The N 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 14 with the letter N.

for N tiffin we can pack


Namak para

nutrela granules soya tikki

along with noodles

nachos to suit your kids’ taste.

For sweet will keep Nutella Cake


  • maida/
  • Wheat Flour – 1/2 cup I use and prefer wheat flour
  • 1/4  
  • Besan Flour – 1/2 cup mixed in spoonful milk  
  • Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp and Baking Soda – 1/4 tsp both are optional.


  1. First of all, In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together except sugar i.e. flour, sooji, and cardamom powder, salt
  2. Add in the wet ingredients and beat until all the ingredients come together in the form of a dough. You can just use your hand to mix together ghee with powdered sugar and crushed saffron strands until fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and mix. Mix until it forms a soft and smooth dough. If the dough is not coming together, you may add a tablespoon of milk at this point.
  3. Cling wrap the dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 120 minutes. This process makes the nankhatai more crunchy so I follow it but it’s optional.
  4. Almost, after 30 minutes take the dough out and make equal size balls from the dough.
  5. Flatten each ball slightly with your hands lightly press some chopped nuts in the center.
  6. While we are preparing the nankhatai mix, meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 C. And prepare a baking sheet greased with butter or ghee.
  7. Now, bake at 375 F degrees for 16-18 minutes or till the bottom of the cookies starts turning light brown in color.
  8. Finally, Remove nankhatai from oven and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container and its ready to go as a snack for the kid’s lunch box.

pic courtesy – wikki commons

Will now share another recipe of healthy nutrela granules, For the reason that nutrella soya granules are a rich source of protein, they are my all time favourite for kids.

Ingredients for Soya Granule Tikki Recipe

  • 1 cup Nutrela Soya Granules soaked in warm water for about 15-20 mins

To begin with, In a saucepan, bring to boil 3-4 Cups of water. Add 1 tsp salt and 1 cup Soya Granules. Simmer for 5 minutes on low heat. The strain the cooked granules and drain the water. Wash granule softly with cold water. Leave Granules to drain water for 10 minutes. Once water is drained squeeze Granules and remove water as much as you can.

  • Potato 2 cup boiled, peeled and Mashed
  • Steamed Peas ½ cup
  • Carrot, Grated 1
  • 7-8 French Beans, steamed small pieces
  • coriander finely chopped ½ cup
  • Cumin Powder 1 Tsp
  • ¼ cup Onion finely chopped
  • Ginger Paste 1 Tsp
  • Green chilies – 2, finely chopped
  • 6-7 Curry leaves
  • Red chili powder 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon
  • 2 tbsp Gram Flour for binding
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
  • Bread crumbs ¼ cup

Heat 1 tsp Oil in a nonstick pan. Add Curry leaves, chopped green chilies, and Ginger paste. Sauté for a few seconds. Add Onion and sauté until Onion becomes translucent.

Take soya granules in a bowl. Add onion mix, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, and green chilies and mix. Add mashed Potato, Steamed Peas, Grated Carrot, steamed French beans, Cumin Powder, and salt to taste. here you can add a few drops of lemon juice too. Add coriander leaves and breadcrumbs and mix.

Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape into medium and flat patties/ Tikki. Spread roasted Semolina in a plate. Place 1 cutlet over it and Coat both the sides of Cutlet with roasted Semolina.

Now, Take a non-stick pan and Heat some oil. Place the tikkis and shallow-fry from both sides till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Once cool they are ready to pack in tiffins.

Even more, we can keep lots of nuts in lunch for power packed tiffin.

White Yellow and Brown Peanut on Clear Glass Basin


Budapest, BarCraft 2, nachos, 2.jpg

Even more, If you are running out of time just spread Nutella on soft bread also is a hit with kids.

Today is Day 14 with the letter “N” of AtoZ challenge. My theme for the challenge is ‘Tackling Tiffin tantrums” to help ease lunchbox woes for moms & kids.

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36 Responses

  1. This looks and sounds very yum.

  2. Wow! That is a lot of easy and yummy recipes. Hope to try them sometime.

  3. Your recipes make my mouth water and you come up with such inviting images. Nankhatai and NAchos make my mouth water. But for NAnkhatai I find you are adding 3/4th cup powdered sugar. Alas! I am a diabetic. But still, I will use your recipes and indulge myself once in a while for sure.

    • Thank you are liking the tiffins, Nachos are my favorites. As for sugar, I understand but what to do, it won’t taste good if I skip on the main ingredient, and as its tiffin, kids need the energy addon.

  4. I want to pluck that Nankhatai off my screen and gobble it up now! It looks that delicious! Thanks for the recipes!

  5. Yummy list with wonderful recipes.
    Incidentally, i too have posted Nankhatai recipe today😊

  6. I prepare Nankhatias but in a slightly different way. Have nuts everyday at 4pm. My son loves nachos.
    Will try the tikki. Had a heavy breakfast yet Am salivating .

  7. Great recipes! Love noodles, nuts… and Nutella 😉
    N = Notions, et Notre-Dame…

  8. I love namakpara!! Nachos! I remembered making Nankhatai With mom!

  9. When i started reading amd reached the N list, i was secretly praying for nankhatai recipe and Tadaaa… It was there. Its my weekend project now. Thanks.

  10. Thanks for the recipe of nankhatai, I always wanted to try it at home. Also, the soya tikkis, I will try these 2 recipes and send in my son’s tiffin. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Nankhatai that is something new I read today. These days I avoid Maida flour. I sit possible to prepare this with wheat flour?

  12. Dr.Amrita says:

    Nankhatai is a favourite Will be trying the recipe.

  13. Arlee Bird says:

    Never tried the first two suggestions so far as I can recall, but noodles and nachos are things are still eat fairly regularly.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out / Battle of the Bands

  14. All the N tiffin options are yum. We made soya chat few days ago, I liked your idea of soya tikki. Will try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Such a delicious post. The choice of recipes is really good and those nankhatais look yummy

  16. Ohh I wish i was still in school so that I could have taken these wonderful things in my lunchbox.
    #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

  17. Suhasini says:

    Nachos are my favorite but no one in my house likes them

    • Happens in my house too, it’s only me who picks all flavors and now I have learned to enjoy them by myself, next time you eat nachos virtually have me by your side. Enjoy it yourself with the dips.

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