The “Y” 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 25 with letter Y.
So Let’s pack the Y Tiffin

Yellow Rice


Yellow Passion Fruit

Yunnan Hackberry


These six healthy Greek yogurt flavors are homemade and will become your breakfast buddies. Pick between honey vanilla, mango, blueberry, banana chocolate, mint coriander and cumin spice Greek yogurt or just make them all! No processed sugar, no fruit syrup or preservatives - just clean, healthy ingredients! You'll never go back to buying store bought flavored yogurt again.Yogurt

Look for Greek yogurt with live active cultures, which not only contains a healthy dose of probiotics supporting digestive health but is also a go-to snack rich in calcium and protein that can be blended with fresh fruit, granola, nuts, cinnamon, honey…the possibilities are endless!

A little gyan-

Curd or Dahi is a dairy product made by curdling the milk with an edible acidic substance such as lemon juice or vinegar whereas Yogurt is created by bacterial fermentation of milk by using yogurt culture that consists of Lactobacillus bulgaricus. Yogurt is made by fermenting milk with yogurt culture.

Phodnicha Bhat Recipe

Yellow Rice is a name given by my kiddo to Maharashtrian style fried rice also known as phodnicha bhaat.

My kiddo loves it and so he always asks me yellow tice in Tiffin. This rice can be made with leftover overnight rice also.

It has so many names like – phodnicha bhat or lemon rice, or chitranan, tadka rice, or seasoned rice.

  • You just need 2 cups of steamed rice, the leftover is always welcome for this
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • hing/ asafoetida 1 pinch
  • mustard seeds 1tsp for tempering
  • onion 1 finely chopped
  • green chili 1 finely chopped
  • red chili powder 1tsp
  • turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • sugar 1/2 tsp
  • peanuts, urad dal, other veggies, curry leaves are all optional


  1. Break lumps and loosen out leftover rice with hand.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds.
  3. Once they crackle, add a pinch of asafoetida (hing), 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, red chili powder, and 5-6 curry leaves.
  4. Add 1 &1/2 tbsp peanuts and 1 tbsp urad dal, and stir fry till pinkish brown.
  5. Add 1 green chili slit vertically and 1 small onion finely chopped and fry till it turns brownish.
  6. Reduce the gas to medium flame, add the rice, salt to taste, 1/2 tsp sugar, and mix well.
  7. Stir fry for a minute and turn off the gas.
  8. Garnish with finely chopped coriander and serve.

Two Strawberry Soft Served Filled Cups With Cookie Toppings

Today is Day 25 with the letter “Y” of the AtoZ challenge.

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

If you liked this post then do drop a comment below. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family.

That’s all for today, see you tomorrow! For all AtoZ of Tiffin Ideas click here or search for #A2ZTiffinideas on Twitter and Facebook.

Linking with #BlogchatterA2Z and #AtoZ Challenge for April 2019

You may also like...

19 Responses

  1. Kalpana solsi says:

    Never heard of Yangmei. Your blog is so colourful. We call yellow rice by the name of.lemon rice.

  2. Making all king of fruit yougurts, is my fav thing to do in summers. kids just love it.

  3. Is yellow rice same as lemon rice? Good options in Y tiffin.

  4. abhijit says:

    Yogurt is a good tiffin idea. Abroad they sell different yogurts with fruit at the bottom. One can simply mix the fruit with yogurt at the time of eating. For calorie conscious, there is low fat yogurt. Even in India, we love our yogurt or dahi. It is healthy, it is good for gut and it is inexpensive.

  5. Even Yogurt rice! Loved the ideas

  6. We call yellow rice as Chitranna. Adding raw mango makes it tastier 🙂

  7. Just thinking how one will take yogurt in a tiffin though it is one of my favorite food. Will miss this daily tiffin from tomorrow.
    #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

  8. You’re spoiling me with your yummy recipes. I hope to learn a few from you to pamper my family:)

  9. Vidya Sury says:

    We make the yellow rice with a dash of lemon juice and call it lemon rice! 🙂 I love it. Your photo looks appetizing!

    • Yes, this yellow rice is similar to lemon rice or chitranan, my kiddo love to call this seasoned rice as yellow and so it has got this name in my house. Thanks for liking the tiffin.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *