Tiffin Wallah – South Indian Vegetarian Cuisine – NYC

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Last Updated on January 13, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Tiffin Wallah – South Indian Vegetarian Cuisine- NYC – Come for the lunch buffet and the dosas!

I think I have mentioned this place before, but I went to Tiffin Wallah this week, after not going there for several months.  I had gotten up a little late and had no time for breakfast.  I went straight to a client I had that morning and cooked for 3 hours.  By this time, it was noon and I had not even had a drop of water.  Needless to say, I was STARVING!

I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, but I wanted something delicious and filling and then I decided to go to Tiffin Wallah.  I know they have a great lunch buffet, but usually, when I go it’s too late and I miss it and end up having one of their delicious dosas for dinner.  For once, I was free and had the time to go there at lunch time.
7.95 for an all you can eat Vegetarian Indian lunch.  I am a carnivore, but this is the one place I go, where I don’t miss the meat.  Their food is just so flavorful and delicious.  Meat – what’s that – who needs it?  Nobody – if they are eating at Tiffin Wallah!

I started out with a delicious cup of Masala Chai.  Spices were not just dumped in at the end.  You can tell it was all brewed together to perfection.  So flavorful I did not even need to add sugar, like I usually do.

Then I went to the buffet. The sidebar includes a large variety of chutneys – tomato, tamarind, coriander, coconut and a few others I did not even know what they were.  I could have asked because their staff is super friendly and always willing to answer any questions you may have of Indian food, but I was satisfied with the ones I knew.

The buffet included two types of dal, three vegetable curries, some kind of fried balls (insides were ground dal, I think – they were so delicious I really didn’t even bother to ask the staff what it was), pulao, chappati roti and saambhar.

My plate of food at Tiffin Wallah

The roti’s were freshly made – warm and comforting.  The food is not very spicy.  They leave it up to you.  Just add the saambhar and you can make your meal spicy or not – whatever your preference!

The restaurant is also certified Kashrut, so if you keep Kosher and love Indian food, don’t forget to try Tiffin Wallah, located at 127 E. 28th street!

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