Preparing the lunch for the office or school is one of the prominent work that we have on daily basis. Oh! It is a dilemma to decide the dish  daily. This “X” dish does not taste good in the box, “Y”  dish is liked by one child, while the other detests, are some of the cribbings we often hear. Somehow, we have learnt to balance things.  Here are 15 lunch box ideas that you can use on a daily basis.  I usually packed chapati and sabzi. Rice had to be some kind of prepared dish, not the usual dal or rasam. Do take a peep below.

15 lunch box ideas
15 lunch box ideas

Here are a few recipes that you can pack for the lunch box.

Sesame rice : Grind the paste and keep it in the refrigerator. Saute it and then mix along with prepared rice. It can be done in thirty minutes.

sesame rice
sesame rice

Kadai Pulav

This is one of the tastiest dishes you can make. Chop the veggies and store in the refrigerator, next day, just prepare it.

kadai pulav
kadai pulav

Lemon rice

This popular south indian dish can be packed for lunch box.Make it with or without onion.

lemon rice
lemon rice

Jeera rice

Jeera rice is versatile in its use. Pair it with some salad for a good lunch option.

jeera rice
jeera rice

Chennai Idli 

These idli are soft and supple, ideal to pack in the box.

chennai idlis
ideal breakfast

Palak paneer 

I find chapatis to be the best option, filling and healthy. This palak sabzi is liked by all.

palak paneer
palak paneer

Vegetable Pulav

Pulav can be prepared quickly, chop the veggies and store them in the refrigerator. It eases cooking in the morning.

vegetable pulav
vegetable pulav

Spinach rice 

If your kids love, then you can make this one.

Spinach Rice
Spinach Rice

Methi Parathas

Methi parathas do not need any accompaniments, only a pickle will do. They are tasty also.

methi paratha
methi paratha

Spanish Rice

Here is one kind of rice dish with chipotle adobado.

spanish rice
spanish rice

Tomato rice

The Indian version of Mexican rice, tomato rice too can be prepared.

Tomato rice
Tomato rice

Alu Methi

Potatoes are cherished at home in any form.

alu methi
alu methi

Beans stirfry

The simple south indian stir fry, pair it with chapati.

green beans stirfry
green beans stirfry

Bandhakopir Torkari (Cabbage bengali style)

This is bengali style cabbage stir fry, tastes good with chapati.

Bandhakopir tarkari
Bandhakopir tarkari

Mint Paratha

Mint paratha is another option that can be packed for the lunch box. It is mess free.

mint paratha
mint paratha

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  1. Awesome collection.. I am always looking for different lunch ideas for my kids school lunch boxes and this will really help me 🙂 thanks a bunch!

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