Category Archives: Lunch Box Ideas

Tamarind poha or Gojjavalakki or puli aval recipe – How to make tamarind poha recipe – Karnataka recipes

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Tamarind poha is a tasty and simple snack or breakfast dish made with flattened rice (poha) and tamarind and mixed with spices.  This recipe comes in handy, when you do not have idli dosa batter or want to try a variety dish with poha.  Tamarind poha is also a healthy dish, as flattened rice is

Masala idli recipe – How to make masala idli recipe – breakfast recipes

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Masala idli is a quick  South Indian snack recipe made with idlis, onions, tomatoes and mixed with spices.  It makes up for a great meal for lunch box too.  Masala idli is not only a healthy and delicious breakfast dish, but also a good twist to the regular plain idli.  There are variety of recipes that can

Sprouts fried rice recipe – How to make sprouts fried rice recipe – rice dishes

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Mixed sprouts fried rice is a quick and tasty one pot meal made with mixed sprouts and rice and seasoned with vinegar, soya sauce, tomato sauce and green chilli paste.  It is a filling and healthy rice dish  which does not need any side dish and can be had just as it is.  You can

Amla rice | Nellikai chitranna | Nellikai sadam recipe – Amla recipes

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Amla rice or gooseberry rice is one of the easiest but also healthiest dish made with amla and rice.  Amla is an excellent source of Vitamin C and hence it helps boost your immunity, metabolism and prevents viral and bacterial ailments, including cough and cold.  It also helps in slowing down the ageing process, keeps

Oats muffins recipe – How to make eggless oats muffins recipe – Healthy recipes

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Homemade oats muffins are very nutritious and tasty and can satisfy your craving for sweets, without a feeling of guilt of having consumed all the calories.  This recipe is made with oats, wheat flour and organic coconut sugar.  Oats muffins recipe is a simple and quick to make recipe and very filling to eat too.

Ragi rotti or ragi roti – how to make fingermillet roti/ragi rotti recipe – Indian recipes

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Ragi rotti is a popular and traditional breakfast dish in Karnataka, especially in the rural areas of South Karnataka.  Ragi rotti means ragi pancake  and is prepared from ragi flour and mild spices.  Ragi flour is mixed with salt and water and then a dough is prepared, which is then rolled into thin rottis or pancake. 

Sprouts pulao recipe – how to make healthy green moong sprouts pulao recipe – healthy recipes

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Sprouts pulao is a delicious and healthy pulao made with green moong sprouts, rice and spices.  It is an instant one-pot meal which can be served with raita, potato chips or plain curd.   This pulao recipe is prepared in a pressure cooker and hence it can  be done quickly and also if all the ingredients are readily available at

Phulka or soft roti recipe – how to make phulkas or soft rotis recipe

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Phulka is also called as roti which is a popular Indian flatbread made of wheat flour.  Phulka is basically a puffed up roti and very soft in texture.  It is very healthy too as it is  prepared oil-free and made with only whole wheat flour.  If required, later you can apply little oil on the

Chapathi upma or phodnichi poli recipe – how to make chapati or roti upma recipe – snacks/breakfast recipes

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Chapathi upma is a very tasty snack made with chapatis and cooked with onions and spices.  It is a very easy and quick recipe which gets ready in no time.  Chapathi upma can be made with minimal ingredients available at home.  If you have leftover chapatis or excess rotis, you can make this at your home and enjoy.  

Tawa pulao – how to make Mumbai tawa pulao recipe – pulao recipes

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Tawa pulao is a popular Mumbai street food made of rice, vegetables and cooked with pav bhaji masala and other Indian spices.  It is generally prepared on a huge tawa by the street vendors, which they also use for making pav bhaji, masala pav and other snacks.  But tawa pulao can also be made in