Bombay Borough introduces nostalgic lunch offer with regional Indian cuisines

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In celebration of India’s regional cuisines, Bombay Borough introduces a new lunch offering, the Dabba Lunch. 

Dating back to 1890 when the British and Parsi communities stayed in Mumbai, the ‘Dabba Lunch’ concept was introduced as a convenient tiffin delivery service to enjoy fresh, home-cooked meals every day. 

The lunch offer is available from Monday until Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. starting at Rs. 2,500 per person. 

Tiffin box or ‘Dabba’, comes from the word ‘Dabbawala’, referring to a person who works for a lunch delivery service. This service is still very popular in India to this day. Drawing inspiration from these hardworking and world-famous Dabbawalas, Bombay Borough’s Dabba Lunch celebrates Indian regional cuisine with unique Indian ingredients, spices, and flavours. 

The menu is designed for guests to enjoy various courses including starters, small plates, and mains. Bombay Borough pays homage to the age-old Indian tradition, with four Dabbas that represent different regions and cultures. 

From the eclectic and nostalgic Ammas Dabba, with comforting, distinct, and fiery flavours from Southern India to the Punjabi Dabba, rich and famous North Indian dishes owing to their simple, robust, and agrarian culture and heritage, to the Nawabi Dabba, adorned with the rich flavours of the Awadh region of North India, and the Bombay Dabba, with the culinary gems from the city of dreams, this menu offers a taste of the various regions in India, neatly packaged into a tiffin box to enhance the authenticity of the dining experience.

The starter menu comprises of Indian street food dishes like Chaatwala, which are loaded with spices, vegetables, and chutneys and vary from one Dabba to the next. The small plate features dishes like the Chennai Crab Roti, with Chennai-style shredded roti and tempered crab meat cooked in the iconic Madras coconut sauce. 

The mains highlight the hyperlocal flavours with dishes like the Malvani Chicken Curry from Bombay – a traditional Maharashtrian coastal chicken curry flavoured with local favourite ‘goda masala’, the Punjabi Paneer Sirka Pyaaz – a Tawa-tossed paneer with ‘sirka pyaz’ or vinegar-soaked pearl onions in a masala tempered with cumin and chillies and much more.

Inspired by these hardworking and world-renowned Dabbawalas, Bombay Borough presents ‘Dabba Lunch’ that celebrates their spirits and India’s regional cuisines and hyperlocal ingredients with a wide range of ‘Dabbas’ to choose from the daily lunches. Guests can make reservations by visiting