One of the biggest worry for every mom is to pack a nutritious and tasty lunch that her kid would love to finish up. Many time we wonder what to pack. Here I have compiled a list of recipes that has been tried,tasted and approved by Lil Angel.I will be updating this post as and when I add new recipes to the blog…
All these dishes can be prepared with ease or the filling for parathas / pooris can be made the previous night. Also the vegetables can be cut / steamed before hand so that it is easy to rustle up a quick meal.
Most of these dishes have vegetables in them. Be sure to add a fruit to the meal.
Carrot [mini] rava Idli – Pack with sambar.
Sevai / Rice Noodles
Carrot Sevai – Home made rice noodles seasoned with grated carrots. Pack as such or with sambar.
Dosa / Uthappam
Vegetable Uthappam – Pack this in a hot pack along with sambar.
Green Peas uthapam – Pack this in a hot pack along with sambar.Add some grated cheese/ carrot on the surface for extra taste and health!
Chapathi / Roti / Parathas
Chapathi Noodles – Strips of Chapathi sauteed with vegetables . Pack with some Tomato Sauce
Aloowali roti and Tomato kurma – Super soft roti very apt for the lunchbox.
Punjabi Aloo Anardana Kulcha – The stuffing can be made the previous night and stored in the fridge. Pack with rajam curry / sauce
Cheesy Paratha – Pack with kurma / sauce
Masala Spring Onion Paratha – Pack with yogurt / sauce
Turkish Gozleme – Potato filled Turkish style parathas.Can be packed as such / with tomato sauce / yogurt.
Stuffed Protein Parathas – Paneer stuffed parathas. Pack as such / with kurma / channa masala
Palak Puri and Aloo Matar – Colorful pooris with a simple side of potato and peas curry. Use different shaped cookie cutters for cute shapes that the kid loves.
Double Colored Poori – Kids will love this poori! Pack with potato masal.
Beetroot Poori – Pack it up with potato masal.
Radish Ragi Poori – Pack with potato masal.
Ragi Poori – Pack with potato masal / vegetable kurma
Flavored Rice Varieties
Spicy Potato Rice – A dish older kids would love. The spiciness can be adjusted to suit the kids taste. Can be packed as such / crispies / yogurt
Beetroot Pulao – Colorful pink pulao! Pack with potato curry / vegetable curry / yogurt / raita
Simple beets and peas rice – Non spicy version for lil ones. Pack with yogurt / raita / crispies / vegetable
Mexican Rice – A variation from the usual tomato rice. Pack with a raita / yogurt / vegetable curry / crispies.