Food in train

New Delhi is an amalgamation of different culture and cuisine styles. People from all over the world reside here which has encouraged and introduced diversity in the culinary culture of Delhi. The population and diversification has established a number of food shops, restaurants and food joints in South Delhi, where people can feast their hunger with variety starting from street food to international cuisines. It is known for its vicinity, shopping complexes, local markets and range of tasty food options. Hazrat Nizamuddin is an important railway station operating under Northern Railway zone. A number of trains depart and arrive from Hazrat Nizamuddin junction from every corners of India. The station was named after the Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya. It is located in the heart of South Delhi where almost 60 trains halt/depart dropping thousands of passengers. Passengers’ traveling in train and looking for some food options to order in train can order food online via food ordering app and get it delivered at their seat.

Food Options at Hazrat Nizamuddin Junction:
If your train is about to pass by Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, you can order food in train at Hazrat Nizamuddin Junction from RailRestro to get hot and fresh cuisines at your seat/berth. RailRestro, an official e-catering partner of IRCTC provides an option for the passengers to book food online in train and avoid food sold in the pantry car or at station premises. E-catering service by RailRestro provides great food options to order in train of Passenger’s choice. The food delivered at the passenger’s seat is prepared by our FSSAI licensed catering partners. From vegetarian meals to non-vegetarian delights from platters to combos, accompaniments to drinks, there are multiple food options available for passengers to order online at Hazrat Nizamuddin junction.

  • Veg Thali/Non-Veg Thali: A veg platter is a nutritious and bountiful meal which contains chapatti, seasonal veg, dal fry, plain rice/jeera rice, salad and pickle. They are available as per specification like Mini, Standard, Maharaja and Deluxe. On the other end, Non-veg Thali consists of chicken curry, paneer curry, chapatti, dal fry, Jeera rice/plain rice, salad, and pickle.

  • Biryani: It’s a complete one dish meal and the most ordered food item in train. The variations available are Egg biryani, Chicken biryani, Mutton Biryani with Raita and Salad.

  • Combo Meals: These meals are sufficient for dinner in train. These combined meal platter are specially prepared using two food items. Some of the options are Chicken Chilly combo , Paneer Chilly Combo, Paneer Kadai Combo, Veg Manchurian Combo, etc. (These combos are served either with rice or roti).

  • Veg Curry: Paneer is the king of Vegetarian delights. There are varieties available like panner chilli, paneer kadai, Paneer pasanda, paneer curry etc. Apart from these there are many preparations available like Aloo dum, mushroom masala, Gatte ki Sabzi, kadhi etc.

  • Non-Veg curries: Chicken varieties like Chicken curry, Chicken chilly, Butter chicken, Mughlai Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala etc. Mutton dishes or egg curry are also available to order in train.

  • Indian bread: Naan, butter naan, Laccha Paratha, Tawa roti and Butter roti can be ordered easily along with the choice of veg/non-curry and dal fry.

  • Jain food: Booking Jain food in train is now easy and convenient. There’re many options available online like Jain Thali which is delivered hot and fresh and prepared without onion and garlic.

  • Rice Preparations:Apart from Biryani there are options like Veg Pulao, Jeera rice, Dal khichdi, Curd rice, and steamed rice.

  • Chinese Food: RailRestro provides Chinese food in train with varieties like Veg fried rice, noodles, Manchurian, and Paneer chilly. There’re many non-veg food options also available in Chinese style.

  • Beverage: Buttermilk /Mineral water/Soft Drink/Lassi. However, Baby food is also
    made available via RailRestro at H. Nizamuddin junction.

  • Desserts:Gulabjamun and Rasgulla.

These options listed above are available while traveling in train. But, if you have slipped into a dilemma on “what to eat” or “where to eat”, then you must try out these tasty preparations near Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station to get the authentic taste of Delhi.

  1. Handi Biryani: You must have eaten Biryani at many places, but the food corners functioning outside the premises of the station and around Nizamuddin offers Handi-chicken Biryani to the customers. Foodies obsessed with Biryani visit at these outlets to get the sumptuous taste of chicken biryani cooked in earthen pots. If you love Chicken/mutton biryani, then you can give a retreat to yourself with the Handi Biryani at this place.

  2. Kathi Rolls: Kathi rolls are served in every part of Delhi. If you deboard your train at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, then you can retreat your taste buds with Kathi rolls. Even you get the chance to visit the station side of Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, then you must try out these rolls from the nearest Kathi roll corner.

  3. Chicken Rara: Chicken is an all-time favorite for non-vegetarian food lovers. If you‘re among those, then “Chicken Rara” is a special cuisine prepared for you. Chicken rara is one of the best cuisines you can have near Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station. The chicken Rara is a unique cuisine that is made of Chicken keema and chicken-bone pieces. There are food stalls near the railway station which prepare this special cuisine that you can have when you drop at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station and look out for some food options near the station area.

  4. Chhole Kulche:One cannot resist from having the scrumptious Chhole –kulche in New Delhi. It is one of the best street foods of Delhi. The spicy chole with fluffy Kulche is also a specialty near Hazrat Nizamuddin station. There are some of the food junctions serving this special Chole Kulche to relish your taste.

  5. Kunafa:Kanufa is a favorite sweet dish of Delhites living in South Delhi. This Palestinian dessert becomes favorite of all whoever tries it for once. This cheese burst crunchy baked sweet dish is drenched in rose water that gives it a different and unique taste. Once you are at Hazarat Nizamuddin or around it, do not miss to try out this unique dish popular enough in South Delhi.

  6. Gulkand Firni:This sweet preparation with rose essence is a must-try dessert being in South Delhi. Gulkand Firni is a special cuisine served throughout Delhi. The creamy and tasty sweet dish with loads of nuts and a heart-pleasing aroma draw people automatically towards it. You must try this cuisine in South Delhi when you are at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway junction or around it.

If your train is about to cross Hazrat Nizzamudin, you can easily order food online in train, or if the train is delayed with long waiting hours than expected, then check train running status online to know the current position of the train and visit the outlets to taste the delicacies around Hazrat Nizamuddin junction.

Author: Amit Roy


Amit is a Digital Marketing & Alliance Strategist at Railrestro. He is a jack-of-all-trades kinda person in the world of Internet marketing, excelling in market research to come up with a strategy based on the