Budget Meal Options For Students: Viman Edition

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Food is possibly what most students spend MOST of their money on. And how can they not? With the wide array of options, different cuisines and varied restaurants. But what about the end of the month? When you’re broke af and need decent food? Here’s a list of budget meal options around Viman for when you’re too poor for anything else. Although inexpensive, these budget meal options are amongst the tastiest food available in Viman. You might just find yourself frequenting these restaurants even otherwise. 😉

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Rasoi Segdi

More in Sainik nagar than Viman nagar, Rasoi Segdi is your ultimate budget meal experience. One plate of jeera aloo and roti or rice would set you back by Rs. 120 at most. Alternatively, you could opt for their mini thalis (priced at 50/plate), or stuffed parathas (priced at 40/paratha). The best part is that they have separate breakfast menus (available at a particular time). They also have a decent range of Indo-Chinese fare ranging from hakka noodles to manchow soup. With delicious food and a dhaba like ambience, Rasoi Segdi is perfect for you’re too broke to afford anything else but still crave warm, delicious, fresh Indian food.


Punjabi Aunty’s Stall

A stone’s throw away from Khalsa Dairy, this small foodtruck is run by a friendly aunty. Though it’s no restaurant and your seating options are limited to sharing a standing table, it’s one of the best budget meal options. The menu comprises traditional home cooked Punjabi food such as Sarson ka Saag, Dal Makhni rice, and Chole Bhature. The best part? The entire menu is priced between Rs.50-70. Although the menu is limited to a few items, the delicious food in insane quantities more than compensates for it. The food is piping hot, fresh, and as homemade as it gets. Perfect budget meal option. Wrap up this meal with dessert from Baker’s Brown; deliciously gooey Choco Lava cake at Rs. 40. An entire tasty meal in exactly 100 or lesser.


Paratha Place

Your one stop answer to any kind of paratha craving. While it is slightly pricier than the other 2 options, it is well worth it. As the name implies, the best thing on their menu is their parathas. You can either pick something straight off the menu or customize your own parathas with their wide range of exotic ingredients like cheese, olives, and jalapenos.  The portions of the parathas are absolutely filling, if not in excess. You can also opt for a larger portion; the monster XL paratha. All in all, the Paratha Place is easily one of the best budget meal options for the broke student. With so many variations, you can never get bored!

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Make sure to try the veg keema paratha and the mexican wave paratha for a bit of variety!


So there you go! The next time you’re broke, know that you don’t have to live on maggi and cutting chai until the money comes. 😉

Try out these places and let us know in the comments below, what are YOUR go to broke budget meal options!



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