Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Lunch Box Idea No 4

Hallo everyone,

I have taken quite a big break between Idea No 3 and Idea No 4 . But here it is for you.

This box contains :
Carrot ,spring onion and coriander parathas,
Homemade Apple Muffin,
Apple Juice and of course Water.

Sorry I took so long to post the recipes . Yesterday was a busy day with unexpected guests coming over in the evening and you know what. After the guests left I did remember about the unposted recipes but was too tired to type. But today morning while eating the same parathas that were leftover I knew I had to complete my post as soon as possible. So here they are.

The parathas are the simplest ones ever.

You need :

1.5 C Whole wheat flour, 2 green onions finely chopped, 1 carrot grated, a handful of fresh coriander finely chopped, 1 heaped tspn coriander powder, 1 heaped tspn cumin powder, 1 heaped tspn saunf powder, 1.5 tspn chilli powder, 1 tspn sugar, 1 tblspn oil, salt to taste

Method: Mix all the ingredients, and knead into a dough not too soft not too firm. At the last stage oil your palm and knead the dough until nice and smooth .

Roll out thick parathas and roast on both sides. A few minutes before you want to pack these spray a tiny amount of oil on to the skillet and warm the parathas on both sides spraying oil on the other side of the paratha too.

I spread some hummus on one paratha, ketchup on the second one and sprinkled dry chutney on the third one before rolling them up.

Now for the apple muffins. I tried these for the first time but they turned out well.

I used:

1 heaped tblspn butter, 1/2 C sugar (use brown sugar preferably, it's delicious), 1.5 C plain flour, 1.5 tspn baking powder, 1/2 tspn salt, 1 egg, 1/2 tspn vanilla essence, 2/3 C milk, 1 cup pureed raw apple, 1/2 tspn cinnamon, 1/2 tspn nutmeg

Mix all the wet ingredients in one bowl along with the sugar (the butter , egg, milk and apple puree) . In another bowl sift together the flour , baking powder, and the spices . Next add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and fold gradually. Don't over mix or the muffins will turn out dry. It's OK if you have a lumpy batter.

Spray oil on a muffin tray and spoon the batter into it. Bake at 230 deg C for 12 mins

Try these out!!

Just Baked


Aparna said...

Hi Anupama,

I am a frequent visitor on you blog. Thank you so much for sharing lunch box ideas... they are awesome!! I am always scrambling to pack different kinds for my son. Keep them coming...

Have a great day...


Looks nice..Expecting the recipies..:))

Siri said...

Dear Anupama,

I love ur Lunch box series.. nice parathas...:D

Timepass said...

parathas look very yummy..

Manasi said...

Those parathas look super!! waiting for the recipe.

Nabeela said...

yum, muffins in a lunchbox is an excellent idea! I once saw these cute individual cupcake carriers and totally fell in love with it...wish I had bought them then!

meeso said...

Yum...this one looks like my favorite so far :)

Neelam said...

The parathas look very healthy ...I m waiting for ur recipes!

Purnima said...

Your idea of presenting lunch boxes on blog is as terrific as your recipes for your little one, no wonder his tiffin comes emtpy!Tiffin preparation is actually a daily worry and now with your ideas, my little one can also benefit..I have to mention here.."Tumhi Dabba faar artistically pack kartat!!"Pls keep posting Lunch box series,it is surely gonna help many a moms like me!!

Kumudha said...

So many wonderful delicious dishes!

Kalpana said...

Wow, thanks for the recipes.......

Anupama said...

Hi aparna, nice to know you. Keep commenting. I'll post one more idea so that there are enough for one week and then take a break till I have more.

Thank you Raks. The recipes are there now

Hi Siri,
Thanks so much. All the comments are encouraging me to try out new stuff

Hi Timepass, They taste quite yummy too.

Manasi, Looks like there are quite a lot of paratha fans here

Nabeela, I love those cupcake carriers too. A muffin for breakfast is also a good excuse to eat cake first thing in the morning. Don't you think?

Hi Meeso, Thanks for being such a regular visitor on my blog

Neelam, take a look at the recipes now. They are amzingly simple

Hey Purnima, Please don't refer to me as "Tumhi" . "Tu" is just fine. I liked the marathi touch

Kumudha, Welcome to Food-n-more

The pleasure is al mine Kalpana