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By Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar and Naved Nasir

Published 2019

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This soothing and hearty dish of gently spiced kidney beans is a staple of the tiffin lunch-boxes that feed Bombay’s white-collar workers, as part of the dabba-walla service. You’ll see these white-capped gentlemen going about their deliveries all over Bombay. They find their way with unerring accuracy from Bombay’s suburban homes to its offices, delivering around 150,000 home-cooked meals each day. The empty dabbas (containers) find their way home after lunch by the same serv