Indian cuisine in space: members of the Gaganyan mission will not give up national dishes


The astronauts who will be selected for a manned flight as part of the Gaganyan mission at the end of 2021 will not have to give up Indian dishes while in space. A special menu will be available on board the ship, including a number of national dishes - from alu-paratha flat cakes and chicken curries to pulao and almonds.


Of course, dishes will undergo strict quality control in accordance with US and NASA standards, Deccan Chronicle writes.

The Indian astronaut's breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, the newspaper said, will include 22 Indian dishes and fruit juices with a total weight of 60 kg and a capacity of 100 liters. The menu was developed by the Food Processing Research Laboratory (DFRL) and generally meets the addictions of the Indians, who have to prepare for a weeklong stay in space.

Some of these dishes will be tested by pilots who will be included in the list of alleged participants in the flight. The flavors will be changed according to their tastes, said DFRL Director Dr. Semval in an interview with the 107th Indian Science Congress in Bangalore.

Dr. Semval also noted that the food of Indian cosmonauts will be packed in a special disposable material designed to prevent any pollution. Food can be reheated with the help of heaters on board the spacecraft.

“Each dish will be slightly spicy,” the scientist said, “but we will provide the necessary additives if astronauts want to eat not just spicy, but very spicy food.”

Dr. Semwal added that nutritious bars, powdered fruit juice, almonds and nuts will become an additional part of the Indian astronauts nutrition package - mission participants will be able to eat during breaks.

When asked why the laboratory follows the standards set by NASA, and not Russia, where four pilots will be trained, Semval answered this way: NASA has extremely strict quality control standards.
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  1. Reserve buildbat 6 January 2020 09: 07 New
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    Hindus and then show off laughing And how without a traditional pebble in the Russian garden
    1. AllBiBek 6 January 2020 09: 21 New
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      Actually, this is based on the results of the Russian Mars-500 experiment, he clearly showed that the strongest part of the existence of a multinational team in a limited area for a long time is that people are most yearning for dishes of their usual cuisine.
      1. orionvitt 6 January 2020 10: 00 New
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        Quote: AllBiBek
        people most of all yearn for dishes of their usual cuisine.

        In addition, there is nothing more tiring and annoying than a monotonous meal. Especially in conditions of constant loads and stress, as in space. So the variety in food will only benefit.
        1. Nyrobsky 6 January 2020 12: 23 New
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          Quote: orionvitt
          Quote: AllBiBek
          people most of all yearn for dishes of their usual cuisine.

          In addition, there is nothing more tiring and annoying than a monotonous meal. Especially in conditions of constant loads and stress, as in space. So the variety in food will only benefit.

          And now what? They would still dragged the ears of Indian elephants with them. Food should be balanced and high-calorie, which all astronauts can take without exception, despite their national preferences. They are flying into space, and not in the cafe for breakfast. In short, the Indians must be deleted from the lists and replaced by the Chinese, who need only one rice. yes
          1. orionvitt 6 January 2020 15: 45 New
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            Quote: Nyrobsky
            Food should be balanced and high-calorie, which all astronauts can take without exception.

            Do you think that dishes from the nearest Indian eatery are wrapped there? All space food undergoes severe control, both on calorie content, on the presence of different vitamins, minerals, and God knows what else. And by the way, the astronauts are only with the Americans, and with us, as expected, the astronauts.
            1. Nyrobsky 6 January 2020 18: 46 New
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              Quote: orionvitt
              And by the way, the astronauts are only with the Americans, and with us, as expected, the astronauts.

              This is understandable, but the Indians are more interested in NASA, incl. "astronauts" are dearer to them, like quality standards, despite the fact that their training is carried out in Russia
              When asked why the laboratory follows the standards set by NASA, and not Russia, where four pilots will be trained, Semval answered this way: NASA has extremely strict quality control standards.
      2. serg.shishkov2015 6 January 2020 12: 25 New
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        Even in the framework of * mono-ethnic * flights on * Unions * ours really missed the usual food! And sometimes taste preferences during flights changed! P.S. The Cosmonautics Museum * Artek * had a whole showcase of space food! Memories for life!
      3. venik 6 January 2020 12: 32 New
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        Quote: AllBiBek
        Actually, this is based on the results of the Russian experiment Mars 500, he clearly showed that the strongest part of the existence of a multinational collective in a limited territory in over time - People most of all yearn for dishes of their usual cuisine.

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        Sorry, I didn’t quite understand: And what about the Indians flying to Mars ???? belay
    2. bessmertniy 6 January 2020 09: 26 New
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      Whatever food you eat, but one result! request Is it worth it to be wise with the national diversity of space cuisine! repeat
      1. novel66 6 January 2020 10: 39 New
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        “Each dish will be slightly spicy,” the scientist said, “but we will provide the necessary additives if astronauts want to eat not just spicy, but very spicy food.”

        then you won’t enter the toilet ... with ventilation, there are problems
      2. venik 6 January 2020 12: 34 New
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        Quote: bessmertniy
        Whatever food you eat, but one result!

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        good And it’s a shame to say WHAT it all turns into! lol
  2. Vitalonson 6 January 2020 09: 08 New
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    Well, at least barbecue did not request .. laughing
    1. Buffet 6 January 2020 11: 17 New
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      It would be more interesting to take elephants into space ....
  3. Thunderbolt 6 January 2020 09: 28 New
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    What about traditional ritual ablutions twice a day? wink
    1. Shuttle 6 January 2020 10: 19 New
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      Quote: Thunderbolt
      What about traditional ritual ablutions twice a day? wink

      You will not believe it, but in the real absence of suitable conditions, they can be carried out even with one drop of water per head. And if this possibility is not possible, then one can mentally do the achaman (ritual bathing). After all, that’s why it’s ritual.
    2. rich 6 January 2020 10: 23 New
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      And if God forbid what happens? It would be necessary to provide firewood for a ritual bonfire. Naturally by NASA's stringent standards yes
  4. Basarev 6 January 2020 09: 43 New
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    Hindus play out with their traditions. First they request Indian food, and then what? Do they get to the sati rite?
    1. Shuttle 6 January 2020 10: 22 New
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      Quote: Basarev
      Hindus play out with their traditions. First they request Indian food, and then what? Do they get to the sati rite?
      No need to deceive the people.
      Sati is forbidden by the Vedas in Kali Yuga, i.e. nowadays, in the Iron Age.
  5. Kerensky 6 January 2020 09: 48 New
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    Well, that’s right. It is more convenient for the body to work with familiar material. It is unlikely that they will go Norwegian trout and beef. So let them take their cakes, just do not crumble and do not wipe their hands on the curtains.
    1. Shuttle 6 January 2020 10: 27 New
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      Quote: Kerensky
      Well, that’s right. It is more convenient for the body to work with familiar material. It is unlikely that they will go Norwegian trout and beef. So let them take their cakes, just do not crumble and do not wipe their hands on the curtains.

      There are likely to be lovers of Norwegian trout in India. And it’s possible for beef - the country is huge. But traditional Indian society does not accept beef consumption in any case other than general hunger. Not so long ago, the responsibility for killing a cow in this country was no less than killing a person.
      By the way, there are even McDonald's in India, but not one of them has beef.
      1. Kerensky 6 January 2020 10: 42 New
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        Dmitry.
        I am leading to the fact that for any organism there is the usual food. And the astronaut is generally in extreme conditions. Either "retrain" him for several months "at rutabaga," or he will study the entire expedition in latrine inscriptions. It is better for them to wrap a chicken in a cake with them.
      2. AllBiBek 6 January 2020 17: 11 New
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        You will be surprised, but India is the world's largest beef exporter. For there are not only Indians, there are enough Muslims. And the population of Punjab alone - it is Muslim - is comparable to a large country.
        1. Shuttle 6 January 2020 19: 55 New
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          Quote: AllBiBek
          You will be surprised, but India is the world's largest beef exporter. For there are not only Indians, there are enough Muslims. And the population of Punjab alone - it is Muslim - is comparable to a large country.

          That's it, the exporter, not the consumer. Modern Indians are already ready to sell their cows, even knowing what to kill, but are not yet ready to eat them themselves.
  6. Amateur 6 January 2020 10: 09 New
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    Semval replied like this: NASA has extremely strict quality control standards.

    They still need to install NASA toilet on their ship. That would be more fun to deal with a clogged toilet after taking spicy dishes. wassat
  7. Gvardeetz77 6 January 2020 10: 12 New
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    Poor other astronauts who are not Indians. Thanks to the eternal spices, a specific smell comes from currymen, and here the aroma of the dishes themselves is added. Still, a couple of Uzbek cosmonauts with a traditional smell of fat tail ...))
    1. donavi49 6 January 2020 10: 32 New
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      Well, if they are on their ship, then let them do what they want there, this is their legal right.


      On the ISS they will be driven under the hood - let them eat whatever they want there.
  8. Shkworen 6 January 2020 10: 12 New
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    Indians have a varied cuisine, but they eat mostly rice and gave it (lentil soup) :)
  9. pru-pavel 6 January 2020 10: 34 New
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    Geese Geese!
    Ha ha ha!
    Do you want to?
    Gaganyan!
  10. Avior 6 January 2020 12: 18 New
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    not sure that Indian cosmonauts are as far from European dishes as far as a peasant from their outback
  11. Lord of the Sith 6 January 2020 12: 22 New
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    Are they there, do they want to open an Indian restaurant near the ISS? laughing
  12. Old26 6 January 2020 14: 19 New
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    Quote: Nyrobsky
    Food should be balanced and high-calorie, which all astronauts can take without exception, despite their national preferences.

    Everyone has their own food. And the diet of the American astronaut on the ISS and the Russian is different. Similarly, with the Intian. No one will force a Russian or an American to eat the food of an Indian astronaut and vice versa. This is during the time of the Union, when "passengers" from other countries flew for a week - ate what was on board the station. Now it’s completely different. Sooty ears want - let them import. Roast from the trunk of an elephant is the same.

    Quote: bessmertniy
    Whatever food you eat, but one result! request Is it worth it to be wise with the national diversity of space cuisine! repeat

    Worth it. I think any of us will howl if you feed him a couple of weeks with the same Chinese, Vietnamese or Indian cuisine. Why take overseas. Try a resident of central Russia to feed the national cuisine of the peoples of the Caucasus ...
    1. AllBiBek 6 January 2020 17: 33 New
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      Yes, as it were, it was tolerant, quite so. The most interesting thing here, kmk, is that according to the results of Mars-500, Italians and Chinese suffered the most in national cuisine. Although it would seem that the Mediterranean and Chinese cuisines are basic, these are two of the three basic for the entire mainland (the third is considered French). Least of all soared ours (it is understandable, there were based on Russian developments), and the Americans.
    2. AllBiBek 6 January 2020 17: 42 New
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      In general, if you're interested, google the movie "See Mars and not lose your mind." This is a documentary about how Chelomea Design Bureau simulated a flight to Mars in the most approximate conditions. Like the actual size of the ship, deceleration adjusted for the request-response distance with the MCC, abnormal situations on board, and, clear the stump, with food concentrates diluted with urinary distillate. Because of the latter fact, the nerves of all suffered the most, fed through power. A funny experiment, and, although successful, those three volunteers, and after 40 years, are extremely cool towards each other. But Sanin wrote a lot about the psychology of small groups in a limited space, there was such a polar explorer. In the stories "Hardly lets Antarctica", and others. I had to dwell for a month and a half or two months as part of a small group with a base in a cave grotto and work in another one, the meager diet and lack of personal space on my brains pressed very well, especially the first one. Round-the-clock conversations about eating, and when they were forbidden, then - round-the-clock thoughts about her, normal. And after a few weeks, everyone became so irritable that they managed to keep silent for several days, stupidly silently doing each of their front lines of work.
  13. 7,62h54 6 January 2020 14: 58 New
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    We are waiting for a portion of science fiction films about space explorers from Bollywood.