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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Chapati Rolls-Vegetable Paneer Chapati Rolls Recipe-Lunch Box Ideas for Work,School (Indian)

Are you stuck for ideas for healthy lunch box recipes or wondering what to pack for lunch every day? Well, I have given few delicious and practical lunch box ideas for work (office), school that are nutritious, healthy and also easy to prepare. Today we will see how to make chapati rolls with a delicious semi dry paneer sabji and also a few lunch box ideas (Indian) for adults and kids.

Indian Lunch Box Ideas

How to make Chapati Rolls 

Prep time - under 10 mins
Cook time - under 15 mins
Yields - 5 rolls

Ingredients needed

Chapati or phulka -5

Onion -1 big
Ginger-garlic paste -1 tsp
Green chillies -1
Tomato - 2 medium size
Capsicum -1 medium size
Paneer - 150 grams

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder -1 tsp
Coriander powder -2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Kitchen King Masala -1 tsp

Salt needed

For the seasoning

Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds/jeera - 1 tsp


Prepare chapati and keep it ready.

Chop all the vegetables and cut the paneer into cubes.


Heat oil, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions and green chillies. Saute until onions turn transparent.

Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

Add tomatoes, all the spice powder and salt needed. Cook until tomatoes become mushy.

Add chopped capsicum and cook for a few more minutes.

preparation of paneer sabji for roti

Once the capsicum gets cooked a little, add the cubed paneer pieces. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes until the masala gets coated with the paneer pieces well.

Add finely chopped coriander leaves. Switch off the flame. Let it cool a little.

Take a chapati, keep 2 tbsp of stuffing vertically, fold  a little at the bottom as shown below and roll it from the side tightly.

Pack it for lunch. The roti will not get soggy as it is a dry sabji. You can prepare the same recipe with other dry sabjis. Check out my long list of more than 80 side dishes for chapati for more dry sabzi recipes.

how to make chapati rolls

Note -You can skip green chillies, if it is for kids lunch box. Try lunch ideas given below and I am sure your kids lunch box will come home empty. 

Chapati Rolls

Lunch Box Ideas for Work (office) and School

Lunch should be healthy and nutritious, so avoid packing unhealthy food or junk food or food prepared with maida (all purpose flour) or processed food.

Sandwiches prepared with brown bread with a healthy filling is great for lunch. Try protein packed kidney bean sandwich which is good for both kids and adults or spinach potato sandwich or just potato sandwich. You can use leftover sabji like potato curry or carrot beans curry as a filling for sandwich.

When packing dosas, make thick and spongy dosas as thin dosas will be become hard and unpalatable when eaten later. You can make uthappam with carrots or mixed vegetable uttappam to make it more healthy.Sponge dosa is also great for lunch as it will remain very soft until lunch time.

One pot meals are great for lunch like tomato rice, lemon rice, cauliflower rice,vegetable rice or potato rice etc. Avoid packing khichdi for lunch as it tastes great only when eaten hot. Rajma Chawal (kidney beans rice) sweet corn rice, channa pulao, red beans rice, peas pulao are all healthy, nutritious and high in protein which is required for growing kids. Check out more recipes in my one pot meals section.

Chapati rolls or phulka with dry sabji works great for lunch. You can wrap it in aluminum foil to keep the rotis soft until lunch time.

Curd rice with vegetables or curd rice with fruits is also a great option for lunch. To prevent curd rice from getting sour, add more of milk and less curd. It will set by lunch time.

Idli is another great options for lunch. You can make vegetable idli or idly upma. When packing idli with idli milagi podi, mix idli podi, oil and a tsp of water and then apply it on idlys, it will keep the idlis soft until lunch time.

Check out more Lunch Box Ideas 

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  1. Delicious rolls !looks so yummy ..

  2. very very good idea, nice and yummy ones

  3. rolls looking soooo soft.. must be the taste was awesome ....nice rolls

  4. I tried the recipe , it turned well. thank you for sharing the recipe.

  5. I made it just now for dinner. My dad (who's my biggest critic) had 4 chapatis instead of his usual 3 :D Was yummy! Thanks for the recipe. I'm a fan of yours!

  6. Awesome recipe. I love chapatis this way. Thanks a lot and I look forward to more of your yummy recipes to fill my tummy.

  7. its possible to make without panner

  8. Thanks Padhu. My husband always appreciates the taste of food when I follow your recipes. That gives me immense pleasure. You rock Padhu!!!!

  9. Hv not tried rolls yet. Will definitely try this

  10. Looks quite useful

  11. can you please tell how to wrap the rotis ..at the end..the way you have done ..

    1. First keep the stuffing in the center vertically leaving gap on the top and bottom. Fold the bottom and then roll it. That's it.

    2. Hi Padhu, How are you ? thank you for providing New Recipes for us , your website is so much helpful for us not only for Recipes for Tips also , Please provide the images for all recipes it is a request

  12. Hello madam,
    Very Nice and useful tips

    Can we use baby corn instead of panner???

  13. Hi Padhu,
    Can we add cheese to this stuffing?
    if yes then when exactly to add?

    1. Yes, you can add after turning the heat off for the sabji, when the sabji is a little warm. In that case, you can avoid paneer.


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