When I read about the event, I was very enthusiastic and started searching all archives for photos with the Tiranga Theme. I found a couple of Interesting ones.
This picture was captured a few years back in Bantwal, a small town on the coastal Karnataka near Mangalore. The annual car festiavl of Sri Tirumala Venkatramana Swami is an auspicious festival. The dome or the mukut of the Rath is decorated with Orange, White and Green flags. Orange Marigold, White Jasmine and Green Plantains adorn the body of the rath.
Have you ever been to a baseball match at the LA Dodgers stadium? This is how it looks. Do u see the Orange Score board, Blue and white advertisements and the lush green grass? Don't you agree with me that its been influenced by our Tiranga?
Orange, white, green dominate the huge board of Universal Studios. Some influence of Bollywood over the Hollywood eh?
Hungry? After visiting the car festival, Stadium and the Universal Studios? Lets cook something with orange, white and green veggies. Last week my friend Manisha and Me and a cooking together day and it was so much fun. We made noodles, fried rice and stir fry vegetables with a Chinese theme. Here is a quick and easy veggie noodles. Will post the other recipes later this week.
To make a Tiranga Veggie Noodles you need
2 carrots, Orange
few bean sprouts, white
6 button mushrooms, optional, white
1 green bell pepper or capsicum, green
4 green onions, green
1 lb Asian noodles
8-10 cloves garlic
2 tsp oil
dash of pepper
Chop carrots and bell pepper into thin long strips. Chop green onions, mushrooms. Wash and rinse mung bean sprouts. Finely chop garlic.
Bring a pot full of water to boil, add noodles, cook till tender. Drain and add a tsp of oil so that they don't stick to each other. Shake well and set aside.
Heat oil in a wok, Sauté garlic, add green onions, carrots, bell peppers in the same order, stirring each time. When they are half wilted add mushrooms and keep stirring till all the vegetables are well cooked. Add little salt and a dash of pepper. Add the noodles little at a time and mix well. Add soy sauce and mix thoroughly.
Serve with chili garlic sauce for an extra zing.