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Tricolor Rice

 Published 2014-Aug-15   Updated 2016-Jan-05

-Submitted by Dahlia

(Tri-Colour Rice, Indian Independence Day Rice, Multi Coloured Rice)

Recipe For Tricolor Rice


  • Rice - 1 cup

For Orange Rice

  • Onion - 1 small (chopped)
  • Tomato - 2 (pureed)
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

For White Rice

  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Channa Dal - 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp

For Green Rice

  • Coriander Leaves (Cilantro) - 4 sprigs
  • Green Chili - 1
  • Cashew nuts (or coconut) - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp


First cook the rice such that each grains are separate. Spread it on a tray to cool. Once it cools a bit, proceed.

For Orange Rice

  1. Heat oil in a kadai and pop the mustard seeds.
  2. Add the chopped onions and saute for couple of minutes.
  3. Add the tomato puree, red chilly powder, salt and garam masala.
  4. Cook till oil separates from the masala.
  5. Take 1/3rd of the cooked rice and toss with the masala.
  6. Check for seasonings and switch off.

For White Rice

  1. Heat oil in a kadai and splutter the mustard seeds.
  2. Add the channa dal and urad dal. Fry on low heat till it turns golden brown.
  3. Add the grated coconut and roast it for just a minute.
  4. Add salt, another third of the rice and mix together. Switch off.

For Green Rice

  1. Take the coriander leaves, green chili, cashews in a mixie or blender. Make a smooth paste with required water.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai, splutter the mustard seeds.
  3. Fry the urad dal and then add the ground paste.
  4. Saute for few minutes till the raw smell is gone.
  5. Add salt and mix in the remaining rice. Switch off.

Finally arrange the different rice as our national flag.

Serving Suggestion

  • I served it with some chicken curry.
  • You can also serve with some chips or potato fry.

More Tricolor Recipes

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