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Kids Lunch Box recipes


Last Updated : Nov 07,2018



Kids Lunch Box Recipes, Indian Lunch Box Ideas

Awesome Ideas for Your Lunch Box

If the question of “What to pack in your kids lunch box?” worries you every single morning, put aside your woes! Really, on a busy morning, the lunch box is what worries most people. Apart for packing something interesting for their kids, they even have to carry food to work.

While adults will somehow adjust with the same food in their lunch box every day, understanding the difficulty of preparing and packing food amidst the bustle of the mornings, kids are not like that. They tend to get bored, and after a while they start bringing the food back home without finishing it.
 

7 Lunch Box Ideas from Monday to Friday

This article will ensure that kids do not have to settle for boring lunches any longer! We have put together a collection of lunch menus, 7 lunch ideas – from Monday to Friday – which will remain nice and fresh in your lunch box for a long time. You can confidently pack these, without worrying about whether they will become stale or soggy by afternoon. Quick recipes like Sooji toast take hardly any time to cook. You just have to combine all the ingredients, place it on a breads slice and cook it on the tava. Also, Potato Cheese Grilled Sandwich, Pizza rice, Sevaiyan Pulao are other easy lunch box recipes that do not require major preparathion or big list of ingredients.

Here is a sample week of Lunch Box ideas. Start your week with a sumptuous lunch of Stuffed Spinach Paratha and Masala Corn. The peppy flavour of this meal will perk up your mood and prep you up for the week ahead.

On Tuesday, go for Quick Rava Idli and Coconut Chutney. It is really easy to prepare and will not be a hassle to prepare in the morning. At the same time, it tastes awesome!

A colourful and crunchy treat is just perfect for the middle of the week, as it will put you back on the right track even if you have had a busy or stressful week so far. So, on Wednesday, go for the Cauliflower and Green Peas Stuffed Beetroot Wrap and the Roasted Poha and Oats Chivda. Not only will you enjoy the meal but also get a lot of compliments from your kids and others for the wonderful treat you packed them.

Thursday is the time to settle down and relax – you have crossed the major part of the week and the weekend is inching closer now. How about some homely and satiating Rajma Chawal, coupled with the popular South Indian jar snack Murukku. You can prepare crunchy, savoury Murukku in advance and store them in an airtight jar, to enjoy whenever you want. Just pop some into the lunch box in the morning! Other Indian recipes for kids lunch box are Baby Corn and Capsicum Rice, Cheesy Thepla Potato Wrap, Pav Bhaji which are some mouth-watering , sumptuous treats.

Friday is the time to unwind, albeit in an exotic and exciting way! Pamper yourself with a lunch of Creamy Pesto Pasta. The luscious mouth-feel and awesome flavour of this pasta is sure to bowl you over. Indeed, you and your family are going to become the object of everyone’s envy, what with wonderful meals in the lunch box, every single day of the week.

A good lunch in the tiffin box is worth the effort, because it will reboot your day and make you as energetic and happy as ever. So, relax and gear yourself up – we’ve done the planning, you do the cooking, and watch happiness blossom! Explore more lunch box recipes for kids from our collection given below.

Happy Cooking!

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Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 39570
Today

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 by Tarla Dalal
An elaborate yet easy khichdi that makes a wholesome and delicious meal, the Dal Khichdi is made of toovar dal and rice combined with not just whole spices but also onions, garlic and tomatoes. This imparts a tangy twist to the khichdi making it holistic in terms of taste too. When you don’t have ti ....
Lemon Rice ( South Indian Recipes )
Recipe# 32891
24 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A hassle-free lunch-box option, lemon rice is a favourite with young and old alike in southern india! lemon adds the tanginess, while the tempering imparts the aroma to this simple rice delicacy.
Sukhi Bhindi, Punjabi Dry Bhindi Recipe
Recipe# 30882
21 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bhindi also called okra or ladies finger has acquired an exotic image in the west, but in fact this is one of the most commonly consumed vegetable in India. The Punjabis love their bhindi and eat it in every form, fried curries and stuffed. Here this delicious vegetable has been deep-fried, making i ....
Aloo Mutter, Aloo Matar Pressure Cooker
Recipe# 33353
07 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo mutter, one of the quickest vegetables to prepare, it will come to your rescue whenever you are pressed for time! Tomato puree gives a nice, evenly coated texture to this subzi. Try other recipes like Pindi Chole or
Cheese Vegetable Sandwich
Recipe# 41955
23 Jun 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Simple though it sounds, the Cheese and Vegetable Sandwich is a snack with a timeless appeal. Think quick snack and this is the first option that comes to your mind! Elegant and easy, this sandwich is made with a whole lot of colourful veggies held together with mashed potatoes and perked up with gr ....
Restaurant Style Tomato Pulao
Recipe# 42578
16 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Restaurant-Style Tomato Pulao is an all-time favourite recipe all over the country. Tantalizingly tangy with a balanced touch of spices, this pulao has a distinct flavour, which everybody loves. It is loaded with veggies, which give it a vibrant mouth-feel. You will surely enjoy the mix of f ....
Broccoli Paratha ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40362
07 Nov 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Your kids will not want anything to accompany this tasty dish. This unique Broccoli Paratha has the brilliant flavour of mixed herbs, chilli flakes and pepper. While the flavour is out of the world when served fresh, it fortunately stays nice in the tiffin box too for at least 4 to 5 hours. So, on s ....
Egg Curry Recipe
Recipe# 42114
24 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Looking to prepare just one dish that you can couple with a bowl of rice or a few rotis to make a complete and satisfying meal? Well, then go for the Egg Curry. It is a succulent curry of bo ....
Palak Khichdi
Recipe# 40922
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This mouth-watering khichdi makes a complete meal with just a cup of curds and a papad because it is so self-contained in terms of flavours. From garlicky and tangy to mildly spicy, this delicious Palak Khichdi has everything you would love to have in a one-dish meal .With greens, rice and dal, it i ....
Rajma and Cheese Grilled Sandwich
Recipe# 41026
09 Apr 18

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by Tarla Dalal
The Rajma and Cheese Grilled Sandwich is quite easy to make, but absolutely tasty and sumptuous too! The rajma stuffing, mixed with tomatoes, onions and other ingredients, gives this sandwich a Mexican touch, which is quite enthralling. You will enjoy the buttery crispness of the bread, the c ....
Rajma Chawal ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 4951
17 Oct 18

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by Tarla Dalal
A tangy preparation of rajma is combined with cooked rice to make a lip-smacking Rajma Chawal, which stays fresh in the tiffin box for at least 5 hours. It’s almost like having rice with a rajma curry to accompany it, but the best part is that it comes in a convenient one-dish package that is easy f ....
Paneer Stuffed Green Pea Parathas
Recipe# 3442
03 Apr 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A unique dough of whole wheat flour and green peas forms the base of this interesting recipe. The outcome is made more irresistible by stuffing these wholesome parathas with fresh paneer and juicy raisins. The spikiness of green chillies and the semi-sweetness imparted by raisins are wonderfully bal ....
Stir Fried Bhindi with Peanuts
Recipe# 41610
17 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Homely and quick, this is a no-fuss recipe that you can make on any day. It is made with everyday ingredients and the all-time favourite vegetable bhindi. And most importantly, it tastes awesome! Try serving it to your family and nobody will believe that it was so easy and quick. The Stir-Fried ....
Nourishing Khichdi, Oats Moong Dal and Vegetable Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22327
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
To many, the phrase comfort food is synonymous with Khichdi, a nourishing and homely food that never fails to satiate. In this recipe, we have combined high fibre oats with yellow moong dal to make a Nourishing Khichdi with a difference. Veggies add a welcome crunch to this recipe, while also br ....
Panchamel Khichdi
Recipe# 36123
15 Mar 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Wholesome and filling, the Panchamel Khichdi is more than a meal in a bowl! With rice and four different dals, cooked along with a basketful of crunchy vegetables, tomatoes and spice powders, this Khichdi features myriad textures, flavours and colours, making it a delight to behold and relish.
Potato Cheese Grilled Sandwich
Recipe# 40681
05 Mar 16

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by Tarla Dalal
A chatpata sandwich that is perfect for the desi palate! The best part about this sandwich is that is captures the best of both worlds – tongue-tickling spices and gooey cheese too. This sandwich holds potato slices and cheese spiced up with chaat masala and green chutney. The aroma that wafts o ....
Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 37276
21 Jun 18

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by Tarla Dalal
With its brilliant flavour and nice, flaky texture, Rava Idli is something like upma in idli form, so you get the best of both worlds. Since it is steamed, it is easier to digest than upma, has a convenient form factor for serving as well as packing, and stays soft and humid for longer. The batter f ....
Jowar and Vegetable Paratha ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40361
17 Oct 18

 
 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 ....
Cheesy Corn Grilled Sandwich
Recipe# 41227
07 Nov 16

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by Tarla Dalal
Here is an enjoyably cheesy sandwich with the peppy punch of capsicum, the tangy touch of tomatoes and the sweet spell of corn! This grilled sandwiches indulges you with loads of cheese, inside and outside, which goes very well with the assortment of crunchy and tasty veggies. A dash of mustard powd ....
Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42207
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a crunchy, colourful and healthy salad that you can have any time, and even carry to work in the lunch box! Coloured capsicum, onion and lettuce are loaded with antioxidants, which help build our immune system and fight various diseases. Their peppy flavour and crunchy texture also help ....
Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe
Recipe# 1670
15 Oct 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
This is how South Indian typically finish off leftover idlis made properly, it is so tasty that you can even serve it to guests. Sometimes, people even make Idli upma out of fresh idlis, as it is an interesting alternative to usual
Pav Sandwich,  Masala Pav with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Onions
Recipe# 33429
04 Apr 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A very interesting Pav Sandwich, which is somewhere mid-way between a regular sandwich and vada pav, but as exciting as both together! Basically, it involves less work than vada pav because you do not need a vada but it is almost as tasty because it uses garlic chutney and assorted masalas including ....
Semolina and Vermicelli Idlis
Recipe# 1514
23 Sep 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Semolina and vermicelli idlis are very popular in karnataka, where they make it in such big moulds that one idli will suffice for breakfast! the tempering adds to the aroma, while the cashews provide a crunchy respite in every mouthful. You can add some boiled veggies and coriander to the batter to ....
Tamarind Rice( South Indian Recipes )
Recipe# 32895
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This rice preparation is well-known all over south india, although there are likely to be mild variations in the way it is performed in various regions. Since most ingredients used in this recipe are dried or pre-processed spices, it remains good for a long time and is ideal to pack and take along w ....
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