9 Tricolour Dishes for Republic Day That Your Kids Will Love Eating

9 Tricolour Dishes for Republic Day That Your Kids Will Love Eating

Republic Day takes on a totally different meaning for children. They get happy waving the little tricolour flags in the air and wearing orange, white or green clothes. There are some ways you can make Republic Day even more memorable for your little one. Food is an important part of any celebration, and you can amp up patriotism by preparing these quick and yummy themed dishes.

Colourful and Yummy Tricolour Recipes

Get your family in a patriotic state of mind this Republic Day with these delicious tricolour recipes.

1. Tricolour Salad

This is a clever way to make your young one eat fruits and vegetables without making a wry face!

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Fruit Salad

Place orange slices, banana slices and green grapes in a plate to form a tricolour fruit salad.

Vegetable Salad

Place carrot slices, grated radish and steamed cauliflower for the orange, white and green colours respectively.

2. Tricolour Beverages

Orange Juice

Take 6 to 7 medium-sized oranges, peel them and put the segments into a mixer. You may add 1 tbsp lemon juice to this. Run the mixer till you get a pulpy mixture. Strain it and add some sugar. Serve it immediately.


Wash the lemons and cut them into slices. Add the pulp from these slices to a mixing bowl and mash till you get the lemon juice. You may strain the lemonade for the juice and discard the pulp. Add sugar and water as per requirement. Serve chilled.

Kiwi Juice

Wash the kiwis and scoop out the pulp. Add this pulp, water, sugar and salt as desired to a mixer. Run the mixer till you get a smooth pulp. Serve in a glass with ice cubes.

Your tricolour beverages are ready!

3. Tricolour Sandwiches

You can make tricolour sandwiches as an evening snack on Republic Day.


  • Brown bread – 8 slices
  • White bread – 4 slices
  • Grated carrot – 1 cup
  • Grated cottage cheese – 1 cup
  • Green chutney – 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place a slice of brown bread on the plate.
  2. Spread the green chutney, cottage cheese cubes and add salt.
  3. Place a slice of white bread on top of the green layer.
  4. Spread the grated carrots on the white slice to make the orange layer.
  5. Place a slice of brown bread to complete the tricolour sandwich.
  6. Cut into three parts and serve.

4. Tricolour Rice

This dish is a combination of orange, white and green rice.


  • Rice – 1 cup

For Orange Rice:

  • Small onion (chopped) – 1
  • Tomatoes, pureed – 2
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

For White Rice:

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) – 1 tbsp
  • Split black lentils (urad dal) – 1 tbsp
  • Grated coconut – 3 tbsp

For Green Rice:

  • Coriander – 4 sprigs
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Cashew nuts – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Split black lentils (urad dal) – 1 tbsp


  • Cook the rice first and set it to cool. Once it has cooled down, divide the entire quantity of cooked rice into 3 parts for the orange, white and green sections respectively.

Orange Rice:

  1. Heat oil in a kadhai and add mustard seeds. Wait till they pop.
  2. Add the chopped onions and cook for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the tomato puree, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt.
  4. Cook till the oil gets separated from the masala.
  5. Take 1/3rd of the cooked rice and add it to the kadhai. Saute till the rice is coated well with the mixture.
  6. Once everything is properly cooked, turn off the stove and transfer it to a plate.

White Rice:

  1. Heat the oil and let the mustard seeds crackle.
  2. Add chana dal and urad dal and fry till they turn golden brown.
  3. Add grated coconut and roast for 1 minute.
  4. Add another 1/3rd of the cooked rice and stir well.
  5. Place this rice below the orange section on the plate.

Green Rice:

  1. Put the coriander leaves, cashews and green chilli into a mixer. Add a little water and run the mixer until you get a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a kadhai and let the mustard seeds pop.
  3. Fry the urad dal and then add the green paste.
  4. Cook this mixture till the raw smell goes away.
  5. Add salt and the remaining rice. Mix well and take it off the stove.
  6. Place the green rice below the white layer and serve it with curry.

5. Tricolour Idlis

These small, round and colourful disks indeed seem from another world!


  • Idli batter as required

For Orange Batter:

  • Tomato – 1
  • Red chillis – 2

For Green Batter:

  • Mint leaves – 1 cup
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) – 1/4 tsp


  • Take the idli batter and divide it into three equal parts. Keep one portion aside for the white idlis.

Orange Idlis:

  1. Chop the tomatoes.
  2. Take a kadhai and cook the tomatoes and red chillis so that the raw smell goes away.
  3. Let the mixture cool. Grind it into a smooth paste.
  4. Mix the paste with the second portion of the batter for orange-coloured idlis.

Green Idlis:

  1. Chop the mint leaves.
  2. Take a kadhai and cook the mint leaves and green chillis for a couple of minutes.
  3. Set it to cool and grind it to a smooth paste.
  4. Mix the paste with the third portion of the batter for green-coloured idlis.

6. Tricolour Dhokla

A healthy and patriotic twist to the usual yellow dhokla, try this tricolour dhokla this Republic Day!

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  • Idli batter – 3 cups
  • Spinach puree – 1/4 cup
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Ginger, small – 1
  • Edible gun powder – 1 tbsp
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. Divide the batter into three parts for the three colours.
  2. Add spinach puree and ginger-green chilli paste to make the green batter.
  3. Let the white batter be as it is.
  4. To the remaining portion, add gun powder and chilli powder to make the orange batter.
  5. Transfer the green batter onto the greased plate and steam it.
  6. Once it’s done, pour one cup of white batter over the green layer and steam it.
  7. Do the same for the orange batter.
  8. Remove and allow it to cool.
  9. Cut the tricolour dhokla into any shape your child likes.
  10. Garnish with coriander and coconut.
  11. Serve with green or sweet chutney.

7. Tricolour Rasgulla

End the day on a sweet note with a tricolour rasgulla.

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  • Milk – 4 cups
  • White vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar – 1 1/2 cup
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Vanilla or rose essence – a few drops
  • Green and orange food colour – a few drops


  1. Take a heavy-bottomed pan and add milk. When it starts boiling, lower the flame and add vinegar.
  2. Mix well till the milk curdles and the whey and milk solids get separated.
  3. Strain with a muslin cloth or strainer.
  4. Pour cold water on the chenna so that the smell of vinegar goes away.
  5. Drain away the whey water from the chenna.
  6. Now, knead the chenna till it turns smooth and comes together. This can take upto 10 minutes.
  7. Divide the chenna into 3 parts, and add orange and green food colours respectively.
  8. Take each portion and make small, equal-sized balls.
  9. In a heavy-bottomed kadhai, heat sugar and water. Once it starts boiling, add the chenna balls.
  10. Cover the kadhai and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  11. Turn off the flame and let the tricolour rasgullas cool.
  12. Serve.

8. Tricolour Lassi

Let the tricolour feast begin!


  • Kesar syrup (for the orange colour) – 2 tbsp
  • Curd (for the white colour) – 3 cups
  • Khus syrup (for the green colour) – 2tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Pistachios for garnishing


  1. Begin by whisking the curd. Now, add the cardamom powder and sugar to the curd.
  2. Mix the curd and Kesar syrup to get the flag’s saffron colour. In a separate bowl, mix the curd and Khus syrup to get the green colour.
  3. Now, for preparing the white colour, let the curd be as is; do not mix anything with it.
  4. In a tall glass, pour the Khus lassi (green) first followed by the plain white lassi. Finally, pour the Kesar lassi at the end to get the tiranga version of your yummy favourite drink!
  5. You can garnish with a few pistachios and serve cool.

9. Tricolour Cheesecake

This is a beautiful way to present a classic dessert! 


  • Cream cheese – 800 grams 
  • Icing 2ugar – 500 grams 
  • Egg yolks – 8 
  • Corn flour – 15 grams  
  • Refined flour – 15 grams  
  • Fresh cream – 200 grams  
  • A few drops of vanilla essence 
  • Cookie crumbs – 150 grams 
  • Butter – 75 grams 


  1. Preheat your oven to 130 C. Grease and line the base of your cake tin. 
  2. Place some digestive biscuits in a bag and crush them into fine crumbs. 
  3. Melt some butter and add the biscuit crumbs. Combine them together and place them at the base of the cake tin. Spread in an even layer and flatten it. 
  4. Bake the base in the oven for 10 minutes until it turns golden and then let it cool down. 
  5. In a bowl, add in the cream cheese and sugar until it is smooth. Then add in the sour cream and flour. Gradually add in the eggs and the vanilla essence. 
  6. Separate the batter into three and add in some food colouring to two. Add saffron colouring into one and green to the other.  
  7. Pour in the green cream cheese first, the white one after, and then the saffron one into the cake tin.  
  8. Bake this for 45 minutes in the oven.  
  9. Once the cheesecake is cooked, let the it cool down and serve! 

So, these were some simple and quick tricolour recipes for January 26 – Republic Day. You can also involve your child by making him do simple tasks like arranging the dish on the plate. Make it a fun experience, and who knows, it might just become an annual tradition in your home!

Also Read: 

Tips for Preparing a Republic Day Speech for Kids

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