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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tricolour rice (Tiranga pulao)

Today I am going to share the recipe of Tiranga pulao .A recipe with a difference....we use to make this for some special occasions........A whole meal can serve it with any chutney,salad .pickle or raita.


• 3 Cups basmati rice

• 6 Cloves

• 3 Medium-piece cinnamons

• 3-4 Cardamoms

• 1 Carrot, grated

• 1/2 Cup orange juice OR cranberry juice 

• 1 Cup chopped onion  (optional)

• 1/2 Bunch coriander leaves

• 1 tbsp Coconut, grated  (optional)

• 1 Cup paneer, grated  OR Ricotta cheese (1/2 cup)

• 1 Cup ghee

• 3-4 Green chilies

 2 tbsp cumin seed

1/2 cup cabbage , shredded

• Small piece ginger

• 1/2 Cup green peas

• 1/2 tsp White pepper powder

• Salt to taste

• Few drops of orange color
  6 cups water

For Garnish

some cashews and raisins
cilantro leaves


Wash the rice thoroughly and soak in water for 30 min.

Cook rice with  Cloves ,cinnamons ,Cardamoms by adding 6 cups of water and devide it into three parts.
let rice cool for some time (about 10-15 minutes)

First portion ---

Heat 2 tbsp ghee in kadai add cumin seed , let it splutter .
Add chopped onion and saute for sometime then add cabbage and saute for 2 minutes.
Add first part of cooked rice ,salt and white pepper saute .
Switch off the flame add grated panner or ricotta cheese ,take it out.

Green portion---

Grind coriender leaves ,ginger and green chillies.

Heat 2 tbsp ghee in kadai add cumin seed and splutter.

Add coriender ,chilly paste and cooked green peas  saute for some time.

Add cooked rice , salt and white pepper and saute, take it out.

Orange portion----

Heat ghee in kadai and add cumin seed,let it splutter .

Add tomato puree and saute for 2 minutes,add carrot and saute.

Add salt,white pepper,orange colour and cooked rice saute.

Switch off the flame and add orange juice.


Take a serving plate first palce a lyer of green rice ,then the layer of white rice and orange rice on the top.

(as in the picture)

Garnish it with cashews and raisins with 2-3 cilantro leaves.

Note--  1-Adding coconut is optional,if you want add coconut into white portion.
            2-If you want can devide uncooked rice then cook each portion seperately,but i feel its easy to cook rice first and then devide it into three parts.

1 comment:

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a new recipe I'm discovering, the name is new for me too!!!
looks absolutely grand, well garnished, nicely balanced, colourful, veg-rich and filling!!! lovely recipe!!!