Tiranga Rice

August 15, 2014


This Tiranga Rice goes to celebrating Independence day. This rice has the colors of the Indian flag.  Happy Independence day.



Ingredients
1.1/2 Cup Basmati Rice

Orange layer
1 Carrot - finely chopped
1 Tomato - finely chopped
2 Kashmiri Red Chillies
3 Cloves Garlic
1 Tablespoon Tomato Ketchup
3 Cloves
1 Piece Cinnamon
2 Cardamons
4 Peppercorns

1 Small Veg Soup cube
1 Tablespoon Ghee

Green Layer
1 Cup Palak - blanched and chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Ginger
1 Green chilly
1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped

3 Cloves
1 Piece Cinnamon
2 Cardamons
4 Peppercorns
1 Small Veg Soup cube
1 Tablespoon Ghee

White Layer
1 Small Onion - finely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
3 Cloves
1 Piece Cinnamon
2 Cardamons
4 Peppercorns
1 Small Veg Soup cube
1 Tablespoon Ghee




Method

Boil the rice with little salt and cook it 80% only. Strain and keep it to dry in a large plate. Divide into 3 parts.

Green Layer
Grind the palak, ginger, chilly, coriander leaves and soup cube to a fine paste and keep aside. 

Heat the ghee in a pan, add the whole spices and saute for a second add the paste and saute till well cooked add the rice and stir it lightly for 2 -3 minutes. Switch off flame and keep aside.

White Layer 
Heat ghee in a pan, add all the whole spices, onion and saute till onion is light brown.  Add the soup cube, rice and saute for 3 minutes stirring lightly. Remove from heat and keep aside.

Orange Layer 
Grind the carrot, tomato, garlic, red chilies and soup to a fine paste and keep aside.

Heat a pan with ghee, add the whole spices and the ground paste, tomato ketchup and saute till ghee starts leaving the sides. Add rice and saute for 3 minutes stirring lightly. Remove from flame and keep aside.




To Assemble
Grease a baking dish with ghee. Place the orange layer in the dish and spread evenly. Add the white layer over the orange layer and spread evenly.  Finally place the green layer on the white layer. Cover the dish with a aluminium foil and bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot.  We had this with raita and Healthy French Fries  made in the microwave.



Note:  You can also steam this in a pressure cooker for 10 minutes.

Labels:  Rice, Main course, Vegan

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sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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