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A handmade packed lunch is the most soothing meal of a busy working day. It’s one of the most effective ways to eat nutrient-dense, nutritious, preservative-free food daily.
Lunchboxes always take a back seat in the morning hustle. It’s the most forgotten box in your house, often loaded with leftover chapati and vegetables from last night’s dinner or a hastily cooked salad. On a busy weekday at work, you don’t have much motivation to open this box. But, in the morning, where do you find the time to create a delectable meal? Here are a few ideas that may be made fast in the morning and are so delicious that you will look forward to your lunch breaks.
Here is the list of best food options for your tiffin
Stuffed paratha with dahi
Stuffed parathas are a classic lunchbox food because they are soft, layered, and have a filling that mixes the richness of desi ghee with the goodness of nutritious vegetables. You can prepare a paratha for every day of the week, from the traditional aloo paratha to the kid-friendly cheese paratha!
As you would for a roti, roll out the chapati dough. Make a tasty sabzi using your favorite filling: aloo, paneer, spinach, beets, cauliflower, broccoli, or mixed vegetables. Make little fist-size balls out of the sabji. After packing the roti with your filling of choice, roll it up again. In a pan, melt butter or ghee and cook the parathas. Parathas go well with raita most of the time. Put a couple parathas in an insulated lunchbox to keep them fresh and toasty until you’re ready to eat.
Rava Idly with chutney
Rava with chutney is one of the simplest and most delicious tiffin recipes in south India. Rava idli, like conventional idli, is fluffy, soft, and high in fiber. It’s also quick and easy to make. Simply soak rava or semolina for a half-hour in curd and water. Green chilies, ginger, and grated carrot are added to the tadka. Make the batter into an idli batter consistency. You’ll have melt-in-your-mouth rava idli ready for lunch if you steam the cakes in an idli pan. With coconut chutney, it’s delicious! In your lunchbox, include a few idlis and mint/coconut chutney for a healthy and light lunchtime meal.
Rajma chawal is a tasty lunchbox dish made with boiling rice and rajma curry. Rajma, or “kidney beans,” is a protein-rich dish. Rajma chawal is your go-to dish if you’re vegan and searching for a high-protein noon meal. Overnight soak the rajma beans. Along with the tomato-onion base gravy, boil the beans in a pressure cooker. Rajma goes well with anything from jeera rice to roti to plain rice. Pack it hot in an airtight lunch box for a filling and delicious lunch!
In Indian kitchens, the round-shaped heart-quenching poori, together with spicy potato sabji, is one of the most popular dishes. It’s a dish that’s loved all throughout the country, and each region has its own way of preparing it. Poori is a popular lunch option for both children and adults. Make this spinach or beet poori and serve with a delectable curry for a fantastic lunchtime meal!
Toss the poori dough with spinach puree or boiled and mashed beets. As you would for traditional pooris, roll out the dough. Cook in a pan with oil. Pack these pooris in an insulated lunchbox to keep them warm and soft when it’s time to eat them!
Vegetable with sambar and chutney
Upma is a vegetarian dish that is popular in Indian households. It’s a healthy tiffin dish that can be rustled together in about 20 minutes, and it’s loaded with veggies! All you need is toasted semolina or rava and a variety of mixed vegetables. Finely chopped onions, ginger, and chilis are sauteed in a tadka of ghee and mustard seeds. Cook with water and the vegetables of your choosing. When the water begins to boil, add the roasted semolina and cook on a medium temperature until the semolina is thoroughly cooked. With coconut chutney or sambar, this mixed vegetable upma is delicious.
If you’re having trouble getting your kids to eat all of those sabjis, this upma is a great method to get them to consume more vegetables. Not only does this tiffin taste fantastic, but it’s also healthful and makes a great midday meal when made with ghee! Put a couple ladles of upma in your child’s lunchbox and a pinch of sugar on top to make it extra tasty!
Achari Paneer with chapati
If you enjoy paneer and are eager to explore new tiffin variations for your lunchbox, paneer achari is a recipe you must try! The combination of spices used to produce pickles (achar in Hindi) gives paneer achari a distinct flavor. This paneer meal is spicy, fiery, and colorful, and it goes well with both roti and rice!
Paneer, which is high in protein, is an excellent addition to your Keto diet! Put a few rotis or parathas in your tiffin box with this achari paneer, and you’re good to go for a hearty lunchtime meal!
Idly- Vada Sambar
In the southern portion of India, idly-vada is one of the most popular morning dishes. Idly is a typical breakfast dish that also works well for lunch. It’s a dish that can be whipped together in a matter of minutes if you have the batter on hand. With chutney, idly and vada are delicious. There are a plethora of chutney options that go nicely with idly. Make one chutney for every idly you make, whether it’s coconut chutney, mint chutney, tomato chutney, onion chutney, or peanut chutney, and you’ll have a delicious supper!
Not only is the tiffin simple to prepare, but it is also nutritious, well-balanced, and healthy! Pack a few idlis, vada, and chutney in an insulated lunchbox to keep everything fresh, soft, and toasty, and you’ve got yourself a tasty lunch!
All you need for an action-packed day at school, work, or anywhere else outside your home is a healthy and delicious lunch in an insulated lunchbox. It’s also crucial to arrange for the lunch carrier while planning for the noon meal! Every healthy tiffin you pack at home needs a tiffin box that keeps the food fresh, flavorful, and toasty. A healthy tiffin and a functional lunchbox will help you get the most out of your midday meal, which accounts for up to one-third of the nutrients you’ll consume in a day.