Top 10 Indian Packed Lunch Ideas

If you love Indian food, why not make it a part of your everyday life? Whether you’re heading to the park with kids or need something to eat at work, here are ten top Indian packed lunch ideas that’ll tingle your taste buds and keep your hunger locked up until dinner. 

1. Chicken Biryani 

When you look at an India house authentic cuisine menu, you’re sure to find Biryani. This is a layered rice and meat dish that’s cooked with aromatic spices and herbs. Pack some raita (yoghurt with spices) in a small pot and enjoy it when your tummy rumbles.

2.Vegetable Pulao 

This one-pot dish is made with long-grain rice and mixed vegetables. It can be made in bulk ahead of time and is perfect when served with some roasted nuts for an extra crunch.

3.Chickpea Wrap

If you’re looking for something easy to eat on-the-go, then a chickpea wrap is ideal. Fill a wholewheat wrap with spiced chickpeas, fresh veggies and a drizzle of mint chutney. You could also use yoghurt mixed with spices for extra moisture.

4.Paneer Tikka Skewers 

Grilled or oven-baked skewers of marinated paneer cubes with colourful peppers and onions make for a delicious mid-day snack. Serve with a side of mint yoghurt sauce.

5.Masala Dosa Rolls 

Masala Dosa Rolls are crispy crepes made from fermented rice and lentil batter. They’re stuffed with aromatic, flavourful potato curry spiced with mustard and fenugreek seeds, cumin, turmeric and ginger.

6.Aloo Paratha 

Aloo Paratha are popular Indian flatbreads stuffed with a potato mixture that’s spiced with garam masala, coriander and ginger. In Hindi, Aloo means Potatoes and Paratha means Layered Flatbreads. 

7.Egg Curry with Roti

Boiled eggs are served in a sauce spiced with red chilli powder, cinnamon, garam masala, coriander and cardamom. Serve with whole wheat rotis or naan to keep you full for longer.

8.Tandoori Chicken Skewers

Tandoori Chicken Skewers are full of flavour and easy to eat, making them ideal for a picnic. They can be made ahead of time by marinating meat in tandoori spices and cooking in the oven.

9.Dal Tadka and Brown Rice

If you want to make a lunch that’s packed with protein, then Dal Tadka with brown rice is perfect. This is essentially lentils and spices tempered with ghee and is a hearty meal for busy adults and kids alike.

10.Vegetable Frankie

Inspired by Indian street food, Vegetable Frankies are wraps filled with stir-fried vegetables, spices and a squeeze of lemon. Wrap in foil for easy handling.

If you’re looking for delicious, authentic Indian cuisine in the heart of London, pop into Little India, our Gloucester Road Indian restaurant in South Kensington. Offering a range of traditional starters, mains and sides, as well as exciting chef’s specials, our food is sure to get your mouth watering. Book your Indian Gloucester Road table today or treat yourself to a takeaway.