Jaipur is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in India. It’s not just the magnificent palaces that woo the tourists but the sumptuous food that makes the visit to Pink City an enchanting experience. Rajasthani cuisine is known for its distinctive taste and presentation, and Jaipur is one place that offers best Rajasthani delicacies
Here we list for you 10 Rajasthani dishes you must try in Jaipur –
1. Dal Baati Churma
Rajasthani meal is incomplete without Daal Baati Churma. Flavorful Dal and Bati, fried balls prepared using flour and is relished with churma, a flakey sweet preparation made of flour. This popular dish is considered to be a complete meal and is enjoyed with the generous amount of ghee.
2. Laal Maas
Laal Maas is signature meat curry of Jaipur. This mutton preparation gets its color from fiery red chilies and is hence called Laal Maas. Dry roasted red chilies give a distinctive aroma to the dish that enhances the flavor. Served with Bajra Rotis or plain rice, you just can’t afford to miss this signature dish.
3. Pyaaz Kachori
An extremely popular breakfast in Jaipur, Pyaaz Kachori is something that will leave you wanting for more. Steaming hot kachoris filled with pyaaz fried with selected spices is served with tamarind chutney. Rawat Mishthan Bhandar is a popular eatery for Pyaz Kachoris in Jaipur.
4. Mawa Kachori
Jaipur is a hub of delectable kachoris and Mawa kachori being one of them. However, unlike other spicy versions, this Kachori is a sweet dish Filled with khoya and dry fruits the kachoris are dipped in sugar syrups. Indulge in this dessert and your taste buds will be left enthralled.
5. Maas ka Soola
Maas ka Soola that literally means barbequed meat is a Rajasthani version of lamb or chicken tikkas. Marinated with flavorful spices the meat is left for long duration for marinating, which ensures that flavors soak in. The dish that comes straight from the royal kitchens of Rajasthan is served as a starter.
6. Ker Sangri
Ker Sangri is a unique dish of Rajasthan that is prepared with typical dessert vegetables that grow in the extremely hot conditions. It is believed that this dish originated years back when drought struck Rajasthan and there was lack of vegetation. This dry vegetable is flavored with tangy spices and is a must try.
Ghewar is a popular dessert that originated in Rajasthan. Made from flour, sugar, and ghee this sweet delight is absolutely mouthwatering. The disc-shaped sweet is traditionally prepared in the festival of Teej. Not just the sweet is delectable, but its intricate preparation is a treat to watch.
8. Gatte ki Sabzi
Made with boiled gram flour dumpling and cooked in yogurt curry, Gatte ki Sabzi is a popular preparation of Rajasthan. Enjoyed with chapattis and Puris, it is a distinct Rajasthani delicacy. Besides, the usual Gatte ki Sabzi you can also try Shahi Gatte where dumplings are filled with dry fruits giving the curry a rich flavor.
9. Mirchi Bada
Rajasthani Mirchi Bada or popularly known as Jodhpuri Mirchi Bada is famous street food from Rajasthan. Fresh Green chilies, usually big in size are stuffed with spicy mashed potatoes and coated with besan batter. It is then deep fried and served hot with spicy chutneys.
10. Keema Bati
Keema Bati is the non-vegetarian version of famous Rajasthani Baati and is a popular dish in Jaipur. Keema is minced meat mixed with spices and cooked on slow flame. It is then stuffed in Baati to prepare this astounding dish. Keema Baati is usually served with Mutton Curry and is a favorite among people of Jaipur.
This list of dishes is irresistible and I just can’t wait to try them all. How many of these dishes have you tried before? Let us know in the comments below.