Kids lunch box recipes indian vegetarian

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Kids lunch box recipes indian vegetarian

This post has been updated in April 2014, i have added new list of recipes to the already existing ones.

 

Finding ideas for kids lunch box is one of the challenging tasks for many mums, especially if the kids are fussy or demanding. As mums we are more interested to load their boxes with nutrition and want to make it interesting for the kids. Iam a strict vegetarian which it comes to packing Lunch box, I do not pack anything that has been prepared with eggs or meat, as I totally do not like the idea of packing these as the food is stored for several hours before consumption. I have put together some of my recipes that are good for lunch boxes, all these are mostly Indian that can be made in less than an hour. Based on my experience, I have categorized as roti, rolls, rice and breads and i have shared how these could be made more interesting for fussy eaters. There are no pasta and noodles recipes, since I do not think they remain good or tasty after few hours.

Kids are different some like to eat only rice items as they are lazy to chew roti /chapathi or bread and they feel rice can be finished faster. While some like to eat only finger foods like roti or roti rolls or sandwiches. After a short survey talking to other mums, I have understood that most kids love to munch on some finger foods like roti rolls, sandwich or burgers, so that they could rush to play in the leisure .

Lunch box rice recipes: You can pack these either with a salad or some chips or boondi to make it interesting. I have posted 36 one pot meal recipes, feel free to check here on my rice noodles section for better choice. Below is the list of some that have been liked by my friend’s kids and my kids for lunch box.

Apple Fried Rice (look at the pic above, Gorgeous right? yes, but chose the best kind of apples)
Paneer Pulao with coconut milk
Vegetable fried rice Indian Style (no sauces)
coconut milk rice
Ghee rice in Andhra style (do not use egg)
Kashmiri Pulao (you can skip saffron)
Plain kuska rice (quick recipe, no chopping veggies)
Easy mixed vegetable pulao
Soya chunks biryani
Methi peas pulao
Veg biryani in pressure cooker
Saffron rice with walnuts | Indian Style (do not use egg) (best for winters)
Cashew pulao recipe | Andhra style
Alasanda / Bodi biryani (Lobia)
chole biryani | chana biryani
vegetable yakhani pulao recipe (need vegetable stock)
Tomato bath with Aloo and beetroot (another yummy rice)
Methi Biryani / Menthaku Biryani

Easy Paratha Recipes : These are not stuffed parathas and are easy to make, need no side dish or any other veggie. Some of them do not need much kneading and soaking time too, yet they turn out to be mouth melting.Isn’t this easy?

Suggestion: These do not need any side dish, but if wish to include more veggies, you can use these to roll up some steamed or sauted veggies. yogurt or a salad too makes a good side for this. i never pack any sides for these as my kid does not prefer to.Below is the list of easy paratha recipes

Sweet paratha rolls (do not use frozen parathas for lunch box, they could go bad)
Quick Paneer paratha (no stuffing needed)
Sweet potato puran poli (why not for a lunch box? kids will love them) (stuffed poli)
Aloo Methi Paratha
Methi Paratha
Soft Ragi aloo paratha
Gobi pudina paratha
Beetroot Paratha: I have not posted this. Adding cooked pureed beetroot to the flour, yields soft rotis. you can add minced coriander leaves too while kneading. These do not taste great, but my kid loves these as they melt in the mouth. Do not add water to the beetroot while pureeing. The dough must be slightly sticky to yield soft parathas.
spinach paratha (palak): I have not posted this one too, puree the spinach leaves and use while kneading.

Breads and Sandwich: These are a standby, in case you cannot go for making roti and curry from scratch.

Quick pav bhaji for lunch box
Pav bhaji
paneer masala pav
paneer sandwich
Homemade nutella 
eggless paneer scones

Kathi rolls and more will be posted in my

next post on kids lunch box recipes

will link that here


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