Tiranga Pulao

Basmati Tiranga Pulao Rice

On India’s Independence day, celebrate our traditions with Basmati Tiranga Pulao rice.  Basmati rice has unique fragrance and is lighter on digestive system. The recipe calls for all good ingredients – Tomato (with lycopene), Spinach (with iron), turmeric (with curcumin) and clarified butter that reduces inflammation. All good ingredients together gives unique color and taste to this absolutely delicious Tiranga pulao.


For orange rice

  1. Clarified butter/ ghee – 2 Tbs
  2. Cumin – ¼ tsp
  3. Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  4. Tomato puree (crushed tomato) – ¼ cup
  5. Turmeric – ½ tsp
  6. Chilli powder – ½ tsp
  7. Red chilli paste 1 teaspoon
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Basmati rice – soaked 1 cup

For green rice

  1. Clarified butter/ ghee -2 Tbs
  2. Cumin – ¼ tsp
  3. Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  4. Green chilli paste – 1 tsp
  5. Spinach puree – ½ cup
  6. Green peas – ¼ cup
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Basmati rice – Soaked 1 cup

 White rice

  1. Clarified butter/ ghee – 2 Tbs
  2. Cumin – ¼ tsp
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Basmati rice – soaked 1 cup


  1. In a pan take 2 Tbs of ghee and heat in medium heat. Wash Basmati rice and drain the water.
  2. Heat clarified butter in two different pans on medium heat. Add cumin to both pan and saute until seeds gives roasted flavor
  3. Orange rice- In one pan add ginger paste, red chili powder, tomato puree and chilli paste and saute. Add required amount of basmati rice and mix. Now, add one cup of water, little salt and close the lid and cook the rice.
  4. Green rice -In second pan add green chilli paste, ginger paste, turmeric, salt and mix well. Add basmati rice, green peas and mix well again. Add 3/4 cup of water and close the lid. When water starts boiling add spinach puree, mix well and cover the lid. Let the rice cook.
  5. White rice – Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds and saute. Add washed Basmati rice and mix well. Add water and cover the lid, let the rice cook.
  6. In a plate spread green color rice to an inch layer. Spread white rice on top of green rice followed by layer of orange rice. On top, you can decorate using few cashew and finely chopped cilantro.
  7. Serve hot tiranga pulao rice with raita, chutney or any other side dishes of your choice.

Recipe: www.werindia.com

Image: Google


Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: August 12, 2022

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