam again.
  • For the final layer, add orange batter over it and steam it.
  • Remove it from the hot plate and allow it to cool.
  • Cut the Dhokla into any shape as per your choice and arrange the pieces in a plate.
  • Season it with the seasonings mentioned and garnish it with coconut powder and coriander leaves.
  • Serve it with green or red chutney.

2. Tricolor Mocktail

Tri Color Mocktail


Kiwi syrup- 2 tbsp

Cream based soda- 2 tbsp

Orange syrup- 2 tbsp

Sugar syrup- ½ tsp

Crushed ice


  • Take a mocktail glass and first pour in the kiwi syrup, then the cream based soda and finally some crushed ice.
  • Pour orange syrup on top of the glass.
  • Put in more crushed ice and sugar syrup over it. Keep in mind to not mix it.
  • Serve the chilled tricolor mocktail and refresh your taste buds.

3. Tricolor Sandwich

tri colour sandwiches


Brown bread- 8 slices

White bread- 4 slices

For orange layer: Grated carrot- 1 cup

Low- fat mayonnaise- 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

For Green layer: Cottage cheese (paneer)- 1 cup

Green chutney- 4 tbsp

Salt to taste


  • For the orange layer; mix carrots, mayonnaise and salt together.
  • For the green layer; mix cottage cheese, green chutney and salt together.
  • Place a slice of brown bread on a plate and spread the green layer evenly over it.
  • Place a slice of white bread above it and then evenly spread an orange layer over white bread.
  • Top it with another slice of brown bread and press gently.
  • Cut each sandwich into three parts and serve.

4. Tiranga Paneer Tikka

tri color paneer tikka


Cottage cheese (paneer)- 200g

Green chutney- 1 tbsp

Grated khoya- 2 tbsp

Saffron (kesar)- 5-6 threads

Salt to taste

Red chilli powder- ½ tsp

Hung curd- ½ cup

Gram flour- t tbsp

Ginger- garlic paste- ½ tbsp

Chopped fresh coriander leaves- 2 tbsp

Chopped green chillies- 2-3

White pepper powder- 5g

Lemon juice- ½ tbsp

Melted butter



  • Out of 200g of paneer, grate 20g and cut the rest of it into one-and-a-half-inch cubes. Slice each of the cubes into three layers without cutting through.
  • In a bowl, mix the khoya, saffron and salt together.
  • Take another bowl and mix grated cottage cheese, chilli powder and salt.
  • Take one cube and spread green chutney over the first layer, the khoya mixture on the second layer and saffron cottage cheese mix on the last layer.
  • Mix the yogurt, gram flour, ginger-garlic paste, fresh coriander, green chillies, white pepper powder and lemon juice in a deep bowl together.
  • Add the stuffed paneer cubes and mix gently so that all the cubes are evenly coated with the marinade. Keep it aside for an hour.
  • Thread the cubes onto skewers and roast in a clay oven grilled over charcoal at moderate heat for 5-6 minutes. Baste it with melted butter once in between.
  • Serve hot.

5. Cornitos Cheesy Tricolor Tacos

tri color Taco Recipe


Taco dinner kit- 1 packet (6 Taco shells)

Paneer/ Tofu cubes- 125g

Red bell pepper cubes- 50g

Yellow pepper cubes- 50g

Cheese Dip- 150g

Jalapeno sliced- 50g

Lettuce- 50g

Salt to taste

White pepper powder- 5g

Cornitos- 1 packet

Taco seasoning

Chunky salsa dip- 50g

Olice oil- 1 tsp



For filling:

  • Marinate the paneer/tofu with salt, white pepper powder and olive oil. Keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Preheat your microwave or grilling tool. Pour a little oil over them and grill the paneer/tofu until done.

For assembling the tacos:

  • Arrange the taco shells on a taco boat.
  • Line your taco shells with lettuce and put all the filling inside of grilled paneer cubes and seasoned bell pepper cubes.
  • Spread the cheese sauce evenly on top of the filling and sprinkle on some Taco seasoning.
  • Serve the tacos with chunky salsa dip.

If you have any other creative recipes of your own then be sure to share them with us in the comments below!

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Shraya Singh
Shraya is currently an engineering student with a flair for writing. Apart from being a student she is a part time Jedi and inhabitant of Middle Earth with and has an insatiable love for books and fantasy. But in truth she is a storyteller; the purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think but to give you questions to think upon, and that is what she does.