8 Yummy Paratha Recipes for Kids Lunch-box Menu

Moms are always hearing complaints from their children about having to eat the same foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When moms come up with fresh and imaginative veggie-based recipes, however, the kids usually reject them. As a result, mothers must find creative ways to include vegetables in their children’s diets. Indian mothers are just as guilty for doing it, and Indian cuisine has a fantastic technique to combat it! Parathas! Even in states where rice is the predominant grain, parathas are among the most popular breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods. Parathas are more filling than chapatis or rotis, and they’re also more versatile. They also go well in the children’s lunch box menu.

Here are some of the healthiest and tastiest paratha recipes for the whole family to enjoy. From now on, you can say goodbye to dish complaints!!

WHAT ARE PARATHAS?

Parathas are Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour (or a combination of flours). Basically, these are produced using unleavened dough, which means no leavening agents such as yeast, baking powder, or baking soda are used. So parathas are a nutritious option for a meal at any time of day. (6 Healthy Rice Recipes: Easy and Kids friendly)

There are two types of parathas:

  • Plain Paratha – are made without any filling
  • Stuffed Paratha – are loaded with a variety of vegetables, herbs, spices, protein, or fibre.

The coolest thing is how simple the accompaniments (side dishes) are! Parathas work well with your child’s favourite tomato ketchup, curd (dahi), or simple butter. This versatile food item is highly nutritious and makes a healthy lunch box menu for your children.  (6 best immunity boosting drinks in winter for kids)

8 Quick paratha recipes for kids lunch box menu

Here are 8 delicious paratha recipes that are great for the whole family and may be included in your child’s lunch box menu. They will definitely enjoy their mealtime. (5 easy pasta recipes with vegetables hidden inside)

1. CHEESE paratha WITH MILLET

Cheese Paratha is delicious wheat and jowar unleavened flatbread loaded with cheese, veggies, and oregano. These cheese parathas are a filling breakfast option or fall under the lunch box menu.

Lunch box menu - Cheese paratha with millet
Cheese paratha with millet

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Wheat flour
  • 1 cup Jowar/ Sorghum flour
  • 1 small size Beetroot
  • 2 medium size Carrot
  • 1 small size Capsicum
  • 1.5 cup Diced/ Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 1/2 tbsp Oregano
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Take wheat, jowar flour, salt and oil in a bowl. Add water slowly and knead to make a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.
  • Take chopped veggies, cheese in a bowl.
  • Add salt, oregano and Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here). Mix well to make a filling.
  • Take the small dough ball, flatten it out and roll gently. Place the filling and seal it on top and roll the paratha evenly.
  • Heat the tawa , spread oil, cook on a medium flame for few seconds.
  • Once one side is done, flip it over. Apply oil till it turns golden brown.
  • Drizzle some ghee on both sides and serve hot.

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the paratha dough or spread 1 tbsp over the paratha while serving.

1 Cheese paratha with millet – 166 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

2. CHANA DAL paratha

Chana dal paratha is a tasty and fulfilling meal option that will fuel your child’s body and keep them active for the whole day. It’s a fantastic vegetarian protein source. (Dals: Amazing benefits of 9 different lentils)

Lunch box menu - Chana dal paratha
Chana dal paratha

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Chana dal
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 3/4 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp asafoetida
  • 3-4 chillies (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp carrom seeds
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Soak Chana dal for 4-5 hours. Later, rinse and drain the water and keep it aside.
  • In a pan, add oil, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, chilies (optional) and asafoetida, mix well.
  • Then add Chana dal and sprinkle salt.
  • To this, add Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here).
  • Mix all the ingredients well and add ¾ cup water, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes on low flame.
  • When water evaporates, turn off the flame. Let it cool and grind it to from a paste.
  • Take wheat, salt and oil in a bowl. Add water slowly and knead to make a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.Take a small ball and flatten it out lightly..
  • Place the Chana dal filling and seal it on top and roll the paratha evenly.
  • Heat the tawa , spread oil, cook on a medium flame for few seconds. Once one side is done, flip it over. Apply oil till it turns golden brown.
  • Drizzle some ghee on both sides and serve hot!!

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the paratha dough or spread 1 tbsp over the paratha while serving.

1 Chana dal paratha – 107 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

3. BANANA STEM paratha

Children will be unable to resist this banana stem paratha since it provides them with energy as well as their daily dosage of vitamins, dietary fibre, and protein. This is a perfect way to sneak some veggies into a fussy child’s lunch box menu. (6 Best foods for digestion and constipation in kids)

Lunch box menu - Banana stem paratha
Banana stem paratha

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheat flour, sorghum flour
  • 1.5 cups banana stem
  • 1 cup sprouted broad beans
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Grind banana stem and sprouted broad bean to make paste.
  • Take wheat flour and sorghum flour in bowl. Add the paste, carom seeds and salt in it. Add Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well to make soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.Take a small ball and roll the paratha evenly.
  • Heat the tawa/skillet. Spread oil, cook on a medium flame for few seconds.
  • Once one side is done, flip it over. Apply oil till it turns golden brown.
  • Tasty nutritious banana stem paratha is ready to serve!!

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the paratha dough or spread 1 tbsp over the paratha while serving.

1 Banana stem paratha – 165 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

4. PANEER paratha WITH RADISH

Paneer Paratha with radish is a delightful stuffed paratha recipe with radish and paneer filling. This paratha is also a perfect fit in a lunch menu box for both children and adults. Radish is a low-calorie vegetable that is high in fibre and is believed to be beneficial to the liver and stomach.

Lunch box menu - Paneer paratha with radish
Paneer paratha with radish

Ingredients

  • 4 small grated radish
  • 2 cups Jowar/ sorghum or wholewheat flour
  • 1 cup grated Paneer or firm tofu (mixed with spices of choice)
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Grind the grated radish to make puree.
  • Take wheat flour and jowar/sorghum flour in bowl. Add the puree, Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here) and salt in it. Mix well to make soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.Take a small ball and flatten it out lightly..
  • Place the paneer filling and seal it on top and roll the paratha evenly.
  • Heat the tawa/skillet. Spread oil, cook on a medium flame for few seconds.
  • Once one side is done, flip it over. Apply oil till it turns golden brown. Drizzle some ghee on both sides and serve hot.
  • Paneer paratha with radish is ready!!

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the paratha dough or spread 1 tbsp over the paratha while serving.

1 Paneer paratha with radish – 240 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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5. BEETROOT MORINGA paratha

Beetroot Moringa Paratha, also called colourful tortillas is an excellent approach to get your picky eaters to eat their veggies. It’s packed with the benefits of beets and moringa, as well as fibre from whole wheat flour. It is not only healthful, but it also tastes fantastic.

Beetroot moringa paratha
Beetroot Moringa Paratha

Ingredients

  • 1 small beetroot (for pink)
  • 5 tbsp Moringa powder or spinach puree (for green)
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour or jowar (sorghum flour)
  • 3 tbsp Psyllium husk
  • Carom seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp Nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • For Pink dough: Puree beetroot with least or no water. Add wheat flour or jowar, salt to the beetroot puree and make dough.
  • For Green dough: Take moringa powder or spinach puree and add wheat flour, salt to make dough.
  • To each dough, divide rest of the ingredients and add Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here), yeast, husk, caromseeds. Make firm doughs.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.Take a small ball and roll the paratha evenly.
  • Heat the tawa , spread oil, cook on a medium flame for few seconds.
  • Once one side is done, flip it over. Apply oil till it turns golden brown.
  • Drizzle some ghee on both sides and serve hot.

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the paratha dough or spread 1 tbsp over the paratha while serving.

1 Beetroot moringa paratha – 160 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

Also, check Weight gain diet plan: 8 recipes for gaining healthy weight

6. Aloo gobi paratha

Aloo gobi paratha is basically an Indian flatbread dish stuffed with a mixture of veggies. This is a paratha dish with a potato and cauliflower filling within. An ideal lunch box menu for kids.

Lunch box menu - Aloo gobi paratha
Aloo gobi paratha

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Wheat/Jowar/Ragi flour
  • 1/2 cup mashed cauliflower (gobi) florets (boiled and mashed)
  • 1 cup boiled, mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera/ Ajwain
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Mix wheat flour and salt in a bowl. Gradually add water little by little and knead to make a soft dough.
  • In a pan, add ajwain or jeera, ginger garlic paste, mashed aloo and gobi, chilli powder,turmeric powder, coriander powder, Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here) and salt, mix well and cook for 3 mins in low flame.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.Take a small ball and flatten it out lightly..
  • Place the gobi aloo filling and seal it on top and roll the paratha evenly.
  • Heat the tawa , spread oil, cook on a medium flame for few seconds.
  • Once one side is done, flip it over. Apply oil till it turns golden brown.
  • Drizzle some ghee on both sides and serve hot.
  • Aloo gobi paratha is ready!!

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the paratha dough or spread 1 tbsp over the paratha while serving.

1 Aloo gobi paratha – 244 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

7. Watermelon paratha

These parathas are so soft and tasty that you will never guess what they are made of. Watermelon is also high in minerals and vitamins like vitamins A, B2, B6, E, and C. (7 Essential nutrients for eye care of kids)

Watermelon paratha
Watermelon paratha

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup jowar/sorghum flour
  • 1 cup Watermelon puree
  • 1 tsp carrom seeds
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Take wheat flour and jowar/sorghum flour in a bowl.
  • Add watermelon puree to it.
  • Further add carrom seeds, salt and Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Bind it to make soft dough. Rest the dough for 15-20 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.Take a small ball and roll the paratha evenly.
  • Heat the tawa , spread oil, cook on a medium flame for few seconds.
  • Once one side is done, flip it over. Apply oil till it turns golden brown.Drizzle some ghee on both sides.
  • Tasty watermelon paratha is ready to serve!!

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the paratha dough or spread 1 tbsp over the paratha while serving.

1 watermelon paratha – 125 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

8. papaya aloo paratha

The papaya aloo paratha has a delicate yet distinct flavour and a pleasant mouthfeel. A variety of common spices may be used to enhance the flavour of the filling, which goes well with the raw papaya. The use of spices may enhance the aroma and flavour even further.

Papaya aloo paratha
Papaya aloo paratha

Ingredients

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 cup raw papaya puree
  • 4 boiled potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Cut raw papaya into pieces. Grind in mixer to make puree.
  • Take wheat flour in bowl. Add papaya puree, salt and Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury spread (order here). Knead to make soft dough without adding water. Divide the dough into equal portions.
  • Make potato filling as your kids like.
  • Take small ball from dough and fill aloo mixture.
  • Heat the tawa , spread oil, cook on a medium flame for few seconds.
  • Once one side is done, flip it over. Apply oil till it turns golden brown.Cook both side on low flame.
  • Healthy and nutritious papaya aloo paratha is ready to serve!!!

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the paratha dough or spread 1 tbsp over the paratha while serving.

1 Papaya aloo paratha – 137 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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These paratha recipes are easy to make, delicious, and will undoubtedly amaze your kids with their lip-smacking taste. If you want to surprise your children, include this fusion dish in their lunch box menu and watch them crave more. So, make this simple dish for your loved ones and enjoy its exquisite taste!

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