There was something special about those train journeys of childhood when the rail compartment windows were not blocked by double glassed and the travellers sitting on sleeper coaches seemed like one large family. How excitedly we looked forward to those journeys when mom packed special food to keep us covered! We still eat those foods, but they lack the warmth and taste that they had when mom served them on train on paper plates and sometimes even on newspapers. Here’s a look at the memorable food items that made train journeys so special.
2. Train wale aaloo
They used to be small balls of joy, wrapped in magical masala and made in a way they did not get spoil for at least two days.
Those were the days when poori was confined only for special occasions. And when it was made for an upcoming train journey, the joy knew no bounds!
4. Aaam ka achaar
Can you imagine having food in train without aam ka achaar? It used to add that special tangy taste to memories!
5. Bread Pakora
Available at all stations through the length and breadth of the country, this delectable pakora used to taste divine with that dollop of pleasure called green chutney!
Crunchy and loaded with unforgettable taste, Samosa used to be the star attraction of some stations and were the perfect answer to those evening hunger pangs.
7. Medu Vada
Those travelling to South India would know what it meant to spot this crunchy daal vada on stations!
8. Jhal Muri
On the Eastern belt, you would frequently encounter the jhal muri wala who made an interesting mix-up that was fiery and full of pungent flavours.
Either mom carried it, or you got it on the stations. Pulao or Biryani or Fried Rice was the lunch we all loved while travelling.
10. Boiled Eggs
Mom was really happy seeing us gobbling on healthy eggs that she brought or bought. What made the humble boiled eggs taste so great on trains?
The whiff and aroma that made our senses crazy, particularly if it was a winter journey made omelette so special!