The Tiffin Box

A new(ish) Edmontonian. Born and brought up in India, now in Canada via UK. I teach Indian food classes + blog about everything food. Come on by and say hello!

Recent Blog Posts

Tales From India: 10 Tips For Driving In India
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You stop for the exhibitionists. Ah, the joys of driving in India. Once upon a time, I had no compunction jumping in and out of buses, sometimes even when they were moving. In fact, I spent half my life on the City Bus Number 5, first going to school, then pre-university, then college. Bus stops ...
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"Are you the nanny?"
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"Are you the nanny?"
"Are you the nanny?" If I had a dollar for every time I was asked this question when I was out with Adz, well... I'd be about twelve dollars richer (yes, I keep count.) I understand, I really do, that it can be a bit jarring to see a white child with a brown person, though in this day and ag...
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Global Recipe Swap (Part1): Beef Kheema Pav (A Mumbai Street Food)
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Global Recipe Swap (Part1): Beef Kheema Pav (A Mumbai Street Food)
I've been quite silent over here at The Tiffin Box, and first, I just wanted to say thank you to a few of you who have emailed me and asked me if things are okay. The internet is a funny thing. I don't know all my readers personally, yet so many of you messaged me, worried about me. It gives me t...
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The Magic of Flying - Part 2: The Joys of Shopping at Edmonton International Airport
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The Magic of Flying - Part 2: The Joys of Shopping at Edmonton International Airport
This is how I imagine myself flying... the reality, however, is usually very different! HBC Barbie, available at HBC Trading Post at the EIA.  This post is the second in my series for Edmonton International Airport (EIA). In my first post, last year, I talked about the forgotten ma...
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Mom's Awesome Potato Bhaji, Breakfasts Around The World and Small Steps to Wellness
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I recently read an article, 50 of the World's Best Breakfasts, and was pretty pleased to find my all-time favourite, the Full English, at the top of the list. Let's face it, there is nothing like a greasy fry-up of eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, baked beans, black pudding, fried bread and a cup...
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Trains, Planes and Pedhas - Vikram Vij and His Family Chicken Curry
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Trains, Planes and Pedhas - Vikram Vij and His Family Chicken Curry
Photo used with thanks to Sean NeildChef Vikram Vij, patron of Vancouver's famous Vij's Restaurant, Rangoli and Railway Express, and I share a fascination with Indian railways and their ubiquitous blue and red trains. Mine was honed through years of travelling around India with my family, and my ...
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Pear Tarte Tatin With Cardamom, Saffron and Rosewater for Diwali (+ Giveaway from The Real Canadian Superstore)
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Pear Tarte Tatin With Cardamom, Saffron and Rosewater for Diwali (+ Giveaway from The Real Canadian Superstore)
About a year ago, I was at Adz's school, talking about Diwali to the Grade One class. I talked a bit about India, and how we celebrated many festivals among all the faiths that make up this incredibly diverse and secular country. When I was talking about Diwali, the celebration of light in honour...
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Indian-Spiced Turkey Stuffing for Thanksgiving
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In the past few months, we have heard so much about refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants. It's election season here in Canada, and the rhetoric is out in full swing. We hear about immigrants not assimilating into 'our' culture, issues with niqabs, about #PeopleLikeNenshi and #BarbaricCulturalP...
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Roti/ Chapathi/ Phulka - How To Make Soft Rotis
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Roti/ Chapathi/ Phulka - How To Make Soft Rotis
In India we have a saying that all one needs for a comfortable life is roti, kapda aur makhan (food, clothes and home.) It is one of the truths of life that you can be pretty comfortable with very little and with the basic necessities of life, and there are a lot of people in India and in the wor...
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