Most of us get bored of our usual lunch boxes from time to time… and actually, now is the time to be healthier. The standard protein, rice and veg or cheese sandwich is no longer cutting it! Let us spice up your meal prep with 3 fresh, delicious and healthy Asian inspired meals. These make a delicious alternative to the soggy sarnie and are a lovely healthy treat (no really they are). We have used classic lunch time staples –
wrap, soup and protein box – and infused them with our authentic Indian curry flavours.
Without further ado, here is our guide to your healthy, Asian inspired meal prep! Lunchtime has never felt more exciting.
Creamy Butternut Squash Korma soup
Who doesn’t love to warm up with a delicious soup? Butternut squash is bursting with
vitamins A, C and E and it adds a lovely, sweet flavour to this dish.
Desi Tikka Currykit Tofu and Lentil Salad
You can add some yoghurt and even a bit of silken tofu for the extra creaminess and protein. Our Korma currykit gives the traditional butternut squash soup a bit of spice that pairs so well with the sweet and creamy elements of this recipe! For 3-4 servings, you will need:
Desi Korma Healthy Currykit
1 large butternut squash, peeled and diced
250g Greek yoghurt
Cashews for a bit of crunch
And that’s it!
To make this soup, simply roast your peeled and diced squash in the oven with
a bit of salt, pepper and oil at 200 degrees for around 30 minutes. In the meantime, prep
your spices according to the instructions on the packet. Let the squash cool if your blender
can’t handle hot foods.
Add the squash, spices, yoghurt and water to the blender, depending on how thick or runny you’d like your soup. Blend, reheat if necessary, top with some cashews and enjoy!
Bhuna chicken wraps
If you’re sick of the usual chicken salad sandwiches, this tasty wrap is for you! We used our
Bhuna spices to flavour the chicken (or veggie alternative). Coupled with tangy mango
chutney, this wrap is bursting full of flavour in every bite. To make 4 wraps, you will need:
Desi Bhuna Curry Kit
300g chicken (or veggie alternative)
Spinach or any other greens
To start, simply follow the instructions on our curry kits and fry the chicken in the spices for
as long as you need, depending on whether it’s a veggie version or not. Once that’s done,
assemble your wrap! Spread some mayo on the tortilla, top with veggies, the Desi Bhuna
chicken and mango chutney. These wraps are also great if you have some left-over curry to use up. You can wrap them in foil, which can be reused and store them in the fridge for up
to 4 days. Perfect for grabbing a quick, healthy Asian inspired meal on the go.
Tikka Tofu and Lentil Bowl with Raita Dressing
This recipe is a nutritional powerhouse! High in protein, fibre and nutrients from veggies,
lentils and the yoghurt raita dip, it is fresh and full of flavour, leaving you energised for the
rest of the day.
Here’s what you’ll need for 4 lunch boxes:
Desi Tikka Curry Kit
450g firm tofu
Cucumbers and tomatoes
500g puy lentils
250g Greek yoghurt or vegan alternative
Garlic (for the Raita)
Ginger (for the Raita)
Juice of half a lime
Fresh mint and coriander
We recommend dipping your tofu in cornflour and frying it in a bit of oil until golden brown. This will provide it with a crispy coating before you add the spices, however, you can also
skip this step.
Desi Tikka Currykit Tofu and Lentil Salad
Next, add your sauted onion, garlic and ginger paste to the
pan according to the instructions on the pack. Cook them thoroughly according to the instructions. Coat the tofu in the Tikka spice pack before adding it to the pan. Add the remaining spices to the sauted onion, garlic and ginger paste mix and cook through.
To assemble your lunchbox, chop up cucumber and tomatoes and mix it with cooked puy
For the raita yoghurt dressing, mix the yoghurt, lime juice, garlic, ginger and fresh
herbs to taste. You’re good to go – assemble your lunch box and enjoy these healthy meals
for the rest of the week!
We hope you enjoy these delicious, healthy, Asian inspired meals. Desi Curry Kits already
provide the sauted onion, garlic and ginger paste and a spice mix, so you just need to add
your fresh ingredients for a truly speedy meal prep. Let us know how you like to use our curry kits! You can share your meal inspirations with us using #seemydesi and tagging @desihealthycurry into your post.