The O 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 15 with the letter O.

O tiffin can consist of

Oats cookie

Oat Waffle

Oats Upma

Orange for fruit

Oreo biscuits for sweet

Oat, Whole Grains, Food

There are a lot of variations of Oats cookie, will share a simple one, you can add  Hazelnuts, Almonds, Walnuts, raisins or any nuts to it

  • 1 1/4 Cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp dalchini ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp salt just to balance the savory taste
  • 1/4 Tsp  jaifal powder/ ground nutmeg
  • 3 Cups Oats

Cooking Instructions

    • Heat oven to 375°F.
    • In a large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla essence and then beat well.
    • Add dry ingredients flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg; mix well.
    • Add oats; mix well Add 1 cup of raisins and chopped nuts mix of your choice.
    • Spray two large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
    • Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the baking sheets, leaving about two inches of space between each cookie OR roll into balls and flatten slightly.
    • Bake until lightly golden brown all over, 15 to 18 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through the baking.
    • let it Cool and remove to wire rack. Store tightly once cooled.

Oats Upma

    • Oats 1 cup, dry roast for 5 minutes and cool I used Quaker white oats
    • 2 tbsp sooji/ rava/ semolina
    • Carrot 1, finely chopped to cubes
    • French Beans 5-6, string and chop into pieces
    • Green peas fistful (optional)  
    • ½ cup finely chopped onion
    • Green Chilies 2, slit
    • Ginger 1tsp (grated)
    • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
    • Salt to taste
    • 2 cups Water 
    • Ghee 2 tbsps
    • Oil 2 tsp
    • Coriander leaves 1 tbsp, finely chopped


Vegetable Oats Upma

    • mustard seeds (rai/ Mohri) 1 Tsp
    • cumin seeds (jeera ) 1 Tsp
    • 2 teaspoon urad dal ( black gram)
    • 3-4 green chilies
    • 1 tsp turmeric powder (Haldi)
    • 15 -20 curry leaves.
    • 1 tbsp oil
    • salt to taste
    • Cashew nuts 4-5

Method for making Oats Upma

Roast Oats for 3-4 minutes on medium flame with little or no oil . remove it from flame and keep it aside.

Heat oil and ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter then add urad dal and cumin seeds in the oil and cashew nuts, and curry leaves and saute for a minute on low to medium flame. add curry leaves.

Add the onions, ginger and green chilies and saute for few mins. Add carrots and beans and saute on a medium flame for another 2-4 mins. Add turmeric powder and salt and mix.

Place lid and cook on low flame for 6-7 minutes. Add 2½ cup water. Let the water boil for 2 -3 minutes. Reduce flame, place lid and cook for 6-7 minutes or till the water is half absorbed.

Add the dry roasted oats and semolina to it and mix. Place lid for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and Mix it nicely and keep it covered with a lid for 1-2 minutes.

Add lemon juice and salt if required You can garnish it with fresh grated coconut and coriander.

Once cool its read to go in tiffins

Another kids favorite is Oat Waffle and Oreo Biscuits

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Today is Day 15 with the letter “O” of AtoZ challenge. My theme for the challenge is ‘Tackling Tiffin tantrums” to help ease lunchbox woes for moms & kids.

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14 Responses

  1. Amazing, I always thought of making Oats Upama but had no trusted recipe. Thanks for the details.
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  2. I do prepare oats upma but do nit add cashew.

    I crush oreo biscuits and add it to vanilla icecream. Tastes yummy. My son loves it.

  3. I have never tried oats waffle!! will be trying soon

  4. Samira Gupta says:

    Wonderful list with healthy options and easy recipes. . Waffles look super yummm…

  5. I grind oats into a fine powder and then make Upma from it. Adding broccoli helps to balance the carbs and proteins.

    • PraGun says:

      Yes I too grind oats but not for upma, just for paratha mix or cutlet. Will add broccoli from future of course it’s protein rich. Thanks for the tip.

  6. Harjeet Kaur says:

    Orange, Oreos and waffles for me please 🙂

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