Today, we are covering IIT Bombay hostels and mess food. The new academic year is on the brink of its start. It is only natural to be curious about your college and the facilities offered to you.
IITs are a definition of an exclusive league where everyone can’t reach but every Indian child does have a dream of cracking the entrance exam.
When a child leaves their home and goes away to college, the only agonizing thought that the parents have is Food! Are your parents worried too?
Do they also have these questions? How will be the mess food? Will the hostel be as comforting as our home? Will they serve good quality food? Will my child like the taste of the food given?
It is a genuine fret and we understand that. This is why we are here today.
IIT Bombay Hostels
IIT Bombay is a hub of academic and non-academic activities all year-round. It hosts several academic courses that are residential.
To accommodate its vast population of students from all the various courses, IIT Bombay has 17 hostels inside its campus. Of all the hostels, 4 are reserved for girls, and 13 for boys.
The campus is located away from the hustle of the city, in the suburban area of Powai. However, not so far from the attractive weekend getaways.
A unique fact about one of the IIT Bombay hostels is that Hostel 15 is a co-ed hostel. One separate wing is allotted to girls and another for boys.
There are no names assigned to the hostels as in other IITs. they are simply numbered.
- Hostel 1
- Hostel 2
- Hostel 3
- Hostel 4
- Hostel 5
- Hostel 6
- Hostel 7
- Hostel 8
- Hostel 9
- Hostel 10
- Hostel 11
- Hostel 12
- Hostel 13
- Hostel 14
- Hostel 15
- Hostel 16
- Tansa Hostel
IIT Bombay Mess Food
Each hostel on the premises of IIT Bombay has a hostel mess and a canteen to look after the food-related needs of the students.
The hostel warden and central administration give out tenders to commercial caterers for each hostel individually. This often leads to a disparity in food quality and quantity among various hostels.
However, if you ask any resident students about the mess food, you are bound to get a positive review. The food is said to be very good in comparison to any other college.
Also, until a few years back IIT Bombay was a vegetarian only zone. However, after the recurrent pressure from the students, the authorities gave in and now serve non-veg food also on the campus.
IIT Bombay Mess Food Chart
Although the basic menu of all the hostels doesn’t differ much, there are bound to be subtle differences as each hostel has a different caterer.
There are four meals provided in all hostels namely breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner in the same order. The menu changes often making sure that the students do not get bored with the same food every week.
|Poha, Upma, Vada, Paratha, Corn, Sprouts.|
Tea, Coffee, Milk (with Chocos, Bournvita or Cornflakes)
*Bread, Butter, Boiled Eggs, and Jam are always available.
*Omelette and Scrambled Eggs are available alternate days.
|Rice: Plain White Rice is always present and Red Rice or Soya Rice is available on rotation.|
Roti, Daal, Vegetables include one gravy based and one dry.
Salad, Pickles, Papad, Raita, Aamras (during summers), Jaljeera, Lemonade is allowed one per person.
*Extra Items (need to pay extra): Chicken Handi, Chicken Kohlapuri, Egg Curry, Chicken Biryani, Falafel, Paneer Chilli.
|Bread, Butter, and Jam are always available.|
The main food item usually includes Masala Dosa, Spring rolls, Misal Pav, Sabudana Vada, Vada Pav
Fruits, Tea or Coffee or Milk or shakes.
|Same as lunch.|
Desserts: Moong Daal Halwa, Gulab Jamun, Rasgulla.
The hostel authorities put in extra effort to make sure hostel food isn’t mundane, students have special dinners and special lunches often, Pizza parties, and a gala dinner at the end of each Semester.
IIT Bombay Hostel 1 Mess Food Chart
|Monday||Poha, Matki Gravy and Sev, Sweet Corn, Peanut Butter||Veg Fried Rice, Mix Dal Tadka, Veg Manchurian, Curd, Rasam, Rice Papad||Pav Bhaaji||Alu, Banana, Long Cauli chilli, Urad Dal, Dalma Sambhar, Palak Corn, Sweet Coconut Laddoo, Fruit|
|Tuesday||Alu Paratha/ Mix veg Paratha, Tomato Chutney and Dahi, Moong Sprouts||Ghee Peas Rice, Toor Dal, Paneer Kadai, Ginger Sambhar, Gobi Aloo, Masala Papad||Bhel Purri||Mix Veg (Gajar, Beans, Papaya, Kela), Masoor Dal Tadka, Rasam, Brinjal Fry (Long and Half), Fruit, Gulab jamun|
|Wednesday||Idli and Vada, Sambhar and Chutney, Boiled Red Chana, Peanut Butter||Veg Biryani, Moong Dal, Veg Kolhapuri, Dalma Sambhar, Alu French Fries, Lemon Juice, Raita||Veg Fried Maggi||Malai Kofta, Toor Dal, Fried Kachhi Bhindi (No Masala), Rasam, Fruit, Rasmalai|
|Thursday||Puri, Alu Kasa, Sweet Corn||Jeera rice, Masoor Dal Tadka, Rajma, Banana fry (Round), Rasam, Lassi, Plain papad||Samosa, Green Chutney||Paneer Butter Masala, Chana Dal, Dalma Sambhar, Long Chauli Fry, Ice cream|
|Friday||Uthapam, Coconut Chutney, Boiled Peanuts, Peanut Butter||Kashmiri Pulao, Moong Dal, Jeera Sambhar, Alu Matar Gravy, Karela Fry||Bread Pakoda, Green Chutney||Crispy Gobi Fry (using cornflour), Mix Dal, Tomato Green Chili Sambhar, Mushroom Babycorn curry, Fruit, Shrikand|
|Saturday||Paneer Parantha, Dahi, Sweet Corn||Corn Pulao, Dal Makhani, Rasam, Drumstick Mustard Sukha Masala, Chawli Curry, Fryum||Paani Puri||Methi Alu, Masoor Dal, Dalma Sambhar, Dahi Baigan Spicy, Fruit, Rasgulla|
|Sunday||Masala dosa, Sambhar and Coconut Chutney, Boiled Red Chana||Chole Masale, Puri, Masoor Dal, Rasam,Butter Milk, Alu Jeera||Penne Pasta, Sauce||Veg Navratna, Toor Dal, Hyderabadi Sambhar, Crispy Soya Chilli Dry, Fruit, Chum Chum|
IIT Bombay Hostel 10 Mess Food Chart
|1||Monday||Poha, papaya, chocos, moong, mango||Malai.kofta, cabbage chana dal, garlic chutney, curd rice,sol.kadhi||Dabeli, ice tea, orange||Beetroot sabji, mix sprouts, dal.kolhapuri, veg soup, besan ladoo, egg briyani|
|2||Tuesday||Methi paratha, curd, banana, apple , corn||Paneer tikka masala, karela fry, pasta pulav, Kandi pudi, aloo papad,nimbu Pani, chicken sukha||Veg noodles, pineapple juice||Carrot beans sabji, dum aloo, dal tadka, soup, imarti, macher jhol|
|3||Wednesday||Idli, green chana, kiwi, watermelon||Chole, aloo jeera puri, corn pulav , Masoor dal, mango chutney, sabudana papad, chaas, chicken makhanwala||Bread Poha, chiku, cold coffee||Mix Saag, tomato sev, chilka moong dal, Sindhi kadhi, lapsi sheera, egg bhurji rice|
|4||Thursday||Sabudana, chocos, mixed sprouts, muskmelon, orange||Bhindi masala, black chana, veg pulav, toot dal, thecha, ragi papad, roof afza, egg masala||Vada sambhar, mango milkshake||Raw banana, veg handi, Masoor dal, tomato soup, Kala jamun, chicken Chettinad|
|5||Friday||Mix veg paratha, tomato chutney, groundnut, corn, chiku||Lauki chana.dal, rajma masala, masala bhat, dal fry, till.chutney, aloo papad, aam Panna, chicken lollipop||juice, green tea, spinach sandwich||Soya bhurji, paneer butter masala, Akha Masoor dal,. ajwain Paratha, sambhar,malpua, chicken gravy|
|6||Saturday||Upma, matki sprouts, papaya, strawberry||Suraj chana, veg korma, methi rice, panchratan dal,salsa, rasna, fry papad,fish fry||Pani Puri, masala doodh||Bhaigan bharta, Jowar roti, methi pithla, SADA Varan, black watana, garlic rasam, mango icecream, fish sticks|
|7||Sunday||Uttapam, chana sprout||Mushroom babycorn masala, pumpkin sabji, besibilly rice, chilka moong dal, schzewan chutney, lassi, kurdai chicken||Samosa, ice tea||Gobhi masala subji, matki usal, dal chana,manchow soup, rice kheer, egg paratha|
IIT Bombay Hostel 18 Mess Food
Other Food Options At IIT Bombay Campus
Apart from the usual hostel mess and canteen, there are other facilities available on campus to cater to the needs of the students and those visiting the campus:
- Brewberry Cafe
- Campus Hub
- Gulmohar Cafeteria
- Gulmohar Restaurant
- Nestle Cafe (Coffee shack)
- Staff canteen
- Sunrise Dhaba
It is common for parents to be worried when their children leave home to pursue their careers. The major cause of worry for them is always about food.
Though, every college hostel has more or less the same taste of the food. IIT Bombay is what we covered today.
The mess food offered at IIT Bombay often exceeds the expectation of the typecasted mess food. It offers great food with ample quantity and choices too.
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