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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) 

  SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
BREAK FAST Aloo Paratha Poha + Jalebi Daliya (Salted)+ Sprouts Pav Bhaji Maggie Puri Plain Dosa
Curd Chopped onion + Lemon Slices Aloo Bonda (1st Week) / Bread Pakoda (3rd Week)  Lemon slices, Chopped Onion Veg Cutlet  Sprouts+ Chopped onion + Lemon Slices Aloo Masala
Sprouts  +Green Chutney(Tomato coriander Green Chilli) Imli Chutney Chopped Onion+ Lemon Slices Fruit salad Tomato Ketchup Aloo sabji Sambhar + Coconut Chutney
Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk
Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter
Mixed Fruit jam Pineapple Jam Mango Jam Mixed Fruit jam Mango Jam Pineapple Jam Mango Jam
Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes
Boiled Egg Boiled Egg Boiled Egg Boiled Egg Omelette Boiled Egg Omelette
  
LUNCH Rice Rice Rice Rice Rice Rice Kashmiri Pulao(without apple)
Toor Dal Green Moong Dal Rajma daal Toor Dal Dal Makhani Toor Dal Daal Tadka
Phulka Green Methi Paratha Phulka Phulka Phulka Phulka Phulka with Ghee
Aloo Capscium dry Country bean aloo Gobhi masala Aloo palak Mix veg (Curry) Channa Masala Aloo Parwal masala
Malai Methi Matar Malai Kofta Soya bean dry Bhindi Masala Ridge gourd black chana Baigan Bhartha Lauki Chana Dal Sabji
Curd Curd Curd Lassi Curd Curd Boondi Raita
Salad (Cucumber / carrot ), Chat masala Salad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masala Salad (Cucumber / carrot), Chat masala Salad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masala Salad (Cucumber / carrot), Chat masala Salad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masala Salad (Cucumber / carrot), Chat masala
Fryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion  papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Masala Papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Fryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Masala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Fryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion
Ice Cream       Lime Juice    
 
EVENING Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk
 
DINNER Rice Rice Peas pulav(Basmati with green Peas) Rice Veg Biriyani (Basmati + dry Fruits) Rice Rice
Dal Fry Masoor dal Dal Makhani Moong Dal Mix Dal Rajma Masala Palak Dal
Cholae Channa Masala Baby Corn Masala/fresh corn Paneer Butter masala Mix Veg (Dry with Paneer) Palak paneer Dam Aloo Kadai Veg
Bhature Phulka Phulka Phulka Phulka Phulka Phulka
Salad (cucumber,Beetroot) Salad (cucumber, radish) Salad (Cucumber, Beetroot) Salad (cucumber, radish) Salad (Cucumber, Beetroot) Salad (cucumber, radish) Salad (Cucumber, Beetroot)
Seasonal Fruits Banana Papaya 1st Week- Rasogulla3rd Week- Gulab jamun Fruit Salad Sweet
2nd Week- Besan Ladoo
4th Week- Soanpapdi
Banana
Buttermilk Butter milk Butter milk Butter milk Raita Rasna/Tang Bournvita / Boost
Masala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Fryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion  papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Masala Papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Fryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Masala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion

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

  SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
BREAK FAST Mix Veg Paratha Idli +vada Kachori + Aloo Sabji Pav Bhaji Maggie Poha Rava Dosa
Curd + Green Chutney Sambar Sprouts Lemon slices, Chopped Onion Veg Cutlet Jalebi Sambar
Pickle , Sprouts Coconut chutney Chopped Onion + Lemon Slices Fruit salad Sprouts Chopped Onion+ lemon Slices+Imli chutney Kara chutney
Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk
Bread / Butter / Jam Bread / Butter / Jam Bread / Butter / Jam Bread / Butter / Jam Bread / Butter / Jam Bread / Butter / Jam Bread / Butter / Jam
Mixed Fruit jam Pineapple Jam Mango Jam Mixed Fruit jam Mango Jam Pineapple Jam Mango Jam
Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes
Boiled Egg Omelette Boiled Egg Boiled Egg Boiled Egg Boiled Egg Omelette
 
LUNCH Mix Veg Fried Rice Rice Rice Rice Rice Rice Rice
Dal Fry Toor Dal Dal Fry Masoor dal Kadi Pakoda Moong Dal Daal Makhani
Phulka Phulka Phulka Phulka Phulka Phulka Phulka
Aloo Finger Karela Bhujiya Bhindi Masala Ridge Gourd-Kala Chana Malai Methi Matar Aloo Beans Fry Pumpkin masala dry
Veg ball manchurian Chana Masala Aloo Parwal sabji Mix Veg curry Cabbage Capsicum Kadai Paneer Lauki kofta
Boondi Raita Curd Curd Curd Lassi Curd Curd
Salad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masala Salad (Cucumber / carrot ),Chat masala Salad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masala Salad (Cucumber / carrot ), Chat masala Salad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masala Salad (Cucumber / carrot ),Chat masala Salad (Cucumber ,tomato), Chat masala
Papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Masala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Fryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion  papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Masala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Fryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion
Rasmalai- 2nd WeekGulab Jamun- 4th Week             
 
EVENING Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk Tea / Coffee / Milk
 
DINNER Rice Rice  Jeera Rice Rice Rice Veg Pulao (Basmati + dry Fruits) Rice
Moong Dal Channa Dal Dal Makhani Toor Daal Palak Dal Masoor Dal Mixed Dal
Pumpkin masala Shahi Paneer Chow-chow sabji Baby Corn Masala/Fresh corn Snake gourd sabji Dum Aloo Karela Bhujiya/ Kadai veg
Phulka Phulka Phulka Phulka Phulka Green Methi Puri Phulka
Salad (cucumber, radish) Salad (cucumber,Beetroot) Salad (cucumber, radish) Salad (cucumber,Beetroot) Salad (cucumber, radish) Salad (cucumber,Beetroot) Salad (cucumber, radish)
Seasonal Fruits Banana Papaya Sweets2nd Week- Rabri4th Week- Payasam Guava Sweets
2nd Week- Gajar Halwa4th Week- Sweet boondi
Banana
             
Butter Milk Butter milk Butter milk Butter milk Rasna/Tang Butter Milk Bournvita / Boost
Fryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Masala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Fryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion  papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Masala papad, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion Fryums, Pickle, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, onion

  COMPULSORY EXTRAS
  Breakfast Lunch Snacks Dinner  
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), Banana Omlet [ 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 sandwich Omlet [ 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)

Breakfast Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Masala dosa (Mini size) Punuglu + Pongal Poori Idly + Vada Puttu  Sewai upma RavaDosa
  Sambar Potato Curry Coconut Chutney   Coconut chutney Kara chutney
Sprouts Coconut chutney   Sambar Kadala curry Sambar Sambar
Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk
Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter
Mixed Fruit jam Pineapple Jam Mango Jam Mixed Fruit jam Mango Jam Pineapple Jam Mango 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 Egg Omlet Boiled Egg Boiled Egg Omlet Boiled Egg
 
Lunch Veg Biryani Rice Rice Rice Rice Rice Rice
Roti phulka PudinaChapati Poori  Phulka PudinaChapati phulka
Paneer Butter Masala Mushroom Masala(once in a month)Aloo peas/matar paneer Dal Makhni-1st weekMeal maker curry (soya masala)-3rd week Chana masala Green peas masala Gongura dal-1st weekpalak dal-3rd week Andhra pappu
Raita Ridge gourd curry {or} Carrot/Cabbage Poriyal keearai kuttu Ridgeguard kootu(1st week)Pumpkin kootu(3rd week) Karakulambu Beetroot Poriyal/bhindi fry Raw 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)
  CurdThovaiyal Curd  CurdThovaiyal Curd  CurdThovaiyal Curd 
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,Pickle Papad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Papad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Papad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle
   
Evening Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk
             
Dinner Rice Rice Rice Rice Rice Rice  
CholaBatura (1st week) Poori+Chana Masala(3rd week) phulka Utappam Pudina chapati Idly Wheat parotta(1st week)Maida parotta(3rd week) Variety rice(Curry leaf rice/Tomato rice)
  Tomato kurma Ground nut chutney Kadai Paneer Coconut chutney, Karapodi Babycorn Masala Curd 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 Fruit Fruit Salad(Watermelon, Papaya, Banana, Grape & Apple) Papaya  Pineapple Sweet(Rasmalai – 1st week)(Soanpapidi-3rd week )PSweet(Rasmalai – 1st week)(Soanpapidi-3rd week ) Water melon Banana
Butter Milk Butter milk Rasna/Tang (Flavour Mango) Butter milk Lemon juice Butter Milk Pickle
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,Pickle Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Papad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Papad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Lemon slices,Potato chips

South Indian Menu 2 (2nd & 4th Week)

Breakfast Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Idiyappam Onion Utappam Idly + Vada Set Dosa +Vada curry Pesarattu + upma Pongal + Vada RavaDosa
Vegetable khurma Coconut Chutney Sambar+Karapodi   Ginger chutney Coconut chutney Kara chutney
Coconut milk Sambar Coconut chutney Cocnut chutney Sambar Sambar Sambar
Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk
Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter Bread / Butter
Mixed Fruit jam Pineapple Jam Mango Jam Mixed Fruit jam Mango Jam Pineapple Jam Mango 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 Egg Omlet Boiled Egg Boiled Egg Boiled egg Omlet Boiled Egg
             
 
Lunch Veg Biryani Rice Rice Rice Rice Rice Rice
phulka Pudinachapati Phulka Poori phulka Pudina chapatti Phulka
Paneer Butter Masala/PalakPaneer Tomato khurma Meal Maker Masala [soya] Chana masala/Green peas masala Carrot beans Andhra pappu Channa masala
Raita Brinjal Masala  Carrot beans mix Cabbage poriyal Kadaipaneer Avial Gobi 65
Sweet( Kalajamun-2nd Week) (Icecream-4th week) Sambar( Ladys finger) Sambar( Avaraka) Sambar( Mix-Veg) Sambar( Radish) Sambar( Chow-Chow)+lemon juice Sambar(Ladys finger)
  Rasam(pepper) Rasam(tomato) Rasam(garlic) Rasam(tomato) Rasam(garlic) Rasam(pepper)
  CurdThovaiyal Curd  CurdThovaiyal Curd  CurdThovaiyal Curd 
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,Pickle Papad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Papad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Papad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickle
   
Evening Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk Tea/Coffee/Milk
             
Dinner Rice Rice Rice Veg fried Rice Rice Rice  
Poori Phulka Pudina Chappati Gobi manchurian Idly Aloo Paratha Variety rice(Coconut rice/Tamarind rice)
potato masala Gobi masala Babycorn masala Phulka +Potato Podimas Coconut Chutney+Karapodi Curd,Sugar Curd 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 Fruit Fruit Salad(Watermelon, Papaya, Banana, Grape & Apple) Pineapple Papaya Sweet(Dahi vada-2nd  week)(Mysore Pak – 3rd Week) Water melon Banana
Lemon Juice Buttermilk Rasna/Tang (Flavour Mango) Raita Butter milk Butter Milk Pickle
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,pickles Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, Pickles Papad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices,Pickles Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, Pickles Papad, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, Pickles Fryums, Salt, Sugar, Lemon slices, Pickles Lemon slices, potato chips

Food Court Menu


Particulars Quantity Particulars Quantity
Breakfast Items Lunch Items
Idly(3 nos) 150 gm Egg biriyani(Rice from Chicken Biriyani can’t be used) 300 gm + 2 no of eggs
Uthappam 80 gm Chicken biriyani 300 gm rice+100 gm chicken
Plain Dosa 80 gm Mutton Biriyani 300 gm rice+100 gm mutton
Onion Dosa/Uthappam 90 gm Fish Biriyani 300 gm rice+100 gm fish
Masala Dosa 100 + 30gm Prawns Biriyani 300 gm rice+100 gm prawns
Medhu/Masala Vada 40 gm Vegetable Biriyani/Pulao 300 gm
Sambar Vada 40 gm Ghee rice (nuts & dry grapes) 300 gm
Pongal/Upma/Kitchadi 200 gm Bisibella bath 250 gm
Appam(2 Nos) with Veg Curry/Coconut Milk 150 gm Variety rice (lemon/tomato/tamarind) 250 gm
Idiyappam(3 Nos) with Veg Curry 120 gm Curd Rice 250 gm
Puttu(2 Pieces) with Kadalacurry 150 gm Plain Rice 250 gm
Poori masala (2 Nos) 60 gm Jeera Rice 250 gm
Aloo Paratha with curd/Paneer Paratha with curd 150 gm+100 ml curd Kerala Rice 250 gm
Poha with Jilebi, Chopped Onions and Lemon Slices 200 gm South Indian Thali:
Boiled egg 1 Egg Rice-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/Omlet 1 Egg
Bread Omlet 1 Egg North Indian Thali:
Pav Bhaji(2 Pavs) 100 gm Pavs+100 gm Bhaji Rice-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
Banana 150 gms Fried Rice/Noodles/Soups
Sprouts 100 gm Veg Fried Rice 250 gm
Indian bread pack Paneer Fried Rice 250 gm
Roti/Naan/Kulcha 30 gm Egg Fried Rice 250 gm
Butter Naan 40 gm Chicken Fried Rice 250 gm
Phulka (3 Nos) 60 gm Veg Noodles 250 gm
Chola Bature 60 gm Egg Noodles 250 gm
Chapathi (2 Nos) 60 gm Chicken Noodles 250 gm
Snacks Chicken Soup 150 ml
Samosa(2 Nos) 150 gm Tomato clear soup 150 ml
Bajji(any variety) 100 gm Gravy Curries and Dry Curries
Vada(any variety) 40 gm Veg Butter Masala 200 gm
Pakoda(any variety) 150 gm Paneer Butter Masala 200 gm
Kachori 75 gm Alugobi Masala 200 gm
Vada Pav 100 gm Channa Butter Masala 200 gm
Daveli 100 gm Kadai Veg 200 gm
White Dhokla 100 gm Plain Palak 200 gm
Chola Tikya(2 Tikya) 125 gm Cauliflower manchurian 200 gm
  Paneer Manchurian 200 gm
Veg manchurian 200 gm
Veg Kuruma 200 gm
Dal Tadka 200 gm
Dal Makhni 200 gm
Sweets  Dal Fry 150 gm
Gulab Jamun(2 Pieces) 100 gm Aluzeera 200 gm
Rasagula(2 Pieces) 100 gm Alu Peas Masala 200 gm
Basandi 75 ml Alu Tomato 200 gm
Rasmalai 75 ml Baiganbharta 200 gm
Gajar Halwa 100 gm Shahi Paneer 200 gm
Carrot Halwa 100 gm Palak Paneer 200 gm
Pineapple Halwa 100 gm Baby Corn Masala 200 gm
Chat Mushroom Masala 200 gm
Papdi Chat 100 gm Chilli Paneer 200 gm
Pani Poori 100 gm Meal Maker Masala 200 gm
Dahi Poori 100 gm Alu Tamatar 200 gm
Bhel Poori 100 gm Sev Tamatar 200 gm
Samosa Masala Chat 100 gm Malai Kofta 200 gm
Bhel 100 gm Single Egg Masala 1 egg
Fresh Juices Egg Curry(2 eggs) 200 gm
Pineapple 225 ml Butter Chicken 100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Grape 225 ml Kadai Chicken 100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Chicku 225 ml Chicken Chettinad 100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Mosambi 225 ml Ginger Chicken 100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Papaya 225 ml Pepper Chicken 100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Water Melon 225 ml Garlic Chicken 100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Lime Juice 225 ml Chicken Manchurian 100 gm chicken+50 gm gravy
Lassi 225 ml Fish Curry 100 gm fish+50 gm gravy
Beverages Mutton Curry 100 gm mutton+50 gm gravy
Tea 120 ml Mutton Keema 100 gm mutton+50 gm gravy
Coffee 120 ml Dry Items
Milk 120 ml Bhindi Fry 150 gm
Horlicks-Boost-Bournvita Sachets Minimum as available in market Gobi 65 150 gm
Curd(3% fat, undiluted milk) 100 ml Chicken 65 150 gm
Fruit Salad and Ice Cream Chilly Chicken 150 gm
Fruit Salad without ice-cream 150 gm Fish Fry 80 gm
Fruit Salad with ice-cream 150 gm+1 scoop ice-cream of 50 gm Mutton Dry 120 gm  
Cup Ice-cream Minimum 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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