Top 3 Tricolor recipes to prepare this Republic Day!

Republic Day is around the corner and it’s time to make things bright in the kitchen as well as your table! This week, we intend to make your day extra special with some Tricolour recipes. Here are the top 3 Tricolour recipes for our Republic Day-

 

  1. Tricolour flavoured rice-

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    Tricolor Rice

A perfect lunch for the day is a plate of tri coloured rice which not only appeals to your eye but also lets you savour on a myriad of flavours. A tri coloured rice is generally prepared with 3 different flavours of rice on a single plate, or you can also attain the colours with just adding food colouring to 3 different layers of the rice. The most common rice flavours prepared to attain the Republic Day feel are- Tomato Rice, Coconut Rice and Pudinah rice; you can also use other combinations like Carrot Pulao, White rice and Spinach Rice.

  1. Tricolour sandwiches-
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Tricolour Sandwiches

Tricolour sandwiches are the perfect start to your day as breakfast or as even starters or snacks. Prepare layered sandwiches using tangy and Spicy Tomato Chutney, mayonnaise/ cheese and Pudina Chutney. These sandwiches are the perfect snack to munch on while watching the Republic Day parade.

  1. Tricolour Dosa-
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Tricolour Dosas

Tricolour dosas may seem a bit out of the usual and is also a perfect way to break your fast! Prepare tangy tomato chutney and spread it evenly on the dosas, and add a dollop of Pudinah chutney and butter in the centre of the dosa. You can also make Republic Day even more special by using a spicy or sweet carrot filling in the dosas along with some green chutney to boost up the spice factor.

 

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Chicken Mulligatawny for the soul!

‘Chicken Mulligatawny’ is a soup based dish derived from the Indian origin and the word ‘Mulligatawny’ literally means ‘pepper water’. This dish is mostly an interpretation of curry with some chicken pieces and is cooked in various forms. The dish was common in British India as well as England since those times.

Chicken Mulligatawny
Chicken Mulligatawny

Here is the recipe for Chicken Mulligatawny to touch your soul-

 

Ingredients for Chicken Mulligatawny-

 

Canola oil, chopped onions, celery, garlic, diced apples, curry powder, cumin, coriander, ginger, chicken broth, tender chicken breasts, coconut milk, lemon juice, salt, pepper, sliced almonds

 

Directions to prepare Chicken Mulligatawny-

 

  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven and add onions, garlic and celery; stir until soft.
  • Add apples, curry powder, cumin, coriander, and ginger; cook until apples get soft.
  • Add broth and then rice, and bring it to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and add chicken; cook until chicken and rice get tender.
  • Add coconut milk and stir continuously and thoroughly.
  • Remove from heat and season it with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with almonds.

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Quick and Easy recipe for ‘Murgh Saagwala’!

‘Saag‘ is a typical leaf based dish or gravy and is mostly eaten with Indian breads or rice.  ‘Murgh Saagwala’  is most popular in Nepal, Odisha, Kashmir, Haryana and West Bengal. Although spinach is the most common base used for the ‘Murgh Saagwala’ gravy, it can also be made using other greens and spices like broccoli, kale, mustard leaves and much more.

Murgh Saagwala
Murgh Saagwala

Here is a quick and easy recipe for ‘Murgh Saagwala’, or also known as ‘Chicken saagwala’-

 

Main Ingredients for ‘Murgh Saagwala’ –

 

  • Whole Chicken – 1
  • Spinach – 2 bunch
  • Large Onions – 2
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Tomatoes (blended) – 3
  • Cardamom – 2 pods
  • Cloves – 2
  • Milk – ¼ of a cup
  • Sour cream – 6 tablespoons
  • Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Cayenne pepper – ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric – ½ teaspoon

 

Directions –

 

  • Heat oil in a skillet and fry the chicken pieces until brown and set it aside.
  • Boil spinach in a separate pot along with water; ensure that the lid is covered.
  • After boiling for about 10 minutes, blend it to a semi-paste texture.
  • Fry onions, garlic and ginger in the same skillet until brown.
  • Add the tomato puree, coriander powder, cayenne pepper, turmeric powder, cardamom and cloves.
  • Add salt as per requirement.
  • Add a tablespoon of water and stir continuously.
  • Pour milk and also add the chicken chunks to it after stirring.
  • Leave it to a simmer until the chicken is tender.
  • Add in the spinach and garam masala and let the gravy start thickening.
  • Add in the sour cream and bring it to a simmer.
  • Remove from heat and add some butter if needed.

Your ‘Murgh Saagwala’ is ready!

 

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TOP 5 PASTA DISHES FOR A LOVELY SUNDAY BRUNCH!

Pasta is a dish which is vibrant, flavourful and light, and does not compromise on the health factor. There is no person who doesn’t skip the idea of having pasta dishes for a brunch plan or a dinner idea. Be it for your child’s tiffin, or for a lovely dinner date, pasta is always a saviour and is a dish which can be easily experimented.

 

Here are top 5 pasta dishes for that much awaited Sunday brunch-

 

  1. Sicilian Spicy Pasta-
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Sicilian spicy pasta

This is the perfect recipe for a quick healthy and cheesy pasta dish and is also a perfect dish for all the spice lovers. All you need is to throw in some broccoli, parmesan cheese, garlic, and some red chilli. This is one of the easiest of pasta dishes and is a must-have for all the gym lovers.

   2) Wheat pasta in Mushroom sauce-

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Pasta in mushroom sauce

                       The mushroom sauce is a sauce which has to be nailed to perfection and you can also add in some chicken chunks into this mind-blowing pasta dish. This recipe works really well with whole wheat flour and is a must try for all the pasta lovers. Wheat Pasta in mushroom sauce is also one of the most delicious pasta dishes.

 

                  3) Spaghetti Alio Olio Peperoncino-

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Spaghetti alio olio peperoncino

                      Give it 20 minutes time and you can gobble upon this amazing pasta recipe. This is also one of the most delicious and easy pasta dishes and all you have to do is some simple tossing. The 3 major ingredients are garlic, chillies, and olive oil.

 

                   4) Cheesy baked pasta-

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Cheesy baked pasta

                        Are you a cheese lover? Then here is one of the best pasta dishes for all the cheese lovers in town! Add in some chicken chunks along with other ingredients, top it with some cheese, bake it to perfection and your good to go.

 

                   5) Pasta Con Pomodoro E Basilico-

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Pasta Con Pomodoro E Basilico

                        This can be suggested as one of the pasta dishes that make the benchmark of Italian cooking. Add your pasta to an amazing tomato sauce base with lots of garlic and olive oil. Serve it hot and you will find yourself craving for more.

 

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