Nothing beats breakfast from a box kade (petti/petty kade). This tiny and often mobile structures have a good range of short eats and noodles and sometimes rice, all for cheap.
If you’re around the ODEL junction (Lipton Circus), right next to the Eye Hospital there’s a good one. You can tell because it’s busy – a sure sign of promising eats. We got four roti with lunu miris, an excellent malu paan and two hefty hunks of paan with purippu for Rs. 110. The average item costs about Rs. 20.
They also have Milo and a great plain tea, judging from the gusto with which one patron was drinking it. This petti kade functions for the office crowd so we can only guess at the opening hours, it’s fair to say that morning is the time to go.