Food in train

India is a country which offers numerous foods. Have you ever thought to list these food item names in alphabetical order for fun or to know if you can do so or not? If not, You can play this food game to list food items’ name from a to z in your free time, especially during travelling with your friends and kids. 


Long train travel offers an ample amount of time. This game will help you pass the time on the train and enjoy the ride. You can even order these a to z name foods to satiate your travel hunger and relish different types of cuisines. IRCTC e-catering services let you order food online in train. 



The Alphabets of Food 


Here is the collection of Food items’ names starting from the letter A to Z. 



A for Aloo Tikki 


One of the most savoury snacks, Aloo Tikki, might be the first name that comes to your mind when we talk about food names starting with the letter “A”. Aloo Tikki is a popular street food in India, especially in the northern part. The snack is prepared with fried Tikki and mixing it up with spices, salt, sev, chickpea curry, or other gravy. Some other popular dishes starting with ‘A’ are Aloo Paratha, Aloo Dum, Arbi ki Sabji etc. 



B for Biryani 


Shahi Indian dish, Biryani, is the favourite meal of many of us. The scrumptious taste of Biryani with its different varieties like Chicken Biryani, Egg Biryani, Mutton Biryani, and Veg Biryani relishes our taste buds, and its immense quantity fills our tummy for a long time. People even prefer Biryani on train during their travels to keep their hunger miles away.  



C for Chhole Bhature 


Delhi’s Chandni Chowk Chhole Bhature, now available in each corner of India, is the yummiest food item. It is a combination of two food items; Chhole and Bhature. Chhole is the spicy curry of Chickpeas, and Bhature is prepared with a pleasing floor. The dish is a street food served with Aachar and salad. 



D for Dosa 


South India’s most famous food, Dosa, known by different names like Dosai, Dosey etc., is one of the top-rated food items. The dish comes in different varieties like Masala Dosa, Rava Dosa, Masuri Dosa etc. It is prepared with a fermented batter of rice and ground black lentils. The dish, served with Sambhar and coconut chutney, tastes epic.  



E for Egg Noodles


Delicious Chinese food, Egg noodles, is a wholesome meal filled with proteins. It is an easy-to-cook dish in less time by adding egg, vegetables, and sauce to boiled noodles. Egg noodles are the favourite food of kids. However, almost everyone likes to relish the taste of noodles.  



F for Fried Rice


Fried rice is a dish loaded with vegetables and flavours. It gets deep-fried with vegetables, sauces, and spices. It can even get cooked with egg and chicken. You can pair this dish with Manchurian, seafood, chicken, and vegetables. 



G for Gol Gappe


Known by multiple names like Pani Ke Patashe, Fuchaka, Pani Puri, Gup Chup, and Gol Gappe, it is undoubtedly the most loved Indian street food. It is a snack which you can find on any street in India. 



H for Hakka Noodles 


Hakka Noodles are a popular Chinese dish. It gets prepared with thin noodles by adding different veggies and oil. It is happy food for kids. People usually like to relish the Hakka noodles as a starter or satisfy their short hunger. 



I for Idli 


Another famous South Indian dish, Idli, is a breakfast item served with sambar and coconut chutney. Idli is a soft fluffy cake prepared with fermented rice batter and black gram. It can also be cooked with Rava. The dish is light and easy to digest.



J for Jalebi


Mid-east originated, India’s national sweet, Jalebi is a treat for all occasions. Whether you are relishing Fafda-Rabri or Puri-Sabji, Jalebi is a must-eat item to compliment your taste. The crispy Indian dessert is fried deep and dipped in sugar syrup.  



K for Kadhi-Chawal


Kadhi-Chawal is a traditional combo dish. Usually, it is enjoyed at home with family and friends for lunch and dinner. It’s a healthy dish. Gets prepared with no use of oils and uses of curd. Aloo-bhaji, chips, chutney, and achar are some dishes served with Kadhi-Chawal. 



L for Litti-Chokha


Bihar’s identity, Litti-Chokha, is a traditional dish. The Litti is a dough ball stuffed with Sattu, and Choka is a mixture of boiled potatoes, roasted eggplants and tomatoes. The dish gets served with Ghee. The staple food of Bihar is delicious food you can have for breakfast. 



M for Manchow Soup


Manchow soup is an Indian Chinese dish. It is a vegetarian soup with mixed vegetables, garlic, ginger, ground pepper etc. The spicy and tasty soup is a starter dish that sometimes gets served with fried noodles.  



N for Naan


Flatbread prepared with fine flour; Naan is an alternative to Roti. The bread pairs well with Butter Chicken Masala, Mushroom, Kadai Paneer, Paneer Masala, Dal Fry etc. It is a perfect day-out food.    



O for Omelette


One of the healthiest dishes, Omelette is the top breakfast choice for non-vegetarians. It gets prepared from beaten egg, fried in oil or butter, and stuffed with sauteed veggies, mushrooms, and leafy greens. The soft and spongy Omelette pairs well with Roti, paratha, rice or toasted bread. 



P for Pizza 


Pizza is a French dish widely popular all across the world. It is a favourite meal for many of us. Corn Pizza, Cheese Burst Pizza, Chicken Pizza, Margarita Pizza, all types of Pizza have different fan-base. People love to relish its taste, no matter if it is Pizza on train or Pizza at Cinema. 



Q for Qeema


Qeema is a staple dish also called Keema. It is prepared with minced ground meat and spices. Although, the traditional non-veg dish also has a veg preparation recipe. Veg-qeema gets prepared with Paneer. The cuisine is served with Parathas or naans and tastes epic. 



R for Rasmalai 


Rassomalai or Rasmalai is a traditional dessert originating from India’s eastern region. Its soft, juicy, aromatic smell is an absolute treat to the tastebuds. It is one of the most liked sweet dishes in India. 



S for Samosa


Tri-corner-shaped, crispy, flaky pastry filled with spicy potato or chicken, Samosa is a popular north Indian snack. It is a street food served with sauce, chutney, or lentil sabji. Most people like to have Samosa for morning breakfast or evening snacks. 



T for Tandoori Chicken


A favourite recipe for many people, Tandoori chicken is a delectable dish that originated in South Asia. The dish follows a special cooking recipe: chicken gets roasted in Tandoor (a cylindrical clay oven) with a mixture of lemon juice, yoghurt, and spices. You can order tandoori chicken and get the non-veg food delivery  in train.



U for Undhiyu


A popular Gujarati dish, Undhiyu is an integral part of Gujarati culinary culture. It is a mixed vegetable dish served with flatbread or rice. It is eaten most often in winter. The Gujarati dish includes varieties of veggies and spices. 



V for Vada Pav


Mumbai’s identity Vada pav is a daily breakfast item for many students, employees, and workers. The bread bun consists of deep-fried potatoes, chutneys, and green chilli pepper. It is a fast food popular across India. 



W for Waffles 


Waffle is a continental dessert that has received much popularity in India. It is a flatbread cake that comes with different fillings and flavours. Waffles even come in savoury flavours like Pizza, Bacon, and Cheese. 



X for Xacuti


Xacuti is a traditional Goan curry recipe whose preparation includes complex cooking methods. There are varieties of Xacuti, such as chicken, mutton or mushroom. The delicacy is served with bread or Roti.  You can order Xacuti in train to enjoy your train travel.  Indian Railway e-catering allows you to order food on train



Y for Yoghurt Cake 


Yoghurt cake is an easy-to-cook cake recipe. It gets prepared with yoghurt, refined flour, baking soda, and some dry fruits. The simple cake uses no cream and yeast yet tastes so classic to the tastebuds. 



Z for Zeera Rice 


The main course dish, Zeera or jeera rice, is an Indian dish consisting of cumin seeds. It’s the most liked cooked rice, served with plain dal, dal makhani, dal fry or dal tadka. Zeera rice is even the healthiest way to get the goodness of cumin seeds and rice. 


So, now you know the name of foods with every letter. Bookmark it to play it on your next train travel or trip. 


What are the Other Games We Can Play on Train? 


Antarkshari, Question-Answer, and Food Game are some common games you can play on a train. Although, make sure that none of your co-passengers gets disturbed because of your game activity. 


How Can I Get a Distinct Train Journey Experience?


You can plan your train trip efficiently to get a better train journey experience. The planning includes booking train tickets, balanced packing, pre-booking of train food, and collecting the best entertainment content for you, consisting of better music, series, and games. To plan your journey, you can use RailMitra rail enquiry app that helps you check ticket PNR status, live train information, seat availability, and fare. 


Moreover, you can use the ecatering mobile app, RaiRestro, to order your favourite food on train and get it delivered directly to your seat. RailRestro allows passengers to pre-order train food after booking a train ticket online. Moreover, with its app, you can track your food, PNR, live station, train running status and schedule.  

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Author: Sakshi Kumari