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 Indian Food for Train Travel

  Last Updated : Oct 26,2018

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Indian Food for Train Travel, Homemade Food for Train Travel, What to Pack? 

Long hour train journeys can be tiring but, fun too. You meet new people, share a few moments of your life, spend hours watching the moving landscape. The never-ending banter of food vendors walking up and down the aisle, hawkers selling toys, locks, inflatable pillows. While some Indian train stations are popular for their regional special foods like Jhaalmuri from Howrah Junction, Kolkata , Poha from Ratlam Junction, Madhya Pradesh. Not many are fans of Railway food and prefer carrying food from home on the journey. Be it for yourself or fussy kids, food is an important aspect while travelling for a holiday with family. For some, it is a necessity - they might not eat outside due to religious reasons, or health concerns. For others, food is fun! A few hours or days without proper food takes a toll on them. This article will help you solve your food dilemmas while travelling.

While you are travelling from Mumbai to Pune, you will often come across with enthusiastic chikki sellers trying to make some sale. “Chikki, Lonavala chikki” is what they say and spread a wide range of chikkis like peanut, rajgira, dry fruit chikki, til chikki, in front of you. This crispy chikkis are very easy to prepare and can be stored for a longer period of time in airtight containers. I personally feel no meal is complete without a dessert . A number of Indian sweets like Ladoos, Barfi, Golpapdi and Katli are perfect for travel since they are dry and packed full with flavor.

Fluffy, soft dhoklas can also be your favorite travel food. Just like idli, they are steamed and healthy. Also, you can make a wide range of dhoklas using different dals and flours. A dash of tempering with aromatic ingredient enhances the taste. Serve them with dry garlic chutney or ghee/oil.


Indian Travel Food Dry Snacks Recipes

“Chai garam, garma garam, Coffee coffee” is something that will surely wake you up early in the morning while sleeping. Snacks like Khakhra, Namak para, butter murruku, methi puri will add sparkle to a cup of tea or coffee! Dry snacks like sev murmura can be perked up with kala channa or moong tossed in garlic. Also, you can spice them up with mixed sprouts, crunchy veggies, crispy nuts and spice powders to make Mixed Sprouts Bhel. Keep in mind that the dry snacks will stay fresh for longer than a week

Indian Travel Food Idli / Dosa / Upma Recipes

Rice is a staple food in Southern India. Apart from having Rasam bhaat and Sambhar bhaat for a meal, they love tossing rice in aromatic ingredients and create delectable dishes like Lemon rice and tamarind rice (Puliyodare). Idli, Dosa and vada are loved not only in the South but, all over India equally. Even the remotest railway stations in South India has vendors carrying bamboo baskets loaded with idlis wrapped in banana leaves. A few rupees in your pocket will easily fetch you a wholesome meal of idlis dunked in a spoonful of til oil or ghee mixed with Milagai Podi (Gun powder). Being fermented and steamed, idli is considered to be nutritious and safe. While idli is normally served with chutney and sambhar, while travelling it is customary to serve with dry chutney powders as one does not have to worry about leakage or spoilage. Ask any elderly women in Southern India how to make ‘travel dosa’ and they will share the secret with you. Unlike the thin, crisp dosas, while travelling ensure that you make them a little thicker and cook generously with oil, ghee or butter so they stay moist for a longer period of time. Cool them completely and wrap in banana leaves (or aluminium foil if you can’t get leaves), and store in an airtight container. Enjoy the dosas with dry chutney powders, or with tomato or onion pickle. Light dishes like upma also makes a great travel food. When preparing upma for travel, it is important to use oodles of oil to avoid turning it into a lump. Also, while packing if you feel it is turning lumpy then add melted oil/ghee and break them using the back of a spoon. Enjoy these soft foods with a side of crispy Yellow banana wafers.

Indian Travel Food Paratha Recipes

Apart from thepla, dashmi roti, sindhi koki and parathas which have a good shelf life, Maharashtrian speciality masala puri with aloo sabzi, dried coconut-garlic chutney or peanut chutney makes a wholesome meal. Also, pyaaz ke paratha, sattu ke parathe pairs amazing with litti and pickle. However, you have to be careful while packing them. Firstly, you need to cool them completely because if they are packed hot, they will release water and become mushy. Wrap the parathas in an aluminium foil and then pack them in an airtight container. Now, your dabba full of taste, joy and goodness is all set to go into your bag. Dry subzis like Masaledar Arbi, Aloo Fry , Tava Paneer, Mushroom and Green Pea Subzi can be cooked and packed. They are not only delicious but, also satisfying.

Indian Travel Food Sandwiches Recipes

You can never fail with the good old sandwiches and wraps. Stuff them with anything and you are ready to roll. The only problem is they do not stay firm for a longer period of time so, you have to carry the bread/roti separately and then stuff them with a mixture to avoid sogginess. From regular cheese sandwich, chutney sandwich, jam bread to lip-smacking Cheesy Corn and Carrot Sandwich, Cream Cheese Sandwich, wrapped in aluminium foil and stored in an airtight container stays fresh for 4 to 5 hours.

We have given you a selection of recipes in this article, but you can find many more choices on our website. Happy cooking!

indian food for train travel

 by Tarla Dalal
This is a crispy jar snack that is very famous all over India. Para is essentially a diamond-shaped, deep-fried snack made with a plain flour dough. There are both sweet and savoury versions of para. This recipe introduces you to the savoury version, seasoned with salt and flavoured pleasantly with ajwain. Cool the Namak Para completely after deep-frying, and store it in an airtight jar. Relish it with a cup of hot masala chaai , and lose yourself in the simple yet satisfying experience – after all, it is little joys like this that make life a delightful ride! You can also try other jar snacks like Aloo Bhujia or Bajra Vadi .
A blast of flavour and an attack of crunchiness... your taste buds are in for an exciting adventure with these Methi Puris! A traditional Indian jar snack, these crisp Methi Puris are made with a dough of whole wheat flour, spruced up with fenugreek leaves and spices. The mild bitterness and strong aroma of methi are really enchanting, and sure to tantalize your taste buds. You can serve the Methi Puris with tea to make it a special evening!
 by Tarla Dalal
Called Puliyodare in Tamil, this is an Iyengar cuisine classic. A heart-warming dish that uses tamarind to create a magical flavor. The South Indian style tadka adds both flavor as well as appeal, making this a great lunch/dinner recipe. Enjaaai!
 by Tarla Dalal
Crispy and sweet Rajgira Chikki, made with dainty little amaranth seeds and jaggery, is an awesome treat for the taste buds. It has a rich taste and pleasing texture, combining the sweetness of jaggery, the rustic taste and texture of amaranth and the nutty crunch of cashew nuts. A pinch of rock salt highlights the sweetness of the jaggery, while a dash of cardamom gives the chikki a wonderful aroma and flavour. Rajgira Chikki can be had on fasting days. It can also be made for festivals like Makar Sankaranthi . Try other fasting recipes like Kand Sandwich or Kand Aloo Pakoda .
 by Tarla Dalal
atta ladoo recipe | whole wheat flour ladoo | whole wheat flour and jaggery ladoo | easy wheat flour ladoo | with amazing 15 images. atta ladoo recipe known as | whole wheat flour ladoo is a simple and quick Indian dessert made using jaggery as the sweetener. atta ladoo recipe is made from only 5 ingredients, whole wheat flour, jaggery, ghee, nuts and cardamom powder. Kid or adult, none can resist these aromatic, tasty, melt-in-the-mouth whole wheat flour and jaggery ladoos. Ladoo or laddus are a spherical shaped Indian sweet. They are generally made with flour, fat and a sweetener (sugar, jaggery, condensed milk etc). We have made our atta ladoo recipe with jaggery as the sweetener and enhanced the flavour with cardamom powder. Whole wheat ladoos are the easiest and the quickest ladoos that can be made in a jiffy and in a hassel-free way. I usually make them for Diwali sweets and store them in an air-tight container and serve as required. To make atta ladoo recipe we have dry roasted the whole wheat flour in a non-stick pan until fragrant while stirring occasionally making sure doesn't burn. Further, we have added melted ghee and cooked. Next, after the switching the flame off we have added crushed nuts. We have used almonds, cashew nuts, and pistachios to elevate the taste of whole wheat flour ladoos but you can add other dried fruits like walnuts, raisins, black currants too. Mix well and transfer to a plate, let it cool atleast for 30 mins. Once slightly cooled, add jaggery. You can replace it with jaggery powder. Lastly, add cardamom powder and mix well using hands. Divide and roll between your palms shaping them into round ladoos. wheat flour ladoos are ready to be relished!! Roasting the flour well removes the raw smell and gives the whole wheat flour and jaggery ladoo a rich aroma while jaggery and ghee give it an intense, traditional flavour. Wholesome and nutritious, the Atta ke Ladoo is a saviour when hunger strikes. Just two atta ladoos are enough to satisfy your tummy. You can make a batch of these laddoos and store them at room temperature for a week. You can also try recipes like Churma Ladoo or Coconut Laddoo. Enjoy atta ladoo recipe | whole wheat flour ladoo | whole wheat flour and jaggery ladoo | easy wheat flour ladoo | with detailed step by step recipe photos below.
peanut chutney powder recipe | Maharashtrian shengdana chutney | shenga chutney pudi | groundnut chutney powder | with 19 amazing images. peanut chutney powder recipe | Maharashtrian shengdana chutney | shenga chutney pudi | groundnut chutney powder is an accompaniment which is a part of Maharashtrian thali as a daily fare. Learn how to make Maharashtrian shengdana chutney. To make peanut chutney powder, put the peanuts in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Transfer the peanuts on a big plate and cool slightly. Remove the skin of the peanuts by rubbing the peanuts between your hands to separate the skin and the peanuts. Combine the peanuts with all other remaining ingredients in a mixer and blend till coarse without using any water. Store in an air-tight container and refrigerate. Use as required. A no-fuss recipe that is easy and straight-forward but bursting with flavour, the shenga chutney pudi is something that can be found in every Maharashtrian home like milgai podi is all time favourite in South Indian homes. This delectable powder of roasted peanuts, garlic and spices adds josh to any meal with its crunchy mouth-feel and vibrant flavour. Groundnut chutney powder stays fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for 15 to 20 days so you can make a sizable batch and keep it, to enjoy with your daily meals. Maharashtrian shengdana chutney make a traditional meal with chapati, bharli vangi and varan- bhaat. You can also try other chutney powders from across India, like the Dry Garlic Chutney and Chutney Podi. Tips for peanut chutney powder. 1. Use a broad non-stick pan as roasting is uniform. 2. Dry roast the peanuts only on a medium flame. 3. Ensure the flame is not very high, else the peanuts will burn. 4. Once the peanuts have been roasted, they will turn dark in colour with little black spots. While roasting you will also realise that they sound more crisp. This is an indication that the peanuts have been perfectly roasted. 5. Remember to cool the peanuts well. This makes it easier to remove the shell. 6. To grind the chutney into coarse powder, add all ingredients and pulse for 5 seconds and pause. Pulse once or twice more similarly. If you blend it continuously, you might not get a coarse powder. Enjoy peanut chutney powder recipe | Maharashtrian shengdana chutney | shenga chutney pudi | groundnut chutney powder | with step by step photos.
 by Tarla Dalal
sev murmura recipe | sev kurmura | sev mamra | spicy puffed rice | masala puffed rice | with 12 amazing images. The sev murmura recipe features a mix of two all-time favourites – sev and kurmura – in a handy dry form. It is a light and easy to make dry snack. This has lesser calories than any other street food recipe. In this scrumptious Gujarati sev kurmura jar snack, the sev and puffed rice are sautéed in oil with a dash of spices. This helps the flavours to sink in well, and also keeps the puffed rice crisp and nice for some days. You can also add in onions, tomatoes some chutneys and use the sev murmura in making bhel puri. I usually prepare sev murmura and store it in an air-tight container for midnight cravings and hunger pangs. Also, you can serve it to your guests and makes a perfect Indian travel dry snack. My kids also prefer taking it along with them to school as a kids tiffin treat! A cup of masala puffed rice with tea is enough to keep you full for a while. Make sure to use fresh, good quality murmura to get tasty, crunchy sev mamra . The sev kurmura can also be used to make chaats like Bhel Puri and Sukha Bhel. Learn to make sev murmura recipe | sev kurmura | sev mamra | spicy puffed rice | masala puffed rice | with detailed step by step recipe photos below.
mixed sprouts bhel recipe | murmura with mixed sprouts | bhel with sprouts | chatpata mixed sprouts bhel | with amazing 20 images mixed sprouts bhel is a vibrant preparation of puffed rice tossed together with mixed sprouts, crunchy veggies, crispy nuts and spice powders. A sprinkling of raw coconut gives a very nice texture to thismurmura with mixed sprouts snack, while lemon juice and sweet chutney add tang, flavour and a bit of moisture, which is necessary to hold the ingredients together. You can enjoy this satiating and mouth-watering mixed sprouts bhel with tea, or serve to your kids when they are back from school. Since mixed sprouts bhel involves no cooking, you can even have it as a snack as soon as you are back from work. You can chop and keep the ingredients ready in the fridge before you leave in the morning, and quickly toss up a filling treat of mixed sprouts bhel when you are back in the evening, tired and yearning for a quick refreshment. mixed sprouts bhel is a wonderful preparation of puffed rice tossed together with a lot of tangy khajur imli chutney, aromatic seasonings, crunchy veggies and flavourful garnishes. This tasty mixed sprouts bhel can be prepared in a jiffy. It is difficult to make the chutneys and dry masala powder in very small quantities, so you can make a little more as shown here and store the remaining quantities in dry airtight containers in the fridge to use later. Keep the ingredients ready beforehand, but assemble this quick mixed sprouts bhel just before serving to enjoy the tempestuous blast of fresh flavours and textures. Enjoy mixed sprouts bhel recipe | murmura with mixed sprouts | bhel with sprouts | chatpata mixed sprouts bhel | with detailed step by step recipe photos below. With puffed rice you can also make Kolhapuri-Bhadang Murmura, Puffed Rice and Sesame Bars, Sprout and Fruit Bhel, Meva Moodi and Bhel Puri.
Corn and carrot, everybody’s favourite ingredients, team up to make this wonderful, please-all sandwich. While both are yummy ingredients, they are both mildly sweet, so we have added capsicum and green chillies for a touch of spice, and of course, a lot of cheese to spruce up the sandwich! The Cheesy Corn and Carrot Sandwich is an ideal travel sandwich, not only because everyone loves it, but also because it stays good for five hours if properly cooled, wrapped in aluminium foil and stored in an airtight container. It is also very important to use fresh bread to make your sandwich. We have not trimmed the edges of the bread, but you can do so if you wish. You can also try other sandwiches like Cream Cheese Sandwich or Tricolor Sandwiches .
chutney sandwich recipe | Bombay sandwich | plain chutney sandwich | how to make Mumbai roadside sandwich | with 21 amazing images. chutney sandwich recipe | is a peppy sandwich that is sure to remind you of your favourite street foods. Learn how to make Mumbai roadside sandwich. To make chutney sandwich, first make the sandwich. Combine the coriander, spinach, bread slice, green chillies, lemon juice and salt in a mixer jar and blend along with 2½ tbsp water into a smooth paste. Keep aside. Then assemble the sandwich. Place 2 bread slices on a clean, dry surface, spread ½ tsp of butter on each bread slice and spread it evenly. Spread ½ tsp of green chutney on each bread slice and spread it evenly. Sprinkle a little chaat masala evenly over both the buttered-chutney bread slices, finally cover with a buttered-chutney side facing downwards and press it lightly. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 9 more sandwiches. Cut each sandwich diagonally into 2 portions and serve. In this easy-to-make Bombay sandwich, bread slices are buttered and sandwiched with a vibrant green chutney that strikes a spicy conversation with your taste buds! Without any use of veggies, this delectable sandwich is one of the favourite dish often has an end to vegetable sandwich or grilled sandwich. You can also prepare this quick plain chutney sandwich as a snack any time you are hungry or relish it in the evening with a cup of tea. Alternatively, you can store this in a dry, airtight container and carry it along for tiffin – it will stay fresh for at least 3 hours. The heart of this Mumbai roadside sandwich is the green chutney. This chutney is not only made with coriander but it has a touch of spinach in it. This lends a bright green colour along with a flavour to this chutney. Further the use of bread enhances its texture, consistency and taste. Adjust the use of green chillies as per your spice preference. Tips for chutney sandwich. 1. Make the green chutney fresh if possible as this is always more flavoursome. 2. Use of fresh bread slices is also equally important in making this chutney sandwich. You can also try other sandwiches like Besan Chila Sandwich or Green Pea and Cucumber Sandwich. Enjoy chutney sandwich recipe | Bombay sandwich | plain chutney sandwich | how to make Mumbai roadside sandwich | with step by step photos.
yellow banana chips | raw banana wafers | crisp banana wafers | upperi | plantain chips | with 13 amazing images. Crispy banana wafers made out of yellow bananas are an all-time favourite all over the country, especially in regions of Kerala and Tamil Nadu where yellow bananas are available all year round. You need to choose hard and raw yellow bananas to make these yellow banana chips Some people like to make it out of bananas that have just begun to ripen, in order to get a sweet and spicy flavour but this banana chips recipe gives you the procedure for proper raw bananas. Follow the procedure of adding salt, and other steps, exactly as mentioned in this recipe in order to get perfect Yellow Banana Chips. The outcome will be so fabulous that your Raw Banana Wafers will earn you many compliments! Replace salt with sendha namak if you wish to relish this crispy yellow banana chips during fasting. Do try other wafer recipes like Kand Wafers, Banana Pepper Wafers and Potato Wafers. Enjoy how to make Yellow Banana Chips recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
Aloo Fry is a chatpata dry potato preparation, made with a large assortment of spice powders including tongue-tickling ones like garam masala and amchur. It is amazing how common spice powders and an everyday veggie can result in something so tasty when used in the right proportions and cooked the right way! While cooking the potato cubes, do not keep on stirring continuously as they will break and become mushy. Just let them cook for the required time, stirring occasionally, to get a nice texture and taste. We have used mustard oil in this recipe as it adds to the peppy flavour! You can also try other recipes like Potatoes in Harissa Sauce or Potatoes and Tomatoes Stuffed with A Coconut-based Paste .
The Onion Paratha is a simple, everyday recipe that is nevertheless a wonderful treat for the palate. The masaledar stuffing of crunchy onions, perked up with green chillies and a range of spice powders, makes every bite a thrilling experience. You will surely enjoy the crackling mouth-feel and sparkling flavour of this dish. Yet, it is surprisingly quick and employs simple methods and everyday ingredients, so you can include it as part of your everyday cookbook. Serve it for breakfast or lunch , with a cup of curds. You can also try the Parathas Stuffed with Vegetables and Cheese or Papad Stuffed Parathas .
 by Tarla Dalal
Sindhi koki recipe | healthy Sindhi roti | traditional Sindhi koki | koki for breakfast | with 22 amazing images. Sindhi koki recipe is a fabulous roti prepared with a dough of whole wheat flour perked up with a large array of flavour enhancers like onions and coriander to cumin seeds and pomegranate seeds. To make traditional Sindhi koki, combine the whole wheat flour, onions, coriander, green chillies, jeera, anardana, ghee and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a stiff dough using enough water. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll out each portion into a 175 mm. (7") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling and prick it using a fork. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with ghee and cook each circle, on a slow flame, using ghee, till it turns golden brown in colour and crisp from both the sides. Serve the Sindhi koki hot. While onions and other ingredients add flavour and crunch to the Sindhi koki, the seeds do a great job in raising the flavour to a much higher plane! Let's see why we say this is a healthy Sindhi koki. The main ingredient of the roti is whole wheat flour. Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. Raw onions used are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. If your diabetic, weight loss or have a heart issue, cut the quantity of the ghee used in the recipe as it has a high healthy fat level. If you need to travel on a long journey, we have modified the traditional Sindhi koki recipe to enable the roti to last longer from a weeek to 15 days. See our recipe of Sindi koki for travelling. Traditionally, Sindhi Koki is had for breakfast with curds and Aam aur Chane ka Achaar. Enjoy Sindhi koki recipe | healthy Sindhi roti | traditional Sindhi koki | koki for breakfast | with detailed step by step photos below.
 by Tarla Dalal
dashmi meethi roti recipe | Maharashtrian jaggery roti | dashmi sweet roti with jaggery | with 24 amazing images. dashmi meethi roti recipe | Maharashtrian jaggery roti | dashmi sweet roti with jaggery is a variation to the savoury Dashmi roti. Learn how to make Maharashtrian jaggery roti. To make dashmi meethi roti, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a semi-stiff dough using approx. ¼ cup of water. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and roll out each portion into a 200 mm. (8") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each roti, using ghee, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides. Serve hot or cold. When a dash of jaggery is added to whole wheat flour dough, you get this mouth-watering Maharashtrian jaggery roti. This ever-popular roti is just mildly sweet, so you can have enough of it to make a complete meal with lemon pickle or green chilli thecha and sprouted kala chana ambti. As the dough is bound together by grated jaggery, a bit of oil, milk and water, this roti has to be enjoyed immediately. Make sure you use good quality ghee when cooking these dashmi sweet roti with jaggery to get the authentic flavour and texture. Learn how to make ghee at home. Tips for dashmi meethi roti. 1. Remember to press down regularly on sweet dashmi roti with a spatula to ensure uniform cooking. 2. Don't apply too much pressure while rolling the dough as it has jaggery in it and tends to come apart. 3. Cook the roti on a slow to medium flame to ensure uniform cooking. Enjoy dashmi meethi roti recipe | Maharashtrian jaggery roti | dashmi sweet roti with jaggery | with step by step photos.
Soft and spongy, this sumptuous dish is perfect for breakfast A very popular offering in South Indian restaurants, Set Dosa is a snack of fluffy, melt-in-the-mouth dosas, which are named so because they are usually served in pairs. These comforting and satiating dosas are quite a contrast to the usual image of crisp, golden dosas but they are perfect to have with chutney and sambhar or spicier accompaniments like kadala (chickpea) curry, vada curry or saagu.
 by Tarla Dalal
idli recipe | idli batter recipe | South Indian style idli | soft idli | with 30 amazing images. Idli is a very popular South Indian breakfast which is also a favourite Mumbai Street Food. We show you how to make idli with detailed step by step recipe on how to make the perfect idli batter. Fluffy as cotton balls, white as the moon’ - every South Indian remembers those fond descriptions of Idli that mom used to convince them to eat breakfast when they were kids. Indeed, that is how the perfect Idli must be too. Grinding of batter and the preparation of Idli is an almost daily affair in South Indian homes. Being a safe, tasty and wholesome breakfast, it is preferred by people all over the world now. The procedure to make idli is long and needs hours of waiting due to fermentation. Yet idli's made at home are healthy and worth the wait. To make idli, combine the urad dal and fenugreek seeds and enough water in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 4 hours. Combine the par-boiled rice and thick beaten rice and enough water in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 4 hours. Wash and drain the urad dal and fenugreek seeds and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using approx. 1 cup of water. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl and keep aside. Wash and drain the par-boiled rice and thick rice flakes and blend in a mixer to a slightly coarse paste using approx. 1½ cups of water. Add this mixture to the urad dal-fenugreek seeds mixture, add the salt and mix very well. Cover it with a lid and keep aside to ferment in a warm place for 12 hours. After fermentation, mix the idli batter well once again and pour spoonfuls of the batter into each of the greased idli moulds. Steam in a idli steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till they are cooked. Once the idlis are cooked, cool them slightly. Dip a spoon in the water and using this spoon loosen the sides of idli and de-mould them. Keep aside. Serve idli recipe with homemade idli batter hot with sambar, coconut chutney and malgapodi. Choose good quality par-boiled rice (ask for idli rice, which is small and stout) and urad for making idlis, as the colour and softness of the end product depends on it. The amount of water to be added when grinding the urad changes according to the quality of the dal, so keep adding little by little till the idli batter is soft and fluffy, and do not make it watery. After making the required idlis store the remaining batter in the fridge. It remains good for almost a week, and can be used to make Sada Dosa, Uttapa and dainty Appe as well. Enjoy idli recipe | idli batter recipe | South Indian style idli | soft idli | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
dry garlic chutney recipe | sukha lehsun chutney | vada pav chutney | Maharashtrian style dry garlic chutney | with 17 amazing images. dry garlic chutney recipe is a Maharashtrian style dry garlic chutney which is also known as sukha lehsun chutney. Ingredients for this Maharashtrian dry garlic chutney are easily available and consists of garlic, coconut oil, coconut and chilli powder. Dry garlic chutney is a famous condiment from Maharashtra, it is also known as Lahsun khobra chutney. It is a 4 ingredient recipe and is prepared in a jiffy! Usually this chutney is sprinkled between vada pav, but people also enjoy have it along pakoras and samosa. A powerful combination of pungent garlic and nutty dried coconut, perked up with a generous dose of chilli powder, the dry garlic chutney is a flavourful albeit strong value-add to many snacks and chaats. One cannot imagine Vada Pav without sukha lehsun chutney. For a change, you could try sprinkling some dry garlic chutney on an open sandwich too or use on pakoras and samosa. Dry garlic chutney is the magic ingredient that makes the Mumbai vada pav even special and tastier. I also prefer having it along my meal. This chutney is super hot and tasty! I would advice you to have only a little at a time. I had about a tablespoon of this chutney and my mouth was on fire! One very popular Maharashtrian combination is Maharashtrian bhakri with sukha lehsun chutney. Also do try other variations of garlic chutney like Fresh Coconut Garlic Chutney, Green Garlic Chutney, Coriander Green Garlic Chutney, Chilli Garlic Chutney, Garlic- Flaxseed Chutney, Carrot Garlic Chutney and Garlic Tomato Chutney. Enjoy dry garlic chutney recipe | sukha lehsun chutney | vada pav chutney | Maharashtrian style dry garlic chutney | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
This subzi is so tasty you can finish it off all by itself even without any rotis or rice! Chock-full of your favourite ingredients ranging from paneer and mushrooms to green peas and potatoes, this subzi is just too flavourful, although it is very easy to make and uses only common ingredients. The unique aroma and flavour of this Tava Paneer, Mushroom and Green Pea Subzi can be attributed greatly to the chaat masala and kasuri methi, both of which lend their strong and pungent characteristics to this dish. Also do try other tava recipes like Sprouts Tava Rice and Paneer Tava Masala .
 by Tarla Dalal
This creamy and masaledar dry subzi of colocassia is a fab combo for rice , rotis or puri . A tangy masala mixture of curds, dried mango powder and other spice powders gives this dry, microwave-cooked dish a tongue-tingling flavour, while milk and cream give it a rich and luscious mouth-feel. Garnish this Masaledar Arbi with loads of coriander and serve it hot.
 by Tarla Dalal
masala puri | masala poori | Gujarati masala puri | Maharashtrian Tikkat puri | with 16 amazing images. masala puri is a popular Indian deep fried bread. Made from a dough of whole wheat flour, chilli powder, haldi and hing, masala poori is easy and quick to make. In Gujarat, it’s known as Gujarati masala puri while in Maharashtra they call it Maharashtrian Tikkat puri. We have masala poori with curd and that can form a filling Gujrati breakfast. Often we have Maharashtrian Tikkat puri with Aloo ki Sukhi Sabzi or jeera aloo. For my kids tiffin box, i pack masala puri with some quick mango chunda. These spicy puris can be served at mealtime or as a tea-time snack. As a variant, you can make crispy masala puris by pricking them and then deep frying on a medium flame—you can stock these in jars for your children to help themselves when hunger attacks them between meals! alternatively, you can also bake the puris instead of deep-frying, but make sure you roll them thinly and prick them before baking. Enjoy masala puri | masala poori | Gujarati masala puri | Maharashtrian Tikkat puri | with detailed step by step photos.
upma | rava upma | sooji upma | quick upma recipe | breakfast upma | with 19 amazing images. Upma is one of the most common South Indian breakfast recipes, which is now popular all over India. rava upma is a quick preparation using common ingredients available in the Indian kitchen, and so it can be made without much ado. breakfast upma is made by roasting rava which is then a tempering of spices along with some onions and cooked on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes. You can also make quick upma recipe healthier by adding a lot of boiled vegetables like carrots, beans, potatoes, tomatoes and peas along with the semolina when cooking. This will add more fibre to sooji upma making it a lot healthier. Serve rava upma hot in an inverted cup shape, as suggested. Tips to make rava upma quickly when your kids come home. You can roast a large quantity of rava , store it in an airtight container which makes the rava last longer and not get fungus. Use it as and when you wish to make Upma. I would like to share some important tips to make the perfect rava upma. Mix the Upma well and cook on a medium flame for not more than 1 minute, while stirring continuously. Cooking for a long period of time, after the addition of lemon can make rava upma bitter. Love South Indian Food, then do try other South Indian Breakfast recipes like Rice and Moong Dal Idli , Kadubu, Moru Moru Dosa, Pesarattu, Uppu-Urundai and Ven Pongal. Enjoy how to make upma recipe | rava upma | sooji upma | quick upma recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a quick and easy way to make your own dhokla flour at home, and use it to make tasty dhoklas. This dry flour can be ground within minutes in your own kitchen using just two ingredients and a regular mixer-grinder. By blending the dal and rice to a fine coarse texture, which is neither coarse nor fine, you get dhoklas that are very soft and nice. Once the flour is ready, you can store it in an airtight container for around two months, and use as and when required. We have used this flour to make awesome Khatta Dhokla, an all-time favourite snack in Gujarat. It is called khatta dhokla because the flour is mixed with curd and fermented for 10-12 hours before steaming. This, along with a little lemon juice added later, gives the dhoklas a tempting sour flavour. You can season the Khatta Dhokla made with Homemade Flour with pepper or chilli powder, as per your liking. Serve it with peppy green chutney, for a most wonderful experience.
 by Tarla Dalal
Lemon Rice is an all-time favourite rice preparation in South India, where it is made on a regular basis for lunch or dinner, offered as prasad to devotees at temples, served as part of a wedding spread, and carried frequently in the dabba to work or school. With a holistic flavour that combines spice and tang, this rice does not need any complex accompaniments – just a papad or some crispy potato wafers would do!
thepla for travel | thepla without cuds for travel | methi thepla good for 15 days | with 25 amazing images Nothing like theplas to carry along on a journey. Not only are methi theplas very tasty with the superb flavour and aroma of methi, they are also satiating and convenient. To make these methi thepla good for 15 days we have used a whole wheat flour dough with a large assortment of taste-giving ingredients ranging from green chilli paste and spice powders to sesame seeds. However, we have not used curds, in order to increase the shelf life of thepla for travel. You also need to make sure you add lots of oil while cooking; otherwise methi theplas will become dry and spoil soon. When made as per the instructions, the Theplas will stay fresh in the fridge for almost 15 days. When you anticipate a busy fortnight, you can make a large batch and keep thepla without cuds for travel in stock. Just take them out when you want a nice meal, warm them slightly on a tava and enjoy with curds and pickles . You can also try other variants of theplas like Zucchini Thepla , Mooli Thepla or Doodhi Theplas. Enjoy thepla for travel | thepla without cuds for travel | methi thepla good for 15 days | with detailed step by step photos below.
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Indian Food for Train Travel
 on 07 Sep 21 08:49 AM

All this food stay minimum 24 hrs without refrigeration?
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Tarla Dalal    Dry snacks like chikki and chivda along with thepla will stay fresh for 24 hours. However other hot snacks like idli and dhokla are best consumed within 10 to 12 hours.
07 Sep 21 03:16 PM
Indian Food for Train Travel
 on 04 Feb 21 11:43 PM

All recipes are awesome 🤤😋
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us. Keep trying more recipes and sharing your feedback with us.
05 Feb 21 08:11 PM
Indian Food for Train Travel
 on 11 Jan 21 10:39 AM

Hi there, of course these food items are best of train travellers. Your all recipes are too good and easy to cook.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
11 Jan 21 08:29 PM