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Last Updated : Jan 03,2018



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Top Tiffin Snacks for Kids

Have you ever passed by a school building when the kids are having their snack break? Oh my goodness, what joyous chattering and chirpy young voices you can hear! Indeed, snacks break is a time that kids really look forward to. It is a break from their studies and school activities, and a time to catch up with their friends. And, of course, kids always love to peep into each other’s snack boxes and share what they have all brought together. You must see the glow of pride on the face of the kid with the most exciting snack in his gang. It’s simply too delightful!

Every mom wants her kid to be part of that league with the most interesting snacks. The smile on the child’s face is every mother’s greatest gift. Yet, in the business of the morning, it is a little tough to decide what to make and pack in the tiffin box, and we so often end up packing the same old roti and aloo, or packaged biscuits. Not that we intend to send something normal or boring; it’s just that we lack the time to decide on something wonderful and prepare it.

Not to worry. This is a collection of amazing tiffin snacks recipes for kids. From muffins to parathas and cookies to crunchy-munchy jar snacks, we have thought of everything that kids love. When you have time, you can prepare something fresh like the Jowar and Vegetable Paratha, Baby Corn and Capsicum Rice, Creamy Pesto Pasta or Rava Toast. Sometimes, we are hesitant to pack stuff like pasta thinking it will become gooey or thick when the kids eat it later, but we have made all these recipes such that they will remain good for 3-4 hours. So, stick to the ingredients and proportions we have mentioned to ensure that it stays good later.

Jar snacks always come to the rescue when you are running short of time. Once in a few days, when you have a little free time, you can prepare a batch of Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies, Baked Oats Puri, Bajra Chakli or Whole Wheat Carrot and Raisin Muffins, and keep them handy to pack on busy days. When packing these make sure that you use dry, airtight tiffin dabbas so that they will remain crisp. However, make sure your kid can open the box comfortably. At times, teachers complain of parents sending snacks in boxes with over-tight lids. Kids then make a beeline to the teacher’s desk to get the box opened, or attempt to open it themselves resulting in spills. So, balance airtightness with ease of opening when selecting the box.

Always try to decide your menu for breakfast, lunch and tiffin dabba the previous night itself, so that you can make any pre-preparations earlier. Mornings will turn out to be much more relaxed then! You can cook and pack with a smile, and be assured of a larger smile blooming on the young one’s face.

Enjoy the day, and happy cooking!

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Recipe# 33094
10 Aug 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Chocolates and mangoes – two of kids’ favourite foods come together to give the traditional muffin a super-friendly facelift. When kids bite into something they love, they are sure to gain a lot of energy and forget all their stress, especially during exam times. These yummy Chocolate Chip and Mango ....
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Recipe# 39001
21 Jun 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Nice green colour and flavour. Roast the semolina and prepare the coriander chutney the previous evening and toss up this upma quickly in the morning. Once you have this upma, you will not like plain regular upma.
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Recipe# 2284
26 Aug 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves Bourbon Biscuits – the sugar, crispy treats that are packed with lusciously creamy and buttery chocolate icing! We all have our favourite brands and hunt the store-shelves for it. But today, allow us to share a secret with you. Bourbon Biscuits are not so complicated that they ....
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Recipe# 2283
22 Dec 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing can beat the rich mouth-feel and chewy delightfulness of Crispy Coconut Cookies. The appealing aroma of baked coconut and melted butter that emanates from the oven will draw you to bite into a cookie as soon as it is out of the oven, but do control the urge and wait till it cools down, a ....
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Recipe# 40361
02 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Generally, people are wary of packing millet based Rotis for lunch because they think it would harden. However, when prepared with the right mix of wheat flour and other ingredients like vegetables and spices, they remain soft and tasty f ....
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Recipe# 39887
26 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Puris , plain or stuffed, baked or fried, are a snack that Indians cannot live without! Here is a version that you can binge on, without any guilt. Made using fibre-rich oats, the Baked Oats Puri is flavoured with sesame seeds, garlic ....
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Recipe# 33103
07 Nov 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Are your kids very fond of packaged snacks like masala rings from different brands – and are you perpetually worried about what colours or food additives are used in these? Not to worry, you can now easily make a similar snack right at home in your own kitchen! Chatpata Rings is a crispy ring-sh ....
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Recipe# 42234
20 Dec 17

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by Tarla Dalal
Verki Puri is a crispy, flaky jar snack with a touch of pepper and cumin, which will become everybody’s favourite! Its unusual texture, which comes from the use of hot ghee in the dough, charms both young and old alike, while its mildly s ....
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Recipe# 553
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is another tea-time snack that is sure to please you. “muthi” means fist in gujarati, and the dish is named such because the mixture is shaped into cylindrical rolls using the fist. One thing to remember while making doodhi muthia is that bottle gourd has high water content. This water itself i ....
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Recipe# 42230
03 Nov 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The aroma of jeera fills the air and happy childhood memories flood your heart as you fry these tasty Jeera Puris. Do you remember mom waiting with freshly boiled milk and these crisp and tasty puris when you came back from school? Well, now it’s your turn to treat your family and kids to this t ....
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Recipe# 42212
23 Dec 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is amazing and totally mind-boggling how changing just one ingredient in a recipe can give you something awesomely different! Well, here we replaced rice flour with whole wheat flour, tweaked the proportions of the other ingredients slightly to suit, and tried making chakli with the dough. ....
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Recipe# 42097
18 Sep 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Mathri is a savoury jar snack that is commonly sold in Indian stores across the world, and is renowned as one of the most famous tea-time snacks. This Sweet Mathri is a variant that is sure to please the sweet tooth. Made of plain flour dough sweetened with sugar and laced with spices, the Sweet ....
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Recipe# 42176
13 Oct 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Omapodi is an all-time favourite jar snack in Tamil Nadu. It has withstood the test of time and continues to delight generations of South Indians! It draws a parallel with the North Indian sev, but the flavour of ajwain sets the Omapodi apart from regular sev. In fact, ‘omam’ means ajwain in Tam ....
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Recipe# 42180
13 Oct 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Egg Roll is a unique and tasty recipe, in which cooked rotis are lined with an egg mixture, cooked again, and then wrapped with the yummiest assortment of onions, veggies and sauces. With an amazing mix of textures and flavours, the Egg Roll is sure to appease young and old alike. It can be ....
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