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Nazish Khan May 21 2015

Local delicacies at Indian railway stations

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From aloo chaat in Delhi to puri sabzi in Mughalsarai and dalma in Bhubaneswar, these local delicacies at Indian railway stations will take you on a delightful culinary and cultural journey. Come, take a look:

1. Spicy Aloo Chaat at Delhi Railway Station

Dig into some mouth-watering aloo chaat at the bustling Delhi Railway Station and we are sure you will carry some back home as well. You must try the aloo tikki chaat and matar chaat topped with fresh green coriander chutney and a sweet-and-savoury tamarind chutney.

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2. Fresh Guavas at Allahabad Railway Station

Stock up some amazing varieties of Guavas when you reach the historic Allahabad Railway Station. Some popular varieties of the fruit include - Allahabad Safeda - which has a soft white inside and the Allahabad Surkha - which is completely rose pink from inside. Add some table salt and pepper to it and you will be yearning for more.

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3. Delicious Puri Sabzi at Mughalsarai Railway Station

How about taking a bite of the tasty and filling puri sabzi at Mughalsarai Railway Station? In typical U.P. (Uttar Pradesh) style, hot, freshly fried kachoris are served with a spicy potato subzi, followed by a lip-smacking plate of fresh-out-of-the-pan, sweet and golden jalebis.

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4. Litti Chokha at Patna Junction

You must try the tempting litti chokha at Patna Junction if you are travelling through this route as this is one of the most famous dishes of Bihar. Sinful, but worth trying!

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5. Joynagarer Moa at Burdwan Railway Station

As you approach Burdwan Railway Station, you can hear vendors shouting “moa, moa”. Don’t be surprised! They are just offering you a packet of Joynagarer Moa, a sweet dish typical of West Bengal. Don’t forget to pack adabba as souvenir for your loved ones.

6. Spicy Jhaal Muri at Howrah Junction

If hunger pangs hit you when you are at Howrah Junction in Kolkata, you can indulge in some spicy jhaal muri which is like the signature dish here.

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7. Sweet n Spicy Dahi Vada at Cuttack Railway Station

Try the signature dahi vada at Cuttack Railway Station and you’ll be it's fan forever. Also, if you are passing via city of Bhubaneswar, don’t miss rice and dalma (two in one-Dal and Curry) at the railway station.

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8. Delicious dosa, idli at Chennai Central

Grab a quick bite of your favourite masala dosa, idlis and sambhar vada at Chennai Central. We best you will get the best taste and flavour!

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9. Egg Biryani at Mangalore Railway Station

Egg biryani at Mangalore Railway Station is famous all over the city and you will simply love the local tadka of this hot piping dish on your plate. Do we need to say more?

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10. Sumptuous Fish Curry at Vasco da Gama Railway Station

Indulge in mouth-watering fish curry and cutlets at the busy Vasco da Gama Railway Station and you will be surely yearning for more.

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11. Yummy Vada Pav at CST (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai)

This is a trademark Maharashtrian street fare and hugely popular all over India. Enjoy different varieties of this vada pav like Cheese vada pav or the Schezwan vada pav at CST, one of the 10 beautiful railway stations in India, and you are surely in for a divine treat.

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12. Flavoured Milk at Anand Railway Station

Since the city of Anand is home to Amul, one of the biggest dairy brands in the country, don’t be surprised if you are surrounded by vendors selling flavoured milk at the railway station. And trust me, you will get every possible flavours here!

Photo from official website of Amul

13. Tempting Daal Bati Churma at Jaipur Railway Station

You just can’t leave the Jaipur Railway Station without feasting on some authentic Rajasthani delicacies. Bite into some delicious dal-bati-churma or enjoy some bajre ki roti with lehsun chutney. Everything is bound to taste divine!

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Enjoy the local flavours of each city and the best part is that you don’t have to step out to savour these treats, since you can order them from your train window. Indulge in these local delicacies at Indian railway stations and explore the real taste of dishes.

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