Celebrate Republic Day with our fun, healthy, easy, and tasty recipes that are naturally tri-colored – that’s right, not even a drop of food coloring! You’ll enjoy making these dishes just as much as you will eating them.
Add saffron and green paste purees to two containers of rice while keeping the third container plain. Sprinkle them with your favorite spices, and then use a mold to place green, then white, and finally saffron rice.
TRICOLOR DOSAS AND TRICOLOR IDLI
Divide your dosa batter into three equal portions. In one part, add orange food color, and in another, green food color. To get color without any artificial additives, you can use carrot and coriander pastes. Make dosas and idlis using the orange, white and green batters. Also, you can make mini idlis and put them on skewers, which are beautiful and easy to eat.
TRICOLOR VEGETABLE SALAD REPUBLIC DAY
For orange, you can use carrots, steamed cauliflower, baby corn, or grated radish. For white, you may use broccoli segments, cucumber slices, or steamed green beans.
Divide your dhokla batter into 3 separate bowls
Add carrot and tomato puree to a bowl and whisk until smooth.
In the second bowl of batter, finely grated coconut is whisked into the white layer.
Green layer: Make a green chutney with coriander leaves and spinach leaves and whisk it into the third bowl.
DESSERTS FOR REPUBLIC DAY
Saffron-colored, white-and-green cakes may be baked for you. Three different colors of cupcakes may also be baked for you.
TRICOLOR ICE CREAM/ POPSICLE
Divide the ice cream mixture into 3 portions. A saffron Conor one and a green Conor with kiwi puree. Tricolor Popsicles can be made by freezing orange juice, lemonade, and khus sherbet in layers.
For orange color, you may use carrots, steamed cauliflower, baby corn, or grated radish; and for green, broccoli segments, cucumber slices, or steamed green beans.
Watching the Indian flag being hoisted and watching the grand parade on television are two of the highlights of Republic Day. It is also our responsibility to tell our children about how our country has evolved over time and to involve them in these celebrations. Having a conversation about such issues with a two or three-year-old is not easy!
Involve them in making this a special day to celebrate, with themed foods and crafts. For kids and adults alike, we’ve published some easy tricolor food variations to make for this special day – sure to be a hit! Also, check out our post on India-themed crafts for toddlers and adults!