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IIT Madras: Mess Food Review – All Hostels With Day-Wise Chart

Colleges and hostels go hand in hand. Worried about IIT Madras hostel and mess facilities? Well, we are here to cover that today!

IITs belong to the most distinguished technical institutes in the country. It is common for every kid pursuing science to aim to be a student there. 

We have covered articles on other IITs namely IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur, and IIT Bombay. Today we are here with IIT Madras.

Be it any college, everything comes down to the hostel and its mess. Every parent’s only worry is about food and we are here to lay it to rest.

We bring to you the information about IIT Madras’ hostels and an honest review of the mess food.

IIT Madras Hostels

There are 20 hostels on the campus of IIT Madras. Of these 20 hostels, 16 are reserved for boys and 4 are reserved to accommodate girls.

The hostels are named as listed below. Of these, Sabarmati, Sarayu, Sharavati, and Tunga are girls’ hostels while others are boys’ hostels.

  1. Alakananda Hostel
  2. Brahmaputra Hostel
  3. Cauvery Hostel
  4. Ganga Hostel
  5. Godavari Hostel
  6. Jamuna Hostel
  7. Krishna Hostel
  8. Mahanadi Hostel
  9. Mandakini Hostel
  10. Narmada Hostel
  11. Pampa Hostel
  12. Saraswathi Hostel
  13. Sarayu Hostel
  14. Sharavati Hostel
  15. Sindhu Hostel
  16. Tamraparani Hostel
  17. Tapti Hostel
  18. Sabarmati Hostel
  19. Bhatra Hostel
  20. Tunga Hostel

Each hostel in the institute is an independent unit concerning its internal administration handled by a warden and a Hostel Council for assistance.

The hostel council comprises of an assistant warden and other appointed student secretaries that look after the matters relating to the hostel and its activities.

The hostel council plans students’ activities for the year, recreational programs,  sports events, and also drafts the budget required annually. 

The hostels are well equipped with 24 hours water and electricity supply, and wifi connectivity. Also in every hostel, there are common rooms, games room, music room, library, and a separate mess as well as a canteen.

IIT Madras Hostel Mess Food

Among the secretaries comprising the Hostel Council is a Mess Secretary that looks after the mess of that particular hostel. 

The mess secretary is responsible for running the messes in co-ordination with the mess committee. They decide the menu and also keep the quality in check.

If they are any grievances regarding the food or the menu, students can complain to the mess secretary or the mess committee.

At IIT Madras, the food quality matches the reputation of the prestigious institute. They have two separate messes, one serving South-Indian and the other serving North-Indian.

The menu changes every week to retain pupils’ interest in the mess food. The quality is great as well as the taste. Students studying there are reportedly well satisfied with the mess. 

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IIT Madras Mess Food Chart

As there are two separate messes for North Indian and South Indian cuisine at the campus for students. The menus also vary accordingly.

Also, there is a food court that serves food at the campus in case you miss your mess timings or need a change from the daily mess.

Also, the mess at IIT Madras offers non-vegetarian food as well. Eggs are a regular at breakfast whereas other dishes are served occasionally.

North Indian Mess Menu 1- Odd Semester (First and Third Week) 

 SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
BREAK FASTAloo ParathaPoha + JalebiDaliya (Salted)+ SproutsPav BhajiMaggiePuriPlain Dosa
CurdChopped onion + Lemon SlicesAloo Bonda (1st Week) / Bread Pakoda (3rd Week) Lemon slices, Chopped OnionVeg Cutlet Sprouts+ Chopped onion + Lemon SlicesAloo Masala
Sprouts  +Green Chutney(Tomato coriander Green Chilli)Imli ChutneyChopped Onion+ Lemon SlicesFruit saladTomato KetchupAloo sabjiSambhar + Coconut Chutney
Tea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / Milk
Bread / ButterBread / ButterBread / ButterBread / ButterBread / ButterBread / ButterBread / Butter
Mixed Fruit jamPineapple JamMango JamMixed Fruit jamMango JamPineapple JamMango Jam
CornflakesCornflakesCornflakesCornflakesCornflakesCornflakesCornflakes
Boiled EggBoiled EggBoiled EggBoiled EggOmeletteBoiled EggOmelette
  
LUNCHRiceRiceRiceRiceRiceRiceKashmiri Pulao(without apple)
Toor DalGreen Moong DalRajma daalToor DalDal MakhaniToor DalDaal Tadka
PhulkaGreen Methi ParathaPhulkaPhulkaPhulkaPhulkaPhulka with Ghee
Aloo Capscium dryCountry bean alooGobhi masalaAloo palakMix veg (Curry)Channa MasalaAloo Parwal masala
Malai Methi MatarMalai KoftaSoya bean dryBhindi MasalaRidge gourd black chanaBaigan BharthaLauki Chana Dal Sabji
CurdCurdCurdLassiCurdCurdBoondi Raita
Salad (Cucumber / carrot ), Chat masalaSalad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masalaSalad (Cucumber / carrot), Chat masalaSalad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masalaSalad (Cucumber / carrot), Chat masalaSalad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masalaSalad (Cucumber / carrot), Chat masala
Fryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionMasala Papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionFryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionPapad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionMasala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionFryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion
Ice Cream   Lime Juice  
 
EVENINGTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / Milk
 
DINNERRiceRicePeas pulav(Basmati with green Peas)RiceVeg Biriyani (Basmati + dry Fruits)RiceRice
Dal FryMasoor dalDal MakhaniMoong DalMix DalRajma MasalaPalak Dal
Cholae Channa MasalaBaby Corn Masala/fresh cornPaneer Butter masalaMix Veg (Dry with Paneer)Palak paneerDam AlooKadai Veg
BhaturePhulkaPhulkaPhulkaPhulkaPhulkaPhulka
Salad (cucumber,Beetroot)Salad (cucumber, radish)Salad (Cucumber, Beetroot)Salad (cucumber, radish)Salad (Cucumber, Beetroot)Salad (cucumber, radish)Salad (Cucumber, Beetroot)
Seasonal FruitsBananaPapaya1st Week- Rasogulla3rd Week- Gulab jamunFruit SaladSweet
2nd Week- Besan Ladoo
4th Week- Soanpapdi
Banana
ButtermilkButter milkButter milkButter milkRaitaRasna/TangBournvita / Boost
Masala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionFryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionMasala Papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionFryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionPapad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionMasala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion

North Indian Mess Menu 2 – Odd Semester (Second and Fourth Week)

 SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
BREAK FASTMix Veg ParathaIdli +vadaKachori + Aloo SabjiPav BhajiMaggiePohaRava Dosa
Curd + Green ChutneySambarSproutsLemon slices, Chopped OnionVeg CutletJalebiSambar
Pickle , SproutsCoconut chutneyChopped Onion + Lemon SlicesFruit saladSproutsChopped Onion+ lemon Slices+Imli chutneyKara chutney
Tea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / Milk
Bread / Butter / JamBread / Butter / JamBread / Butter / JamBread / Butter / JamBread / Butter / JamBread / Butter / JamBread / Butter / Jam
Mixed Fruit jamPineapple JamMango JamMixed Fruit jamMango JamPineapple JamMango Jam
CornflakesCornflakesCornflakesCornflakesCornflakesCornflakesCornflakes
Boiled EggOmeletteBoiled EggBoiled EggBoiled EggBoiled EggOmelette
 
LUNCHMix Veg Fried RiceRiceRiceRiceRiceRiceRice
Dal FryToor DalDal FryMasoor dalKadi PakodaMoong DalDaal Makhani
PhulkaPhulkaPhulkaPhulkaPhulkaPhulkaPhulka
Aloo FingerKarela BhujiyaBhindi MasalaRidge Gourd-Kala ChanaMalai Methi MatarAloo Beans FryPumpkin masala dry
Veg ball manchurianChana MasalaAloo Parwal sabjiMix Veg curryCabbage CapsicumKadai PaneerLauki kofta
Boondi RaitaCurdCurdCurdLassiCurdCurd
Salad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masalaSalad (Cucumber / carrot ),Chat masalaSalad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masalaSalad (Cucumber / carrot ), Chat masalaSalad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masalaSalad (Cucumber / carrot ),Chat masalaSalad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masala
Papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionMasala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionFryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionMasala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionFryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionPapad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion
Rasmalai- 2nd WeekGulab Jamun- 4th Week       
 
EVENINGTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / MilkTea / Coffee / Milk
 
DINNERRiceRice Jeera RiceRiceRiceVeg Pulao (Basmati + dry Fruits)Rice
Moong DalChanna DalDal MakhaniToor DaalPalak DalMasoor DalMixed Dal
Pumpkin masalaShahi PaneerChow-chow sabjiBaby Corn Masala/Fresh cornSnake gourd sabjiDum AlooKarela Bhujiya/ Kadai veg
PhulkaPhulkaPhulkaPhulkaPhulkaGreen Methi PuriPhulka
Salad (cucumber, radish)Salad (cucumber,Beetroot)Salad (cucumber, radish)Salad (cucumber,Beetroot)Salad (cucumber, radish)Salad (cucumber,Beetroot)Salad (cucumber, radish)
Seasonal FruitsBananaPapayaSweets2nd Week- Rabri4th Week- PayasamGuavaSweets
2nd Week- Gajar Halwa4th Week- Sweet boondi
Banana
       
Butter MilkButter milkButter milkButter milkRasna/TangButter MilkBournvita / Boost
Fryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionPapad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionMasala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionFryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionMasala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onionFryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion

 COMPULSORY EXTRAS
 BreakfastLunchSnacksDinner 
Compulsory Extras at agreed price  (to be made available every day)Omlet [ Full/Half Fried],Boiled Egg,Horlicks-Boost-Bournvita Sachets, Sprouts,soy bean based dish Cornflakes/Oatmeals+Milk(of glass 200 ml), BananaOmlet [ Full/Half Fried]/Scrambled Egg,Boiled Egg,Kerala Rice,Lime Juice(Except Saturday Lunch),Cup Ice-cream,]Fish Fry/Fish Gravy , 1 Chicken fry item, 1 Chicken curry, 1 vegetable dry/gravy   Pakoda (Onion/Aloo/Mirchi)Aloo samosaPav bhajiPani puriCutlets with chanaMasala vadaCornNoodlesBhel puri/chatVada pavDahi puriSamosa ragdaPunuguluVegetable sandwichOmlet [ Full/Half Fried]/Scrambled Egg,Boiled Egg,Kerala Rice.Lime Juice,Cup Ice-creamFish Fry/Fish Gravy , 1 Chicken fry item, 1 Chicken curry, 1 vegetable dry/gravy  

South Indian Menu 1 (1st & 3rd Week)

BreakfastSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Masala dosa (Mini size)Punuglu + PongalPooriIdly + VadaPuttu Sewai upmaRavaDosa
 SambarPotato CurryCoconut Chutney Coconut chutneyKara chutney
SproutsCoconut chutney SambarKadala currySambarSambar
Tea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/Milk
Bread / ButterBread / ButterBread / ButterBread / ButterBread / ButterBread / ButterBread / Butter
Mixed Fruit jamPineapple JamMango JamMixed Fruit jamMango JamPineapple JamMango Jam
Cornflakes 30 gms {or}Cornflakes 30 gms {or}Cornflakes 30 gms {or}Cornflakes 30 gms {or}Cornflakes 30 gms {or}Cornflakes 30 gms {or}Cornflakes 30 gms {or}
Omlet [either or][All Days]Boiled EggOmletBoiled EggBoiled EggOmletBoiled Egg
 
LunchVeg BiryaniRiceRiceRiceRiceRiceRice
RotiphulkaPudinaChapatiPoori PhulkaPudinaChapatiphulka
Paneer Butter MasalaMushroom Masala(once in a month)Aloo peas/matar paneerDal Makhni-1st weekMeal maker curry (soya masala)-3rd weekChana masalaGreen peas masalaGongura dal-1st weekpalak dal-3rd weekAndhra pappu
RaitaRidge gourd curry {or} Carrot/Cabbage Poriyalkeearai kuttuRidgeguard kootu(1st week)Pumpkin kootu(3rd week)KarakulambuBeetroot Poriyal/bhindi fryRaw Banana Curry
Sweet( Gulabjamun– 1st week)(Parapupayasam– 3rd  week)Sambar( Ladys finger)Sambar      [karakoram]Sambar( Mix-Veg)Sambar( Radish)Sambar( Chow-Chow)+  *[lemon juice]Sambar(Drumstick)
 Rasam (pepper)Rasam(tomato)Rasam(garlic)Rasam(pepper)Rasam(tomato)Rasam(garlic)
 CurdThovaiyalCurd CurdThovaiyalCurd CurdThovaiyalCurd 
Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Beetroot)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Tomato)Salad(Cucumber/Onion/Radish)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/onion)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Beetroot)Salad(Cucumber/Onion/Tomato)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Beetroot)
Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PicklePapad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PickleFryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PicklePapad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PickleFryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PicklePapad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PickleFryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle
  
EveningTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/Milk
       
DinnerRiceRiceRiceRiceRiceRice 
CholaBatura (1st week) Poori+Chana Masala(3rd week)phulkaUtappamPudina chapatiIdlyWheat parotta(1st week)Maida parotta(3rd week)Variety rice(Curry leaf rice/Tomato rice)
 Tomato kurmaGround nut chutneyKadai PaneerCoconut chutney, KarapodiBabycorn MasalaCurd Rice
Sambar(Raddish)Sambar(Brinjal)Sambar(Lady finger)Sambar(Drumstick)Sambar (Mixveg)Sambar(Brinjal)Sambar rice
Rasam(tomato)Rasam(garlic)Rasam(pepper)Rasam(tomato)Rasam(garlic)Rasam(pepper)Boost/Bournvita
Seasonal FruitFruit Salad(Watermelon, Papaya, Banana, Grape & Apple)Papaya PineappleSweet(Rasmalai – 1st week)(Soanpapidi-3rd week )PSweet(Rasmalai – 1st week)(Soanpapidi-3rd week )Water melonBanana
Butter MilkButter milkRasna/Tang (Flavour Mango)Butter milkLemon juiceButter MilkPickle
Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Onion)Salad(Cucumber/Beetroot/Tomato)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Tomato)Salad(Cucumber/Beetroot/Tomato)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Onion)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Tomato)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Onion)
Papad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PickleFryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PicklePapad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PickleFryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PicklePapad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PickleFryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PickleLemon slices,Potato chips

South Indian Menu 2 (2nd & 4th Week)

BreakfastSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
IdiyappamOnion UtappamIdly + VadaSet Dosa +Vada curryPesarattu + upmaPongal + VadaRavaDosa
Vegetable khurmaCoconut ChutneySambar+Karapodi Ginger chutneyCoconut chutneyKara chutney
Coconut milkSambarCoconut chutneyCocnut chutneySambarSambarSambar
Tea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/Milk
Bread / ButterBread / ButterBread / ButterBread / ButterBread / ButterBread / ButterBread / Butter
Mixed Fruit jamPineapple JamMango JamMixed Fruit jamMango JamPineapple JamMango Jam
Cornflakes 30 gms(or)Cornflakes 30 gms(or)Cornflakes 30 gms(or)Cornflakes 30 gms(or)Cornflakes 30 gms(or)Cornflakes 30 gms(or)Cornflakes 30 gms(or)
Boiled EggOmletBoiled EggBoiled EggBoiled eggOmletBoiled Egg
       
 
LunchVeg BiryaniRiceRiceRiceRiceRiceRice
phulkaPudinachapatiPhulkaPooriphulkaPudina chapattiPhulka
Paneer Butter Masala/PalakPaneerTomato khurmaMeal Maker Masala [soya]Chana masala/Green peas masalaCarrot beansAndhra pappuChanna masala
RaitaBrinjal Masala Carrot beans mixCabbage poriyalKadaipaneerAvialGobi 65
Sweet( Kalajamun-2nd Week) (Icecream-4th week)Sambar( Ladys finger)Sambar( Avaraka)Sambar( Mix-Veg)Sambar( Radish)Sambar( Chow-Chow)+lemon juiceSambar(Ladys finger)
 Rasam(pepper)Rasam(tomato)Rasam(garlic)Rasam(tomato)Rasam(garlic)Rasam(pepper)
 CurdThovaiyalCurd CurdThovaiyalCurd CurdThovaiyalCurd 
Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Beetroot)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Tomato)Salad(Cucumber/Onion/Radish)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/onion)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Beetroot)Salad(Cucumber/Onion/Tomato)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Beetroot)
Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PicklePapad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PickleFryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PicklePapad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PickleFryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PicklePapad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PickleFryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle
  
EveningTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/MilkTea/Coffee/Milk
       
DinnerRiceRiceRiceVeg fried RiceRiceRice 
PooriPhulkaPudina ChappatiGobi manchurianIdlyAloo ParathaVariety rice(Coconut rice/Tamarind rice)
potato masalaGobi masalaBabycorn masalaPhulka +Potato PodimasCoconut Chutney+KarapodiCurd,SugarCurd Rice
Sambar (Mixveg)Sambar (Raddish)Sambar (Brinjal) Sambar (Mixveg)Sambar (Brinjal)Sambar rice
Rasam(tomato)Rasam(garlic)Rasam(pepper) Rasam(pepper)Rasam(tomato)Boost/Bournvita
Seasonal FruitFruit Salad(Watermelon, Papaya, Banana, Grape & Apple)PineapplePapayaSweet(Dahi vada-2nd  week)(Mysore Pak – 3rd Week)Water melonBanana
Lemon JuiceButtermilkRasna/Tang (Flavour Mango)RaitaButter milkButter MilkPickle
Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Onion)Salad(Cucumber/Beetroot/Tomato)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Tomato)Salad(Cucumber/ Beetroot/Tomato)Salad(Cucumber/  Carrot/Onion)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/ Tomato)Salad(Cucumber/Carrot/Onion)
Papad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,picklesFryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, PicklesPapad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,PicklesFryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, PicklesPapad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, PicklesFryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, PicklesLemon slices, potato chips

Food Court Menu


ParticularsQuantityParticularsQuantity
Breakfast ItemsLunch Items
Idly(3 nos)150 gmEgg biriyani(Rice from Chicken Biriyani can’t be used)300 gm + 2 no of eggs
Uthappam80 gmChicken biriyani300 gm rice+100 gm chicken
Plain Dosa80 gmMutton Biriyani300 gm rice+100 gm mutton
Onion Dosa/Uthappam90 gmFish Biriyani300 gm rice+100 gm fish
Masala Dosa100 + 30gmPrawns Biriyani300 gm rice+100 gm prawns
Medhu/Masala Vada40 gmVegetable Biriyani/Pulao300 gm
Sambar Vada40 gmGhee rice (nuts & dry grapes)300 gm
Pongal/Upma/Kitchadi200 gmBisibella bath250 gm
Appam(2 Nos) with Veg Curry/Coconut Milk150 gmVariety rice (lemon/tomato/tamarind)250 gm
Idiyappam(3 Nos) with Veg Curry120 gmCurd Rice250 gm
Puttu(2 Pieces) with Kadalacurry150 gmPlain Rice250 gm
Poori masala (2 Nos)60 gmJeera Rice250 gm
Aloo Paratha with curd/Paneer Paratha with curd150 gm+100 ml curdKerala Rice250 gm
Poha with Jilebi, Chopped Onions and Lemon Slices200 gmSouth Indian Thali:
Boiled egg1 EggRice-250 gm, Roti/Naan/Kulcha/Chapathi-1 No, Sabji(South Indian), Karakolambu, Sambar, Rasam, Curd-100 ml(3% fat, undiluted milk), papad 1 no/fryums, Veg Salad-50 gm and Pickle, sweet(optional)
Scrambled Egg/Omlet1 Egg
Bread Omlet1 EggNorth Indian Thali:
Pav Bhaji(2 Pavs)100 gm Pavs+100 gm BhajiRice-150 gm, Roti/Naan/Kulcha/Chapathi-3 Nos, Sabji(Nouth Indian), Dal, Veg Curry(North Indian), Curd-100 ml(3% fat, undiluted milk), papad 1 no/fryums, Veg Salad-50 gm and Pickle, sweet(optional)
Cornflakes/Oatmeals+Milk(of glass 200 ml)100 gm
Banana150 gmsFried Rice/Noodles/Soups
Sprouts100 gmVeg Fried Rice250 gm
Indian bread packPaneer Fried Rice250 gm
Roti/Naan/Kulcha30 gmEgg Fried Rice250 gm
Butter Naan40 gmChicken Fried Rice250 gm
Phulka (3 Nos)60 gmVeg Noodles250 gm
Chola Bature60 gmEgg Noodles250 gm
Chapathi (2 Nos)60 gmChicken Noodles250 gm
SnacksChicken Soup150 ml
Samosa(2 Nos)150 gmTomato clear soup150 ml
Bajji(any variety)100 gmGravy Curries and Dry Curries
Vada(any variety)40 gmVeg Butter Masala200 gm
Pakoda(any variety)150 gmPaneer Butter Masala200 gm
Kachori75 gmAlugobi Masala200 gm
Vada Pav100 gmChanna Butter Masala200 gm
Daveli100 gmKadai Veg200 gm
White Dhokla100 gmPlain Palak200 gm
Chola Tikya(2 Tikya)125 gmCauliflower manchurian200 gm
 Paneer Manchurian200 gm
Veg manchurian200 gm
Veg Kuruma200 gm
Dal Tadka200 gm
Dal Makhni200 gm
Sweets Dal Fry150 gm
Gulab Jamun(2 Pieces)100 gmAluzeera200 gm
Rasagula(2 Pieces)100 gmAlu Peas Masala200 gm
Basandi75 mlAlu Tomato200 gm
Rasmalai75 mlBaiganbharta200 gm
Gajar Halwa100 gmShahi Paneer200 gm
Carrot Halwa100 gmPalak Paneer200 gm
Pineapple Halwa100 gmBaby Corn Masala200 gm
ChatMushroom Masala200 gm
Papdi Chat100 gmChilli Paneer200 gm
Pani Poori100 gmMeal Maker Masala200 gm
Dahi Poori100 gmAlu Tamatar200 gm
Bhel Poori100 gmSev Tamatar200 gm
Samosa Masala Chat100 gmMalai Kofta200 gm
Bhel100 gmSingle Egg Masala1 egg
Fresh JuicesEgg Curry(2 eggs)200 gm
Pineapple225 mlButter Chicken100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Grape225 mlKadai Chicken100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Chicku225 mlChicken Chettinad100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Mosambi225 mlGinger Chicken100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Papaya225 mlPepper Chicken100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Water Melon225 mlGarlic Chicken100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Lime Juice225 mlChicken Manchurian100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Lassi225 mlFish Curry100 gm fish+50 gm gravy
BeveragesMutton Curry100 gm mutton+50 gm gravy
Tea120 mlMutton Keema100 gm mutton+50 gm gravy
Coffee120 mlDry Items
Milk120 mlBhindi Fry150 gm
Horlicks-Boost-Bournvita SachetsMinimum as available in marketGobi 65150 gm
Curd(3% fat, undiluted milk)100 mlChicken 65150 gm
Fruit Salad and Ice CreamChilly Chicken150 gm
Fruit Salad without ice-cream150 gmFish Fry80 gm
Fruit Salad with ice-cream150 gm+1 scoop ice-cream of 50 gmMutton Dry120 gm 
Cup Ice-creamMinimum 90 ml   

Points to note:

  1. All items on the menu should be served at least once a week.
  2. Pulao/Biriyani should be made using Basmati Rice.
  3. All items except Sambar Vada, Appam with Veg Curry/Coconut Milk, Puttu with Kadalacurry, Poha, Pav Bhaji should be available for breakfast every day.
  4. All items except Chola Bature in Indian Breads should be available during lunch & dinner every day.
  5. At least one sweet should be available during lunch every day.
  6. At least 2 chat and 2 snacks should be available as evening snacks every day.
  7. At least 3 chats and samosa should be available during dinner.
  8. Lime should be available during lunch & dinner every day. At least 2 other fresh juices should also be available during lunch & dinner every day.
  9. All beverages except curd should be available during breakfast & evening snacks every day.
  10. Cup Icecream should be available during lunch & dinner every day. Fruit Salad should be available during dinner at least twice a week.
  11. All lunch items except mutton biriyani, fish biriyani, prawns biriyani, bisibella bath should be available during lunch & dinner every day.
  12. One out of mutton, fish, prawns biriyani should be available during lunch & dinner every day.
  13. All kinds of fried rice and noodles should be available during lunch & dinner every day.
  14. At least 1 Dal, 1 Paneer, 3 other veg, 5 Chicken, 1 Fish/Mutton curries should be available during lunch & dinner every day.
  15. Chicken 65, Fish/Mutton Fry, at least one veg dry should be available during Lunch & Dinner every day. Chilly chicken should be available during lunch & dinner at least 5 times a week.
  16. Plain Dosa, Masala Dosa, Onion Dosa, Uthappam, Onion Uthappam should be available during dinner every day.

Other Food Options At IIT Madras Campus

For a change in your daily routine or to celebrate a top score, you do not need to step out of the campus. There are many food options on the campus of IIT Madras besides the mess and food court.

  1. Tiffanys: It serves multi-cuisine which includes both North Indian and South Indian food, fruit juice, ice cream, chats, and also hosts a sweet shop run by Chennai’s famous Archana Sweets.
  1. Olive Kitchen: North Indian dishes are available.  
  1. Gurunath Patisserie: It is the Students Facilities Centre (SFC). It has a bakery and also serves fruit juices, chats, snacks, fresh fruits, and vegetables. 
  1. Cafe Coffee Day: It serves hot coffee, cold coffee, fruit frappe, ice creams, and snacks. 
  1. Campus Cafe: It serves students with regular snacks, juices, and other packed foods.

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Conclusion

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 Madras is what we covered today. The mess food offered at IIT Madras surpasses the expectation of the typecasted mess food.

It offers great food with ample quantity and choices too as it offers two messes each with North and South Indian cuisine respectively.

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