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Definition

1. A southern Indian platter of a set menu at "hotels". Also described by a western friend as a floating buffet, because waiters top up little stainless steel cups of accompanying dishes such as dal, vegetables, etc. Staple is always plain rice with the addition of poori or rotis.
2. Food

Usage

1. "Shall we order plate meals? It is very nice in this hotel. We can take limited meals or special."
2. "Somehow the courier chap always comes when we are having meals."
Added 2011-09-06 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

Food and Drink

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