Sometime this summer, Tim and I watched the movie “The Lunchbox,” an Indian flick in which a man receives the wrong lunchbox—or really, the wrong tiffin box, a tall, stainless steel contraption with multiple containers stacked in a tower that clips together and keeps different foods apart—over and over again. Instead of the boring restaurant food he’d been ordering to come for him every day in the sea of tiffin boxes that delivery guys on bicycles take to offices at lunchtime, he starts getting a housewife’s meals. That housewife is lonely and trying to make her stoic husband happy through home cooking she pours herself into. But instead, her meals are going to this crotchety accountant. He writes her a note, she writes him one and the plot develops from there until it culminates in a (spoiler alert) rather unsatisfying ending, but (!) I was glad I watched it if only for the tiffin box. I knew I wanted one! So when the people at MightyNest said they’d send one over, along with some vintage camera reusable napkins and a set of bamboo silverware, we were obviously in. There was an Indian tiffin box dinner just waiting to happen. Now, without further ado and just in time for the days of school lunches and work lunches and needing to pack food on the go, here are photos and a set of recipes for the Indian feast Tim made yesterday and packed into our tiffin box.
Plus! Bonus! There’s also a MightyNest giveaway where the winner will get his or her own tiffin box, hand napkins and bamboo silverware, too.
Special thanks to MightyNest for hosting this giveaway, just in time for going back to school! MightyNest is a unique website that provides you the ability to find a wide variety of natural, organic and non-toxic products all in one place. All of the products they sell are free from known toxins such as: BPA, PVC, Phthalates, Lead, Formaldehyde, Parabens and more.
MightyNest also has an incredible schools program that gives 15% back to your local school on every purchase. Plus, they have just launched their fall Mighty School Challenge where they are giving away $25,000 in school donations this October! Learn more here: http://schools.mightynest.com/.