If you are looking forward to visiting one of India’s most exotic destinations, you must have a look at the delights that Rajasthan could offer. The stunning royal palaces, the magnificent forts, the lively culture, and the amazing food is something that attracts a lot of tourists every year to this beautiful princely state of India.
Are you a foodie? If yes, you would love to try different flavors, spices, sauces, and the gist of Rajasthan cultures. Each dish served here is loaded with intense deliciousness, palatability, and utter satisfaction to the tongue and soul. Here we present some of the famous delectable Rajasthani cuisines that await you on your next tour to India:
- The classic signature dish of Rajasthan, which is popular all over India, is Dal Bati Churma. Dal is the lentil curry put to live luscious taste when the hot oil or ghee is spread on it. Bati is a kind of hard bread which is savourily eaten with the dal. Bati gains its origin in Rajasthan because it is full of desert areas that could pose a scarcity of water. The hard bread called bati is made with only a little water and also has a long shelf life once prepared. Churma is nothing but a mixture prepared by crunching wheat and cooking it in ghee along with sugar or jaggery.
- Gatte ki Sabzi is another popular dish that holds a special place on the list of tempting Rajasthani food. Battle ki Sabzi has a tangy flavor and is made up of buttermilk, tomato, and other Indian spices. The arid conditions of the desert region are something that puts the amazing zest to this dish. This tangy gravy does not require any kind of fresh vegetable, which makes it unique from other dishes. One can enjoy this dish either with the Indian wheat bread called roti as well as with rice.
- Though Rajasthan is the state where one would find the predominance of veg eaters, there are non-veg dishes that this royal state serves. Lal maas is a famous non-veg dish of Rajasthan. The translation of Lal maans is nothing but red meat. This dish is called Lal maans because it is a gravy that is red. The traditional way of preparing this dish is with the meat of deer or boar. However, today, this dish is prepared with goat’s meat. It requires imagination with different Indian species and cooked on low flame. This spicy mutton gravy consists of red chilies, garlic paste sliced or chopped onions, curd, etc.
- Enjoying bajra ki roti with lasun ki chutney is indeed a heavenly feeling. The bajra grains are popular worldwide, and there are many dishes for which bajra is considered in Rajasthan. The thickly rolled bajra rotis in the different villages of Rajasthan are just perfect to be served with any vegetable or lentil curry. The bajra rotis are more often served with lasun chutney (Garlic paste). The lasun chutney is a kind of garlic dip prepared by mixing various components. Some of the lasun chutney ingredients are smashed garlic, red chili powder, lime juice, jaggery, and the mode churned butter.
- The popular healthy broth of Rajasthan is something that you must put on your cuisine list. The mixture makes this thick broth of millet or bajra flour and buttermilk. A thick consistency sauce is prepared by putting bajra flour and buttermilk in the earthen pot and mixing it. This thick sauce is called Raab, which could be either eaten or consumed as a soup. The thick sauce is put on the low heat flame for several hours before it’s finally served. Variants in Raa. Other than Bajra ki Raab is Makki ki raab. In this, corn is boiled other than bajra.
- Onion Kachori or Pyaaz ki Kachori is an amazing treat to the taste buds. Though this dish gets its origin in Jodhpur, now it’s being served all over the state. This is a breakfast snack but could be consumed at any time of the day. The pain flour is prepared in a form of bread which is then sealed, being stuffed with spicy onion mixture. Funnels, Cummins, onions, chili powder, turmeric, etc are the ingredients used for making such kachoris. When served with two chutneys made up of date and tamarind, coriander, and mint, the onion kachoris taste extremely awesome.
- Though you skip one of the delicacies mentioned above, you must never skip the authentic Rajasthani dessert, the popular ghevar of Rajasthan. This is a special sweet dish from Jaipur that you would be able to find anywhere in Rajasthan; however, if you have one in Jaipur, you would be able to get an authentic taste. This dessert is made essentially a disc made up of flour and is soaked in ghee and milk. Toppings used in ghevar are sliced almonds along with other dry fruits. The texture of the ghevar is crunchy and is shaped as a mold. There are many types of ghevar that you would be able to see in Rajasthan; the popular ones are plain, mava (made up of condensed milk), and malai (made up of cream) ghevar.
The whole range of innovative dishes prepared by the Rajasthani people is beyond perfect to procure an incredible treat to the taste buds. Each region, village, or town in Rajasthan serves its dish for which they hold a trademark. Relishing these authentic dishes is something that you must do at least once in your life.
Do not wait to book a perfect Indian tour package that includes a Rajasthan visit as one of its itineraries. Make the best memories of this royal state and appreciate the richness of the royal taste.