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     A range of Indian specials served up in a fun, no fuss atmosphere  with a twist

    STILL recall scenes from that critically acclaimed Hindi film, The Lunchbox, which seriously made me crave the flavours of home–cooked Indian food. And for those who feel the same, there is a new dining concept in town that is cool and quirky. At TiffinBox etc. at Inorbit Mall in Whitefield, you can tuck into a choice of hearty regional food from kitchens across India, served up in the ubiquitous tiffinboxes we lusted after in the film.  With dishes that make you feel at home, TiffinBox etc. takes you straight to the kitchens from where native recipes originate.

    foodlead8dWhat’s cooking
    The menu offers five broad regional choices from different parts of India and, surprisingly  enough, Birmingham too. For example, Delhi — diwani handi and tandoori Chicken, Kolkata  — mustard fish tikka and kosha mongsho, Mumbai — sabj kolhapuri and Goan Prawn Curry, Bangalore — chicken Chettinad, and Birmingham — Birmingham balti.
    The novelty factor of the gleaming tiffins arriving at your table notwithstanding, they open up to reveal  fragrant curries, vegetables  and staples that will bring to mind old family recipes and mother’s old fashioned cooking.

    The portions are generous (meant to be shared) and reasonably priced. The tiffinbox meals can only be ordered at dinner.
    And lunch is a buffet that caters to busy office goers who prefer to dive into a huge spread with easy choices. Here, the range covers Gujarati, Rajasthani, Marwari, Sindhi, Maharastrian, Punjabi, Awadhi and Hyderbadi cuisines (Rs. 350++). Light snacks like idli, pav bhaji, aloo paratha and chaat are also available.

    Their signature desserts are quite interesting and include paan and chilli ice-cream (my favourite), and sugar free gajar ka halwa. Thosefoodlead8c with Jain food preferences are also catered to here.

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    A mention must be made of the decor that is rather fun — minimalistic yet creative with old school milk cans as lights, happy caricature wall murals and wooden bench-like seating for larger groups.

    Rs. 320 for vegetarian and Rs. 420 for  non-vegetarian tiffins. Details: 28029599

    —Ema Trinidad

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