In the times where Jaipur is seen pouring with new age cafes with different themes and all creative minds at work to make them work, there is one simple mobile kitchen which has risen like a shining star for the ones who actually need food.
‘Annapurna Rasoi’, launched by the Rajasthan Government, is a mobile kitchen that serves food at nominal prices in food trucks parked in different areas of the city. An orange colored van, that is visible from a few kilometers away, has been placed in 25 areas of the city. As you go closer to this attractive looking van, there is a team clad in neat orange uniforms working to feed the city dwellers with a delicious menu offering Breakfast at Rs. 5 and other meals at Rs. 8.
And what’s the catch ? They have a different menu every single day ! Breakfast items include Idli, Poha and many other healthy and filling breakfast options just at Rs. 5.
Is the food hygienic ?
The next thing one might be wondering is the raw material and cooking conditions. Jaipur Beat checked with the team who informed us that they get all the raw material and healthily made food from Kota, and they cook it in extremely hygienic conditions in the van where the kitchen is also visible to a common man.
But who eats this food ?
Everyone. Every one ranging from student to employees to the needy, everyone is seen buying a plate for themselves and having the food comfortably and enjoying it. Believe it or not, 300 plates per day per van are sold and relished by denizens.
Is the food tasty ?
The meals include rice, kadhi, dal and also some staple Rajasthani dishes like Gehu ka Mitha Khichda, Besan Gatta Pulao, jawar ki Mitha Khichra and Dal Dhokli. To top it all, the food is made of wheat, rice, corn, nutritious grains and vegetables. It looks and tastes delicious with the right amount of spices along with a dessert to end it sweetly. The desserts served are puddings, ice creams and many more according to days. There isn’t one boring day at Annapurna Rasoi.
Where can you spot the vans ?
The vans can be spotted in various areas such as JLN Marg, Panchwati Circle, SMS Hospital, Jaipuria Hospital, Railway Junction, Sindhi Camp, Gandhi Nagar Railway Station, Sanganer, Riddhi Siddhi Chauraha, JK Lon Hospital road to name a few.