As India would be celebrating the 75th Independence day on 15th August 2021, it is time to remember the rich and diverse culture that it has carried forward for so many years. India is a country packed with a host of specialties that range from culture, rituals, festivals, and of course, food. 

Independence Day marks the annual celebration of our country’s freedom from British rule and commemorates the rich historical legacy and India’s current role in the global arena.

With each state having its regional cuisine, many Indian regional cuisines boast rich, contrasting, yet mouth-watering flavors. 

Are you looking for the best tiranga or tricolor or Indian Independence Day recipes to try this Independence Day? You are in the right place! This Independence Day, ditch the regular Jalebi, Laddoo, and Samosa and indulge in these continental dishes inspired by the Indian flag.

Celebrate Independence Day with these fun, healthy, easy, and delicious food recipes that are going to fill your home with patriotic colors! You’ll have as much fun making these dishes as you will eating them! 

Delicious Indian Independence Day Recipes You Must Try! 

Here are some of the delightful Indian Independence Day recipes that you can cook at home and make your national holiday flavorful and delicious: 

  • Tiranga Drink 
  •  Tricolor Chicken Dumplings
  • Trirangi Pasta 
  • Tricolor Sandwich
  • Tirangi Cheesecake

Tiranga Drink 

Tiranga drink is a republic day special beverage recipe for regenerating your spirit of patriotism. The drink has fascinating-looking three layers of our Indian flag color – Green, White & Orange. The taste of the drink is sweet and sour with perfect ice and soda blend all together.

Indian Independence Day Recipes
Tiranga Drink

Quick Stats:

  • Prep Time: 8 hours (for overnight freezing)
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes 
  • Servings: 1 glass


  • Frozen tang ice cubes, one cup 
  • Frozen shikanji sorbet cubes, one cup 
  • Frozen Mint sorbet cubes, one cup
  • Sweet Soda, as per your requirement 
  • Mint leaves for garnishing 

Method to Prepare:

  • Take an ice tray and fill it with tang mix, shikanji sorbet, and mint sorbet. 
  • Let it freeze for 8 hours in the freezer. 
  • Remove just before serving on Independence day. 
  • First, add mint cubes, OneOneadd shikanji ice cubes, and add tang ice cubes. 
  • Add sweet soda and garnish it with mint leaves. 
  • Enjoy! 

Tricolor Chicken Dumplings

The all-time favorite snack, dumplings, dipped in the flavor of patriotism! Relish these delicious dumplings in the comfort of your home! 

Tricolor Chicken Dumplings
Tricolor Chicken Dumplings

Quick Stats

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes 
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes 
  • Servings: 2 serves 


For filling:

  • 300 gms chicken (minced)
  • 80 gms onion, chopped
  • 30 gms ginger, finely chopped
  • 20 gms spring onion
  • 5 ml sesame oil
  • 10 ml salad oil
  • Salt, to taste 
  • Chicken seasoning, to taste 
  • 5 ml dark soy sauce

For dough:

  • 150 refined flour
  • 1 tbsp spinach paste
  • 1 tbsp carrot paste
  • Water (for mixing)

Method to Prepare:

  • In a bowl, mix all ingredients of chicken filling and keep aside.
  • Knead the refined flour with a different paste till it forms a firm dough 
  • Keep the dough aside.
  • Roll the dough into thin 5-inch rounds.
  • Fill the chicken filling in each round.
  • Bring the edges together and twist to seal it.
  • Steam for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  • Serve with different types of sauce. 
  • Enjoy! 

Trirangi Pasta:

A bowl of pasta is something we all can binge over at any time of the day and even during the midnight hunger pangs. Here is an easy, simple, and quick pasta recipe specially curated in tricolor by Grand Mercure. You can prepare this at home and relish it with family and friends.

Indian Independence Day Recipes
Trirangi Pasta

Quick Stats:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes 
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes 
  • Servings: 2 serves 


  • 20 gms penne
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • ½ cup green onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup butter (cubed)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, shredded

Method to Prepare:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. 
  • Add penne to the water and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, cook the broccoli, carrot, and onions in butter for 3 minutes. 
  • Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Drain penne; add to skillet and toss. 
  • Sprinkle it with cheese.
  • Enjoy! 

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Tricolor Sandwich 

This tricolor sandwich is to celebrate the orange, white, and green — colors of India! Tiranga sandwich is a full-fledged Indian-style patriotic lunch idea with three layers representing the Indian flag prepared with readily available ingredients such as carrots, cheese, and green chutney.

Indian Independence Day Recipes
Tricolor Sandwich

Quick Stats:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes 
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes  
  • Servings: 4 serves  


  • White bread, eight slices 
  • Carrots, one cup, grated 
  • Mayonnaise, two tablespoons
  • Salt, to taste
  • Paneer, one cup, grated 
  • Green chutney, four tablespoons

Method to Prepare:

  • For the orange layer, mix the carrots, eggless mayonnaise, and salt.
  • For the green layer, mix the cottage cheese with green chutney and salt. 
  • Place a white bread slice on the worktop. 
  • Spread the green layer evenly over it. Place a white bread slice over it.
  • Spread the orange layer over the white bread slice evenly and top with a brown bread slice. 
  • Press gently.
  • Cut each sandwich into three fingers and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy! 

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Tirangi Cheesecake

A fresh and delicious Greek dish, cheesecake is one dessert that you can never say no to! With layers of cream cheese topped on biscuits to relish, this is a favorite among all age groups. Here is a tricolor special cheesecake made with edible food colors; prepare this delectable dessert at home and relish it with family and friends.

Trirangin Cheesecake
Tirangi Cheesecake

Quick Stats:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes 
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour 25 minutes 
  • Servings: 1 cake 


  • 800 gms cream cheese
  • 500 gms icing sugar
  • Eight nos egg yolk
  • 15 gms cornflour
  • 15 gms refined flour
  • 200 gms fresh cream
  • Few drops of vanilla essence
  • 150 gms cookie crumbs
  • 75 gms butter

Method to Prepare:

  • Preheat the oven to 130 C. Grease and line the base of a cake tin.
  • Place the biscuits in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin to fine crumbs.
  • Melt the butter and add the biscuit crumbs, stir to combine. Place in the base of the cake tin and spread in an even layer, then flatten it.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until it turns golden. Remove and leave to cool while you prepare the filling.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth, then add the sour cream, vanilla essence, and flour. 
  • Gradually add the eggs and vanilla essence beating well between each addition.
  • Pour the cream cheese mix on the biscuit base, then bake in the oven for 45 mins to 130 C. 
  • The cheesecake should be just set with a slight wobble and should still be cream on top with just a little golden hint around the edges.
  • Once the cheesecake is cooked, turn off the oven and prop open the door and leave the cheesecake to cool in the oven- this prevents the top from cracking.
  • Once the oven is cool, you can remove the cheesecake to cool completely before removing it from the tin.
  • Serve it and enjoy this delicious tricolor delicacy! 

Final Words

Independence day is just around the corner! Try these delicious and healthy Indian Independence day recipes and bring some patriotic flavors to your dining table. These delicacies are easy-to-cook and aromatic  – enjoy them and live free!