Office Lunch Box Menu Plan-Varutharacha Sambar,Paneer in Spiced Milk Curry & More

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Here is another Office Lunch Box for you to make and enjoy at work. This weeks Office Lunch Box Menu has Kerala Style Varutharacha Sambar ,Kerala Style Chakkakaru Mezhukkupuratti and Steamed Rice,Kashmiri Style Paneer in Spiced Milk Curry, Whole Wheat Laccha Paratha and Raw mango cucumber salad,Honey and Sesame Tossed Flat Noodles with Toasted Tofu,Sichuan Style Chilli Potato and Asian Style Sweet & Spicy Green Beans,Andhra Style Vegetarian Biryani with Soya Chunks and Gajar amla raita,Palak Matar Curry,Mixed Millet Phulka and Kabuli Chana Salad.

Packing a healthy Lunch Box is essential for good health. Since we spend so much time at work we need a healthy meal to keep us going and keeping the hangry spells away. 

Since Jack fruit is in season we have added a Kerala Style Chakkakaru Mezhukkupuratti which is oh so delicious. Jack fruit seeds taste like creamy potatoes when cooked. Jack fruit seeds are also loaded with vitamins and minerals and is a rich source of protein and iron. You  must try this recipe and you will end up craving for more. 

We need to have good fiber in our diet and for that we have included salads in the meals. Salads are a good way to keep you feeling full for longer. If you do not have time to make a salad pack some cut cucumbers or carrots along with your lunch box to give you added nutrition and benefits.

Few things that you can do to ensure a fuss free cooking is shop for all the groceries on the weekends so you that you have all the required ingredients. Make sure that you have the clean lunch boxes with their lids ready the previous night so that you do not waste time searching for boxes to pack your food in. Use our Lunch box menu plan to make things go smoothly in the kitchen.

To help you eat healthy and not eat junk when ever your tummy grumbles for food here are some healthy snack options that you can make and keep at home over the weekends.

Snack Ideas For 5 Days

Monday

Sambar, Jack fruit seed Stir Fry & Rice

Kerala Style Chakkakaru Mezhukkupuratti and Varutharacha Sambar makes a mouthwatering and healthy meal. Some prep work that you can do over the weekends is boil and peel and chop the jack fruit seeds and keep them in airtight containers in the fridge. Chop all the vegetables required for the sambar and keep them refrigerated. You can make the sambar masala powder as well the previous night and keep it in air tight container. 

Tuesday

Paneer Curry, Lachha Paratha & Salad

A simple yet flavourful lunch of Kashmiri Style Paneer in Spiced Milk Curry and whole wheat laccha paratha with a raw mango salad does not require much prep work. You can make the dough for the whole wheat lachha paratha the previous night and keep it refrigerated. If you are using home made paneer for the Kashmiri Style Paneer in Spiced Milk Curry then make the paneer previous night as well.

Wednesday

Flat Noodles,Chilli Potato & Green Beans Stir Fry

This Indo Chinese meal of Honey and Sesame Tossed Flat Noodles with Toasted Tofu Recipe and Sichuan Style Chilli Potato and Sweet & Spicy Green Beans is simple meal to make in the mornings. Some meal prep that you can do is boil the potatoes and the beans the previous night. Keep them refrigerated in separate airtight container. 

Thursday

Vegetable Biryani & Raita

Andhra Style Vegetarian Biryani with Soya Chunks is a flavourful one pot biryani recipe that is ideal to be packed in the Lunch box. Make the biryani masalas the previous night and keep it ready. You can even wash and soak the basmati rice the previous night. If you are soaking the basmati rice the previous night then just give one whistle in the pressure cooker.

Friday

Palak Matar, Mixed Phulka & Chickpea Salad

Palak Matar is a healthy and tasty recipe. For making palak matar recipe quickly in the mornings make the palak puree the previous night and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. You can knead the dough for the Mixed Millet Phulka the previous night as well and keep it refrigerated. Take and keep the dough out for half an hour before you start making the phulkas.

 

Shruti Prasad

Shruti Prasad

     
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