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Tiffin is an afternoon treat from India

Samosa chaat is one of the dishes served for the late afternoon tiffin meal at Mysore Veggie in Lowell. The snacks are a ritual with South Indians living in this area. Samosa chaat is one of the dishes served for the late afternoon tiffin meal at Mysore Veggie in Lowell. The snacks are a ritual with South Indians living in this area. (Cheryl Senter for The Boston Globe)
By Visi Tilak
Globe Correspondent / April 2, 2008

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Unless you're having an early-bird special, consuming a meal at 4 p.m. is unusual. But that's what you're doing when you eat tiffin - a meal eaten at an hour that doesn't happen to be a meal time. In the south of India, where tiffins are popular, they're the fourth meal of the day, consumed in the late afternoon. (Full article: 628 words)

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