Food of Rajasthan: Dishes to get you Drooling

by Sarvesh Jhanwar

Rajasthan the land of Royalty was ruled by Rajputs for a long time, even today they are regarded in very high esteem. There is so much more to The Land of Maharajas than just palaces and forts. It is a land where celebrations know no boundaries and usher festivity among everyone. The land has endured its diverse range of cultures in the most obliging way.

Rajasthan is one of the most alluring tourist destinations in the world and not just because of its heritage and culture but also because of its food.

The mouth-watering cuisines of Rajasthan vary from tangy vegetable curries and spicy meat to yummy desserts. Rajasthan being a royal state at heart reflects its bright colours in its exotic dishes ranging from street food to fine cuisine. Whether you are a vegetarian or not Rajasthan has something for everyone. Here are some of the most popular Rajasthani Dishes to delight your taste buds with during your next visit.

Daal Bati Churma – Traditional food of Rajasthan

The famous Rajasthani dish needs no introduction, it is not favourite amongst the local people but also the tourists. Known for its crunchy batis, dipped in ghee along with dal(lentils) and jaggery mixed churma.

Gatte Ki Sabzi

Most of the Rajasthan cuisine came to the attainment as a result of arid conditions. This dish requires no fresh vegetables and is a curry made with gram flour(besan) dumplings. The curry is infused with a perfect combination of curd and spices to make it taste delightful.

Ker Sangri

Ker Sangri is a combination of peppery and tangy. Ker a wild berry is served with dried wild beans, it must not look appealing but I can assure you that every taste bud in your mouth will tell a different story.

Laal Maas

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Laal Maas is a paradise for non-vegetarians, being one of the most popular dishes in Rajasthan. It is a red meat mutton curry infused with hot spices and a dash of red chillies.

Bajra Ki Raab

This is a thick broth made from millet(bajara) flour and buttermilk. Being a healthy option for vegetarians and is extremely helpful in the cold.

Rajasthani Kadhi

Kadhi in Rajasthan is prepared with buttermilk, gram flour, and ghee with added spices to make it flavourful. Being the traditional food of Rajasthan, it is easy to digest. There are multiple flavours available, personally, my favourite being the one made with mango puree.

Ghevar

The mention of it can bring light into the eyes of umpteen sweet-lovers. Having crunchiness to its taste is a heaven for people with a sweet tooth. It is available in various forms and sizes and has a festive feel to it.

Pyaaz ki Kachori

Being one of the most common breakfast snacks of Rajasthan, pyaaz ki kachoris are stuffed with an onion mixture with several spices like cumin, turmeric, chilli powder, and fennel. Usually, they are served with coriander & mint and tamarind chutney which makes it easier to eat and adds flavour to it.

Mawa Kachori

Ever heard of Sweet Kachoris? This might sound strange but not to the people of Rajasthan. Originated and authentic to Jodhpur is a must-try dish. The thing that makes them sweet is the mawa filling stuffed inside them with crispy dry fruits on top.

Bajra Ki Roti and Lehsun Chutney

Bajra is one of the ingredients that you will find in a lot of dishes in Rajasthan. The Roti prepared with Millet(bajra) flour is crispy and goes well with Lehsun(Garlic) Chutney – a garlic dip made from garlic, red chilli powder, lime juice, and homemade butter. While sliding this dish down your throat, you can feel the aesthetic taste of Rajputana.

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