Elakeya I am a young Physician Associate by career but always love to write! I expertise in medical writing, nutrition, cooking, and even travel and food.

4 Healthy Recipes To Be Packed In Lunchboxes For Your Kids!

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Most of the moms are fussing themselves with the question “What to cook for tomorrow?”. They don’t need hotdogs and mozzarella cheese pizzas every day but a food except no green things including curry leaves and even coriander. Well, it Isn’t is too impossible to even imagine healthy food cooked without curry leaves and coriander.

Cooking lunch is not at all a tough task for supermoms but pleasing children is! They should go both roads which is nutritious as well as healthy! Isn’t it possible?

Yeah it is! You should not need to be a Grand Chola restaurant chef to please your children.But your brain should be a little loaded with a good idea about your kid’s favourite and their nutritional requirements.

Here, I have bring you a variety of ideas on what you can stuff into the Doremon printed (if he is a boy) and dora printed (if she is a girl) lunch boxes during the hurry morning! It’s always good to cut the vegetables early night itself so that you don’t need to rush the next morning and your children won’t miss their school bus!

Let’s take a look at the variety of recipes
nowww!

1. Healthy Corn pulao

Servings- 2
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 5 mins

Ingredients needed

  • 1 cup ( 240ml) of Basmathi rice
  • One and a half cup of water
  • 1 cup of sweet corn (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of green peas
  • 2 tbsps of oil
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp garam masala
  • Salt as needed

Ingredients for the paste

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 inch ginger piece
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of mint leaves
  • 3 medium garlic cloves

Preparation for corn pulao

  1. Wash and soak rice for at least 30 mins. To speed up the process, soak in slightly hot water and drain the water after 10 mins.
  2. Grind all the above-mentioned ingredients for paste- onion, ginger, mint leaves, and garlic.

Method:

  1. Add oil in a pan or heat a pressure cooker.
  2. Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, and the jeera. Saute until they crackle.
  3. Add the onions mint paste along with red chili powder, garam masala, and turmeric.
  4. Saute this well until the raw smell of onion vanishes. You can see oil and ghee separating once fried well. Don’t overfly since it will leave a bitter taste.
  5. Add the corn and peas and saute them well.
  6. Add the drained rice along with them and saute them nicely for one to two mins. Don’t need to over saute them.
  7. Pour water and add salt. Let them be cooked in medium flame for one whistle.
  8. When the pressure comes down, squeeze the lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.

2. Coconut Rice, Healthy Or Not?

Servings – 2
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 20 mins

Ingredients needed:

  • Cooked rice- 1 cup
  • Coconut oil -1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Chana dal -1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 7 to 10
  • Dry red chillies – 1 or 2
  • Cashew nuts – 5 or 6
  • Green chillies- 0.5
  • Fresh grated coconut – 0.25 to 0.50
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Heat coconut oil in a pan.
  2. Once the only gets heated, add cumin seeds, channa dal, urad dal, mustard seeds. Saute them to crackle.
  3. Add curry leaves, Red chillies, and cashew nut. Saute them until the cashew nuts turn light brown.
  4. Add green chilies and grated coconut and fry for two to three minutes until they turn golden brown.
  5. Now add salt and cooked rice and mix gently.
  6. Serve hot with potato fry.

3. Mango Rice – Healthy And Delicious

Servings -2
Preparation time -5 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins

Ingredients needed:

  • Cooked rice- 1 cup
  • Chana dal – 2 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 2 tbsp
  • Peanut- 1/3 cup
  • Grated raw mango – 1 cup
  • Curry leaves
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Pinch of red chilli powder
  • Chopped green chillies – 2
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Grated coconut for garnishing

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add channa dal, put urad dal. Allow them to crackle. Add mustard seeds. Let it crackle.
  2. Add roasted peanuts.
  3. Add green chili, curry leaves, and grated mango. Saute them for 2 mins on medium heat.
  4. Now add grated coconut and again cook.
  5. It’s time to season turmeric powder, chili powder, and turmeric powder.
  6. Now add the cooked rice. Mix it gently and let them cook for a minute.
  7. Serve with grated coconut and cauliflower fry.

4. Carrot Rice

Servings – 2
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins

Ingredients

  • Cooked rice- 3/4 cup
  • Grated carrot – 1 cup
  • Onion -1/2 medium sliced
  • Cilantro – for garnishing leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
  • Chana dal- 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/4 tsp
  • Dry red chilli – 2
  • Cashews – 6
  • I twig of curry leaves
  • Green chilli -1
  • Garlic – 3 pods
  • Raisins – 10 optional

Method:

  1. Warm up the pan with oil. Add the mustard seeds. Allow them to crackle.
  2. Then add the channa dal, urad dal, jeera, dry red chili, cashews, curry leaves, green chilies garlic, and raisins until they get puffed up well. By the time, dal.jeera and cashews will turn golden brown.
  3. Add the onions and salt and until they become little brown, and add the grated carrots until they turn pale in color.
  4. Add the cooked rice to the mix.
  5. Serve with beans masala.

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Elakeya I am a young Physician Associate by career but always love to write! I expertise in medical writing, nutrition, cooking, and even travel and food.
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