One of the historic locations of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh has managed to hold on to the historic legacy when it comes to cuisine. The land is famous for tasting authentic Rajasthani styled cuisine. You can find numerous international and high style restaurant serving continental cuisine and American fast food. Try the local cuisine at least once during your stay in Chittorgarh. The cuisine choose to add fresh spices to all styles of dishes to bring out burst of flavors in your mouth. Top dishes of Chittorgarh to try during your vacation are:
Dal Bati Churma
Dal Bati is a baked ball made with wheat flour. It is then cooked in a slow cooker for very long time. It is then smeared with fresh ghee and served with vegetable curry or churma. It is a very appetizing dish of the region.
Lal Maas is the iconic dish of Rajasthan. You can find this dish in almost all cities of Rajasthan. When it comes to Chittorgarh, you can experience richness in spices and it is served with millet bread. The dish is made with red meat, which is cooked into gravy until it is very soft and juicy.
This is a local royal dish made with milk, mild spices and cream. This is similar to lalmaas however, the gravy is infused with lemon, khuskhus and cardamom. The spices are milder and the gravy is rich and creamy. If you cannot handle the spiciness of lalmaas, try Mohan maas.
Gatte ki Khichdi
This dish is prepared with small dumplings made with Bengal gram. This is the staple dish of the locals. The dumplings are cooked with rice and served as a soft and porridge styled dish. It is a good option for snack or breakfast.
Badam or almond is one of the most used nuts in this region. A sweet delicacy is prepared using almonds here. This dish is made with rawa, almond, sugar, ghee and generous serving of dry fruits. The sweet is served warm and is best to enjoy during chill winter evenings.
It is a savory dish made with flattened rice. Although famous in Gujarat, Chittorgarh serves poha with rich spices and crispy samosas in it. Each restaurant makes poha in its own style. Poha is best eaten along with a hot tea.
Street Food and Snacks to Enjoy In Chittorgarh
- Bajra Puri
- Raj Kachori
- Mawa Kachori
If you wish to taste the authentic Chittorgarh cuisine, try thali. Thali is a vegetarian styled dish where a small serving of 10-15 dishes are served along with sweet, side dishes, curries, rice, roti and others.