Food Service

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Jyoti Natural Foods supplies meals plated for airlines, and nearly all these items can be supplied as bulk trays for catering use. Most items are frozen and some are shelf stable. All items can be certified Halal at an additional cost.

Michael Lewis Co. is our distributor for the Airlines, but we also ship directly to caterers nationwide for airline and non-airline use. Caterers like Gate Gourmet, LSG Skychefs, Flying Foods and Chelsea use our foods for many airlines flying from US Airports. Air France, American, British, Caribbean, Continental, Delta, Qatar, Singapore, United and others have specified Jyoti foods to be used by their caterers.

The following are some of the meal plates we use for airlines, as well as pictures of available bulk trays. All airline plate components can be supplied as 5lb foil pans for catering.

BREAKFAST (Halal Available):

We also make many other breakfast combinations using various components, some of which are listed here.

Cream of Wheat Halwa -Sweetened cream of wheat with cashews
Upma -Seasoned cream of wheat with green peas & spices
Sautéed Bean Mix -Breakfast beans with spices
Dhokla -Steamed lentil cake with chutney
Dal Wada -Lentil fritters
Bonda -Potato fritters
Vegetable cutlets -Round fried patty of potatoes & vegetables
Chiwra Peas -Seasoned flatted rice with green peas

HOT LUNCH/DINNER (Halal Available):

Hot Meals for Japan and Korea: 

We serve many flights to Japan and Korea with Korean, Japanese and Indian foods, some are shown below (also available in 5lbs foil pans):

Listed below are many of the meal components that we make and can supply in plated form in any combination or in bulk pans. Many of these items qualify as vegan and can be assembled for vegan meals. Some Airlines are getting only Vegan meals from us to serve to SPML, AVML, VGML, HNML and MOML.

Meal Components (Vegetarian):

Channa Masala – Chick Peas in tangy sauce
Toor Dal – Yellow Lentils with fresh vegetables
Black Beans – Aromatic lentils & beans in their own sauce with onions & spices
Baby Dark Chick Peas – Baby dark chick peas in spicy sauce
Red Kidney Beans – Red Kidney beans with creamy sauce
Green Beans Masala – Green beans with tomato sauce
Saag Paneer – Indian Cheese with spinach and mild spices
Paneer Makhani – Indian cheese in creamy tomato sauce
Matar Paneer – Indian cheese and Green peas with tomato onion sauce
Saag Alu – Spinach and potatoes with mild spices
Peas Mushroom – Green Peas & Mushrooms in tomato onion sauce
Rice Plain – Aromatic Basmati rice
Yellow Rice with Cumin – Aromatic Basmati rice with cumin
Rice with Peas – Aromatic Basmati rice with Green Peas
Rice with Carrots – Aromatic Basmati Rice with carrots

Meal Components (Non-Vegetarian): 

Chicken Tikka Masala – Chicken in aromatic Masala cream sauce
Chicken Curry – Chicken in aromatic Masala sauce
Butter Chicken – Buttery chicken curry
Lamb Curry – Lamb in spicy sauce with herbs

All of the meal components can be used in any combination for meal plates or can be supplied in bulk pack (5 lb pans).


There is a growing demand for “JAIN” meals on international flights. Jain meals are Vegetarian (not Vegan) but exclude tubers and bulbs and all other foods that grow below the ground surface.


Some of our Jain Meals are shown below:


Our breads have been specially developed to go through Freeze-thaw cycles without becoming leathery!

Most of our breads are shaped to fit on a YC meal plate, between two layers of foils, and are heated along with the casserole dish in the galley.

We make many different kinds of breads to compliment the main meal components, listed here are a few:

Tandoori Bread-Plain – Indian style bread (unleavened)
Tandoori with Garlic & Mint – Indian style bread with garlic & mint
Tandoori  with Pumpkin – Indian style bread with Pumpkin puree
Pumpkin Poori – Hand made, deep fried bread w pumpkin
Ajwain Poori – Poori with Oregano seeds
Various Parantha breads


We also make vegetarian meals in styles other than Indian Cuisine. What ever is needed!

Appetizers, Snacks, Mid-Meal Service:

We make a variety of snack items for before dinner and mid-meal service. We coined the name “Appeteasers” for our spicy Indian snack mix when we started serving that on British Airways around 1997. Today, Appeteasers are offered in two versions: 1. Classic Indian style with fried components and, 2. similar composition and taste but with 40% dry roasted (instead of fried) components. Our snacks are peanut-free.


Mathari (Room temp)

Dough crisps with onion seeds and oregano seeds. This is a very common cold snack in India, normally served with lemon relish.

Salad-type Appetizer with Dip (Cold)

Fritters (Cold)

Wraps (Hot)

Flour Tortilla Wraps with various Indian stuffing are served mid-meal on long flights. Wraps are packed in oven safe foil bags.


We make two, milk based “All Natural” desserts, which are both kept frozen. More desserts are in the planning. As frozen foods, these items are not shipped to consumers directly, and are sold only in stores serviced by our distributors. These desserts are also available for food service, as for the Airlines.

gulab jamun1Milk-Cake Balls w nuts & cardamom filling in rose water syrup.CONTAINS WHEAT !!
kheer1Basmati Rice Pudding w milk, cream, nuts, cardamom and Kewra flower water.
“Milkmaid” by Raja Ravi Varma Famed Artist of India, 1848-1906
‘Stressed’ spelled backwards is ‘desserts’.
Packed 12 Pcs/tray, Net 24 oz, each tray lidded with heat sealed film, and enclosed in a sealed box.
6 trays per case shipped FROZEN.


Literally translates as Rose (Gulab) Plum (Jamun) because of the rose flavor and plum like looks.Among the most popular sweets of India, Gulab Jamuns are milk products based, cake like balls that are soaked in rosewater flavored syrup. Unique to JYOTI Gulab Jamuns is the small core of nuts and cardamom core filling that puts those beautiful dessert balls in an elegant class well above all the others.

Gulab Jamuns are packed in trays, heat sealed and frozen. A one year “Best BY” date is given for frozen Gulab Jamuns, which can be defrosted, and refrozen if needed.



Fragrant, creamy rice pudding made with Basmati Supreme Rice, milk, cream, nuts, Cardamom and Kewra flower water (a unique food fragrance from India). Packed in 16 oz containers kept frozen. Freezer life is one year from production date.



KEWRA Fragrance Information:

Kewra flower, also known as Ketki, has only one use: it fragrance, especially in food.

The famous Indian Philosopher and Master Politician, Chanakya (The Diplomatic Enclave in Delhi is named Chanakyapuri in his honor) had the following to say about Kewra (Ketki):

“O Ketki flower ! Serpents live in your midst, you bear no edible fruits, your leaves are covered with thorns, you are crooked in growth, you thrive in mud, and you are not easily accessible. Still for your exceptional fragrance you are as dear as a kinsmen to others.