Lunch Box 1-Simple Veg Pilaf/Pulao & Easy Chicken Stir Fry

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 )

water-2 cups

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 this add the carrot and beans along with some salt!!

3)stir well for few mins and close with the 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)

Oil-2 spoon

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..?


njoy Folks?!!


  1. This looks so good! This is my kind of lunch for work!! 🙂

  2. Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook

    Lunch box recipes?! What a great idea!! I’m really looking forward to seeing this- you’re a genius! Thanks for sharing, this looks wonderful! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  3. I love the chicken you have here. It looks like a winner in more ways than just a school lunchbox (even if it would make a good change from lentils and rice). Happy Fiesta Friday

  4. Lunch box ideas is one of the things we need – not only for kids, but we, adults, too. 😀 Thanks for the tips, Nimmi. This lunch box meal looks so delicious. <3 I could make 5 partitions for my lunch box. 😀

  5. Your lunch box posts will be most welcome Nimmi .? My daughter has been complaining of late, that I have become repetitive with her lunches. ??

  6. A lunch box like this would make anyone’s day! 🙂 I love the advice as well! 🙂

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