Office Lunch Box Menu Plan-Cabbage and Methi Paratha, Nellikai Chitranna & More

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This week's Office Lunch Box Menu Plan has some tasty and nutrient packed recipe which are simple to make. To ensure you get the right amount of protein required for your body functions we have included high protein salad recipe like the Fresh & Juicy Chickpea Salad with Fruits & Vegetables, Kala Chana Salad and Moong Sprouts Salad with Grated Carrots & Coriander Recipe. 

These salads are simple to make and you can prep and keep the ingredients ahead. You can pack these simple yet delicious and filling salads as a mid morning or evening snacks as well to beat those hunger pangs in between meals.

This week we have also included a tasty and tangy Nellikai Chitranna Recipe which can be eaten just on its own. You can even use leftover rice to make this recipe.

Gajar Shimla Mirch Sambharo Recipe is a quick instant pickle made with carrots and capsicum. This pickel stays good in the fridge for days ang go perfect with parathas. We have served it with Cabbage and Methi Paratha Recipe which is a filling and nutritious paratha. This weeks plan also has a Whole Wheat Beetroot Paratha Recipe. Adding vegetables to the paratha makes them more healthy and nutritious. The dough for the parathas can be made the previous night . Keep the dough in an airtight container in the fridge. 

Here are some Snack options for you that you can pack and carry to your office.

Snack Ideas For 5 Days



Cabbage and Methi Paratha, Sambharo & Raita

This is a simple meal to prepare on a monday morning. You can make the dough for the cabbage and methi paratha the day before and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. The gajar Shimla Mirch Sambharo can also be made well ahead and stored in the fridge. Make fresh raita in the morning and pack.


Raw Mango Sambar, Broccoli And Aloo Poriyal & Steamed Rice

Raw mango sambar is a tangy dal recipe and is a must try when raw mangoes are in  season. To make the sambar quickly in the mornings you could boil the tur dal the previous night and keep the cooked dal in the refrigerator. Cut the mango pieces and keep them in an airtight container in the fridge. Chop and keep broccoli the previous night as well in an airtight container. 


Penne Pasta, Chickpea Salad & Smoothie

To break away from the regular Indian meals pack this delicious Penne pasta in spinach pesto sauce recipe. Keep blanched almonds ready, pick and keep the spinach and basil leaves so that you can make the pesto sauce easily in the mornings. When you pack pasta make sure that you keep the pasta a bit saucy as pasta tends to dry up over time. Boil the chickpeas for the salad the previous night as well and keep them refrigerated in an airtight container. Pack this delicious meal along with a healthy banana and yogurt walnut smoothie.


Nellikai Chitranna, Vadam & Salad

Nellikai Chriataram in a yummy and quick rice recipe. Chop and keep the gooseberries in an airtight container the fridge. Nellikai chitranna taste good on its own but to add to the protein and nutrition to your diet we have added a Kala Chana Salad with carrots, cucumber and tomatoes. Boil and keep chana salad the previous night as well. This will help you to make the salad easily in the mornings. 


Paneer Masala, Beetroot Paratha & Sprout Salad

Tawa paneer is easy to make and it can be served with any Indian bread. We have included a whole wheat beetroot paratha which tastes delicious. Make and keep the dough for the beetroot paratha the previous night in the fridge in an airtight container.