Home Mom Ideas Series


Home Mom Ideas Series

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Healthy  Snack Options ‍‍‍

 Beetroot and Coconut Soup -Chef: NDTV FoodRecipe

Servings: 1

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Cook Time: 40 minsDifficulty

Beetroot and Coconut Soup Recipe: A great blend of delicate flavors of beetroot, coconut milk and lime.


2 Small Onions, sliced

Olive oil1  Carrot, chopped1/2 tsp Minced ginger1 Green chilli, grated1 Lemongrass, chopped5-6 Lime leaves1 Beetroot, chopped1 Tbsp Rice vinegar/ white vinegar/ white wine250 Ml Vegetable stockTo season Salt and pepper

200 Ml Tetra pack of coconut milk

1 Tbsp Cream

How to Make Beetroot and Coconut Soup

Heat some olive oil in a pot and add the sliced onions, carrots and minced ginger. Stir.

1.Add the green chillies, lemongrass and lime leaves. Mix well.

2.Add chopped beetroot and mix all the ingredients well.

3.Add a splash of rice vinegar.

4.After giving it a quick stir, add the stock. Adjust the stock according to your vegetables.

5.Now add some salt and pepper and pour in the coconut milk and stir.

6.Let the soup simmer for about 10 minutes.

7.Put it in a blender and blend. Add some cream and fresh herbs to garnish.

8.Best served chilled.

Healthy Snack Recipe Series #001 for ‍‍‍

Beetroot Kebab Recipe

These beetroot and tofu kebabs are a power house of energy. Brimming with antioxidants these kebabs hardly have any calories

How to make Beetroot Kebab Recipe

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 25 mins Total Cook Time: 35 mins

.Ingredients Of Beetroot Kebab

1 cup grated beetroot

1/2 packet firm tofu

1/2 Tbsp garlic paste

1 Tbsp amchoor powder

1 Tbsp roasted & crushed anardana

Chaat masala,

a pinchRock salt, to taste

1/4 cup chopped cashew nuts, to stuff

1/2 cup crushed oats, to coat

Oil, to pan fry

Source: https://food.ndtv.com/recipe-beetroot-kebab-349488

One pot /dish Vegetarian Meals -WHY??

One dish vegetarian meals. Handy, and generally quick, One-Dish Meals ensure that you never skip a meal! Basically, they are dishes that can make a meal by themselves. They are self-contained in terms of nutrition, flavour and texture, and you do not need to prepare any accompaniments for them. 

Tarala Dala

Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #026-One dish Meals for those who have less time- Beet and Arbi Falafal with House made Pickles Recipe

How to Make Beet and Arbi Falafal with Housemade Pickles

·         1.Method for the Falafel:

·         2.To bake the beetroot season a whole beetroot with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.

·         3.Wrap In aluminum foil and bake in a pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes.

·         4.Blend all the ingredients in to a stiff dough, shape into small balls and deep fry.

·         5.Method for the Pita Bread:

·         6.Mix all the ingredients to make a semi soft dough, let it rest for 45 minutes or till it doubles in size.

·         7.Once its size has doubled knead it till soft. Divide into half and role into a flat disk or any shape you like.

·         8.Put it on the grill till golden brown, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with zataar spice or bake in the pre-heated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 7-10 minutes.

·         9.Method For House-made Pickles:

·         10.In a sauce pan add all the ingredients of the pickling juice and bring it to a boil.

·         11.Next, add the vegetables and mix well.

·         12.Take the pan off the fire and let the vegetables soak in the hot juices.

·         13.Serve the Falafel and Pita with some Plum and Green Apple Yoghurt. 


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #025-One dish Meals for those who have less time- Instant Pot Beetroot Pulao

Beetroot Pulao (Pilaf) made in the Instant Pot – easy weeknight meal with the goodness of beets, flavored with cumin, curry leaves & coconut! Vegan & gluten-free.

Beetroot Pulao made in the Instant Pot! Easy, vegan & gluten-free meal which is perfect for those busy days. It's also a great way to sneak in some beets into your diet!

Cuisine Indian

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2

Calories: 492 kcal

Author: Manali


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #024-One dish Meals for those who have less time-VEGAN BEETROOT CHILI – ONE POT MEAL 

Vegetarian chili . It’s a vegetarian version of  Mexican chili or should I say a Tex-Mex version.And its vegan too.  I call it as a dump soup – With loads of veggies, beans and toppings , extremely customizable . A complete hearty meal in a bowl. It  is not only nuitrtious but also delicious to the core . And making it ahead of time earns more brownie points. Vegetarian chili can be made and eaten more than one way so that you do not get bored of it.

this soup made of Loads of veggies – both – purée and chunky. Beans – for extra protein

Herbs and Spices – that only makes this soup more and more delicious. 


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #023-One dish Meals for those who have less time-ONE POT SPINACH RICE

Filled with greens, beans and carbohydrates all-in-one pot spinach rice recipe. It is healthy and full of proteins, fibers and vitamins. Ideal recipe for busy times.

Ready in: 25 minutes


This spinach rice recipe is full of nutrition because it contains:

  • fresh spinach which is rich in vitamin A and C
  • beans that increases protein and fiber content
  • no saturated fat


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #023-One dish Meals for those who have less time- One-Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

Hands-on Time 29 Mins    Total Time 29 Mins    Yield    Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 cups pasta mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #022-One dish Meals for those who have less time- Purple Beetroot Pasta 

Bottom line: beetroots are good sources of vitamins and minerals, such as folate, manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C.

The beets are bangin’ in this eye-catching dish. Highly nutritious, beetroots are an awesome addition to any pasta meal – including this beauty. Get your vegetarian dinner ideas right here!

Ready in: 25 minutes


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #021-One dish Meals for those who have less time-Green Pea and Chickpea Falafeltz

Instead of being deep-fried, these falafel are shallow-fried. Not only is it less messy, but it also makes for lighter patties (that are still crispy!). Lightly spiced with cumin and red pepper flakes, they're destined to be stuffed into pita with tzatziki sauce or hummus.

Makes 6 to 8 falafel

1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed3/4 cup fresh peas, shelled (or frozen peas, defrosted)1/2 medium red onion, chopped2 cloves garlic1 tablespoon lemon juice1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper1 teaspoon baking soda2 tablespoons all-purpose flourCanola or vegetable oil, for frying

If using fresh peas, add to a pot of salted boiling water, and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, until tender. Drain the water and cool the peas completely.Combine all ingredients (except the oil) in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is well-combined, but not puréed. Adjust seasoning as necessary.Heat about 1 inch of neutral oil in a skillet over medium heat, until it reaches 350°F.Meanwhile, form the mixture into small patties. Prepare a paper towel-lined baking sheet and set aside. Fry the patties in batches, a couple at a time, without crowding the pan. Cook, turning occasionally, until golden-brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet to cool. Repeat with the remaining patties, and then serve immediately.


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #020-One Pot Meals for those who have less time- ONE PAN STOVE TOP LASAGNA

This Healthier One Pan Stove Top Lasagna is quick and easy to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner!


Prep Time: 10 minsCook Time: 40 minsYield: 4-6Category: Entree, Gluten Free


2 teaspoons olive oil1/2 small yellow onion, diced1 green pepper, diced2 cloves garlic, minced1 (15 oz) jar tomato sauce1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes, juice included3 cups uncooked pasta, I’ve used broken up lasagna noodles and penne2 cups water1 large handful baby spinach1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, divided1 cup low fat Shamrock Farms Cottage Cheese

 Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #019-One Pot Meals for those who have less time- RED BEANS AND CAULIFLOWER RICE



2 teaspoons olive oil, or oil of your choice

1/3 cup chopped white onion

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1 large head of cauliflower, makes about 3 cups of cauliflower rice

3 (15 ounce) cans red beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 teaspoon salt, or more if desired

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoons granulated garlic

1 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoons Italian seasoning

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Optional garnishes: cilantro, jalapeno, avocado, tomato, etc…


Heat a large pan over medium heat and add olive oil and onion.  .Cook for 2 minutes and then add celery and green pepper.  

Cook until vegetables are softened, 3-5 minutes.

While vegetables are cooking, roughly chop cauliflower and throw it all into the food processor.

Process until rice like, 30 seconds-1 minute.

Add the cauliflower rice, beans and seasonings to the pan, stir until combined, and cook until cauliflower is tender, 7-10 minutes.


 Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #018-One Pot Meals for those who have less time-Millet Pulao-Varagu Arisi Vegetable Rice Recipe-Millet Recipes

Millet Vegetable Pulao is a delicious one pot meal, which is easy to prepare and also nutritious. I have used Kodo millet (varagu in Tamil) for making this pulao. You can substitute it with barnyard millet or little millet. 

Prep Time : 10 mins       Cook Time : 20 mins   Serves: 1-2

Ingredients needed

   Kodo millet (Varagu) - 1/2 cup (see notes)
   Onion - 1 big
   Ginger - 1 inch piece
   Green chilli - 2 slit
   Curry leaves - a sprig
   Salt needed
   Curd - 1 1/2 tbsp 
   Water - 1 1/2 cup


   Potato - 1/3 cup or 1 potato
   Carrot - 1/3 cup or 1 carrot
   Beans - 5-6
   Peas - 1/3 cup

Spice Powder 

   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Coriander Powder - 1 tsp

For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
   Cloves - 2
   Bay Leaf - 1

For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves 
   Cashew nuts - 4-5 (optional)


 Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #017-One Pot Meals for those who have less time-Sweet Potato and Quinoa Bowl Recipe

An easy, one pot meal with sweet potato, coconut nuts and quinoa for when you are too lazy to cook. Great for those looking out for a healthy bite without hassle.

Ingredients Of Sweet Potato And Quinoa Bowl

1 Cup Sweet potato cubes (cooked),

peeled1 Cup Coconut (unsweetened),

shredded1 To taste Onion, finely chopped

1 Cup Quinoa (cooked)

1 Tbsp Raisins /Cranberries1/2 Cup Cashew nuts

1 tsp Pepper powder

1/2 tsp Cayenne1 Bay leaf

As per taste Salt

How to Make Sweet Potato and Quinoa Bowl

1.Heat the oil in the kadhai.

2.Add bay leaves and onion and fry till onion is translucent.

3.Add pepper, cayenne, cooked sweet potato and coconut.

4.Fry well till nice aroma comes out of coconut.

5.Add raisins/cranberries, cashew nut and fry till cashews are brown in color.

6.Mix well and fry for another 5 minutes.

7.Mix in cooked quinoa and mix well.

8.Leave it on a medium flame for 3 minutes.

9.Switch off and enjoy.


 Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #016-One Pot Meals for those who have time- Satrangi Biryani

Recipe: Biryani is a dish that no one can resist and when it is full of healthy and nutritious veggies, you will not even regret indulging in! Packed with beetroot, zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, french beans, mint and a host of aromatic spices, this biryani recipe is super delicious! A special recipe curated by India Bistro as part of their Clay Pot festival, this biryani is cooked slowly in a clay pot which ensures a clean, healthy and earthen way of cooking food.

Key Ingredients: Red carrot, French beans, Bell pepper, BroccoliBeetroot, Green zucchini, Yellow zucchini, Biryani rice, Brown onion, Curd, Salt, Mint, Desi ghee, Cashew paste, Turmeric powder, Red chilli powder, Yellow chilli powder, Green chilli powder, Cardamom powder, Kewda water, Saffron water, Green chilli, Garam masala, Cooking oil


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series # 015-One Pot/Dish Meals for those who are short of time-Instant Pot Saag

What’s better than some creamy dreamy Saag? Saag made in an INSTANT. Like, in an Instant Pot – or any (electronic) pressure cooker, really. Not sure what saag is? It’s kind of like the Indian version of creamed spinach – only, without cream. It’s typically made with ghee and so that’s what I’m using in this recipe. Greens + Ghee are all you need to = Saag. Okay… and some spices too of course.

In strict sense this dish  not one pot dish but needs rice or Indian Bread( Rotis)


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #014-One Pot/Dish Meals for those who are short of time-Bow Pasta with Curried Vegetables

Madras meets Milan, in this innovative preparation of Bow Pasta with Curried Vegetables. Pasta with veggies is a common sight. But, when the veggies are first curried with tomato puree and Madras curry powder before meeting the pasta, it transforms into a delightfully unique treat for the taste buds. While you might think this to be perfect for the desi palate, chances are that Italians might love it too if they taste this lip-smacking wonder.


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #013-One Pot Meals for those who are short of time- Pineapple Fried Rice

Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesServing Size: 2

Ingredients (1 Cup = 200 ml)

  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • ½ cup chopped pineapple cubes
  • ¼ capsicum, chopped
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon soya sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup dry fruits (we have used raisins and chopped cashews)
  • small bunch of coriander leaves, finely chopped

Lets Begin...

  1. Lets prepare the veggies first. Chop pineapples, onion, capsicum and green chillies.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add green chillies and onions. Sprinkle pinch of salt and saute for about a minute.
  3. Now add green peas, capsicum and dry fruits and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add soya sauce, sugar, pepper powder and garam masala powder and salt (we have sprinkled pinch of salt while frying onions, so add accordingly) and mix well.
  5. Then add cooked rice, pineapple cubes, coriander leaves and lime juice.
  6. In the end add butter and give a quick stir. Don’t stir much, because by doing so, there are chances that rice grains may break. Remove from flame.
  7. Serve the rice with your favourite raita or plain curd/dahi.


•If you want, you may eliminate soy sauce and sugar. You can substitute it with tomato ketchup.•You can also add red and yellow bell peppers and corn to the recipe.


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #013-One Pot Meals for those who are short of time-Dal Dhokli

(Gujarati One Dish Meal)

Dal Dhokli is a traditional Gujarati dish. This recipe consists of spicy whole wheat uncooked roti pieces simmered into dal and cooked to perfection. Dal dhokli has a mild sweet and spicy flavor. Dal dhokli also makes a delightful one dish meal.


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #012-One Pot Meals for those who are short of time-Instant Pot Coconut Milk Pulao

Prep Time10 min sCook Time10 mins Total Time20 mins 

Coconut Milk Pulao is a South Indian recipe made in thick coconut milk and served with any veg curry and raita.

Course: Main CourseCuisine: IndianKeyword: coconut milk pulaoServings: 2Author: bhavana

Ingredients-measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml

1.5 tbsp coconut oil/any Oil1/2 teaspoon cumin/Jeera Seeds1-2 bayleaf2 pieces of cardamom2-3 pieces of clove1 inch cinnamon5-10 curry Leafs3-4 green Chillies1 ginger-garlic paste1 medium onion sliced thinly1 cup Mix vegetables(carrot,french beans,green peas)1 cup Thick Coconut Milk1/2 cup water1 cup Washed RiceSalt


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #011-One Pot Meals for those who are short of time-One-Pot Butternut Squash Pilaf

by Rachel Gaewski

Ingredientsfor 4 servings

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small yellow onion, diced2 cloves

garlicminced1 teaspoon

 fresh thyme1 ½ cups

 arborio rice(345 g)

1 teaspoon salt

pepper, to taste

½ cup dry white wine(120 mL)

4 cups butternut squash, cubed (820 g)

4 cups vegetable broth(945 mL)

fresh parsley, chopped


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #011-One Pot Meals for those who are short of time-One Bowl Mung Bean Meal

Serves 4

1 cup sprouted mung beans

3 cups water or broth

4 chopped green onions, white and pale green parts only

2 ribs celery, trimmed and sliced cross-wise into c-shape s1 apple

1 ripe avocado, sliced

1/3 cup chopped almonds

1/4 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons loosely packed chopped Italian parsley

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #010-One Pot Meals for those who are short of time-Hara Masala Brown Rice Pulao 

Flavourful brown rice vegetable pulao cooked with green chutney. If you're looking for a delicious brown rice recipe, try this wonderful Hara Masala Brown Rice Pulao Recipe! Brown rice is rich in fiber and selenium. Flavourful brown rice vegetable pulao cooked with green chutney


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #009-One Pot Meals for those who are short of time-30 MINUTE RED BEANS AND CAULIFLOWER RICE

A delicious quick and easy recipe that is really versatile too!

You can eat a big bowl of it with a few fun garnishes (like I did!), you can eat it with chips, stuff it into a taco or burrito, put it over nachos, make a taco salad with it, or stuff it into some enchiladas.  Really, the possibilities are endless!


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #008-One Pot Meals for those who are short of time-TIL WALI BHUNI KHICHDI

This Punjabi recipe made with rice and lentils.  This is particularly cooked during the winters because it has til/ sesameseeds. Bhuni khichdi is so wholesome and tasty that you can’t wait for the winters to arrive. Til is available throughout the year and I surely keep it stored in my kitchen cabinet. This recipe has chana Dal and til which are super energy boosters. You can serve this any meal from breakfast to lunch or dinner.


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #007-One Pot Meals for those who are short of time-KALA CHANA PULAO

Kala chana or brown chickpea pulao is an easy one-pot rice meal. This pulao recipe is made with medium spiced rice, rustic and protein-rich kale chane/black chickpeas with the added flavours of saffron. It is a vegan and gluten-free recipe ideal to be served at lunch or dinners. 


  • Keep some soaked and drained rice in your fridge for a quick meal.
  • Keep cut veggies pre-prepped in your fridge racks to save time.
  • Soak and boil the lentils before hand such as  chana, Kala chana, rajma.
  • Add or subtract any veggies of your preference or health chart.

I have always found fried rice and pulaos to be a great way to feed the essential veggies to your elders 


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #006-One Pot-RAJMA PULAV RECIPE 

Rajma chawal is one classic combination, for us Punjabi’s,  it is an ultimate comfort food. In many homes, Rajma and chawal is a Sunday Lunch essential. So anything that combines both in one meal is always a good idea to me. 

Rajma pulao recipe is a winner meal idea for more than one reason, First and foremost being taste, it is a one pot meal that’s convenience, It is quick if you have (pre-boiled Rajma) It’s ready in 20 minutes and the best thing, It is healthy too!

So, one can say If you are looking for a quick, easy tasty and healthy meal idea that is so much better than a take-out or fast food, the Rajma chawal Pulao ticks all these scores.


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #005-One Pot-CHANA AND AMRITSARI WADI PULAO

Chole or chana and rice is yet another all-time favourite one pot for North Indian recipe. Chana pulao made with a dash of Amritsari wadi and achari masala to make it a really exciting. It not only is a mix of rice and chana curry but also the tangy pickle. 

Chana pulao is one of our favorite one-pot meal when I need to make something healthy, tasty and super quick. I make this Achari chana pulao recipe in the pressure cooker. A hearty wholesome weeknight dinner ready in just under 20 Minutes, can it get easier than this 


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #005-One Pot Spinach Rice (Vegan)

Filled with greens, beans and carbohydrates all-in-one pot spinach rice recipe. It is healthy and full of proteins, fibers and vitamins. Ideal recipe for busy times.

This spinach rice recipe is an all in one dish. Greens and beans along with carbohydrates turns this into a perfect meal. Use vegetable stock (or water) for cooking this recipe

Ready in: 25 minutes

Recipe by www.watchwhatueat.com

Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #005

INSTANT POT CHOLE BIRYANI|Chickpea Biryani|Easy One Pot Meal | Pressure Cooker Biryani

Chole Biryani is another variety of biryani made with chickpeas and aromatic spices cooked with basmati rice which gives the rice a nice aroma

Recipe Notes

1. For Vegans ,you can skip yogurt and add lime juice.
2. If you are using canned chickpea ,you can add directly ,or else soak chickpea for 5-6 hours or overnight and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.Alternately you can boil soaked chickpea in a pan as well
3.You can get chole masala powder and biryani masala powder from any indian grocery store.You can use any brands.
4. Since tomato-onion mixture releases water ,hence i reduced 1/2 cup of water,ie i added 2.5 cups of water for 1.5 cups of rice.
5. You can also do a Natural Pressure Release(NPR) ie wait for 10 minutes after the POT beeps and then open the lid.
6. You can increase or decrease spice accordingly.

7. You can add fried onions on top before serving.



Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #004

Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce with garlic bread

Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce is a sumptuous preparation of assorted vegetables in a creamy sauce that is reinforced with spinach puree. The spinach adds a new dimension to the white sauce, making it more colourful and tastier too. Myriad veggies add flavour, crunch and a delightful splash of colours to this dish, which is a perfect accompaniment for garlic bread.


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #003-One Pot Dinner Suggestions

Cheesy Cauliflower Rice

This sauteed cauliflower and zucchini recipe comes together in minutes, takes 15 minutes to make, requires ingredients you more likely already have on hand, and keeps kitchen

Cheesy Cauliflower Rice Recipe with riced cauliflower, garlic and shredded zucchini for an extra vegetable boost.

Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings

Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #002

Palak-paneer with Makki-ki-roti

It’s a healthy fusion of iron and vitamins-rich spinach with maize flour rotis.

Ingredients for Palak-paneer (serves 2 people)

  • Spinach (palak): 1 bowl roughly chopped
  • Tomato: 2 big sizes finely chopped
  • Onion: 1 big size finely chopped
  • Garlic: 4-5 crushed cloves
  • Green chilly: 2
  • Garam-masala (mixture of ground spices, like – cumin, cloves, cardamom, coriander seeds, cinnamon etc): 1 tsp
  • Turmeric: 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds (jeera): 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida (hing): 1 pinch
  • Gram flour (besan): 1 tbsp
  • Ghee (clarified butter): 1 tbsp
  • Cottage cheese (paneer): 100gm
  • Salt: as per taste


Healthy Dinner Recipe Series #001


Makhni Paneer Biryani -Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani

Layered with rice and doused in a creamy gravy, this mouth-watering Makhni Paneer Biryani is your new go-to favourite. A recipe that’s sure to satisfy vegetarians and meat-lovers alike!

Preparation Time 90 Minutes


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 051 Healthy  Indian  Recipe

Veg tehri Rice recipe

A healthy and aromatic one pot meal rice recipe prepared with vegetables . Tahri rice recipe belongs to awadhi cuisine and hails from the Indian state of UP


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 050 Healthy  Indian  Recipe

Masoor Dal Khichadi with raita

If you want to make a quick nutritious meal, then khichdi is always the best choice. It is made of Whole Masoor dal which is rich in protein. To make this dish more nutritious, add mixed veggies of your choice.This is also healthier and tastier dish that can be incorporated in kids diet in place of regular plane khichdi. This is pretty tasty that my little one keep asking me for more and more!!!


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 049-Healthy  Indian  Recipe

Methi Thalipeeth, Green Chilli Thecha And Beetroot Salad

Thalipeeth is a typical Maharashtrian roti/paratha that is typically prepared using 3-4 types of flours - Rice, Wheat, Bajra and Jowar. In this recipe, we have added a healthy mix of Methi or Fenugreek leaves. Methi has several health benefits including that of reduction in cholesterol levels, resolves bowel issues and even helps in skin and hair nourishment. Prepare this Methi Thalipeeth for a healthy lunch


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 048-Healthy  Indian  Recipe

Vegan Mac and Cheese, Quick and Easy

Vegan Macaroni and Cheese is made with dairy free cheese. This quick, easy recipe is creamy and delicious. Mac and cheese has always been a comfort food in my family. My son is on a dairy free diet and one day while craving for Mac and Cheese, asked about making vegan cheese.


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 047-Healthy  Indian  Recipe

Aloo Palak Paratha (Flatbread with Potato and Spinach stuffing)

Aloo Palak Ka Paratha, a flat bread with a potato spinach stuffing. This paratha is a perfect breakfast treat for the family and friends. Aloo Palak ka Paratha also makes a good lunch box meal to take to work or school. My favorite way to serve Aloo Palak Ka Paratha, with yogurt, or Tomato chutney.


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 046-Healthy  Indian  Recipe

Carrot Methi Jowar Thepla Recipe

A delicious Indian bread made using grated carrot and freshly chopped methi leaves. These two ingredients are mixed with jowar and wheat flour and rolled to form a thepla. They are soft in texture and tasty at the same time. Serve it along with raita, chutney

Archana's Kitchen

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 045-Healthy  Turkish  Recipe

Grilled aubergines with spicy chickpeas & walnut sauce

This vegetarian dish is packed full of great textures and tastes - smoky aubergine, nutty chickpeas and earthy walnuts

bbc goodfood.com

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 044-Healthy  Mediterranean Recipes

Mediterranean Bento Lunch

Travel to the Mediterranean over your lunch break with this healthy bento box idea that combines Greek salad, hummus, pita and more for a satisfying work lunch.

Holley Grainger,-Eatingwell.com

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 043-Healthy  Mediterranean Recipes

Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Bowl-Carolyn Casner-EatingWell.com, 

Quinoa and chickpeas pack this vegetarian grain bowl with plenty of plant-based protein. Whip up a batch of these Mediterranean meals and pack in containers with lids to stash in the fridge for easy, healthy grab & go lunches all week long.:

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 042-Healthy  Mediterranean Recipes

Mediterranean Edamame Toss

Enjoy a super food lunch with this light and fresh soybean-and-quinoa salad.

Ingredients-4 servings

  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ready-to-eat fresh or frozen, thawed shelled sweet soybeans (edamame)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh arugula or spinach leaves
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 041-Healthy  Mediterranean Recipes

 Vegan Buddha Bowl

This basic Buddha bowl recipe is full of healthy ingredients—roasted sweet potatoes, creamy avocado, protein-packed quinoa and chickpeas with a lemon-tahini drizzle. Whip up a whole batch to pack up for easy grab & go clean-eating lunches all week!


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 040-Healthy  Mediterranean Recipes

Broad bean & feta cheese toasts

Slice up a baguette, toast, then use as a bruschetta base for beans and salty Greek cheese for a healthy bite


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 039-Healthy  Mediterranean Recipes

Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dressing-Katie Webste

This hearty vegan salad is loaded with plant-based power ingredients: chickpeas, quinoa and hummus. We love the crunch of the sunflower seeds and the unexpected flavor of roasted peppers.


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 038-Healthy  Mediterranean Recipes

Tomato, Cucumber & White-Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette-Carolyn Casner

This no-cook bean salad is a delicious way to use summer's best cherry or grape tomatoes and juicy cucumbers for a light dinner or lunch. Fresh basil elevates an easy vinaigrette recipe that dresses up this simple salad into something extraordinary.


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 037-Healthy  Mediterranean Recipes

Roasted Vegetable Bowls with Pesto- Hilary Meyer

Preparation Time; 35 Minutes


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 036

Healthy Vegetarian Lunchbox Ideas that are everything but boring

Satisfying, quick and easy lunch recipes to look forward to! Easily portable, mess-free, packed with nutrients, can be eaten cold.

Fresh Vegan Spring Rolls-Recipe by: Yours truly.

Satisfying and versatile snack loaded with veggies and dipped in delicious peanut sauce with ginger and garlic. Gluten-free, raw, low carb!


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 035

Feta toast with minty beans-Sara Buenfeld

This simple veggie toast with minty soybeans, feta and beetroot on rye bread makes an easy desk lunch and can be plated up in just 8 minutes


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 035

Healthy Vegetarian Lunchbox Ideas that are everything but boring: Satisfying, quick and easy lunch recipes to look forward to! Easily portable, mess-free, packed with nutrients, can be eaten cold.

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 034

Roasted cauli-broc bowl with tahini hummus

A simple quinoa bowl you can put together in 10 minutes and enjoy al-desko. It's vegan, healthy and gluten-free


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 033

Okra Rice



  • Tomato - 1.5
  • Okra - 1 lb
  • Onion - 1 (medium)
  • Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
  • Chilly Powder - 2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Cilantro - for garnishing

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 032

Stuffed Moroccan pitta


wheat-free pitta bread pockets4 falafels, halved (from Falafels with hummus recipe, in 'goes well with', below right)

4 tbsp hummus (from Falafels with hummus recipe, see 'goes well with')½ red pepper, deseeded and slicedhandful rocket leaves

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 031- Make it in a Jiffy

Corn pulao recipe video | Sweet corn rice pulao recipe

Simple and easy to prepare


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 030-  Vegan and Gluten free

Zucchini Pasta, delicious vegan and gluten free pasta, Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini Pasta is a healthy replacement for pasta. This is a great recipe, super easy, quick and delicious. I like to serve this with homemade tomato sauce or you can serve with your own favorite sauce. Zucchini Pasta is also vegan and gluten free.


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 029-  Prepare in a jiffy

Chutney Pulao – Chaat Green Chutney Pulao

Chutney Pulao – one of the easiest pulao recipe made with store bought green chuntey used for chaat items… recipe idea from Jeyashri's Kitchen... she posted this on here instafeed and from then on it was urruthufying my eyes, so gave it a try right away! I do not have any step wise pictures here… honestly you don’t need one as its that simple. You may use any store bought green chutney or make your own or simple swap it with any mint coriander thokku that they sell. Just play with it… leftover coriander mint chutney that include coconut will also work and will taste even better.

I have used my rice cooker to make the dish.. no brainer  hassle free… dump everything into it -sit back and relax. This one is perfect for lunch box   & thank you Jeya for this super easy pulao dish!


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 028- An Healthy Option

Onion Sesame Seeds Parathas- Anamika

Preparation Time;-15-30 minutes

Accompaniment: Curd & Pickle-Pack it in a hot casserole

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 027- An Healthy Option

Jowar Atta, Kala Chana Masala & Corn Salad by Sneha Chhabria 

Kala Chana  is rich in fibre . A diet rich in fibre can greatly contribute to weight loss. Unlike carbohydrates, fiber can’t be broken down and absorbed by your digestive system. Instead it helps slow down digestion, it moves through your body and helps in easy passage of stool.

On the other hand Jowar, when added to your diet boosts your energy levels and aids in better digestion due to its high fiber content.

Adding fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet, gives the body the required nutrients on a day to day basis.

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 026

Kathal Biryani Recipe

A flavorsome biryani recipe with the goodness of kathal (jack-fruit) and the aroma of garlic, coriander, turmeric and garam masala.

Preparation Time: 45 minutes


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 025 -   YouTube Video

Husband's Lunch Box For A week | Indian (Veg) Lunch Box Recipes For Office /Work


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 024 -  Healthy & Tasty

Beaten Rice(Poha), Gooseberry(AMLA) and coconut grating-Get yummy Avalkki Bath

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 023 -  Healthy & Tasty


Hyderabadi khichdi recipe, a delicious rice dish made with basmati rice, masoor dal, and aromatic spices and served with a tangy chutney called ‘khatta’ or til ka khatta.


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 022 -  Healthy & Tasty

Quinoa brown rice biriyani accompanied with carrot raita

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 021 -  Healthy & Tasty-Mexican

Mexican spiced tomato rice

Try using this spicy, Mexican-style rice in our Brazil nut burritos for lunch or dinner. With a spike of chilli heat, it's proof that comfort food needn't be bland


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 020-  Healthy & Tasty


Curtido is a fat-free slaw from Mexico made with white cabbage, carrot and onion. Pile it high on tacos or in burritos, or serve as a salad in its own right

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 019-  Healthy & Tasty

Salad Burrito-Anne


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 018-  Healthy & Tasty

Bean enchiladas 

This substantial veggie supper is quick to prepare and packed with goodness


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 017-  Healthy & Tasty

Mexican bean burgers with lime yogurt & salsa

These veggie burgers are a doddle to make and the toppings make them wonderfully moist - cook from frozen to save time


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 016-  Healthy & Tasty

Healthy Mexican Bento Lunch Box Recipe

This easy-to-prep healthy lunch box includes a creamy salsa verde dressing, homemade guacamole, seasoned beans, rice, fresh salad greens and sliced tomatoes.


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 015-  Healthy & Tasty

Easy hummus recipe- Sarah Cook

A smooth blended chickpea dip with tahini and garlic that's versatile and good for you, this easy hummus makes a great snack or lunch


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 014-  Healthy & Tasty

Broccoli Paratha- Tarla Dala

Put it in hot-case

Enjoy with curd and  Lime pickle

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 013-  Healthy & Tasty

Coconut milk pulav with soy chunks

The recipe can include vegetables.

Serve with a pickle and pappad

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 012-Healthy & Tasty

Foxtail Millet Lemon Rice Recipe

Healthy millet rice recipe with onions, carrots sauteed with ginger, turmeric and other spices.The Lemon millet recipe is packed with flavors from lemon, green chillies and curry leaves. The millet adds to the nutrition and fiber to the diet and making it a perfect lunch box .

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 011-Healthy & Tasty

Roasted carrot falafel salad with citrus tahini dressing-Isadora-She Likes Food

 Most falafels that you get at a restaurant are fried, which is delicious and creates a really crispy crust, but as great as it tastes, deep frying at home is a huge mess and makes the entire house smell like a fast food restaurant.  I decided to cook these falafels in a frying pan with a little bit of olive oil.  They browned right up and the center stayed soft without having to cook them in a bunch of extra oil.


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 010-Healthy & Tasty

White Bean Pasta With Black Olives and Feta

Enjoy the tastes of the Mediterranean when you pack this flavor-packed, healthful pasta salad recipe for lunch. Enjoyable either hot or cold, this satisfying, yummy pasta salad recipe is suitable for vegetarian diets and quick and easy to prepare. White beans and feta cheese add protein, while artichoke hearts deliver salty flavor and chopped vegetables deliver crunch. Make it with whole wheat pasta to make it even more nutritious.


Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 009

Tasty and Healthy- Go for it

Millet is the flavor

Lunch Box Recipes: Hariyali Gobi, Millet Roti & Curd-Sneha Chhabria

 Source: Archana's Kitchen

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 008

Three-Bean Pasta Salad -by Martha Stewart


Love the taste. Very easy to make. However, the suggested amount of pasta was not enough for 8, I had to double the pasta. And 1/2 a cup of olive oil was too much, even for the double amount of pasta.

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 007-Burrito bowl with chipotle black beans

Ideas for healthy and easy to prepare ( 30 minutes)

Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla rolled round a savoury filling

Healthy burrito bowl is chock full of veggies and greens, perfect for a filling lunch. This is one vegetarian meal that tastes just as good as it looks

Source: bbcgoodfood.com

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 006

Ideas for healthy and easy to prepare

Roasted cauliflower tabbouleh

A simple, low-calorie, grain-free meal with roasted cauliflower, punchy feta and sweet pomegranate seeds that can be prepared in advance - ideal for supper and packed lunch the next day

Source: bbcgoodfood.com

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 005

Italian- Preparation time 30 minutes

Strawberry Pecan Quinoa Salad-by Christina Hitchcock

Lunch Box Italian  Ideas for Office # 004

Preparation time 30 minutes

Tex Mex Quinoa Bowl Recipe by Christina Hitchcock

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 003

 For those in a hurry!!!!

Moong Dal Khichdi  with Potato Gravy-Padhus Kitchen

This is a very easy recipe which can be done in a matter of 15-20 minutes along with the quick side dish

Lunch Box Ideas for Office # 002

Spinach Mushroom Chickpea Curry  with Rice/ Parotta -Archana’s Kitchen

Spinach Mushroom Chickpea Curry Recipe is a delicious and wholesome curry made from Kabuli chana simmer along with spinach and mushrooms. It makes a wholesome and high protein dish

Lunch Box Ideas for Office #001

Vegetable tehari recipe |- One Pot Dish


Tips for  Lunch Box for your Child # 007


Broccoli paneer paratha is a healthy and filling lunch box recipe with broccoli and grated paneer.

Pack it  PICKLE and use butter while the paratha is on the tawa

Tips for  Lunch Box for your Child # 006


Mashed potato seasoned with the spices and rolled in the crispy fried bread slices. It is a simple lunch box recipe that you can serve with ketchup.

Pack it for the Picnic along with fresh fruits/ Fruit Juice

Tips for  Lunch Box for your Child # 005

Peas Pulao(pilau) with Pineapple  raita ( small pieces  of pineapple in curd with seasoning)+ bonus a packet of potato chips( all kids love it)

Moms too can savor it!

Tips for  Lunch Box for your Child # 004

 A sweet for your kids-Beasn (Gram flour) Halwa from Archana’s Kitchen

Here is a lip smacking super delicious besan ka halwa, which will take you back into your grandmothers kitchen. The flavors from the roasted besan along with the ghee topped with badam and kesar, makes this halwa a perfect dessert after an Indian dinner.

Tips for  Lunch Box for your Child # 003

Multigrain Pizza

Tips  for  Lunch Box for your Child # 002

Panner and Salsa  Tortillas


 Home Mom Ideas Series:[Tips for  Healthy Lunch Box for your Child # 001

Bread Poha( Beaten Rice)

 Bread cubes are tempered with  veggies like onions, tomatoes and capsicum transform into a sumptuous Veg Bread Poha. Enhance the taste with garam masala. 

Home Mom Idea Series:AVOCADO PARATHA

Fat and Fiber

Avocados are rich in healthy fats, which are essential for growing kids.

According to the USDA, avocados contain 7.153 grams of monounsaturated fat per 1/2-cup serving. Fiber is another critical nutrient that kids obtain when they eat avocados.

A serving of 1/2 cup contains 4.9 grams of fiber. This is 19.6 percent of the daily value or DV, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements.

Fiber helps to keep the digestive system moving, which is a benefit for kids who are prone to constipation.

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