Category Archives: Lunch Box Ideas

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Raw Mango Rice or Mavinakaya chitranna recipe

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Raw mango rice is another easy version of rice recipe made with rice, raw mangoes and spices.  It is also quite popular in Andhra Pradesh, where it is called as Mamidikaya pulihora.  Raw mango rice is a quick and simple to make rice dish.  Here raw mangoes are used instead of lemon, which gives a tangy taste

Healthy Green Rice or Green pulao recipe

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Healthy green rice (rice with greens) is a healthy and nutritious recipe prepared with spinach, green peas, green capsicum, coriander leaves and mint leaves alongwith flavours like onions, garlic and green chillies to enhances its taste. The ingredients used in this recipe gives a pleasant green color to the pulao.  Green rice is very easy

Toasty paneer (cottage cheese) sandwich recipe

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Toasty paneer sandwich is a very simple, delicious and  quick to make sandwich recipe made with paneer, onions, tomatoes and spices.  It is an ideal snack for breakfast, brunch or even school lunchboxes.  Sandwiches when toasted become hygienic and healthy even if it is made at home or outside.  Enjoy it plain or toasted as breakfast or