So from this post onward’s,I am planning to post a series of Lunch Box recipes these coming days..?! All the coming posts regarding the same are tried and tested by me for my Hubby??.I know how difficult it is for moms to send their kids,husband and themselves to work/school early morning with tiffin boxes?!!
So I hope these quick recipes would be a bit helpful for all out there..
There are certain things to consider before packing lunch box:
1)it shouldn’t be too watery/oily( would end up in a mess?)!!
2)it should be easily edible with spoon / hands.( for chapathi’s we can’t depend upon spoon )
3)there should be partition in the lunch box so that the food stuff remains unmixed!
4)try to cling wrap the whole box if u can or else wrap it with a towel for extra protection!
5) never go for too much time consuming recipes in the morning.. If you want prepare it overnight & microwave and pack in the lunch box..
So here ‘s my 1st Lunch Box Idea:
Simple Veg Pilaf/Pulao:
Carrot-1 ( sliced thick 1/2 inched pcs )
Frozen Green beans-1/2 cup( thawed)
oil-1 1/2 spoon
whole garam masala-as shown in the image
garam masala powder-1/2 teaspoon
rice-1 cup(I used Jeerajashala rice )
pepper powder-1/4 teaspoon( optional)
salt-as per needed
How to make:
1)first of all take water and let it boil in a dish and off the flame!
2)no wheat the non stick cooking dish and add oil.. To this add the whole garam masala And sauté well..to this add the carrot and beans along with some salt!!
3)stir well for few mins and close with the lid..now to this add garam masala powder & pepper powder..
4)stir well and add the boiled water to this..add more salt as much as u need..let it boiling high flame..
5)now add the washed rice and give nice stir..cook in high flame.. When the water content reduces lower the flame to sim & close the dish with lid and cook it for 10 mins..( keep it undisturbed & place a heavy object above if needed )!!
6)off the flame and let it sit like that for few mins..and then serve it to the box ?!!
Dry Chicken Stir Fry:
Boneless chicken-2 pcs (sliced thin small pcs)
Garlic-3 ( crushed and finely chopped )
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Chilly powder-1 teaspoon
Chicken masala powder-2 spoon
Coriander powder-1 spoon
Pepper powder-1/4 teaspoon( optional)
How to make:
1)mix all the ingredients together with the chicken except oil..then Heat anon stick pan and add oil..
2)to this add the marinated chicken and cook in high flame .. keep Stirring to avoid sticking to the bottom! In less than 8-7 mins the chicken would be cooked..
Adjust the salt & spice as per taste and off the flame!! Chicken can be replaced with any other veggies as well..
So our lunch box is ready..I serve some extra olives and 2-3 jalapeño slices as per my hubby’s taste.. If your family loves olives, serve them or go for a simple green salad with cucumber or thick Raita..
So this is my first Lunch Box idea.. More yet to come..?