The L tiffin

Welcome to A to Z of tiffin ideas with me. I am trying to give AtoZ suggestions for lunch box woes and today is Day 12 with the letter L.

So Let’s pack the L Tiffin.

Lettuce paratha/ puri

lettuce wrap or even lauki paratha

Another option is Lemon rice

or ladyfinger veggie with chapatiImage result for bhindi ki bhaji

For sweet keep a laddoo. and for fruit keep  lychee or litchi juice either

With small kids, a lollipop is the best “L” to give.

At times I had also made Leftovers ka cutlet and Lentil Loaf too.


Yes, you heard it right, I finely chop lettuce leaves and along with sandwiches I also hide them in the dough and make parathas out of it. As I stay in a cold climate in hills so, thankfully I am never out of fresh lettuce. ‘most importantly’ it’s all about feeding lettuce to kids. If not in salad then work out different options. Sandwich is for sure the best option.

Lettuce Paratha


  • Atta/ whole wheat flour 2 cups
  • 2 cups finely chopped lettuce, I prefer iceberg but any will do.
  • carom seeds/ ajwain 1tsp
  • cumin seeds/ jeera 1tsp
  • turmeric/ haldi 1tsp
  • 1tsp chili powder
  • salt
  • warm water
  • oil  


  • First of all, in a large bowl mix lettuce, carom seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric, chilly powder, salt.
  • Now, add the flour, little at a time and mix.
  • Add warm water to make it into a smooth dough.
  • Add a tbsp oil and knead it for a min and let it rest for 15-20 mins.
  • Make small balls of the dough.
  • Heat a skillet on medium high.
  • Roll the parathas using little flour for dusting.
  • Once the skillet is hot, place the paratha on it.
  • When you see the bubbles coming up flip it.
  • Apply 1/2 tsp of oil flip it again and repeat the same process on its other side.
  • Make the remaining batch of parathas in a similar manner.
  • Lettuce paratha is ready

It’s time to add A sweet treat with Litchi, Lichee is always loved by kids and when it’s not its season keep litchi juice in tiffins.

For multigrain laddoo click here

Today is Day 12 with the letter “L” of AtoZ challenge.

My theme for the challenge is ‘Tackling Tiffin tantrums” to help ease lunchbox woes for moms & kids.

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23 Responses

  1. I always thought that lettuce was for salads and sandwiches. Here i get fresh lettuce and will make parathas. Healthy dish. The litchi looks so inviting.

  2. the paratha looks YUMMM. Alsoo Ladoooo can be added to the tiffin

    • Thanks you liked it, yes of course laddoo is one of my favourite tiffin energy food. Thanks for reminding seems I forgot to add link to my all time hit multigrain laddoos, will do so now.

  3. Lettuce paratha! Sounds interesting. Will try it out for sure 🙂

  4. Fun recipe! Great idea to add lettuce in there 😉
    L = Log Cabin

  5. Varsh says:

    Lettuce parathas are indeed a great way to get kids eat them. My kids love ladyfinger too and I pack the sabzi in their tiffins often.

  6. Suhasini says:

    Wonderful idea to feed kids the leafy veggies

  7. This is also my fav. sometime we take it in the breakfast.

  8. Trapti says:

    This paratha looks tasty & healthy as well.
    Sandwithches are boring sometimes.

  9. My son doesn’t like to eat bread but drools overstuffed paranthas. Currently, he is crazy for pudhina and dal ka parantha. Nut lettuce is a good and healthy option.

  10. Wow a lettuce paratha is such an innovative idea for children’s food!

  11. Never thought about it. I make Spinach, Methi paratha but this is new to me. Is the taste will not be bitter?

    • No not at all, I too had this doubt so I tried it in two parathas only when my hubby suggested but then it was a hit, even I make it for dinner parties some time in the main course with rajma and paneer. Just use fresh lettuce and preferably iceberg.

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