Office Lunch Box Menu Plan-Foxtail Millet Pilaf, Lauki Yakhni & More

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Try this weeks Office Lunch Box menu plan which has amazing recipes Foxtail Millet Pilaf  with Methi Raita Flavoured With Garlic, Lauki Yakhni, Hara Dhania Paratha and Moong Sprouts Salad with Grated Carrots & Coriander ,Green Mango Masoor Dal, steamed rice and Manipuri Style Karotkhabi Kanghou ,Ragi Wheat Phulka, Badanekaayi Gojju, Crunchy Carrot Peanut Raita, Rawal Pindi Style Chole, Hara Dhania Paratha and boondi raita.

This weeks Office Lunch Box Menu Plan has the use of various grains, millets, pulses and lentils. Having a variety of grains complement your diet and gives you  several nutrients like fiber, folate, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and protein. Sprouting legumes and lentils increases the availability of nutrition present in that legume. We have included a Moong Sprouts Salad with Grated Carrots & Coriander this week. You can make a batch of sprouts over the weekend at home. Follow How to make Sprouts at Home. Sprouts can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and stays good for a few days.

Shop for all the ingredients required for your meals over the weekend. Planning ahead makes life easier on a rushed weekday mornings. Some easy tips to follow is cut vegetables and keep them in airtight container the previous night. All the dough for the parathas and rotis can be made ahead and stored in the fridge in an airtight container as well. 

Follow the tips under each meal to help you cook easily in the mornings. Cooking fresh food ensure you get the right nutrition and do not binge on junk or restaurant food. 

Also here are some healthy snacks for you to have in between meals at work.

Snack Ideas For 5 Days


Foxtail Millet Pilaf & Methi Raita

Foxtail millet Pilaf is a one pot dish with goodness of mushrooms, prunes and almonds and can be made easily. Some prep that you can do the previous night to get this meal together quickly is cut the mushrooms and keep them refrigerated in an airtight container. Pick and keep the methi leaves for the methi raita. 


Lauki Yakhni, Paratha & Salad

This is a flavourful and super nutritious meal that can keep happy and satisfied at work. You can chop and keep the bottle gourd in the fridge in an airtight container the previous night. Make and keep the dough ready for the hara dhania paratha as well. Have the moong sprouts handy as well. You can make a big batch of moong dal sprouts over the weekend and keep them in an airtight container in the fridge and use as an when required during the week.


Mango Massor Dal, Bittergourd and Potato Sabzi & Rice

Mango Masoor dal cooks in no time since its made in a pressure cooker. This delicious Green Mango Masoor dal pairs well with both rice and roti. Refrigerate chopped mangoes, bitter gourd and potatoes in separate airtight containers the previous night. 


Brinjal Curry, Ragi Phulka & Raita

Ragi is very healthy and high in calcium. You can include it in your daily diet in the form of rotis. Ragi roti dough can be made and kept in an airtight container in the fridge. It goes great with any gravy or dal. Here we have paired it with south Indian style Badanekaayi Gojju. 


Chole, Palak Paratha & Raita

Rawal Pindi Chole Recipe is a lip smacking chole gravy recipe that goes well with any Indian Bread. You can boil and keep the chole the previous night itself. This will help you to make the chole easily in the mornings. Make the dough for the Palak paratha the previous night as well and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge.