Tiranga Pulao Recipe

Tiranga Pulao Recipe
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The appearance of this dish resembles the Indian flag (hence the name). Made using the fin long grains of Basmati rice, this one is absolutely delicious.
Tiranga Pulao Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 6.1 / 10 (7 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 3 Cups basmati rice
  • 6 Cloves
  • 3 Medium-piece cinnamons
  • 3-4 Cardamoms
  • 1 Carrot, grated
  • 1 Cup orange juice
  • 1 Cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 Bunch coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp Coconut, grated
  • 1 Cup paneer, grated
  • 1 Cup ghee
  • 3-4 Green chilies
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • Small piece ginger
  • 1/2 Cup green peas
  • 1/2 tsp White pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Few drops of orange color
How to make Tiranga Pulao:
  • Divide rice into 2/3 and 1/3, i.e. 2 cups separately and 1 cup separately.
  • Wash the rice thoroughly and soak in water for 30 min.
  • In a pan, put 1 tbsp ghee and add cloves, cinnamons and cardamoms.
  • Strain 2/3 rice (2 cups) and add to it. Fry for 2 min.
  • Add double the amount (4 cups) of water, stir, cover and cook till 3/4th done. Pick with a fork to separate the grains.
  • Separate the remaining ghee into 3 parts.
  • For the White Layer:-
  • Heat one part of ghee in a pan and add chopped onions. Fry till transparent.
  • Add the grated paneer, salt and white pepper. Sauté for few minutes.
  • Add half of the cooked rice and mix well.
  • For the Green Layer:-
  • Grind together coriander leaves, coconut, green chilies, ginger and garlic.
  • Heat the next part of ghee. Add jeera and ground paste. Sauté for a while.
  • Next, add green peas, salt and 1 tbsp water. Sauté and cover. Cook till the green peas get cooked.
  • Add remaining part of cooked rice and mix well.
  • For the orange layer:-
  • Heat the remaining ghee and add the grated carrot. Sauté till cooked.
  • Add the 1/3rd soaked rice and fry for a while.
  • Add the orange juice, 1 cup water, salt and a few drops of orange color and cook the rice, covered, till done.
  • Final Preparation:
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan and grease it with ghee.
  • First spread the orange rice fully in the bottom of the pan.
  • Sprinkle some grated cheese.
  • Next spread the white rice.
  • Sprinkle some grated cheese over it.
  • Finally, add the green rice and cover.
  • Keep the heat on low and cook for 10 min.
  • After a few min, invert the rice on the serving dish.
  • Enjoy it with raita and papad.
  • Tiranga Pulao is ready.