The train journey is an adventure in itself. It gives travellers a memorable experience by making them explore fascinating and diverse landscapes. Train trips in India convert strangers into friends. However, sitting idle for long hours, make people crave tasty food on train. And pantry foods or those sold at railway stations have never been a healthy alternative.
So if you are travelling alone or even in a group, opt for healthy food options. Download the e catering app on your Android/iOS device and place the order of your favourite meal right from the comfort of your seat/berth.
Here are some healthy food options for you to choose from the e-catering menu:
Dhokla, a vegetarian snack made of fermented chickpea batter and rice, has its origin in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is steamed to get a fluffy texture and cooked with little or no oil, making dhokla a low-calorie, healthy and protein-packed snack.
It is also a healthy snack for a diabetic person because of the low glycemic index. Dhokla can be served as a breakfast, the main meal, a side dish, or a snack.
2. Chana Masala:
Chana masala is a curried dish from North India made with white chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, spices, and herbs. This meal originated in India’s Punjab region. But with time, it became famous in other regions and now it is made in different ways across the Indian sub-continent.
A diet heavy in legumes, such as chickpeas, has been linked to a lower risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, and eating chickpeas especially is associated with improved heart health.
This meal tastes great when eaten with whole-wheat roti or fluffy basmati rice, and also tastes delicious when eaten alone.
3. Sabudana Khichdi:
Sabudana khichdi is a traditional Indian meal prepared with soaked sabudana (tapioca pearls). Typically found in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh etc, it is widely eaten throughout the year.
Sabudana Khichdi is also eaten while observing fast during Navratri, Shivratri or similar Hindu religious occasions. It has a chewy texture and is frequently served with crisp toasted peanuts and sautéed with spices and a good squeeze of lemon. If your train is crossing through these regions you can order it online for your breakfast in the train.
4. The Classic Veg Thali:
Food selection is quite crucial when travelling by train. Eating anything during the trip can cause stomach disorders. So, the best option is to choose something that is both healthy and pleasant like a classic veg thali.
The veg thali contains rice, roti, dal, sabzi, papad and sweet. These thalis are sufficient for a one-time meal and if ordered for a group, they can also be customised as per the taste and preference.
5. Dosa or Idli:
South Indian staple foods; dosa and idli are not only healthy but also taste good when served with sambhar and chutney. When placing train meal orders online, these can be a good dinner option. It is light for the stomach and easy to digest while the train travel.
So, instead of going for unhealthy meal options on the next train journey, go ahead and place an online order for idli or dosa from the e-catering app and make your journey delightful.
6. Veg Biryani:
Biryani is an Indian dish cooked with long-grained rice (such as Basmati) and spices. It is then topped with lamb, chicken, fish, or vegetables as a thick gravy. After assembling all the components, the dish is covered with a lid that is sealed with dough and baked at a low setting for several hours.
Biryani has always been a comfort food for a lot of people. Having it from the comfort of the train seat makes the journey even more enjoyable.
There are various kinds of biryani that are exclusive to different communities and can be ordered online on the train:
- Sindhi Biryani
- Hyderabadi Biryani
- Lucknowi Biryani
- Mughlai Biryani
- Kolkata Biryani etc.
7. Vegetable Khichdi:
Vegetable Khichdi is a filling dish made up of dal, rice, and well-cooked veggies. If you need a quick nutritional boost, khichdi is one of the best solutions. It’s a tasty and readily digested lunch that’s ideal to order while travelling.
8. Rajma Chawal:
Rajma chawal, popular in North India is one of the common foods that can easily be found on the streets and in every household. It is a whole meal in itself, and the preparation or recipe varies depending on region and household.
Rajma Chawal is a satisfying, nutritious dish that may be eaten at any time of day. So, if you have a sudden craving while on the train, simply call 8102888111 or download the e-catering app and place your order, which will be delivered right to your seat.
9. Tandoori Chicken:
Chicken is a meal that is loved by many. There are hardcore non-veg lovers who can enjoy chicken at any time of the day. However, consuming meals that are heavy on the stomach is not preferred oftentimes and especially when travelling. In that case, tandoori chicken can be a good option which is marinated in yoghurt and spices and then cooked in a clay oven called Tandoor.
10. Bread Dhokla:
Bread Dhokla is an Indian food originating from Gujarat that is simple to prepare, convenient to carry, and pleasant to the taste buds. This meal is made with bread crumb batter and some Rava. The addition of ginger and green chillies makes this a very tasty dish.
You can order this along with some delicious green chutney online on the train and get it delivered via the contactless delivery system. Take advantage of this tasty meal and enjoy the journey in the company of family or friends.
These are some of the healthy food alternatives that you can order from the e-catering app on your next train journey. It serves hot, fresh and hygienic meals right to the seat/berth. You can also place an order for pure Jain food, via the app or the website or by calling on 810-220-2203.
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