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Bread Pulao Recipe – Bread Upma – Indian Snack | Kids Lunch Box Recipes

Hey Foodies,

Bread Pulao, or Bread Upma is one dish that we’ve been eating as a lunch since years.. You must be remembering, there was either one or two days in a week(or alternate), when you got something special in the lunch box as a kid.. My mom still does that for me..

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And what used to be in those special days? Something experimental, or our subtle and amusing Bread Pulao, Poha and so on.. Fond memories isn’t it?

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Let’s make some Bread Pulao this time around for the Kids Lunch Box Series 🙂

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Ingredients
  • Bread Slices - 6 (Chopped into 1" pieces)
  • Onions - 2
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • Green Chili - 1
  • Coriander - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato Ketchup - 2 tbsp {or tomato puree}
  • Salt - To taste
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder - ½ tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - ½ Tsp
Instructions
  1. Start by heating up a pan with a tablespoon of oil. Add the mustard seeds, after they splutter add the chopped green chili and onions.
  2. Cook the onions, once they start getting golden add the chopped tomatoes, salt to taste and cook until it is mushy.
  3. Add some chopped coriander leaves, red chili powder and ketchup mix and cook for a minute. Add a tsp of sugar and stir.. Then add the cubed bread slices. Mix it all well together, add some more coriander and serve or pack in lunch box! Enjoy!
Notes
Curry Leaves can be added in the tempering.
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Just remember, loading the bread pulao with bhujia…. Total bliss! I want to enjoy again, so let me go.. That’s all for today!

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Thanks 🙂

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Veg Grill Sandwich Recipe – Quick & Easy Indian Snack Street Style

Hey Foodies,

We all love Grill Sandwiches, specially the ones from those street vendors..

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Making the same at home is even easier, and even yummier! And you have the freedom of making the way you like it, Here’s some veg grill sandwiches for you without Onion & Garlic 🙂

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Veg Grill Sandwich Recipe - Quick & Easy Indian Snack Street Style
 
Ingredients
  • Bread Slices - 6
  • Cheese Cubes - 2
  • Boiled Potato : 1 [Slices]
  • Tomato : 1 [Slices]
  • Capsicum : ¼ [Julienne]
  • Cucumber : ½ [Slices]
  • Butter : As req.
  • Green Chutney : As req.
  • Tomato Ketchup / Tamarind Chutney : As req.
  • Salt : To Taste
  • Chat Masala : To Taste
Instructions
  1. Start by preheating the Sandwich Griller.
  2. Spread Butter in the Bread, One bread with butter on both sides(goes in center), and two breads with butter in one side(remains up & down).
  3. Smear Green Chutney in one of the bread(butter side down, then sliced boiled potato, and juliennes of bell pepper. Sprinkle salt and generous amount of chat masala. Then grate some cheese.
  4. Then spread tomato ketchup in one side and gr chutney in the other side over the buttered bread. Keep the bread over the cheese, then place sliced tomato and cucumber.
  5. Sprinkle Salt and Generous amount of chat masala, Grate cheese on top. Spread tomato ketchup in another bread and place it over the cheese(butter side up).
  6. Make one more similarly, and keep the sandwiches to grill in the griller until golden, take out using a tong optionally smear a touch of butter and sprinkle some chat masala. Cut into two and ENJOY! 🙂
Notes
Instead of Tomato Ketchup, tamarind chutney can be used OR a mix of coriander chutney, tamarind chutney and tomato ketchup! 🙂
Instead of cheese cubes, cheese slices can be used and its more awesome. I was out of cheese slices that day, so used cubes! 🙂
Green Chutney : Take One bunch of coriander and ½ bunch of mint, 1 Tsp Lemon Juice, ¼ tsp salt, ½ tsp black salt, ½ tsp cumin seeds, ¼ tsp sugar, 1 or 2 green chili. Using minimal amount of water, make a thick paste. Transfer to a bowl, and add almost the same amount of smooth yogurt and whisk. Use as desired.

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These are a delight, gets ready fast, is super delicious and makes you want more and more! 🙂 So, do try this and let me know how do you like them.. That’s all for today..

Thanks!

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Vegetable Wrap Recipe – Using Leftover Rotis – Easy, Healthy Kids Lunch Box Recipes

Hey Foodies,

We all think what to make, what to snack, what to pack for lunch, that is something healthy but easy to make.. One common thing we usually make is wraps, most of us use leftover sabzis and some ketchup and roll it up or some sort..

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So, I thought to make a Vegetable Wrap this time for Kids Lunch Box Series, and believe me, it is amazing! The vegetables give a crunch, marinated paneer has something on its own, along with the chatakedaar chutney(coriander chutney made with yogurt and used black salt), and ofcourse our humble leftover rotis!

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It is something to try out, and this recipe is just a kind of start for you, make this with any variations you like and am sure you’d like them! 🙂

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Serves: 3
 
Ingredients
  • Carrots : ¼ Cup
  • Capsicum : ½ Cup (3 colors)
  • Paneer Strips : 6-7 (1 cm thickness, 3 cm wide, 6-7 cm long)
  • Cabbage : ¼ Cup
  • Onions : ¼ Cup
  • Beans : 2
  • Green Chutney : 3½ tbsp
  • Yogurt : 1 Tsp
  • Chat Masala : 1½ Tsp
  • Red Chili : 1 Tsp
  • Salt : as per taste
  • Oil : as required
  • lettuce : as required
  • Leftover Rotis : 3
  • Ketchup : as desired
Instructions
  1. Start by marinating paneer, to do so take a plate, add the yogurt, 1 tsp chat masala, 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder, about ½ tbsp of green chutney and salt to taste. Mix well and then add the paneer strips and coat well.
  2. Cook the paneer strips in a hot pan with some oil until golden, flip and cook on both sides. Keep aside.
  3. In the same pan, add about ½ tsp of oil and then add the carrots, beans, onions, capsicums. Saute for two minutes. Add the chat masala, switch off the flame and add the salt. Stir well for a minute, add the cabbage and stir well. Transfer to a plate and let it cool. The veggies should be cooked, but need to have a slight crunch.
  4. To make the wrap, take a roti, smear about a tablespoon of chutney. Then some lettuce, vegetable mix, paneer, sprinkle of salt, some ketchup, and roll it up! Either wrap half of it with aluminum foil and pack, or pack however you wish or just half it and serve! Enjoy the delicious wrap 🙂
Notes
If you wish to cook the wrap after rolling, you can definitely do so..
This recipe is just a kind of start for you, you can change anything in this recipe to suit your tastebuds 🙂
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So, what are you waiting for? This is something that I can enjoy anytime, as it comes down to be comfort food to me, and satisfies me, my hunger pangs, and also says that I’ve eaten something healthy.. It would be the same to you as well, try once and keep cooking up! That’s all for today! 🙂

Thanks..

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Adai Recipe / Multi-lentil dosa | South Indian Healthy Kids Lunch Box Recipe

Hey Foodies,

We love Moong Dal ke Cheela, and we love Dosas.. Have you tried something in between?

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Here’s adai for you all, which is a awesome snack recipe from South India.. Well, not only snacks this is a perfect dish to pack in your lil one’s lunch box! One of my friend used to bring these almost daily and while it was a regular in his home it was something new for me and a few of my friends and we used to enjoy these..

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These are a little different than Dosas and pretty close to Moong Dal ke cheele.. But has its own uniqueness, rich in protein and healthy! So, let’s get into the easy recipe which requires no fermentation! Kind of instant dosas or crepes, which everyone would enjoy!

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Adai Recipe / Multi-lentil dosa | South Indian Healthy Kids Lunch Box Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • Rice - 1 Cup
  • Skinless Black Gram / Urad Dal - ¼ Cup
  • Split Bengal Gram / Chana Dal - ¼ Cup
  • Split Pigeon Peas / Tuvar Dal - ⅛ Cup
  • Skinless Split Green Gram / Moong Dal - ⅛ Cup
  • Dried Red Chilies - 6-8
  • Asafoetida / Hing - ¼ Tsp
  • Curry Leaves - Few
  • Cumin Seeds - ½ Tsp
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Oil - As required
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add the rice, and all the dals. Add water and wash-rinse twice.
  2. Then add the chilis, curry leaves, cumin seeds and hing. Add 2½ cups of water and let it soak for a minimum of 2-3 hours.
  3. After it has been soaked, blend to a kind of coarse paste. Transfer to a bowl, add salt and mix well.
  4. Heat a tawa, smear a lil bit of oil and remove off the excess using a tissue/cloth. Spread a ladle full of batter and make a adai somewhere between a thickness of a uttapam and a dosa.
  5. Cook in medium flame, once the top dries a little smear oil in the sides and cook till the edges are brown. Using a turner take the adai off the pan and serve! Tastes best with some onion chutney to me 🙂

Now, whether you enjoy these as a snack or in breakfast or pack it in your lunch box this is an fantastic snack! This comes down to be the last recipe for the amusing 2014 year.. Thanks for lot for being with me all the time, Do watch the lookback video on our Channel 🙂 All the best for the New Year, may god bless you with happiness, peace, health, prosperity, success and all you desire for 🙂 Wishing you a very Happy and Delicious New Year 🙂

That’s it for this year, See you next year with more lipsmacking dishes 🙂

 

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