Ever Tried These 8 Food Items On These Trains?

Travelling by train in India can be exciting, and eating train food is equally adventurous. Food not only brings together family and friends but also enriches the transient time that strangers get to share, such as during a rail journey. Many are known to have ditched travelling by road, so they can experience the uniqueness of rail dining. 

As the rail network is expanding, so is the demand for quality and variety of food on offer during one’s journey. With many online catering services now competing to deliver food to people in the midst of their train journey, the Indian Railways had to really up their game in providing a seamless and efficient dining experience, and in the process, the railways have tied up with some of the best restaurant services and food vendors of different cities to provide extensive, customisable and high quality meals to people while they are on their train journey. 

Murgh Jalfrezi

Murgh Jalfrezi is a deliciously spicy dish made by stir-frying chicken with the chef’s uniquely created secret sauce consisting of plenty of tomatoes, chillies and spices. One of the hottest meat dishes, it is suggested to keep a bottle of cool water handy!

Served In: Rajdhani/Duronto/Shatabdi Express

Dal Makhani

A relatively modern take on lentil dishes, dal makhani is made of urad dal and calls for a generous use of butter or cream, hence the name ‘makhani’. It is one of the most delicious, comforting and hearty dishes one can have while they are on a train journey without worrying about getting a stomach upset. 

Served In : Rajdhani/Duronto/Shatabdi express

Handi Chicken

A North Indian style curry cooked in earthen pots, they are made with chicken pieces engulfed in a delicious tomato sauce. Try it when you are looking for a uniquely exotic Indian experience while travelling. 

Served In: Vande Bharat Express

Goan Chicken Masala

Succulent chicken thighs cooked in a combination of creamy coconut milk and tangy tomato sauce. Distinctly Konkani in its style, in its use of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and mace, it will leave an indelible mark on you by the time you reach your destination.  

Served In: Tejas Express

Sabudana Vada

It does not get more homely than this when one is getting homesick during that train journey. A crispy snack traditional to Maharashtra and much enjoyed by everyone, it is made by mixing tapioca pearls with mashed potatoes and spices.   

Served In: Tejas Express

Bhuna Chicken

A dish that originated in West Bengal, it calls for the use of the unique bhuna masala which is made by roasting onions, tomatoes and garlic in spices like fennel, mustard seeds, garam masala, powdered cumin, coriander and chilli to develop a deep and complex taste. Have it when you are in the mood for something classic. 

Served In: Vande Bharat Express

Vegetable Quiche

Inspired by its French version, brunch doesn’t get better than this. This is a vegetarian pastry that comes loaded with cheese and colourful vegetables like mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli and bell pepper topped with herbs like oregano. 

Served in: Vande Bharat Express. 

Jain Food

The Jain diet apart from being completely lacto-vegetarian also excludes root-vegetables like potato, onion, garlic, and fungi like mushrooms, and germinated seeds. Through years of expert use of subtle spices Jain food has come to be one of the most deliciously developed cuisines in India.

Served In: Maharajas’ Express, Deccan Queen Express.