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We're always on the lookout for a new fast lunch idea that doesn't involve yet another trip to Pret. So the Dabba Mania lunch menu launching at Talli Joe on Shaftesbury Avenue sounds right up our street.

If you're not au fait with the concept (and we admit we weren't) dabbias are the three-tiered lunch box Bombay office workers make at home every day. The London version will see the restaurant serve up one vegetarian and one meat option each day for a tenner. And if it's not delivered to the table within 10 minutes it’s on the house.

Dishes might include:

  • A small plate of spicy Puneri Misal Salad is served alongside a half plate of Crab Vada Pao, deep-fried crabmeat and potato patty in a pao bun, red chilli techa and a side plate of Sweet Potato Chips
  • Moong dal Ladoo, a small plate of lentil dumplings with green chili chutney and radish salad, is served alongside Tandoori Butter Chicken in tomato and butter gravy with a side plate of Baby Naan.

The Dabbia Mania menu kicks off tomorrow 1 February 2017 at Talli Joe, 152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HL at from 12pm-3pm daily. Keep up with their news on Twitter @tallijoe

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