Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by Kunal Biswas, Sep 1, 2012.
Officers Mess Food during an Informal Meet.
The Langar or free kitchen was started by the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It is designed to uphold the principle of equality between all people of the world regardless of religion, caste, colour, creed, age, gender or social status. In addition to the ideals of equality, the tradition of Langar expresses the ethics of sharing, community, inclusiveness and oneness of all humankind. "..the Light of God is in all hearts."
This is the principle on which our troop cookhouses run!
i am loving it,
Great photos of the various meals.
How about one of the do ande ka Bhujia on extra messing on which many exist?
What A Thread ..............................Mooh Me pani Aaa Gaya
Kunal Sir, regiment .Kumaon ?
Yes, I visited that regiment as a guest..
any tasty update
The food remains most unpalatable when it is a routine daily affair!
No sir, your days are over. "Do ande Ka Bhujia" as extra messing has become passÃ© now as Do Anda is authorised to every officer and Jawan nowadays and everyday that you can not exhaust supply of egs. If one is eggeaterian then six eggs per day ! Or Two eggs and 400 ml milk. Now The JCO / OR supply in certain items exceeds those of officers.
Thank god the Armed Forces have grown up from WWII scales. Khana is no problem in IA. However, that Ghar Ka Ghee, Tadaka and Achhar supplements from pocket or Regimental funds still caries on.
To ensure that it is not that way is the function of command and supplies >
Only UN Missions, US and Europeans militaries provide such lavish subsidised food items..
In high altitude areas, the normal hunger tends to die down due to less oxygen and changed metabolism. Hence high calory supplements are provided to troops a minor scales such as tophies, cashew nuts, pasta, raisin etc. Chocolates are very occasional. Without that the soldiers would not survive. They are also provided pickle and papad as appetisers and lots of vitamins. Many of these items are bought by the units as food supplements.
Scotch and wine is UN scale of rations or may be in US Army not even in Siachin. Troops are prohibited to consume alcohol there but only at base camps.
mere Mooh main paani k sath sath swaad bhi aa raha hai !! wow!!
Still happens in the Officers Mess.
I have done an extensive tour just last year of my units and formations in the field (LC) and in peace.
The ration scale is fine, but the cooking is still awful!
Yes it is a function of command.
But you cannot produce good cooks. It is not a part of your command duties. They are trained under the aegis of the Centre (if indeed that is called training!)
The proof of the pudding is in the eating (it having been cooked well).
In so far as supplies are concerned, if you reject meat, the substitute is milk powder. How much of milk powder can you eat?
Check the SRS, the powers to reject supplies, the substitutes, the power of the Station Commander to order buying from the local market under the clause 'at the risk and expense of the Contractor' and how the Contractors buy up the market so that there is no meat/ supply rejected is available, the way the Local Market Authority (State Govt chap) who is to certify the day's local rates go missing and can never be found for the day and so on.
It is not that easy as you think.
Assessment of Ration Scales of the Armed Forces Personnel
Regarding High Altitude..
Photos are Shared by : Shiv1000000
any update from HAWS Mess FOOD
HAWs is at Gulmarg 2,690 m (8,825 ft) and at Sonamarg at an altitude of 2800 metres above sea level.
9000 ft is taken as High Altitude!
Food would be the same as anywhere else.
Sonamarg would possible be claiming High Altitude Rations.
Cooks will however be the same without any concession of having better one because of altitude!
Separate names with a comma.