Independence Day 2023: Special Recipes By Chef Sohail Karimi
Image Credit: Tiranga barfi is delicious and enchanting to look at

Independence day brings us together as a country as we celebrate the 76th year of being independent from the British rule. And what is a more interesting method to celebrate than to eat Indian food that are diverse yet so united in their own flavours. it is important to understand that food is a huge part of who we are as a nation and every bite has a story to tell. 

So, we have three Independence Day Special Dessert Recipes by Chef Sohail Karimi, Executive Chef, Radisson Blu Resort and Convention Centre, Karjat. These recipes are simple, delicious and will have you feeling patriotic like nothing else. 

Tiranga Mawa Barfi 

Begin the auspicious day on a special note with the sweet tiranga barfi. This delicious recipe is easy to prepare and assemble and will fit right into your Independence day meal idea.


  • 100 gms Sugar
  • 2 lts Milk 
  • 5 gms Cardamom powder
  • 50 gms Ghee 
  • Saffron reduction ( for colour as required) 
  • Spinach paste ( for colour as required) 


  • Take a double coated Kadhai 
  • Put milk and boil till it is reduced to it half 
  • Apply sugar and boil more till it is in batter like consistency 
  • Add cardamom powder and bit of ghee 
  • Divide the mawa into three and apply saffron reduction in one and spinach past in other so that u get three different colours
  • Apply ghee in the tray and set the mawa layer wise and freeze it for 2 hrs. 

Tricolour Moose Cake

This dessert is the perfect blend of modern flavours with the spirit of nationalism. A creamy, rich, decadent cake, the kids are going to love this for sure!


  • 150 gms Cream cheese
  • 100 gms Whipped cream
  • 15 gms Agar agar
  • 30 gms Orange purée
  • 30 gms Kiwi purée 
  • Sweet cheese crackers- for base


  • Take a mixing bowl add cream cheese and whipped cream and mix well and keep it aside. 
  • Mean wile heat half cup of water and add agar agar in it and stir well so that agar agar is completely dissolved in water.
  • Divide the cheese mixture into 3
  • Add orange pure in one and kiwi pure in other
  • Take a tray put sweet cheese cracker as base
  • Add the agar agar mixture with kiwi cream mixture and pore it on the base and let it set the same process to be followed for the plain cheese mixture than the orange cheese mixture as layers will come out as trio colours at end.


The traditional sweet phirni gets a face-lift with this delicious tri-colour recipe. Made with rice, enjoy phirni after a heart Independence day meal.


  • 1 lts Milk
  • 50 gms Sugar
  • 50 gms Crushed rice
  • Condensed milk 50 gms
  • Saffron reduction for colour
  • Spinach paste for colour 


  • Soak the crushed rice in water for 20-30 min. Wash properly.
  • Take a thick bottom pan add milk and allow it to boil in slow flame.
  • Add the soaked rice and allow it to cook nicely.
  • Add sugar, condensed milk. 
  • Now divide the rice into three parts.
  • Add saffron reduction in one and spinach past in other for colour.
  • Layer the phirni in a transparent glass and allow it to set in fridge for 2 hrs.