Category: Train Food

Food in Train Memories

Did you remember an old motto, “the journey is just as important as the destination”? Its echo is true. Isn’t it? When a topic of talk ends up with a rail travel, our thinking starts decorating a stage of imagination as if, a journey by tracks is another way of life. In fact, it’s more than just moving from one end to another. It is actually an essential piece of Indian experience, a remarkable one.

Moreover, in the memory of our entire generation, the journeys by train occupies a special area that has got developed in an eon when the Indian railways set upright for everything apart from taking the being from one stop to other.

One and the foremost thing that holds an extra importance in making the memories on tracks is the food in train. Many travelers, who have not so good experience with the horrible and unhygienic food of railway platform and pantry cars, they point only famed food delivery services. These kinds of services are offered to the person on his seat in the train. The food is delivered to almost all the major stations of India. These diets include all the meals as they care all time cravings of their customers. Additionally, there is no issue related to the payment as the traveler may pay at the time of food delivery right in his hands.

Today, we will too sit together to talk about which kind of food in train makes your train travel memorable.

1. Poha:

Poha, all-time hit, a light one that is usually considered as a morning diet. It is cooked with potatoes and onions and flavored with curry leaves and lemon.

2. Chole with Bature:

Coming directly from Punjabi kitchen, this dish is made with an amazing combination of rustic spices. The mouth-watering chole when served with light and feathery bhaturas flavors enchanting.

3. Gobi ka Paratha:

A North Indian food, Gobi ke Parathe, of which most of the beings seems to be crazy is widely known for its amazing savor. When eaten with chutney or pickles and a bowl of yoghurt this recipe tastes outstanding.

4. Paneer Toasty:

Two slices, well toasted, when layered with cottage cheese, leaves the one with licking fingers. Some salsa may also be spruced on it making its flavor more delight.

5. Moong Dal Cheela with Stuffed Panner:

Cheela made with Moong dal and filled with panner be a joyful breakfast option. Tomato chutney, pickle or coriander chutney appends awesome taste to it.

6. Aloo Rasedaar:

Boiled potatoes well dipped in spicy gravy are eaten with hot and fluffy pooris, takes the foodies in the heavenly ambiance.

7. Dal Bhari Poori:

Poori liked so far is mostly prepared in North India on a festive day. This poori is fried in oil or ghee and is stuffed well with delicious moong ki dal.

8. Dal Kachori:

One of the most cherished Indian snacks, dal kachori is paired strikingly with aloo ki sabzi.

9. Misal Pav:

Straight from Maharastra, Misal Pav is usually taken as morning food as it makes the day light. The fluffy pavs are combined with flavored veggies.

10. Rawa Upma:

Made with suji, Rawa Upma is cooked with aromatic nuts, lentils, spices, vegetables and curry leaves. At the top, grated coconut is added which makes it an impeccable meal.

11. Uttapam:

A creamy batter is prepared to make Uttapam when rice, spices, and urad dal are whisked together. When this food is topped with curry leaves, tomatoes and onions it would make your taste buds impatient.

Desserts – Add sweetness in food in train

After having such a great Indian taste, still, something seems to be missing which makes the savor incomplete. It’s dessert, which leaves our tongue dancing.

1. Modak:

Sweet dumplings made with flour filled well with jaggery, nutmeg, coconut, and saffron should not be missed. It is generally prepared during an Indian festival, Ganesh Chaturthi.

2. Payasam:

A version of kheer, directly from South is prepared deliciously with rice, cream, and milk and topped with raisins, nuts, and cashews.

3. Shahi Tukda:

The past travelers of India named this amazing dessert the land of honey and milk. Born and brought in Awadh, this sweet dish is believed to be invented to make the use of the unused bread in the 19th century in Mogul cuisines.

4. Kulfi:

One of the popular frozen desserts that are creamy, dense and rich is named kulfi. A savory twist that is added to this traditional recipe, may also be flavored with juicy fruits.

5. Gulab Jamun:

An old and good delight, Gulab Jamun, is made with khoya is fried till gold and is dipped finally in saffron well induced with sweet syrup of sugar. It is also a festive special dessert.

6. Aam Shrikhand:

The hung curd is used to prepare this sweet and Gujarati favorite dish. In its recipe, sweetened yogurt is decorated with the pieces of mango and is too served with a zesty salad of mango.

7. Phirni:

A milk pudding, one of the known varieties of milk is prepared during the special occasions and festive time, especially on Ramzan and Eid. It is best served in mud pots too called as mitti ke kasore.

Apart from the food in train, other perspectives are also imperative to make your journey via train memorable. One among all, a seat with an awesome view, holds value. Travel classes in India vary greatly. The train speeds give a rare glimpse of everything outside from the routine rural life to the busy life of big cities. So, you only have to do is just sit relaxing with the back as this would be a fleeting moment amongst all the disarrays.

Significant Tip for a Happy Journey

We all know organizing a big travel would bestow a daunting feel, it may be because of the travel time, travel experience, kinda beings etc. but if we will live every moment of our journey accordingly in a great way then the entire trip would become a venture.

So, make your train travel memorable by trying out such delightful, enchanting and tasty food items and desserts.

People Behind Your Train Food Tray: Story of NPR, Jabalpur

Cafe’s and Restaurants have stories behind them, Stories of dreams and passion, Mr. Ashish Pawar, the owner of New Pawar Restaurant in Jabalpur inherited this passion for starting a family restaurant from his father Mr. Narendra Singh Pawar. He took out time from his busy schedule to talk to us, here is the story behind NPR, Jabalpur

Tell us the story behind your restaurant?

NPR was originally founded in 1964 by my uncle Late Shri Kapoor Singh Pawar ably supported by his two younger brothers ie my second uncle Mr Ram Singh Pawar and my father, Mr Narendra Singh Pawar. They put in their blood and sweat to make it a successful setup. Kapoor Singh supervised and managed overall business operations and strategies, Ram Singh handled market and vendor management and youngest brother Narendra Singh supervised kitchen and quality management. In 1983, due to a tragedy in family they shut down this unit.

In 2002, Narendra Singh Pawar’s elder son Ashish Pawar restarted this business. Since then, for last 14 years NPR is known and loved by both, locals as well as travellers and tourists

Tell us something about the founder?

Late Shri Kapoor Singh Pawar was a first generation entrepreneur. He started his journey as a young canteen boy ending up being a successful businessman who established multiple ventures, starting from a small bicycle rental shop to hotel, restaurants, shopping complex and other real estates projects in Jabalpur city.

He had deep interest in civil and mechanical engineering. Without any formal education he gained experience and excelled in construction business. He was in love with machines and made many innovative tools ahead of that era.

He passed away in 1995 and then I took the responsibility of carrying the baton forward on his young shoulders.

In 2002, Myself a Commerce graduate, re-opened the restaurant and re-established the brand NPR. I have keen interest in business systems, processes and management. I love travelling and spending time with family and close friends. I admire and follow Salman Khan and Arnold Schwarzenegger for fitness and body building.

Tell us what is your specialty ?

NPR is a fast paced pure veg restaurant serving homely cooked delicious Indian cuisines to families, students, travellers and office goers in a serene and hygienic ambience.

We are best known for our varieties of thalis delivering all 5 tastes in one plate.

In 1964, NPR introduced the people of Madhya Pradesh with South Indian cuisine and Chhaina sweets of Kolkata. No other place served these dishes before this in whole MP.

What are your learning?

I learnt that in hospitality business success mantra is ATITHI DEVO BHAVA. Guest delight is the prime focus. Nothing can beat the proud feeling when, happy and satisfied guests delightfully praise our preparations and services. I feel the idea is very simple, give the kind of service and experience to your guests as you would expect when you go out with your family to some world class restaurant or café. Also I learnt that it is a complete team work and our employees are the backbone of the system. If we keep them happy and stress free they will take care of the guests and business will flourish.

Biggest learning is that guests and employees have multiple options in market today, so the differentiating factor is how better your brand’s personal connect and repo is with your guests and staff.

 

Would you like to mention any key people behind it?

My father Shri Narendra Singh Pawar still actively participate in management and mentor the next generation. My younger brothers Ajeet and Atit are ensuring that NPR keep up with the fast paced and tech savvy new generation by adopting modern tools, technology and strategies.

 

NPR is among KhanaGaDi’s valueable vendors who provide wide variety of food in train

Know More About The Largest Train Route of India

From Jammu to Kanyakumari (Himsagar Express)

There are many routes that you may opt for traveling via tracks from Jammu to Kanyakumari. In fact, now you will come to know the longest train trips in India that you can make by boarding only one train to reach Kanyakumari from Jammu.

Checkout the following longest journeys by train to touch the boundaries of Kanyakumari:

1. Vivek Express – Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari.

2. Himsagar Express – Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari.

Himsagar Express

Among the above two, the Himsagar Express aligns a lively triumph of the Indian Railways. There is a fact which is a big reason of such applause. According to this, it states that this train is the only train that runs on the longest route as we notice within the borders of India.

Initially, after saying good bye to Jammu Tawi Railway Station, Himsagar Express starts rolling over the tracks towards Kanyakumari Railway Station. On its way towards Kanyakumari, it explores many bridges uniting with the tracks, green forests, bluish watercourses, some hidden areas and too many stations in between. It leaves the hands of the northern point to meet the extreme Southern point of India.

The term “Himsagar” when get extracted, delivers two small terms, “Him” and “Sagar”. The former one directs towards the Grand Himalayas that is in the north and the latter one reveals the huge Indian Ocean which lies in South India. When these two ties a knot with each other, it gives out “Himsagar” which shows the path towards the gathering of the three oceans of Kanyakumari from Kashmir that is masked with snow.

Nearby 75 hours are covered by Himsagar Express to touch its destination after traveling about 3751 kilometers. All in total, nine states of India are crossed by this express railway that includes Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Maharashtra, and Kerala. By running to and fro from Jammu Tawi and Kanyakumari on the weekly basis, this renowned train takes about 77 halts at a same number of stations.

Food on Train

After a short but important discussion about every significant point of this distinguished train, Himsagar Express, we will now through some light on the “food on train” that is popular in this entire journey.

Moving from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, you are not going to find any dish which would be a replica of another one when it comes to taste.  Moreover, when we would talk about the choice, it would touch infinity.

Indian food, it is just amazing, indeed can’t be described in words. This is simply because of the diversity and variety that are actually widespread all over India. Each and every state of India has much to say about their special tasty food and also the preparation of these, that can’t be missed. After getting influenced by the culture, climate, and geography of the state, most of the traditional dishes come forth.

Let’s sit to talk about some of these that are quite known and cherished ever:

Chaprah

The red-any chutney directly from Chattisgarh is named as chaprah which sits beyond to that of “exotic” one. It is made using eggs and red ants. Yes, this is a non-vegetarian dish yet it is strong and spicy.

Chiroti

Most popular in Karnataka, Chiroti is a pastry that is well topped with the powdered sugar and dipped in hot almond milk all around.

Khubi ka Lai

Your experience would be wonderful after tasting this enchanting sweet dish known as Khubi ka Lai. Born in the city of Barh, it is made from mawa, sugar and knubi seeds. It may be given a ball shape or may too bestow a glimpse of a cake.

Haak Saag

A hot favorite food on train which is much in-demand among Jammu & Kashmir people, Haak Saag is prepared at home and too in the parties and functions. The leaves of Haak look a kin to spinach and this dish is cooked along with spices and mustard oil.

Lapsi

Straight from Madhya Pradesh, Lapsi attracts with it the richness of broken wheat and also the tempting aroma of the cardamom.

Thekua

From Jharkhand and Bihar, a tempting food comes named, Thekua, with its tantalizing sweet taste and crunchiness’.

The food on train that you are going to get towards the destination kanyakumari, is prepared using an amazing combination of spices and an obvious garnish of the coconut. Coconut appends an exotic taste to most of the foods. As we all know, coconuts are grown here enormously because of the presence of the excess of water. Because of this, you are going to sense these two savors differently in almost every dish here.

Apart from these two, you may also enjoy the delicious delicacies of the fresh fishes and also the typical platter of South India in their lip-smacking and authentic forms.

Some of the typical South Indian varieties of food on train that you shouldn’t miss are kesari, Payassam, Sweet Pongal, Upma, Rasam, Sambhar, Vada, Chutney, Dosa, Idli and more.

The delicacies of Kanyakumari are quite spicy but you would notice that the ingredients that are used while preparation would be less. These dishes would make you remind the food culture and taste of the beings from Kanyakumari. Here the basic food is rice but some people opt for Tapioca also. In the hilly areas, this food is quite known.

In most of the delicacies, people cook fish, meat, and agro products. Here the sea fishes are in-demand. In early morning and night, the fishes are much caught here in the seas all around the district. After that the fishes turn to inner towns, village and markets over there in the sunrise.

Here, the local and international tourists are offered quality food at an affordable price and yes, both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. The popular recipes of Kanyakumari are quite delightful and if you would try them once you would wish to have them again. These would leave your taste buds and you impatient.

 

Enjoy Winter Delicacies In Your Next Train Travel

Travelling is an art. While performing it, being healthy is the first need yours. The cool attitude of cold winter leads to lack of minerals in the beings. It’s a no doubt thing, when we say, that winter is one of the favorite seasons of which everyone seems to crazy. But yes, to tie-up a friendly bond with it while traveling, we require having some healthy foods.
Winter is known for its awesomeness as it allows cool and open-air transactions, amazing transformation in apparel and enhanced green and healthy veggies growth. Moreover, a non-forgetting one is delicious seasonal delicacies as you get a chance to taste yummy foods that are in demand during this period only. Apart from an enchanting taste of these, these bestow various benefits that aid the beings to make their body stronger and warmer. During this particular season, the food in train holds a significant role as it balances the shortage of minerals in the people that arouse due to the winter chills, most often. Some special and mouth-watering dishes in India like “Sarson da saag with makki ki roti” and “gajar ka halwa” are one of the famous and full of nutrients foods.
Today, we will put a lime-light on few lip-smacking, irresistible, Indian, traditional and winter special eatables that should be the part of food in train guide. Indian delicacies of winter including snacks and sweets would surely leave you and your taste buds impatient if you don’t allow them to sit on your tongue. So, let’s get started:

1. Matar ki Kachori
Matar ki kachori, the most delicious winter food in train, which you would never have tried, encloses yummy fillings. You would notice some crushed and green peas, peeping outside from it. A prominent flavor that gets appended to it is due to an amazing addition of the variety of spicy spices.

2. Rasam
A light and tasty soupy dish, Rasam is spiced with yummy traditional spices, too known as masalas. It is South-India born. In fact, a rich protein, fibrous antioxidant, red lentil is used to prepare it. In addition to this, it clutches a tag of “a whole meal” as green veggies are added to it that makes it a complete food. So, to make your evenings fantastic you may try it as a food in train.

3. Paneer Tikka
A popular tandoori snack, Panner Tikka can easily be made even at home. The tandoor offers a hand of a little smoky flavor of charcoal to the panner. Mostly, this dish is served in the name of starter.

4. Moong Dal Pakodas
A hot and fantastic winter special food in train, pakodas made of moong ki dal tastes awesome when garnished with the fresh radish. One of the best seasonal delights, radish adds a long-lasting taste to the pakoras. A good source of potassium and iron, moong dal is the chief ingredient of this dish. It too holds Vitamin C, calcium, iron, manganese and potassium and all these enhances the immunity.

5. Sarson da Saag
One of the most alluring and widespread Punjabi foods, “Sarson ka saag” is cooked in this cool season and also in harvest period of the year. It becomes overflow with the beneficial nutrients when served with homemade butter and “makki ki roti”. The mustard leaves are an important player of this which is full of protein and iron. This vegetable grows in winter only.

6. Gajar ka Halwa
A legendary and special dish of winter, “Gajar ka halwa” always sounds mouth-watering and an obvious favorite of most of the people. The credit of its popularity goes to the cool winter season. This dish is cooked with lots of ghee and is loaded with various dry fruits. The carrot that is used to prepare it naturally tastes sweet. As we all know, the carrot is a famed sugar level regulator of the human’s body. Ghee that is too added is a fantastic assistant for keeping the body warmer and maintaining the mental and physical health of the being. Dry fruits act as a strong fighter against the cold.

7. Undhiyu
A popular and tasty vegetarian curry, Undhiyu is a Gujarati dish. It is generally served in the place of the main course that too consists of various veggies. As cooked with fresh garlic, ginger, spices and herbs, it leads to an awesome spicy and sweet taste. It is served with methi muthiyas, roti or puri. One of its ingredients, methi that is fenugreek, is usually eaten in winters as it keeps the cold away.

8. Nolen Gurer Sandesh & Rosogolla
Kolkata special dish, Sandesh, and Rosogulla is the main dish that is offered to the guests all the year around. On the contrary, nolen gurer flavored Bengali sweets are quite special in winter over here that you can’t afford to miss.

9. Litti with Brinjal Bharta or Potato Mash
On a journey towards Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar would prove to be incomplete if went without tasty bites of Litti. Littis are a traditional and unique food of India that is filled up with balls and served with spicy and hot brinjal bharta or potato mash. You may also find this snacky delicacy on the food guide of top street foods.
10. Stuffed Parathas with Curd
Food in train while moving towards Delhi might also be Parathas usually in winter. Parathas are well stuffed with different vegetables like radish, fenugreek leaves, mashed potatoes, peas, carrot, cauliflower, and spinach. Often served with curd, butter, and pickle, this fabulous dish tastes awesome. In winter it is a unique North Indian food.
Along with these, there are many other dishes too that are like shining and sparkling stars on the menus of food in train. While traveling to any state all over in India you will get introduced to various enchanting and distinctive tastes of our nation that would leave your fingers licking. So, this winter does’t let yourself be apart or distanced from the countless and famous winter delicacies in your next train travel.

INFOGRAPHIC: 16 Tips For A Successful Sales or Business Trip

Sales Trip are always exciting but they carry its own challenges to accomplish the objectives set out for the trip , given the limited time at hand , a slight planning in advance can really bring fruitful results for you as a Sales person

Infographic for Sales Professionals and Business Travelers

7 Bonus Tips:

1. Make a To Do of the most Important things to address with your team or dealers in market

2. Send them advance email for the kind of information that you shall need, it will help you to get the interaction focused and time bound

3. Identify the areas of the market that you will visit first and also draw a sequence so that you meet the core people in field

4. Set aside some uninterrupted time to meet with your customers where in you can address their query on the product , it could happen at shop floor, dealer’s shop or at a common place.

5. Visit your competition in different areas of the city to get a real perspective of sales matrix and market.

6. Arrange a debrief session for your team to summarize the entire feedback to them and set expectations for the reports and the changes that you would like to see in forthcoming visit.

7. Last but not the least have a fun time with your team to keep them motivated and to understand their practical problem in field.

From Visually.

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Tejas – A Scrumptious Train Journey With Sanjeev Kapoor

In 2016, Railways has moved onto many steps which are under expectation and will achieve the success in the year 2017. Mouth-watering news has been leaked in the country-wide for the food lovers, the experiences of whom have never been so good when it comes to catering services of railways.

A new train named, “Tejas”, an Indian Railways’ extraordinary production, is going to be launched this year, the catering services of which will be curated by one of the most renowned celebs, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. On memorizing the name of this famed person, suddenly yummy food rules over our minds. Now, this is not going to happen any longer in our dreams as now it’s the time to get into the real world of taste. This new train will be a revamped version with all the stunning facilities and features. The passengers will witness a world-class journey via this train as it will be well equipped with ultra-facilities touched with a modern outline. Altogether, 22 new, distinctive and highly required features are to be added to this train. Let’s introduce you to the world of some chief amenities of this amazing train, “Tejas”:

LCD Screens

We usually get bored while traveling whether it’s via bus or train. We generally like spending most of our time watching movies, playing games and listening songs on our smartphones. But soon, a tone of battery down irritates us that again leave us jaded. So, to get rid of such a worn-out tale each passenger will be given one LCD screen (no need to share at all) along with the sockets of headphones. Moreover, these screens will too be used for announcing the safety instructions and information related to passengers if there.

Catering Services

Like Duronto and Rajdhani trains the fares of Tejas is also going to include the quality catering services. The food and catering services that will be offered to the passengers will be curated by celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Earlier, we would have faced many issues related to food and other eatables while travelling in the trains. Sometimes, the taste of the food doesn’t match our tang or the other times the quality of the stuff doesn’t goes with standards. In fact, most of the time, hygiene becomes a major topic of worries. So, to make us free from such compromises and uncertainties, Indian Railways is going to put some light on the talks about the quality and taste of the railway food. Furthermore, an agreement will be signed by, none other than the most appraised chef, Mr. Sanjeev, regarding finalizing the menu soon. So, just get ready to lick your fingers dipped in the food curated by Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor.

Golden Touched Coaches

Tejas, another name for brilliance, the coaches of which is going to be painted with golden color will give a royal gape. This color has a hidden meaning inside which state a message that the trains are the carrier of the common man. Besides, Chair Cars and Executive Class will be well organized in this train. This will bestow a comfortable trip to the passengers from all over the country.

Significant Systems Attached

Tejas will also have most of the important systems attached like suppression, smoke and fire detection systems and CCTV. This will be quite helpful for not only the passengers but too for the train. As it will remain safe and accidents free.

Toilet Engagement Boards

Apart from the Wi-Fi and choicest cuisine facilities you will see the toilet engagement boards on the train. The color scheme of the same will go akin to the exterior pattern which will bestow you a world class feel.

The officials too stated that being a new leading train, Tejas will too offer state-of-the-art facilities that are going to include coffee and tea vending machines, snack tables and magazines. The passengers’ will feel like on top of the world as various home like facilities are going to surround them in their entire journey via, “Tejas”.

While revealing the latest features of Tejas, our Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu has given some of the related statements, “What we are doing today are all structural fundamental initiatives which will create infrastructure. We are launching ERP which will create new efficiency standards, new opportunities in addition to the accounting reforms which we have started this year.”

“Despite challenges, we undertook several initiatives in 2016 which will bear fruits later. In 2017, we are looking to progress on the many new initiatives we have launched,” Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has added.

He too said, “2016 was a year of several initiatives and also consolidation and 2017 will be completion of so many initiatives we have started.”

Before this Gatimaan Express, Mahamanya Express and Hamsafar Express were also launched.

Detailing the whole gamut of activities in the rail sector since he took over the reins, Prabhu said, “2015 was the beginning, 2016 was taking the next step. 2017 will be the year of consolidation and 2018 will be the year of seeing huge benefits, the real year when the benefits will start coming out.”

A new avatar of Indian Railways is going to be noticed in 2017 with the saplings budding from the previously sown seeds. Additionally, Prabhu appended given an example, “When you plant a seed, you do not see the tree for three years. But suddenly you see sprouts, then the tree comes out and it grows fast. Exactly that is going to happen in railways.”

After, going through all such perfect amenities and services of this amazing train “Tejas”, you might have got goose-bumps because of such wonderful upcoming experience that will be felt like never before. So, let’s just wait and watch how tasty the fruit will be after spending much time and hard work in sowing up such seeds like features of this new to be launched train named, Tejas.

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Culinary Train from New Delhi to Ahmadabad

If you are hopping on to a Train from New Delhi to Ahmadabad, you would get a rare opportunity to unearth some real culinary stops along the way that will stand apart from your gastronomic experience so far, Yes its damn right as the entire Train Journey in between these two great cities would offer some of the finest culinary platter at the stations en route which you have not experienced ever.

This journey of around 15-16 hours is off course best advised to be undertaken in the day time to explore the sumptuous food in train which you will relish in times to come, The very first stop to tantalize your taste buds will come at Alwar in Rajasthan , famous for its Milk Cake or locally known as “Alwar ka Mawa”, This Milk Cake at Alwar Station is known for its unique taste, texture and for a fine balance in between the sweetness and the blend of milk cream and off course the aroma is something that you will not find in any milk cake across the globe.

There are certain families in Alwar known to be in possession of some secret recipe for these unique Milk Cakes, you can easily buy one of these delicacies at your Train Seat only as the vendors will come to your coach to show you the product, it is advisable to go for the light brown texture cake if you are up for buying, so what are you waiting for? Just grab the piece from the Cake pound and let is dissolve in your mouth as your Train marches ahead for your next stop.

After having savoured the soft and tendered Milk Cake, your taste buds would be looking forward to something spicy, minty and off course super chilly to take the edge off that sugar, your next Stop, The great City of Pink City Jaipur is the ideal destination ahead in your Train Journey to change the taste with some mouth watering and spicy “Pyaj ki Kachori “and “Moong Dal Kachori”.

These Kachori’s are awesome snacks and if served hot with either Mint Chutney or Kadhi can really make you day in Train, Jaipur Station have several vendors who serves Fresh Kachori’s with Kadhi and Minth Chutney, they can even pack some for you for your journey ahead. Jaipur is also globally famous for its local Dessert “Ghevar”, there are variety of Ghevars available at Stations which you can order and also can take them along for friends and family.The Ghevar is a traditional delicacy of Jaipur, it’s a round shaped dish prepared with flour, ghee, mawa, cardamom, saffron and almond, it is better served piping hot along with a glass of milk.

These heavenly food items will rock the foodie in you who can then look forward to very important towns of Rajasthan coming ahead –Ajmer and Jodhpur, your first stop after Jaipur’s culinary treat in this sojourn would be Ajmer, the land of Sufism and Prithviraj chouhan.Ajmer is famous for its Sohan halwa and the legend associated with it .In 1526 AD, when emperor Akbar visited Ajmer, he wished for a sweet which will have a shelf life of 15-20 days, a local halwai then made the Son halwa or Sohan halwa and the great Akbar approved its taste , Sohan halwa is made from flour, ghee, almonds  and sugar, the famous shop to get Sohan halwa is “Azad Sweets”, you can buy it easily from Ajmer Railway Station and there are many vendors of acclaimed brands that are selling Sohan halwa at platform, you be rest assured for the taste.

Your next food station at Jodhpur is equally rich in its culinary heritage as its predecessor stations, Jodhpur is known for its Marwari cuisine , Mirchi Bada , Gatta subji and off course Dal Bati , Churma, it is advised that you should taste the Mirchi Bada and order a Combo meal of Traditional Jodhpuri Thali, it will come with Dal , Bati ,Churma and Gatta subji.This is not all what Jodhpur has to offer to you foodies , well any trip to Jodhpur cannot be completed without “Mawa ki Kachori”, this princely menu has a long history , This kachori is filled with Mawa or Milk Cake Cream and served with sugar syrup , preferably hot.

Well after all these delicacies you may want to look for something refreshing and cool and thats what Abu Road Station has to offer – Its classic “Rabri”, Abu Road is based in the foothills of Mount Abu , the only Hill Station in Rajasthan and is very famous for its “Rabri”, a refreshing drink of milk cream and can be ordered as Take away also from Abu Road Station.

Your Food Train is almost closing in to Ahmadabad , your final stop but a cauldron of food items with age old history . Ahmadabad is known for its veg, kathiawadi food and also for its Mughlai cuisine with brands like “Moti Mahal” offering some age old recipes from the kitchen of Mughals.While at Ahmadabad Station you can enjoy a wide variety of snacks and meals like Dabeli, Vada pav, Farsan, Bakarwadi and can also indulge in real and authentic Kathiawadi food, In Non Veg food there is no dearth of cuisines either- start from kebabs and graduate your taste buds to Rogan josh, Butter Chicken, Mutton keema and many others from the bygone era of great culinary history and heritage.

Once in your lifetime, just hop on to any Train from New Delhi to Ahmadabad and experience the rich legacy of Indian Kitchen offering some heavenly food items which will leave the lasting taste on your taste buds that can be remembered and relished in times to come….

 

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7 Dishes to Definitely Retry These Winters

1. Butter Chicken:

Butter Chicken

The creation of Kundan Lal Gujral, the owner of Moti Mahal Delux, Butter chicken attracts foodies from India and abroad to Delhi, Made on traditional clay tandoor and then roasted or fried in the mouthwatering Indian spices with lots and lots butter, tastes like heaven in mouth.

2. Makke di Roti:

makke di roti

Indian food is incomplete without breads, and makke di roti or corn bread is the delight of winters in Northen India. It’s a popular delicacy having roots in rural Punjab, where it is enjoyed with Jaggery, butter, butter milk and its alter ego Sarso da Saag, which typically complete this meal. Served hot by ladies to their husbands going to work hard whole day, makke di roti is very nutritious and healthy diet.

3. Biryani:

Biryani

Rich in ingredients and taste, The core ingredient of Biryani is Rice, the harmony of magical Indian spices, veggies, fruits, meat & herbs make it a lovely affair for foodies. Hyderabad (Present day Telangana) is considered as the epicenter of Biryani, including many other South Indian States because of their high affinity and capability for rice production. Although it is widely popular and made with precision in various parts of the country like Delhi and Lucknow.

4. Idli:

Idli Sambar

Again a South Indian dish, Idli is the lifeline of south Indian food lovers. Made with rice and de-husked black lentils, it is very soft to eat, Served with hot tangy Sambar and coconut sauce, it dissolves like cotton candy in mouth. Light on stomach and considered as one of the best breakfasts in the world. Many celebrities have claimed to eat Idli and butter milk in their breakfast.

5. Dum Aloo:

Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo is half Kashmiri and Half Bengali Dish according to a story, In 1784 Awadh was struck by food scarcity, in an ancient recipe found in “Ain-i-Akbari” where beef was stewed overnight in a “deg”, the technique was known as “Dum Pukht”, The Kashmiris introduced Turnip in place of Beef so that hundreds of hungry workers could be fed at a moment’s notice with warm food. After the British captured Awadh in 1856, Waji Ali Shah moved to Calcutta along with his “Nanbais” or Cooks. Where Bengalis started using Potato in place of Turnip.

6. Dal, Bati & Churma

Dal_Bati_Choorma

Rajasthan’s complete meal, Dal Bati Churma has all the flavours that you desire in a meal, Bati, bread hard from outside and soft from heart is soaked in warm ghee to add buttery taste to it. Its another avatar, Masala Bati is stuffed with mouth watering mixture potatoes, dry fruits and spices.

7. Chana Masala:

Chana Masala

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Chana Masala is evergreen. the mushy flavor of chickpeas goes well with all kind of breads. Mostly loved with Bhature or Kulche in North India, on other hand In Kerala, white appam and chana masala is one of the main dishes for breakfast.

KhanaGaDi crossed 1,50,000 meals in less than a year, to order food in train download our Android or iOS App

7 Yummy Foods You Never Knew You Can Order In Train

1. Subway @ New Delhi

Subway, a legendary fast food chain known for its customized sandwiches and salads can be a part of your wake up snacks at New Delhi Railway Station. You can choose from a menu available on KhanaGaDi App and simply order with a single click.

Subway Food in Train

2. Moti Mahal Ahmedabad

Heaven for Non Veg Food lovers, Moti Mahal is the team behind the creation of Butter Chicken, So whenever your train is passing through Ahmedabad, your inner foodie can relish the taste of  desi tandoor, just order before an hour and get your meal delivered on your train seat at Ahmedabad Station.

moti mahal food in train

 

3. Haldiram’s, Howrah

Haldiram fans know what makes them 55th most trusted brand in India, that Indianness and purity of food makes haldiram a reliable food brand for everyone. So why not to opt for their ready to eat meals when you are craving for Veg Food and hot mouthwatering desserts like Moong Halwa. Get food delivery in train with KhanaGaDi App.

Haldiram Food in train

4. Mizaz e Bhopal

Mizaz e Bhopal is Your evergreen restaurant that serves wide variety of North Indian Veg and Chinese meals. Bhopalis love them as they serve a delicious and freshly cooked food that we all Indians look up to may be you cannot differentiate between Kadhai Paneer and Shahi Paneer, but you will remember the unique taste of Mizaz e Bhopal.

5. Gujarati Cuisine

Gujarati Cuisine is tangy, spicy, sweet and colourfull, as if it has all the tastes & happy colours of life, either you are Gujarati by origin or from any part of this world, KhanaGaDi gives you a choice to get Gujarati Food delivery in train.

Gujarati Food in Train

6. Chettinad Cuisine

Love for food doesn’t see the differences of cultures or traditions, all it sees is taste. If you plan to explore South Indian Chettinad meal. Then 2 states can fall in love anytime with KhanaGaDi App.

Chettinad food in Train

7. Bengali Cuisine

If you are Bengali, then Fish must be an integral part of your meal and now you don’t need to dream fishing while your train journey naps, all you need to do is download KhanaGaDi App to order your favorite meals

Bengali Cuisine in Train

Food Culture in Indian Trains

There was a time when passengers were used to take home cooked food with them in trains, share with each other to enjoy journeys, this also gave rise to an exchange of culture through food, and train junctions became a junction of cultures too. As times changed, lives became faster than trains, people could hardly manage home cooked food in trains, we live in times when it becomes difficult for people to manage to take home cooked food at their workplace regularly.

India became liberal in early nineties and to fill the stomach of a family, the large no. of people started migrating from one town to another to make a living that led to an increase in solo travelers and loners wishing if someone can cook good food for them.

Mostly in such cases, today they have options to go restaurants and cafes that help them find food of their choice, and that also has evolved over the time as today we can find cafes and food joints serving wide variety of meal options supporting the need of a multicultural or diverse menu from all parts of the country.

Today a South Indian Person can easily find food of his taste at Borivali Station of Mumbai, a hard core Vegetarian can find Jain meal in Lucknow.

But something that was still a challenge was to get good food in train. Pantry of Indian Trains was lacking basic quality standards and passengers were deeply unsatisfied with the food. Then came players like KhanaGaDi who helped in solving the challenges of good food delivery in train. Through a strong vendor network and robust operations team, KhanaGaDi today serves at more than 250+ railway station across the nation. Passengers can simply order through Toll Free no., Whats App or Website. KG also has mobile applications for Android and iOS devices, features that make these apps more useful are predict PNR status and Track Train Status Online.

Even Indian Railways has plans to phase out the pantry car in trains to replace it with the official ecatering service, but still to serve the needs of millions of passengers it’s not practically possible through a single channel, and apps like KhanaGaDi are trying to help such travelers everyday that are not able to find food of their choice in Trains.