5 Indian Mega Kitchens That Are Serving Millions Of Indians Since Decades

Have you ever wonder how to prepare food for millions of people? Do you believe that machines and not human resources completely do it? Or vice versa? Do you ever think about people who cook daily for thousands while struggling to make a perfect khichdi for your dinner, and your heart swells with respect for them? Well, if you do, then we have answers to all your questions. Yes, there are kitchens where food is cooked from dawn till dusk. We have curated five mega kitchens of India serving thousands of people every day for decades or even centuries. So without further ado, delve deep into the world of culinary excellence and read on.

1. Jagannath Temple, Puri
Puri’s famous 56 bhogs, are well-renowned in all parts of the world. It is believed that the Lord was a great foodie and wouldn’t take a “No” when asking for more. The food is prepared in earthen pots, seven in number- one over the other; food in the top ones gets cooked first. It is believed that Goddess Mahalakshmi herself cooks the food for Lord and if the Goddess is displeased by the food, a dog mysteriously enters the temple premises, and all the food is buried and re-prepared.

2. Sri Sai Sansthan Prasadalaya, Shirdi
World’s most enormous solar-powered kitchen, Sri Sai Sansthan Prasadalaya, serves nearly 40,000 devotees every day. Following the charitable ideologies of Sai Baba, the kitchen has saved more than Rs 60 lakhs and has donated it to the trust. Not only meals but the Prasadalaya also lends out breakfast packages in the morning.

3. The Indian Railways
Through on-board pantries, kitchens and vendors, The Indian Railways serves nearly seven lakh people daily. From breakfast to dinner, Indian Railways cater to all the needs of the passengers. Even the Mumbai Central Railway Station of Western Railways has been certified with a 4-star rating by FSSAI.

4. The Golden Temple, Punjab
There’s hardly anyone who has visited The Golden Temple and returned without having Langar. The temple serves more than a lakh of devotees every day with vegetarian meals. The cooks and authorities of the temple follow Guru Nanak’s ideologies of Sewa and welcome everyone irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

5. TajSATS Air Catering Ltd
Incepted in 2011, TajSATS’s mega kitchen is a leader in airline catering. This venture is a partnership between IHCL and SATS (Singapore Airport Terminal Services), which serves thousands of people every day and has exceptional food for diabetics, Jains, kids and infants.

We know you are blown by the amount of food these kitchens produce and serve every day. So, the next time you visit these kitchens, don’t forget to thank them for helping millions of people irrespective of all the differences.