Introduction of New and healthy food items in Departmental Canteens
Introduction of New and healthy food items in Departmental Canteens – Illustrative list of food items given in DOPT OM
Office of Director of Canteens has issued an OM regarding new and healthy food items in the Departmental Canteens located in Central Government Offices.
Government of India
Department of Personnel & Training
Office of Director of Canteens
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market
New Delhi, dated 28th May, 2015
Subject.- Introduction of new and healthy food items in the Departmental Canteens located in Central Government Offices.
As a measure of staff welfare, Departmental Canteens functioning from Central Government Offices/Establishments are providing beverages, snacks and meals to the employees. An illustrative list of vegetarian items of menu has been provided vide para 1.10 of Administrative Instructions on Departmental Canteens in Government Offices and Industrial Establishments (copy enclosed). In addition to this Departmental Canteen may like to introduce certain healthy/light and nutritious snacks. An illustrative list is given below:-
i. Different type of vegetable soups;
vi. Matar Chatt
vii. Pao Bhaji
viii. Veg Upma
xii. Mishti Dahi
xiii. Soya Snacks
xiv. Plain Dahi
xv. Nimbu Pani
2. Items of snacks/beverages/meals may be selected by respective Managing Committee of Departmental Canteens depending on local needs and tastes of customers. All Ministries/Departments are requested to introduce hygienic and healthy food in Departmental Canteens functioning under them.
Vegetarian.- The actual menus may be decided and adopted by the managing committees keeping in view the local needs and tastes of the customers. Adequate variety in preparations may be rotated as desired by the beneficiaries. An illustrative list of vegetarian items of menu is given hereunder:-
Beverages Lunch Snacks Snacks Coffee Chappati *Bonda Burfi Cold Coffee Curd Butter-toast Besan Burf Cold Drinks Dal *Dosa Besan Ladoo Lassi Fruits *Idli Coconut Burfi Milk Shake Puri Matthi Ladoo Mango-Shake Raita Paneer Pakora Pinnee Rooh-afza Rice Samosa GulabJamun Tea Sabzi *Vada Gajar-Halwa Sambar Vegetable Cutlet Patisa Soup Rasgulla Sweat-dish Vegetable Sandwich Vegetable Salad Vegetable-Pakora
*Coconut Chutney and Sambhar may be served as part of fare