Indian Festivals

Diwali is one of the most vibrant festivals in India on which people celebrate the homecoming of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, and Lakshaman after their 14 years of exile. To celebrate the occasion, just after Durga Puja, pre-celebration gets started. People clean their homes, decorate each corner, shop for festival essentials and many more. Someone staying away from their hometown looks forward to visiting their home & family. Many plan a trip to Diwali special locations on the exuberant occasion. 


Usually, they prefer to take trains as the Indian trains connect all the major and minor locations of the nation. Moreover, People love to spend time with nature by witnessing the changing landscape, spending talkative days, and enjoying the uniqueness of the diversified Indian culture. 


But do you know? You can make your Diwali special trip extra special with delectable Diwali dishes. Yes! RailRestro, the leading e-catering platform, allows you to do Deepavali food order in train to enhance your travel experience. 


Here is the List of Delectable Diwali Special Dishes That You Can Get on Train




1. Mawa Kachori


Sweet Kachori from the culinary heritage of Rajasthan, Mawa Kachori is the most lip-smacking snack to have on Diwali. It is a crunchy kachori stuffed with mawa and nuts that get drowned in sugar syrup. The kachori is a delightful treat to tastebuds you can get on the train.  



2. Gajar Halwa


The wholesome Gajar recipe, Halwa, is the favourite dish of many of us. It is also known as Gajrela and is considered to have originated in North India. The carrots are cooked with khoya, milk, sugar and dry fruits to prepare the delicacy. Its rich and creamy taste is all you need to make your Diwali trip extra vibrant. 



3. Puran Poli


Traditional Maharashtrian sweet flatbread is one of the most popular Diwali treats. The dish is prepared with the mixed stuffing of sweetened chana dal and coconut into Wheat flour. This Diwali food recipe is a healthier option than other Deepavali sweets. It contains Chana dal lentils, a good source of fibre, and vitamins A and D.   



3. Gulab Jamun


One of the top Diwali sweets, Gulab Jamun, is the most delicious dessert that always comes in the place of ‘Kuchh Mitha Ho Jaye‘. Although the sweet is believed to have originated in modern Iran during mediaeval times, it is widely popular in India. Several ingredients such as Mawa, fine flour, dry fruits, sugar, and milk are used to make crispy, tasty and soft Gulab Jamun.



4. Anarsa


Anarsa, also known as Hilsa, is a Diwali special food made with jaggery, rice flour, khoya, rawa, sugar and ghee. The dish is associated with the region of Bihar, popular across India. It can be a crispy and deep-fried biscuit-like dessert or a stuffed ball with mawa and dried fruits. In both ways, anarsa tastes amazing to people with sweet teeth.  



5. Shankarpali


Shankarpali is one of the most popular Deepavali snacks from Maharashtra. The recipe is similar to Shakar Pale in North India and the diamond cut in South India. It is a crispy, flaky and crunchy snack. The Diwali snack can be savoury and sweet according to the region and people’s preferences. 



6. Pinni


Pinni is an oval-shaped Punjabi mithai made with gram flour, whole wheat flour, semolina, dry nuts, and urad dal. The dish gets fried in plenty of ghee till it gets a brown texture. Pinni is popular as a festive dessert that people consume during the winter season. The aroma of this sweet is wholesome that you can’t afford to miss on Diwali. 



7. Gujiya


Gujiya is a traditional Diwali food with a different fan base. Different ingredients like maida, khoya, ghee, sugar, and dry fruits make sweet and crispy desserts. Its crunchy outer layer with sweet stuffing melts in the mouth and delights taste buds. It is a perfect delicacy to enjoy at a festival. You can also have the delectable taste of Gujiya on the train and lessen your home-missing tendency a little. 



8. Chironji Ki Barfi 


Chironji Ki Barfi is all set to lift your Deepotsav mood on train with its creamy and wonderful taste. The barfi is prepared with Chironji, an expensive dry fruit mostly grown in forests. The dish holds low calories and rich proteins & dietary fibre. Its numerous health benefits help strengthen the body, relieve tiredness, improve immunity, and less stress. You must try Chironji sweets on Diwali. 



9. Kaju Katli


Every Diwali is Addhuri without this Mithai. It is one of the top Diwali special dishes that everyone loves beyond their age. The Kaju Katli is prepared with cashew nuts, sugar and cardamom powder. The sweet usually comes in edible wrapped silver foil, making it look more delicious.  



10. Mullu Murukku


Mullu Murukku is a Diwali special food. It is a squeezed spiral-shaped savoury snack made with the goodness of rice flour, roasted moong dal & chana dal powders. Mullu Murukku is also known as ‘chakli’ and can get stored for a long time. The easy-to-make dish of the southern region of India is the well-known flavour of the festival of lights, Diwali. 


Apart from these Diwali dishes, you can enjoy the special Dahi Valle, Chhole Bhature, Aloo Tikki, Paneer Tikka, Dal Makhni, and Classic Puri-Sabji to feel the essence of the festival on train.  


What is the Significance of Diwali?


Diwali is the 5-days festival of lights celebrated in India that includes Dhanteras, Naraka Chaturdasi (Choti Diwali), Lakshmi Puja (Diwali), Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj. Diwali represents the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over illiteracy. The Diwali festival celebration holds different tales. According to mythological beliefs, Diwali celebrates the homecoming of Lord Ram, Devi Sita, and Lakshaman. On this occasion, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are worshipped. However, in the region of West Bengal, Assam and Odisha, instead of Devi Lakshmi, Goddess Kali is worshipped. 


What are the Food Trends of the Festival of Lights?


Diwali means ‘Dher sari Mithae, Khushiyan, Fire works, and Lighting Diya’. Almost every home has several types of Diwali special meals during the festival that people enjoy together. Usually, during the festival, people follow a sattvic diet and avoid non-veg food. There are various Diwali dishes such as Murukku, Kaju Katli, Laddu etc. The cuisine contains an aroma that makes each one’s mouth watery. 


If you miss your favourite diwali dish while travelling on the train. Then, why are you still reading? Pick your mobile phone or tab, visit RailRestro- food app and order your favourite Diwali sweets and snacks on the train. 


RailRestro is committed to serving homely taste, hygienically prepared, nicely packed, timely delivered food in train to make your Diwali Tasty Diwali

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Author: Sakshi Kumari