Indian Lunch Box Ideas – Beetroot Dal & Matar Broccoli Pulao Recipes – CookingShooking

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Let’s kick start the week with something healthy and quick. Easy, simple Indian lunch boxes meal made from regular staples at home. These recipes will inspire you and ease your burden of what to cook for your child which is healthy, full of nutrients and veggies.. that they so despise. Kid’s needs good fuel to get them through the day and you need something less time consuming cos mornings are very critical. So we’ve put together best lunch box ideas and recipes that your kids going to love. Simple peas and broccoli pulao, lightly flavored and super fragrant and traditional mixed dal made with beetroot for color and nutrition’s what’s more could you ask for, Let’s Begin!

Recipe below!

Indian Lunch Box Ideas - Beetroot Dal & Matar Broccoli Pulao Recipes
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Let’s kick start the week with something healthy and quick. Easy, simple Indian lunch boxes meal made from regular staples at home. These recipes will inspire you and ease your burden of what to cook for your child which is healthy, full of nutrients and veggies.. that they so despise. Kid’s needs good fuel to get them through the day and you need something less time consuming cos mornings are very critical. So we've put together best lunch box ideas and recipes that your kids going to love. Simple peas and broccoli pulao, lightly flavored and super fragrant and traditional mixed dal made with beetroot for color and nutrition’s what’s more could you ask for, Let’s Begin!
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Indian Lunch Box Ideas - Beetroot Dal & Matar Broccoli Pulao Recipes
Print Recipe
Let’s kick start the week with something healthy and quick. Easy, simple Indian lunch boxes meal made from regular staples at home. These recipes will inspire you and ease your burden of what to cook for your child which is healthy, full of nutrients and veggies.. that they so despise. Kid’s needs good fuel to get them through the day and you need something less time consuming cos mornings are very critical. So we've put together best lunch box ideas and recipes that your kids going to love. Simple peas and broccoli pulao, lightly flavored and super fragrant and traditional mixed dal made with beetroot for color and nutrition’s what’s more could you ask for, Let’s Begin!
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
For the beet dal
For the dal tadka
For the matar broccoli puloa
Servings:
Instructions
  1. In the pressure cooker, add the mixed dal, beetroot, green chili, garlic salt and water
  2. Close the lid and allow the dal to soak for 10 minutes and then over medium flame cook the dal until 5 whistles and then lower the flame and simmer for 10 minutes.
For the pulao
  1. In a saucepan, add ghee and heat it over high heat. Once the ghee is hot add the cumin seeds, let them crackle.
  2. Add peas, broccoli, coriander, salt and sugar. Stir everything and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Now add the rice, pour water and add the lemon juice, this will make the rice extra fluffy.
  4. Bring it to a boil over high heat and after that lower the flame and cover the saucepan and cook the rice for 5 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked. Once done set the rice aside and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
For the dal and tadka
  1. Allow the pressure cooker to naturally cool down, once cooled open the lid and then remove the beetroot from the dal.
  2. Mash the beetroot using a fork and then add it back to the dal. And then give it a good stir. Adjust the consistency at this stage by adding more water if required.
  3. In a small tadka pan, add ghee and then add the cumin seeds allow it to splutter and then add the curry leaves along with hing.
  4. Add this tadka to the dal and give it a final stir, the dal is ready.
Serve
  1. Pack this healthy wholesome meal for your kids and let them enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Notes:

  • You can use tur dal, moong dal or chana dal. As per your choice.
  • Quantity of water depends on the rice quality, for the peas and broccoli pulao.
  • Adding beetroot to the dal makes it healthier and colorful.

 

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