Independence Day Recipe: Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shahi Tiranga Rolls To Celebrate 72nd Year of Indian Independence
Chef Gaurav Malhotra's Shahi Tiranga Rolls (Photo Credits: The Ashoka Hotel, Delhi)

This year, we celebrate India's 72nd year of Independence from the British Rule. While Indians don't need a reason to revel, the day calls for some celebrations with delicious treats.  And since it is Independence Day, let's celebrate with food that actually represents the colours of India -- orange, white and green! Chef Gaurav Malhotra, senior sous chef from The Ashok Hotel, Delhi shares with us a finger-licking-ly delicious recipe for Shahi Tiranga Rolls. As the name suggests, these melt-in-your-mouth rolls represent the colours of the tricolour. So let's get cooking this Independence Day! Here's how we go about.


Cottage Cheese 200 gms
Khoya grated 20 gms
Spinach leaves 100 gms
Cashew nuts 20 gms
Raisins 20 gms
Chopped Garlic 05 gm
Salt to taste
Black Pepper Powder to taste
Garam Masala Powder 02 gms
Cream 100 ml
Corn flour 10 gms
Saffron 0.25 gms


  • Slice the cottage cheese into sheets of 3 mm thick slices four inches long each.
  • Wash and blanch spinach leaves and finely chop it.
  • Take little oil in a frying pan add chopped garlic, as the garlic turns golden brown add finely chopped spinach leaves to it and sauté for 02 minutes.
  • Grate and mix the remaining cottage cheese, khoya, cashew nuts, raisins, salt, black pepper powder and garam masala powder and add the chopped spinach to make a mixture.
  • Place one portion of this spinach mixture over a slice of cottage cheese and neatly roll the sheets over. Repeat for the remaining slices of cottage cheese.
  • Mix cream, corn flour and saffron. Dip the prepared rolls in this batter one by one and place on a tray. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.


Bake or grill under a salamander to a golden brown colour and serve hot with mint chutney.

You don't need Independence Day to indulge in this delicious treat. Make and enjoy the tiranga rolls throughout the year. Do share with us in the comment section if you enjoyed this!