Vegetarian & Kosher Indian restaurant
Tiffin Wallah translates as - one who carries the box. Tiffin is an old English word for a light lunch, and also the name of the multi-compartment metal lunch box that carries it. Tiffin Wallahs originated over a century ago when the many Indians working for British companies disliked the food served at work. Tiffin service was created to bring home cooking to the workplace.
Many people order their tiffins to go, but their lunch buffet is exceedingly popular. It was the cheapest ($6) buffet in NYC but that changed due to popularity ($7). Their buffet always has plain rice, seasoned rice, mulligatawny soup, salad, and rotates two or three of the following: potatos & cauliflower, chickpeas, lentils. They also have a few kinds of breads and coconut chutney, tamarind sauce, and mint sauce. However, the owner is known to tell customers that certain things are vegan that actually contain milk and/or ghee.
Their regular menu carries a ton of idlis, ravas, curries, and dosas and clearly marks items that are spicy and/or contain dairy.
Added by Cass Danger on Dec 5 07 (last updated Nov 26 08)
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6 train to 28th street.
$ - inexpensive