What does tiffin time mean?

Tiffin is an Indian English word for a type of meal. It refers to a light tea-time meal at about 3pm, or to a light breakfast consisting of typical tea-time foods. In certain parts of India, it can also refer to the midday luncheon or, in some regions of the Indian subcontinent, a between-meal snack.

What does tiffin time mean?

Tiffin is an Indian English word for a type of meal. It refers to a light tea-time meal at about 3pm, or to a light breakfast consisting of typical tea-time foods. In certain parts of India, it can also refer to the midday luncheon or, in some regions of the Indian subcontinent, a between-meal snack.

What is the word tiffin mean?

a light midday meal
Definition of tiffin chiefly British. : a light midday meal : luncheon.

What does the term luncheon mean?

lunch
Definition of luncheon : lunch especially : a formal usually midday meal as part of a meeting or for entertaining a guest a company luncheon a fund-raising luncheon.

What is difference between tiffin and lunch?

is that tiffin is (uk|india) a light midday meal or snack; luncheon while lunch is a light meal usually eaten around midday, notably when not as main meal of the day.

How do you use Tiffins?

Put bread or rice in the bottom layer, and fill another with leftover stew, chili or soup. Pop a salad in the third layer, and you have a complete meal ready to go. The stainless steel can’t be reheated in the microwave, but there are insulated options that should get your meal to lunchtime still hot.

What’s the meaning of Tiffin Box?

a set of metal or plastic containers fastened together one on top of another to hold different parts of a meal, traditionally used in India to carry a meal to eat at work or school: They serve excellent Indian takeaways in stacking tiffin boxes (plastic rather than the real Bombay metal ones).

Where did the word tiffin originate?

Somehow, the word that seemed to stick was “tiffin”, taken from the slang words “tiff”, a tot of diluted liquor, and “tiffing”, to take a sip of this liquor (perhaps a hint that a sahib’s lunch might quite often be of the liquid variety!).

How many types of Tiffins are there?

Idli and Dosa Varieties

Idli Dosa Ragi Idli and Dosa
Masala Dosa Appam Rava Dosa
Dill Dosa Sambhar Idli Idli using Idli Rava
Kanchipuram Idli Spinach Adai Rava Idli
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What is an Indian tiffin?

The term tiffin refers to a light meal eaten during the day, or the containers of home-cooked food packed for office workers and schoolchildren. The British introduced the concept of high tea, and tiffin has since become synonymous with Indian life and cuisine.

What time is dinner?

Typically people eat dinner between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Dinner time fifty years ago people ate between 5:00 PM and 6:30PM but now due to work and commuting schedules dinner time for many of us has shifted to eating later.