What to Eat in Rajasthan
Rajasthan being a major tourist destination of India is widely visited by tourists from various parts of the world. Besides its cultural side, it is also known for its relishing cuisine. Its unique and spicy dishes are not only popular throughout the country but among the tourist as well.
As Rajasthan is a deserted state fresh ingredients are not always available to add to their dishes. Therefore, Rajasthanis prefer food that can be consumed without heating or after several days. In other words, the cooking process of Rajasthan is influenced by its location and unavailability of things.Most of their food items include milk or milk products in order to reduce the use of water. They use pure ghee in their cuisine that gives a completely different and amazing flavoraroma.
Major Dishes in Rajasthan to Try
Here are some of the major dishes of the princely state, Rajasthan that you would love to have during your trip.
Dal Bati Churma
Rajasthani food is incomplete without Dal Bati Churma. It is the chief Rajasthani dish which includes Bati- wheat bread stuffed with onion & peas and dipped in ghee. It is served with Panchkuti dal and Churma (mashed bread mixed with ghee and sugar).
It is a very popular mutton curry prepared in Rajasthan with red chilies and hot spices in a sauce of curd.
Is a dish of Maharajas cooked with milk and mild spices with the flavor of lemon, khus-khus and cardamom makes it a perfect treat for the non vegetarian.
Gatte ki Sabzi
This tangy dish is prepared with gram flour balls, spices and buttermilk.
Unlike kadi prepared in other regions of India, Rajasthani Kadi is prepared using buttermilk, gram flour, spices and ghee.
Bajre ki roti
It is millet bread which is very widely consumed by the Rajasthanis.
The Rajasthani ceremonies and occasions are incomplete without including varieties of sweet dishes. Some of the famous sweet dishes of this state are listed below:
It is a sweet in the form of disc, dipped in sugar syrup. Being made with flour, ghee and paneer, this sweet has different kinds- Plain Ghevar, Malai Ghevar and Mava Ghevar.
It is a sweet with flaky texture filled with sugar syrup.
Filled with khoya and dry fruits, Mawa Kachori is deep fried and dipped in the sugary syrup.
This is a popular holi sweet of North India. The Rajasthani Gujia holds khoya, dryfruits and sugar syrup inside it that tastes amazing!
It is popularly known as Besan ki Barfi or Mohanthaal.
Badam Ka Halwa
Prepared with semolina (suji), sugar, dry fruits and ghee, this Badam ka Halwa can be enjoyed during winter.
The people of Rajasthan are also fond of savories. The popular snacks of Rajasthan include:
Kachori stuffed with onion, potatoes and spices can be enjoyed with sweet and sour tamarind chutney.
It is a crispy snack prepared using besan and spices (from Bikaner).
Mirchi Bada:Popular as Mirchi Bhaje or Mirchi Bhajia is a spicy chili stuffed with potato, fried and served with tomato/mint or tamarind chutney.
There are some side foods of Rajasthan which too are famous and considered as good appetizer.
It is a kind of tangy pickle that can be served with Bajre ki roti.
Lahsun ki Chutney
This garlic chutney is spiced up with coriander seeds and chilli powder and a touch of lemon juice adds tang to it.
Aam ki Launji
This mango pickle with a gravy texture is prepared with raw mangoes, fennel and nigella. It tastes sweet and sour.
It is wonderful combination of sweet and sour yoghurt mixed with salty boondo.
Relish these mouth-watering Rajasthani delicacies while you are busy sightseeing the royal land of Rajasthan with us. We bring to you the best possible ways of enjoying in the “Land of Maharajas.”