Lunchbox Idea 24: Choley Puri, Palak Paneer

Lunchbox Idea 24 Menu Short Break : Choley and Puri Lunch : Palak Paneer, Jeera Rice and Pomegranate arils Prep work for previous evening 1. Wash the spinach leaves well and allow to dry under the fan before chopping and storing in an air tight container. Keep it in the refrigerator. 2. Soak the chickpeas…

Lunchbox Idea 23: Horsegram Sprouts, Amaranth Kheer And More

Lunchbox Idea 23 Menu Short Break : Sprouted Horsegram Sundal, Diced Muskmelon Lunch : Brinjal Capsicum Sabzi, Phulka and Amaranth Jaggery Payasam/ Kheer Some days are perfect -when you have the veggies, fruits, lentils, carbs and something packed for the sweet tooth too. Prep Work For The Previous Evening 1. Knead a smooth pliable dough…

Lunchbox Idea 22: Oats Chilla, Ridge Gourd Chutney And More

Lunchbox Idea 22 Menu Short Break: Oats-Besan Chilla with Ridge Gourd Chutney [ Peerkangai Thogayal], Fruits [ Kiwi and pear] Lunch : Phulka, Bhindi-Aalu Sabzi [No-onion no garlic] and curd. I wanted to pack something interesting and different for the snackbox today. This oats besan chilla/cheela seemed just perfect. It gets ready in no time…

Lunchbox Idea 21: Buckwheat Burfi, Aalu Methi And More

Lunchbox Idea 21 Menu Short Break : Diced Apple, Salted boiled peanuts, Buckwheat and Jaggery Burfi [Rakshabandhan Special] Lunch :Aalu Methi Sabzi, Phulka, Kosambari [A salad with soaked moong dal, cucumber and grated carrot with a South Indian tadka] Prep Work For The Previous Evening 1. Pick, wash and dry the methi/fenugreek leaves. Store refrigerated…

Lunchbox Idea 20 : Buckwheat Puri, Gobi Biryani And More

Lunchbox Idea 20 Menu Short Break : Chikoo, Matar Puri with Buckwheat Flour Lunch : Cauliflower Biryani, Boondi Raita, Sprouted Lentils and Pomegranate salad Prep Work For The Previous Evening 1. Cut the cauliflower into medium sized florets, wash well, drain and refrigerate. [I used 1 medium size cauliflower for this recipe] 2. You can…

Lunchbox Ideas 19- Oats Amaranth Idly, Horsegram Dal And More

Lunchbox Ideas 19 Menu Short Break : Oats and Amaranth Idly with Flaxseed Chutney Powder, Diced Apple. Lunch : Horsegram Dal, Phulka and Snake gourd Stir-fry Prep Work For The Previous Evening 1. Soak and grind the oats amaranth idly batter and allow it to rest overnight at room temperature. 2. The flaxseed powder may…

Lunchbox Ideas 18: Paruppu Usli, Methi Sambar And More

Lunchbox Ideas 18 Menu Short Break : Undu Urali Kozhukattai / Kara Kozhukattai [ Savoury steamed rice balls tossed with tempered split black gram , dry red chilli, curry leaves and grated coconut], Musk melon Lunch: Rice with Methi Sambar [ Fenugreek greens and lentils cooked with tamarind water and sambar powder], Paruppu Usli [ Stir…

Lunchbox Ideas 17: Millet Pongal, Tomato Pachadi And More

Lunchbox Ideas 17 Menu: Short Break: Millet Pongal , Tomato Pachadi, Pomegranate Arils Lunch : Phulka with Aalu-Karele Ki Sabzi, Mosambi Prep Work For Previous Evening: 1. Knead the dough for the phulkas and store refrigerated in an airtight container. 2. Pressure cook 2 large potatoes [for the sabzi]. Refrigerate once cooled. 3. Scrape, slice…

Lunchbox Ideas 16: Vazhakai Varaval, Coconut Rice And More

Lunchbox Ideas  16 Menu: Short Break- Vazhakai Varaval, Pear Lunch : Coconut Rice, Podi Pota Kathrikai [Brinjal stir fry with curry powder], Buttermilk Prep Work For Previous Evening: 1. Grate coconut and store refrigerated . 2. Prepare the curry podi the previous evening itself to save time. 3. Oven baked vazhakai varaval can be prepared…

Lunchbox Ideas 15: Dal Makhani And More

Lunchbox Ideas 15 Menu: Short Break- Channa Dal Sundal, Fruits [Musk melon musambi] Lunch- Dal Makhani, Rice and Curd Prep Work For The Previous Evening 1. Soak the lentils [for dal makhani] in hot water for 4-5 hours and pressure cook. Store refrigerated once cooled. Doing this the night before saves a lot of time and…