It's back-to-school time and parents are already plunging up the internet for tiffin recipes that will impress their kids. The biggest challenge for any parent of a school-going kid is 'aaj dabbe mein kya banau?' and for a kid it's, 'aaj dabbe mein kya hai?'
Parents are always looking for ways to feed their children something that is nutritious. But just before school, we're all pressed up for time. Thus it's a challenge to look for tiffin recipes that are not only healthy but also quick and easy to make. Not to mention, the tiffin recipes must satisfy why your child's tastebuds!
Which is why we put together these 10 super easy-to-make back-to-school tiffin recipes. Even the Monday to Friday office goers can can cook up a storm with these tiffin recipes that'll make you smile when you open your dabba.
Who doesn't love a sandwich? Especially the one loaded with potatoes and paneer, two of India's favourites in one. This tiffin recipe by Big Brown Kitchen is super easy to make and filling too, making lunch time worth looking forward to.
2. Peri-Peri Vegetable Pulao
Vegetable pulao? How boring, you might say! But, here's a version by Kshama's Kitchen that'll make you fall in love with the idea of pulao. Packed with a whole lot of spicy punch, use a small amount of peri-peri masala if you're preparing a dabba for a kid.
3. Malabari Neypathiri
Fried food is tiffins best friend and this Hindi video recipe by Cooking with Girija is all about deep-fried goodness. This dish is made with rice flour, onions, chillies and garlic makes for a great snack to share with school or office mates.
4. Papaya Paratha
This recipe by Eazy2Cook- Make Yourself A Perfect Cook is all about eating an ingredient that you'd probably never eat otherwise. Papaya is one such ingredient and making a paratha out of it is definitely a genius way to load up those papaya nutrients.
5. Mix Vegetable Rava Uttapam
Uttapam is a light on the stomach kind of a dish that is quite enjoyable as a tiffin snack. It doesn't have to be hot to be savoured so go on mummy's and everyone else who carries a tiffin; make this delicious rava uttapam recipe by Big Brown Kitchen that has a healthy note to it too.
6. Dry Fruit Powder
This recipe by Kshama's Kitchen is hand down one of those recipes that acts as a magic potion for kids and adults, both. And, it should go in every tiffin box as a side or a breakfast accompaniment to keep you energized throughout the day.
7. White Sauce Pasta
Pasta in a tiffin box is delightful sight and "I don't like pasta", said no child ever! Or even adult for that matter. Indulge in this white sauce pasta by Cooking With Girija that is made without garlic and onion and still tastes just as good.
8. Leftover paratha roll
Parathas have the capability to transform into an entirely different dish. Paratha roll is one of those interesting recipes that can be stuffed with endless varieties of fillings. This recipe by Eazy2Cook- Make Yourself A Perfect Cook lets your imagination run wild.
9. Aloo Tikki
Potatoes make everything better, especially when it's a part of the tiffin box. Make these delicious aloo tikkis by Kshama's Kitchen and you've won half the battles when it comes to food. These crispy patties can be served with coriander mint chutney or ketchup.
10. Stuffed Moong Dal Chilla
As boring as it may sound, this moong dal chilla by Eazy2Cook- Make Yourself A Perfect Cook is loaded with happiness in one bite. Healthy, nutritious and tasty, this recipe comes with a filling which elevates this plain simple recipe into a yummy tiffin recipe.
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