From July 15 onwards, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will serve an updated food menu. The step has come in wake of providing better facilities to passengers. IRCTC has also informed that now passengers can track the meals being prepared in the central kitchen through CCTV cameras live. Keeping hygeine concerns in mind, IRCT has also launched ‘Menu On Rails’ where passengers can see the price of meals served in trains. According to an Indian Express report, Indian Railways is taking several reform measures in order to address passengers’ grievances regarding the quality of food served in trains.
Following is the detailed revamped menu by IRCTC that will be served in Rajdhani Trains:
MENU WELCOME DRINK (2A/3A/CC)
-Nimbu Paani (200 ml Branded Branded Nimbu Paani in Tetra pack)-Refreshing Tissue
MENU MORNING TEA (2A/3A/CC)
– 2 Biscuit(Marie)-Tea Coffee kit-1 Sugar/ Sugar-free Sachet (07 gms)-1 Coffee (1.5-2 gms) or Tea Bag (2 gms)-1 Milk creamer Sachet (5 gms)
-2 Stuffed Paratha & Branded curd (100 gms each) & Pickle-2 Kulcha chana & Branded curd (100 gms each) & pickle (15 gms)-2 Besan Chila with chutney & branded curd (100 gms each) & pickle (15 gms)-2 Veg. Cutlet (50 gms each) with finger chips & boiled veg. (25 gms)-2 Veg. Cutlet (50 gms each)-Paneer-a-la-keive (30 gms) with finger chips & boiled veg. (25 gms)-Dhokla (100 gms) with chutney and Mirch (30 gms) poha (100 gms) with chutney (30 gms)-2 Idly/ Rice Pongal/ Rava upma (100 gms) &Onion Uttapam (100 gms) & Medu Vada (30 gms) with Sambar (100 gms) & Coconut chutney (40 gms)
-Capsicum/ Onion/ Tomato Omelette of 2 eggs with finger chips & boiled veg. (25 gms)
Accompaniment items (any one as per the travel Zone)
-2 slice white/ Brown bread (50 gms)-1 Marmalade/ Jam Sachet (15 gms)-1 Butter chiplet (08-10 gms)-1 Pickle Sachet (15 gms)-1 Salt & Pepper Sachet (each)Tea/ Coffee
1 kit**Tea/ Coffee kit as in Morning Tea
MENU FOR LUNCH/ DINNER (2A/3A/CC)
Veg Soup-Soup sticks-02 (20 gms packed) branded with veg kabab/ Mini Idli/ Vada (50 gms) & Butter chiplet (8-10 gms)
Soup-Cream of Tomato/ Veg. Soup/ Mushroom Soup/ Sweetcorn Soup (150 ml)
Basmati Rice-Plain rice/ Jeera rice/ Matar pulao/ Fried rice (100 gms).
Paratha/ roti-4 Plain Roti/2 Paratha/ 4 Rumali Roti / 4 Poori (100 gms) /Extra rice in place of Roti.
Dal-Dal Tadka/ Kabuli Chana/ Rajma/ Dal Makhani/ Chana Dal/Choley/ Ghia chana Dal (150 gms)
-1 Branded Curd (100 gms)-1 Pickle Sachet (15 gms)-1 Salt & Pepper Sachet (each)
Veg dish (any one as per the travel Zone)
-Mix Veg-Aloo Gobhi-Bharwa Bhindi-Capsicum-Aloo posto-Vegetable Poriyal-Kadai paneer-paneer Do Pyaza paneer-Navratan Korma-Matar paneer (paneer-70 gms)-Palak paneer-Veg. Kootu- 150.-Dum aloo kashmere- 150 gms-Veg. Jalfarezi- 150.-Shahi paneer-150g (paneer (70 gms)-Veg. Kofta-Malai Kofta
Non-Veg. Dish (any one as per the travel Zone)
-Fish Moily-Dahi Mach-Fish Curry – 150 gms-Chicken Butter masala- 150 gms( Chicken 100 gms)-Chicken Manchurian-Chettinadu Chicken-Chicken Dish- 150 gms chicken (100 gms)-Murg Jalfarezi- 150 gms( Chicken 100 gms)
Desert Course Branded (any one as per the travel Zone)
-Branded Ice cream (90 ml)-Kulfi (60 ml)-Payasam-Kala Jamun-(2) Rasgulla-Sri Khand (100 gms)
MENU FOR EVENING TEA (2A/3A/CC)
1 Salted/ Masala Peanuts/ Roasted Gram Chana (25-30 gms)
1 Veg. Sandwich triangle (60 gms)
1 Samosa/Cheese patties/Kachori/Khasta kachori/Vada Pav/Masala Vada/Bread pakoda/Aloo bonda/patties/Medu pakoda (50 gms) (HOT SNACKS)
1 Indian Mithai/ Motichoor Laddoo/ Dhoda/Balushahi/Sandesh/Mysore paak. (30 gms)
1 Tomato ketchup Sachet (15 gms)
1 Tea/Coffee kit (Sugar/ sugar-free Sachet, Coffee or Tea bag, Milk cream Sachet)
Earlier, it was also reported that the IRCTC has joined hands with delivery service partners TRAPIGO and Shree Mahalakshmi Swayam Sahayata Bachat Ghat (Ratnagiri) to provide the choice of regional or local cuisines to passengers on trains, a Railways said.
TRAPIGO, a startup by IIT-IIM and NIFT graduates, is a last mile ‘B2B’ logistics service provider for food products.
“To ensure reliable delivery of hot and fresh food from the choicest restaurants in the city, TRAPIGO – with its own fleet of delivery boys in co-branded uniforms – will guarantee the execution. Orders placed on IRCTC’s e-catering website www.ecatering.irctc.co.in or Food-on-track’ app will be delivered by TRAPIGO in neat packaging with co-branded tapes, stickers etc. at a nominal fee of Rs. 15,” the statement read.