In India, the term “tricolour” refers to the Indian national flag. The National flag of India is a horizontal tricolour of deep saffron (Kesari) at the top, White in the middle, and Green at the bottom in equal proportion. The design of the flag of India, first presented in 1921 to Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the All-India Congress, was created by Pingali Venkayya.
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The ratio of the width of the flag to its length is two to three. In the centre of the white band is a navy-blue wheel that represents the chakra. The Chakra or the wheel also symbolizes the Power of the State governed by Dharma. It is also called the ‘tiranga‘ or tricolour. The top saffron colour indicates the strength and courage of the country. The white middle band indicates peace and truth with Dharma Chakra. The green shows the fertility, growth, and auspiciousness of the land.
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Food is also one of the important elements associated with the tricolour, and as we represent various meanings and values via colours, it not only pleases the senses and whets the appetite but also creates wonderful concoctions and makes our culinary diaspora more rich and varied from Indian cooking to international. It gives a sense of brotherhood and togetherness creating a melange of flavours, tastes and balance.
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Here are a few of my favourite easy-to-make recipes with a mix-n-match touch of a twist on this auspicious occasion of 15th August!
Recipe-1] TIRANGA SUBZI PULAO
Recipe-2] TIRANGA PANEER ZAIKEDAAR
Recipe-3] TRI-COLOURED GRILLED SANDWICHES
Recipe-4] TRIO SWEET TEMPTATIONS
Recipe-5] TRIO-COLOURED DESI TEMPERED SEMOLINA DISCS
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Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.