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Kids Tiffin Snacks recipes


Last Updated : Jun 13,2018



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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# 40726
24 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing like theplas to carry along on a journey. Not only are they very tasty with the superb flavour and aroma of methi, they are also satiating and convenient. To make these theplas we have used a whole wheat flour dough with a large assortment of taste-giving ingredients ranging from green c ....
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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# 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# 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# 42230
03 Nov 17

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 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# 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# 41211
24 Oct 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
For Gujaratis, Diwali is incomplete without Farsi Puri. This deep-fried dry snack has evergreen fanfare, and you will understand why if you just try it once. It is made with common ingredients and is easy to make, but it has a melt-in-the-mouth texture because of the addition of semolina and ghee to ....
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Recipe# 41386
12 Jan 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Zucchini, a vegetable that you generally tend to associate with continental dishes and baked recipes, fits beautifully into our all-time desi favourite – the humble thepla! The whole wheat flour dough is enriched with zucchini, ginger and garlic, and in a unique twist, we also put a little dried ....
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Recipe# 42137
06 Oct 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A very attractive chakli with a nice, green flavour and absolutely awesome flavour, the Palak Chakli is a jar snack that is sure to get a five-star rating from your family and friends! It will also be a good change from the usual savouries made during festivals. We have made the Palak Chakli usi ....
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Recipe# 38895
23 Sep 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Colourful and nutritious, these carrot and coriander infused rotis made of rice flour and soya flour make a perfect mini meal with a bowl of curds and khichdi.
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Recipe# 4197
05 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Shiny white teeth and robust strong bones need a daily dose of calcium, and what better way to provide this essential nutrient than in the form of a crunchy Mixed Til Chikki! The ingredients of this chikki such as sesame seeds, almonds and jaggery, are all
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Recipe# 42107
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is an easy, no-fuss recipe to make an unbelievably tasty Peanut Ladoo – just what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth when it craves for something with a rustic charm! The rich, nutty flavour of coarsely crushed peanuts sweetened with sugar is accentuated by the aroma of ghee and the mild ....
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