Category Archives: Lunch Box Ideas

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

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

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

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

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

Beetroot rice or pulao recipe – how to make beetroot pulao/rice recipe

Beetroot pulao – a very healthy and colourful rice made with beetroot, rice and spices.  It is a very flavourful dish and makes up for a nice one-pot meal and quick lunch.  Beetroot pulao is easy to make too, as it is done in a pressure cooker.  But you can also make this rice in a

Aloo palak paratha recipe – how to make aloo palak (potato spinach) paratha recipe

Aloo palak  paratha is a delicious and nutritious paratha made with potatoes, spinach leaves and spices.  It is a perfect snack for lunchbox and a fulfilling meal in itself.   It is a nice way to include greens in your diet and make a healthy dish for your family.  Here the wheat flour is kneaded alongwith

Chana pulao recipe – how to make kabuli chana pulao or chole pulao recipe

Chana (white chickpeas) pulao is a nutritious and tasty rice dish and makes up for a wholesome meal.  It is a perfect dish for your lunch box and a quick fix when you are short of time.  Chana pulao is best served with plain curd, onion raita, cucumber raita or just as it is.  It is not only quick

Masala paniyaram or paddu or kuzhi paniyaram recipe – snacks recipe

Paddu or kuzhi paniyaram or masala paniyaram is a popular south indian snack recipe made with idli batter and mild spices mixed to it. They are spiced dumplings  which are crisp outside but soft from inside.  You can have this as a breakfast dish or as a light evening snack.  Kuzhi paniyaram can be prepared quickly

Tamarind rice recipe – How to make tamarind rice or puliyodharai recipe

Tamarind rice is a popular and delicious South Indian rice.  Tamarind gives that unique and tangy flavour to the rice.  It is typically eaten as a snack or is a part of South Indian festival luncheons or dinners.  Traditionally tamarind paste is prepared and stored for a week.   As and when required, this paste is

How to make instant bread dosa recipe – easy breakfast recipe

Bread dosa is an instant and tasty breakfast dish which is prepared with bread slices, semolina, curd, rice flour and spices and mildly tempered.  It does not require any elaborate preparation or fermentation and can be done quickly, unlike the normal dosa.  This tasty and crispy dosa goes well with coconut chutney or sambar.  Here