A wide variety of delectable snacks occupy an important space in Indian cuisine, so much so that there is even a special word to describe them: tiffin. The word, derived from tiffing, an old English dialect or a slang word, means to take a little drink or sip. It only makes sense, then, that from this derivative, the word tiffin has been transformed into the equivalent of taking small bites from various dishes. 50 Great Tiffin Recipes gives you the best of vegetarian snacks from North and South India- a veritable treat of afternoon delights.
Persian scholar and food historian, Salma Hussain works for ITC as a consultant on Indian food. She has translated many original Persian manuscripts of the Mughal period into English. She is currently researching her next book on cuisine during the reign of the Mughal emperors.