In a unique opportunity for the UAE foodies to savour diverse Indian cuisines, a local restaurant has come up with sumptuous meals served on Indian Railways over hundreds of years.

Indigo restaurant offers the best from across India in three set menus, each highlighting a different route – Mumbai to Delhi (Mumbai Rajdhani), Delhi to Kolkata (Howrah Rajdhani), and Delhi to Jaipur and Agra (Palace on Wheels), Gulf News reported.

“We decided to do a little work on the food served on Indian railways, but because of the variety, and the large amount of data we managed to get, we decided to streamline,” said Mohammad Irfan Qureshi, the brain behind the idea.

The dishes on offer include aloo chaat, vegetable momos, railway tomato soup, among others, besides numerous vegetarian dishes.

“Sitting in one place like the railways, if you can experience so much diverse food, why would you go to any other place? And Indigo is like a train; you’re just sitting in your place, and you get the flavours from the whole country.

“If you’re not familiar with Indian Railways, you can come to Indigo and expect a pleasant surprise. There is something very unique, very bold, and very flavoursome about the food,” he said.

To ensure the food is a truly Indian affair, Qureshi has used various spices such as kokum, chili, saffron, turmeric and tamarind.

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