An Independence Day celebration is not complete without those beautiful tiranga preparations.
Come celebrate August 15 with a wonderful spread of saffron-white-green dishes.
Swap your vegetarian or paneer biryani for Masala Bhaat featuring colours of the national flag. It is topped with beaten yoghurt, a rolled crispy papad and fresh sprigs of green dhania or coriander.
Wanna add a Indian Chinese twist to your I-Day menu? The Prawn Dimsums will appeal to adults and kids alike.
A colourful and healthy Tirangi Salad shouldn't take much of your time and will look great on your table.
If you are a fan of seafood, the Tropical Prawn, Carrot and Beans Salad is a must.
Or get inspired to produce a batch of steamed Vegetable Dumplings in orange, green and white.
Make a batch of pretty Tricolour Idlis. Eat the idlis hot with tomato, coconut and coriander chutney.
The calorie-conscious may enjoy a Kale, Quinoa and Cherry Tomato Salad served in a mason jar.
Crispy, golden deep-fried Tiranga Bread Pakoras are lovely with chai on August 15.
Enjoy a satisfying glass of flag-coloured Lassi as part of your Indian banquet.
The gorgeously creamy and indulgent Green Tea Mousse with White Chocolate Parfait makes for a showstopping dessert.
The popular Indian Mithai with few basic ingredients can be made with minimal fuss.
Happy Independence Day, folks!