Tricolour Sweets Medley Shots

Tricolour Sweets Medley Shots

Celebrating India’s 70th Independence Day, I made this special Tricolour Sweets Medley Shots which represents Indian Flag. This tricolour sweets medley shots consists of green peas phirni, layered by oats coconut water pudding and finally toppped by vermicelli halwa or also known as meethi sewai ka halwa. This dessert is a flavorbomb,easy and quick. The thick, creamy texture is irresistible and makes a perfect dessert for any special occasion. Check out other festival sweets in #IndianSweets .

The creation of tricolour foods to signify their country’s flags and celebrate their nationality, is credited to the Italian immigrants, who arrived in America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Since at the time, good quality olive oil and arborio rice were not easily available in America, except cheese and meat, therefore the Italian immigrants pioneered a culture of “abbondanza” .

According to this culture, “Abbodanza”, the Italian chefs started innovating their traditional recipes and created new delicious dishes from them. Consequently, this gave a rise to a new hearty, delicious Italian Cuisine, which actually does not exists in the land, that inspired it !! Amazing, right ? So, in conclusion, rainbow cookies also known as Tricolor Cookies or Seven Layer Cakes was a result of this culinary innovative culture.They were invented in New York by Italian immigrants who designed them to invoke the flag of their motherland.

Tricolour Sweets Medley Shots
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Recipe type: Eggless Desserts
Cuisine: Fusion
Serves: 4 people
  • For green peas phirni :
  • ½ cup full fat milk
  • 1.5 tbsp sweet condensed milk
  • ¼ cup blanched green peas
  • 2 tbsp rice soaked for atleast 30 minutes
  • 3 cardamon pods
  • ¼ tsp fennel seeds
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp walnuts
  • 1-2 drops of kewra essence
  • ½ tsp edible green food color
  • For Oats Coconut Water pudding:
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp sweet condensed milk
  • 4 tbsp whole grain rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • For Vermicelli halwa :
  • ½ cup vermicelli
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tbsp chopped cashews/almonds
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1-2 drops of saffron flavor essence
  • ¼ tsp edible egg yellow color
  1. Step 1 : Prepare the green peas phirni
  2. Grind the green peas with 3 tbsp of water in a mixer. Drain the soaked rice and then add it into the mixer. Add the cardamon pods,fennel,nutmeg,
  3. kewra essence, walnuts and grind all the ingredients together into a smooth puree.
  4. Heat milk in a pan and bring it to a boil. Add the condensed milk, green food color,green peas puree and simmer the mixture till it thickens to the consistency of a pudding.
  5. You should know that the Phirni thickens more on cooling. So remove the pudding from the heat accordingly. Transfer it to a bowl and cool it in a refrigerator.
  6. Step 2 : Prepare the Oats Coconut Water Pudding
  7. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and saute the oats for 2-3 minutes till it turns light brown. Keep it aside.
  8. Add milk into saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add the sweet condensed milk and rolled oats. Simmer the mixture till it begins to thicken. Add the coconut water and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes more on medium heat, till the mixture thickens to the consistency of a pudding.
  9. Transfer the oats coconut water pudding into a bowl and let it cool in a refrigerator.
  10. Step 3 :Prepare vermicelli halwa
  11. Heat a pan and add ghee to it. Add vermicelli into the pan and saute it on low medium heat till it turns light brown. Remove the roasted vermicelli from the pan.
  12. Add 1.5 cups of water and bring it to a boil on medium heat. Add the vermicelli into the hot water and let it cook till it becomes soft. Add sugar, chopped cashews, raisins and food color.Cook till the sugar dissolves. Add cardamom powder and saffron flavor. Stir and mix.Turn off the heat.
  13. Step 4 : Assemble the tricolour sweet medley in shots glasses.
  14. Pour a portion of peas phirni in individual shot glasses.Layer it with a portion of oats coconut water pudding and sprinkle some almonds or cashews over it. Finally top each glass with a portion of vermicelli halwa.
  15. Serve it immediately or refrigerate it until ready to serve.


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