Now Odisha travellers can enjoy Odia cuisines in the in-flight menu of Vistara airlines in its Delhi-Bhubaneswar flights.
Vistara has introduced typical Odia dishes such as ghuguni, chhena poda, chhena kofta and machha tarakari as the in-flight menu to woo Odia travellers as others operating on the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi route so far have followed a continental and pan-Indian menu.
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“We have introduced the local cuisine to give a personal touch to our Odia customers or those, who are travelling in the Delhi-Bhubaneswar sector, as air travellers hardly get the experience of their own food in the in-flight menu. The menu, on the other hand, will also change every week. Moreover, our menu will include both continental and Indian dishes,” said Vistara’s corporate communications head Rashmi Soni.
While ghuguni is a popular Odia curry of green peas and potato, chhena poda is an Odia sweet dish of baked cottage cheese and chhena kofta is the curry of cottage cheese balls with spicy gravy. Machha tarakari is the fish curry in pure Odia style.
Other players such as Air India, IndiGo and GoAir, on the other hand, have a standardised menu with no stress on the local flavour. Both the lunch and dinner and the snacks of all three players consist of a menu with pan-Indian dishes.
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