The Jain culture follows extreme vegetarianism rules and philosophy. They are completely vegetarian and follow the principle of non-violence. They exclude all the minimal acts which create harmful reactions or “karma” and totally depend on plants for their food, with a belief that plants have only one sense (ekindriya) which is far away from life. Here’re some of the facts of Jain food which will amaze and drive you to think about their lifestyle and culture:
- Any minuscule organism shouldn’t be hurt: Jains believe that any
single micro-organism shouldn’t be hurt because any such instances caused by carelessness means it’s harm caused deliberately to the creature. Hence, the act is considered a sin.
No consumption of underground rooted vegetables: Vegetables grown underground contains micro-organism and uprooting them may cause harm and put a plant’s life to an end. Hence, underground veggies like onion, garlic, carrots, potatoes, and beetroot, are not made for Jain consumption. It is considered “ananthkay” which means one body and multiple lives.
- Jains drink filtererd/boiled water: Jain community drink filtered water or boiled water. They can drink by filtering them with purifiers and or by boiling it directly as the micro-organisms are destroyed by boiling.
- No consumption of overnight food: Jains never consumes food stored overnight. It possesses high micro-organism. They do not consume yogurt or dhokla and idli as the batter made for them are fermented overnight.
- Jains don’t eat after sunset and before sunrise: Jainism culture avoid eating food after sunset and before sunrise or neither cook or eat at night.
- Avoid Chicken, Eggs, or Poultry Items: No consumption of Non-vegetarian food. Items like chicken, eggs or any poultry items are strictly prohibited.
It’s said that saatvic food is something next to the food offered to God. Saatvic food purifies your soul turns you saatvic by nature. This extreme vegetarianism and strict diet rules can be followed by Jains when they are residing at their place. The difficulty arises when the Jain community has to travel in train and then starts their massive struggle for Jain food, as consuming pantry food is equal to a crime. Pantry car food can never be categorized into Jain food as they are made for masses having a high dose of onion and garlic. Moreover, the food in the pantry is cooked under unhygienic conditions without any sanitation measures taken. The year 2019 and IRCTC catering system has promised a better food quality and ordering process, but jain community still face diet issues as maintaining them via pantry cars in train is expensive and difficult to channelize.
Jain food in train at Vadodara Station:
Vadodara is the ninth busiest station of the Indian Railways and the busiest station in Gujarat. There are 170 trains which start or cross from this station. The station has 6 platforms and platform number one has maximum facilitation like refreshment canteen, ATM, waiting room, retiring rooms, and reservation counters. Vadodara Electric Loco Shed has one of the largest electric loco sheds in the Western Railway zone.
Food Delivery at Vadodara Junction
RailMitra is committed to deliver best and tasty food in train. Any passenger who wants to order food online in train can download our Android or IOS application, or visit our website and use their PNR number to check the restaurants delivering food at Vadodara station. Once the restaurant is decided, order food of your choice and pay for your food by online mode or offline mode (COD). The ordered food will be delivered right at your seat/berth.
Jain Food in Train at Vadodara:
Jain community needn’t worry for getting hygienic food in train prepared by following their strict diet norms. We have four premium e-catering partners at Vadodara junction especially dedicated to prepare and deliver Jain food by following all the norms of strict vegetarianism and prepared in a healthy and hygienic condition. Our four e-catering partners are:
- HOTEL SAMRAT
- OFFSIDE LOUNGE
- SHREE KRISHNA KATHIYAVADI RESTAURANT and
- RAMDEVS KHANA KHAZANA
Options for Jain food at Vadodara junction: Types of Thali, content and Combo food for Jains
Our catering partners deliver Jain food in train at Vadodara Junction. They offer various food options to choose by Jain community while traveling in train. Some of the options are:
VEG MINI THALI
CHAPATI (3 PCS), SEASONAL VEG (100G), DAL FRY/DAL TADKA (100 G), PLAIN RICE (200 G), SALAD & PICKLE
VEG STANDARD THALI
PANEER BUTTER MASALA (100G), SEASONAL VEG (100G), DAL FRY/DAL TADKA (100G), CHAPATI (3 PCS), RICE (200G), SWEET/ CHOCOLATE, SALAD & PICKLE
VEG DELUX THALI
PANEER BUTTER MASALA (100G), SEASONAL VEG (100G), DAL FRY (100G), BUTTER CHAPATI (3 PCS), JEERA RICE (200G), VEG RAITA/CURD (50G), SWEET/CHOCOLATE, PAPAD, SALAD & PICKLE
JAIN DELUX THALI
PANEER BUTTER MASALA(100G),MIX VEG CURRY(100G),DAL FRY (100G), BUTTER CHAPATI(3 PCS),JEERA RICE(200G),VEG RAITA(50G),SWEET(1 PC),PAPAD,SALAD,PICKLE.
RICE & DAL COMBO
JEERA RICE (150G), WITH DAL MAKHANI (125G), SALAD & PICKLE
RAJMA RICE COMBO
JEERA RICE (150G), WITH RAJMA (125G), SALAD & PICKLE
CHHOLE RICE COMBO
PLAIN RICE (150G), WITH CHHOLE (125G), SALAD & PICKLE
SHAHI PANEER COMBO
BUTTER ROTI (3 PCS), WITH SHAHI PANEER (125G)
Other Jain Food Preparations to order at Vadodara Junction are:
- PANEER BUTTER MASALA (250 GMS)
- MATAR PANEER (250 GMS)
- SHAHI PANEER (250 GMS)
- CHANA MASALA (250 GMS)
- DAL TADKA (250 GMS)
- DAL MAKHANI (250 GMS)
- VEG PULAO (250 GMS)
- DAL KHICHDI (250 GMS)
- VEG KOFTA (250 GMS)
- GATTE KI SABJI (250 GMS)
These popular restaurants at Vadodara junction delivers healthy and salutiferous Jain food for this special community traveling in train. Just call and order an hour before you reach the station and your food will be delivered right at your berth! Minimum order accepted is Rs.199. We promise quality, freshness and quantity with every single order! Order from our scrumptious selection of Jain combos and Thali to travel free of food worries and nightmare!
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