Independence day special: Have you thought of turning the flag tricolour into the dishes? We bring you two easy, savoury and sweet recipes to celebrate the day in full swing of patriotism. So, ditch the regular jalebi, samosa and try these desi recipes using natural ingredients. So, let's begin the tricolour feast! 

Tiranga Paneer Tikka

These tricolour paneer tikkas are the perfect snacks to celebrate Independence day.

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams paneer (cut into squares and divide into three equal bowls)

For Green Marination:

  • 10 grams freshly boiled spinach puree
  • Green chutney (coriander + green chilli + garlic + salt)
  • 20 grams thick curd 
  • 5 tbsp fresh cream 
  • 4-6 pieces of green bell peppers (cut into squares)
  • Salt and pepper, as per taste 

For White Marination:

  • 10 grams cashew nuts paste 
  • 20-gram thick curd 
  • 5 tbsp fresh cream 
  • 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 4-6 pieces of onion (cut into squares)
  • Pinch of white pepper 
  • Salt, as per taste 

For Saffron Marination:

  • 20 grams tomato paste 
  • 20 grams thick curd 
  • 5 tbsp fresh cream 
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 4-6 pieces of red bell pepper (cut into squares)
  • Salt & pepper, as per taste 

How to make tricolour skewers?

  1. First, marinate the paneer in their mixes for a minimum of 30-45 minutes. 
  2. Brush a griller or tawa, heat some olive oil in it, and sear all the sides of the skewer. 
  3. Cook it until the paneer and veggies are cooked thoroughly. 

Your tricolour paneer tikka is ready; serve hot with green chutney or sliced onions.

Tiranga Lassi

This refreshing drink is perfect for celebrating independence day. The name itself suggests that it’s a colourful drink made up of natural ingredients. 

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups of curd (divide into 3 glasses equally)
  • 2 tbsp Kesar syrup (for orange colour)
  • Plain curd (for white colour)
  • 2 tbsp khus- khus syrup (for green colour)
  • One tbsp cardamom powder 
  • Powdered sugar, as per taste 
  • 1 tbsp honey 
  • Dry nuts (chopped)

How to make tiranga lassi?

  1. Start by whisking the curd in a blending jar with the powdered honey and cardamom powder. Make a fine mixture of curd. Add water as per your thickness consistency. 
  2. Now pour the curd into three glasses, fill equally. Add Kesar to get the saffron colour. Mix well. 
  3. Add khus- khus syrup in the curd to attain the green shape. Again mix well. 
  4. For the white, keep the curd as it is (don’t mix anything into it).
  5. Lastly, garnish it with chopped cashews, almonds, and pistachios. 

Your tiranga lassi is ready, serve it cool, and enjoy!