Republic day holds a special place in our hearts as we remember the flag-hoisting days back at school. Early winter mornings with the brimming patriotism in our heart, and the aftermath of devouring delicious breakfast, still flashes back as we blink our eyes. 

Watching the Indian flag sway in the air as everyone sang the National Anthem filled our hearts with a deep sense of pride. Those remaining at home would turn on the television and watch the huge march at Rajpath in New Delhi as it was telecast nationally. Every year, it is a wonderful sight to see the parade and other activities by our armed forces at Rajpath. 

While in food recipes, colouring can be used to create colourful dishes, people who prefer to eat only natural food recipes can utilise the following ingredients: For saffron, substitute food dyes with orange, carrots, saffron, or mustard; for white, use radish, coconut, white rice, milk, curd, cream, or cheese as a substitute; and for green, utilise spinach, mint, coriander, or other herbs as substitutes. There are endless alternatives, including making tri-coloured rice, puddings, salads, pastries, and snacks. Let's have a look at a few of them


1. Tri-Coloured Finger Toasties:

This 15-minute dish is delicious and simple to prepare, and we are sure that it will make your Republic Day even more delightful. The recipe calls for simple ingredients that are simple to prepare and can be served with ketchup or green chutney.

The Tri-Colour Food Elements in the dish:

  • Saffron - Paneer schezwan
  • White - Cheese chilli
  • Green - Basilico Pesto


10 Slices of Brown Bread

For the Saffron Element:

3 tsp Schezwan Chutney

1 cup Paneer Cubes 

1/2 cup Boiled Corn

1/4th cup Finely Chopped Capsicum

For the White Element:

2 tsp Butter

1 tsp Oregano 

1 tsp Maida/ All Purpose Flour

1 cup Milk

1 Green Chilli Finely Chopped

1/2 Cup Grated Cheese

For the Green Element:

1/2 cup Blanched Spinach
A pinch of Black Pepper Powder

1/2 cup Basil

5-6 Overnight Soaked Walnuts

2-3 Cloves of Garlic


  • One slice of bread should be divided into 3 equal parts. In the same way, cut all slices of bread. 
  • On the other hand, take a mixing bowl and add all your saffron elements to it. Mix it well and keep it on a side. 
  • Take a pan, add butter and let it melt. Once melted, add flour and mix it until the flour is cooked. Now, add milk gradually while mixing it and make a smooth white sauce. Add the grated cheese and let it melt in the sauce. 
  • Now, for the green element, add the blanched spinach, basil, garlic and walnuts to a blender and blend it to a smooth paste. 
    PRO TIP: Add a pinch of vasant masala’s black pepper powder for that hint of spiciness.
  • Take one bread finger and add all three elements in equal parts. You could toast the bread a bit just so that it doesn't become soggy. Serve as you make, because they are SO DELICIOUS!

2. Tri-Coloured Idlis:

Do you enjoy having South Indian food recipes? We did, however, discover a lovely idli recipe that uses all three colours of the flag in a single idli! The sambar and coconut chutney that goes with this dish's three colours are highly recommended. 

Surprise! You may also serve the tri-coloured idlis with tri-coloured chutney, which comes in three different colours: white coconut, orange tomato and peanut, and green coriander. 


3 cups of Idli Batter

For the Saffron Element:

1 Boiled Carrot Paste

For the Green Element:

100-gram Blanched Spinach Paste


  • Divide the batter into three equal parts. 
  • Add the boiled carrot paste to one part of the batter, mix it well and keep it aside. 
  • Now, add the blanched spinach paste to another part of the batter and repeat the same. 
  • Keep the white batter as it is.
  • Take your idli stand and grease it with oil. 
  • Add 1/2 tbsp of the orange batter first and let it steam until it sets a bit. 
  • Similarly, add an equal quantity of white batter and steam it for a while. 
  • Now, add the green batter and steam until completely done. 
  • You could build the batter both horizontally or vertically. both work equally well. 
  • Three types of chutneys can also be an additional element in your tri-colour food recipe, which are the tomato chilli and garlic chutney that signifies the saffron; mint with coconut chutney that signifies the green and lastly normal coconut chutney that signifies white!
  • You can make delicious sambhar using Vasant Masala's Sambhar Masala, which is our all-time favourite for all south Indian recipes. 

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