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Independence Day Recipes

Independence Day Recipes

By Chef  Swapnadeep Mukherjee

Here are a range of Tricolour recipes that capture the essence of India’s national flag.

Tricolour Doughnuts


Flour (Maida)                                    

Breakfast Sugar                              


White Butter                                    


Icing Sugar                                         

Orange color                                    

Green color                                      


Oil for frying     


Mix all flour, breakfast sugar, milk, yeast, and salt in a bowl. Add water to make a soft dough but not sticky

Take the dough, knead it well with butter, sprinkle some flour, and keep it in a warm place for 1 hour

For the glaze, add icing sugar, milk and mix well with no lumps. Divide the glaze into three bowls. Let one bowl remain in its original color, in the second and third bowls, add orange and green colors, respectively and mix well

After 1 hour the dough has doubled in size, punch it and roll it 1/2 cm thick and cut it into round shapes with a round cutter. Again, cut from the center (to make it look like a doughnut) with a small cutter and keep them in a warm place for the second proof.

After 10 minutes, they have doubled in size, deep fry in hot oil on slow medium flame till they are brown in color. And let them cool.

After cooling, coat the doughnuts in different colors.

Take a plate, put tricolor doughnuts, and serve.

Tricolour Coconut Ladoo


Coconut powder                                  

Condensed milk                   

Pinch of orange color

Pinch of green color

Purified butter        



Take a pan, heat it, and put purified butter.

Add coconut powder and roast for five minutes at low flame.

Then add milk followed by condensed milk and mix well.

Keep stirring till you get a thick consistency

Now divide the mixture into three parts. Mix orange color in 1 part and green color in the second part, the third part is white.

Now make the ladoo with soft hands, let it settle.

Serve hot or cold as per liking.

Tiranga Punch




Orange Syrup                     

Orange/Pineapple Slice


In a mixer, add 60ml khus with 90 ml water and mix well, Pour it into a glass

Now, mix 60 ml orange syrup with 90 ml water in a mixer.

Remember, khus and orange syrup are to be mixed separately and not together for the perfect blend.

Take a tall serving glass, pour khus water, add crushed ice, and float orange syrup

Garnish with orange or pineapple slices for a flavorful drink. (IANS)

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