Rangeen rice

Serves: 4 ; Preparation time: 45min

The surprising combinations used in layers works extremely well. The coconut milk flavour is difficult to resist.

3 layers in Rangeen rice
Top view of Rangeen(Colourful) rice


  • Basmati Rice – 2 cups
  • Coconut milk  – 1 cup
  • Mixed vegetables (Carrots, Red and Yellow bell peppers/capsicum, Beans) – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped Onions – ½ cup
  • Finely chopped green chillies – 2No.s
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Pepper powder – ½ tbsp
  • Pudina (Mint leaves) – ½ cup
  • Schezwan masala – 3 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Ginger paste – ½ tbsp
  • Vinegar – ½ tbsp
  • Oil
  • Salt for taste
  • Coriander leaves – for garnishing


  • Wash the basmati rice well before cooking. Take 2 cups of basmati rice with 1 cup of coconut milk and 2 cups of water. Cook it in a pressure cooker.
  • Cut the vegetables into small pieces.
Vegetables cut into small pieces

 Layer 1: (White Layer)

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add ½ tbsp cumin seeds, ½ tbsp vinegar, green chillies, chopped garlic cloves, ½ tbsp ginger paste. Stir it 1 min.
  • Add chopped onions, ½ tbsp pepper powder and sauté it for 1 min.
  • Add all mixed vegetables (Carrots, Red and Yellow bell peppers/capsicum, Beans) and fry until they are cooked well.
  • Add salt as required and take into a bowl.
  • Take the cooked rice and divide into 3 portions.
  • Take first portion of cooked rice and mix well with already fried vegetables mentioned above.
  • Layer 1 is done.

Layer 2: (Red Layer)

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, chopped onions and stir it for a min.
  • Add 3 tbsps Schezwan masala and ½ cup water.
  • Add tomato ketchup and salt. Stir it well. It gives a tangy look when it is done.
  • Red food colour can be added for a blemishing look. (optional)
  • Take this tangy semi-liquid in a bowl and mix with second portion of cooked rice.
  • Second layer is ready.

Layer 3: (Green Layer)

  • Grind pudina leaves and green chillies into a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the green paste and stir it for 2 min.
  • Add salt and take in a bowl.
  • Take third portion of cooked rice and mix it with the green paste.
  • Third Layer is done.

Arranging the layers:

  • Take a serving bowl and put the green layered rice and flatten it by pressing inside the bowl.
  • Put the Red layered rice on top of green layer and flatten it.
  • Finally add the white layer on top of red layer and garnish it with coriander leaves.

3 Layered Rangeen rice is ready to serve. 🙂

It can be served with Onion-Raitha.

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