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A Feast for the Eyes & Taste Buds: Rainbow Tikka Rice Recipe

Rainbow Tikka Rice

Rainbow Tikka rice is a layered rice dish in which different colour of rice layered with chicken tikka, eggs, green peas, tomato ketchup and spicy green chutney. This is an excellent rice dish to entertain and impress your guests and children. Its really yummy, healthy and rather cheap to make. My family always love this Rainbow Tikka rice recipe.
For variety, substitute chicken with shrimp, ground beef, any type of veggies. Must try this Rainbow Tikka Rice recipe and don’t forget to share your experience with us!!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 5

Difficulty Level: Medium


For Chicken Tikka

  • 500 gm boneless chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, make a smooth paste
  • 4 tablespoon tikka masala
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • salt to taste
  • a piece of coal to give dum

For Green Chutney

  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 green chillies
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, roasted and crushed
  • salt according to taste

For Tikka Rice:

  • 500 gm long grain rice
  • 2 eggs,boiled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock or as required
  • 2 tablespoon cooking

For Yellow Rice Layer

  • 2 boiled eggs,chopped
  • yellow food color

For Green Rice Layer

  • 1/2 cup green peas, boiled
  • green chutney as required
  • green food color

For Red Rice Layer

  • 1 cup tomato ketchup
  • red food color, optional


Step 1

Soaked rice in water for 30 minutes. Then boiled in salted water.

Step 2

Strained. Divided into 3 parts and keep aside.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 4

Add ginger garlic paste. Saute for 1 minute then add chicken.

Step 5

Cook and stir chicken on high heat for 15 minutes or until no longer pink.

Step 6

Add tikka masala and salt. Cook and stir well.

Step 7

Now add tomatoes cook for 10 minutes or until oil separates.

Step 8

Add yogurt. Cook more 5 minutes or until all water dries and oil comes on top.

Step 9

Remove from the heat and give coal dum.

Step 10

Place green chutney ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Take it out in a small bowl and keep aside.

Step 11

In a bowl, mix together the one portion of boiled rice, chopped eggs and yellow food color. Keep aside.

Step 12

In another bowl, mix together the second portion of rice, green chutney, green peas and green food color (optional).

Step 13

In another bowl, mix together the 3rd part of rice, tomato ketchup and red food color (optional).

Step 14

Take a large bowl, greased with oil. Then put egg slices on the bottom of the bowl. Cover with yellow rice.

Step 15

Drizzle small amount of chicken stock over it. Press well and layer with chicken.

Step 16

Then cover with red rice. Again press well.

Step 17

Layer with green rice. Sprinkle remaining stock and press well.

Step 18

Cover with an aluminium foil.

Step 19

Bake at 180 degree C, in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until done.

Step 20

Let it cool for 15 minutes.

Step 21

Carefully, invert on a flat dish. Delicious Rainbow Tikka Rice is ready to serve. ENJOY!!

Serving Suggestions: 

  • Serve hot with raita or any chutney.

If you like Rainbow Tikka Rice recipe and make it then let me know your feedback by commenting below.

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