The cuisine that originated in Rajasthan and the surrounding region is known as the Rajasthani Cuisine. The Rajasthani’s have moulded their culinary styles in such a way that many of their dishes can be shelved for several days and served without heating.
Rajasthani cuisine is among those rare cuisines boasting of a never-ending platter with a plethora of dishes; ranging from tangy drinks to spicy starters, mouth-watering dishes and crunchy bread along with added delights of chutneys, pickles, papad. Not to forget the delicate desserts and rich crunchy delights that melt in your mouth instantly.
Here is a list of Top 10 mouth watering food of Rajasthan that you must try :
1. Dal Baati Churma :
It is one of the famous Rajasthani dishes that have earned popularity among the India. This delicious platter comprise of a combination of three different items namely a spicy Dal, a deep-fried Baati and a mouth-watering and slightly sweetish churma cooked uniquely with different ingredients.
The baati’s are fried flaky round breads made of wheat flour (gehun ka atta), semolina (rava), bengal gram flour (besan), salt, milk and ghee that are typically served after dipping with ghee. The unsalted version of the baati’s deep fried in ghee are crushed and mixed with jaggery and sugar thus forming the churma.
The dal item is prepared of five different dal’s namely split Bengal gram (chana dal), arhar (toovar dal), split green gram(moong dal), split black lentils(urad dal) and whole green gram(whole moong) are referred as panchmel dal or panch kutti dal.
2. Bajre ki roti :
Bajre ki roti made with bajra (millet) is very popular and healthy flat bread that is relished across Rajasthan. Though it can be taken with any vegetable dish or kadhi, it is generally served with onions and Lasun ki chutney that is a saucy preparation made with garlic. This combination has remained a staple food for the locals.
It is generally popular at the dry or hot climate demographics because it is considered to cool down the body and provide necessary supplements.
3. Khichdi :
Khichdi is considered as a wholesome and healthy meal made out of rice and different pulses. There are many variations of khichdi like bajra, moong dal and sabudana khichdi, that can be enjoyed with ghee and is served with pickle, curd, and raita. However, Rajasthan have some innovative and nutrition preparations of khichdi.
4. Pyaaz Kachori
It is a deep fried puffy pastry stuffed with spicy onion that is usually relished with sweet and sour imli (tamarind) ki chutney and dahi (curd). Pyaaz ki Kachori is popular spicy snack from jodhpur has not only found place in almost every snacks shop of Rajasthan but has also gained much popularity in other north Indian regions. It can also be eaten in breakfast.
5. Mirchi bada (Chili Cutlet) :
Mirchi bada (chili cutlet) is a spicy Indian snack consisting of chili (mirchi ) and potato or cauliflower stuffing, served hot with tomato sauce or occasionally with mint and tamarind chutney. Banana pepper is used for making mirchi bada.
The mirchi bada isfamous in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is famous and it combines well with another Jodhpur speciality, mawa kachori, dipped in sugary syrup.
6. Gatte ki sabzi :
Typical Rajasthani food platters are almost incomplete without gattes; Rajasthan has a variety of Gatte preparations. Shahi Gatte or Masala gatte are Gattes covered with spicy gravy. Gatte pulao are a festive preparation, where vegetables are replaced by gattes, served with Mangodi ki Daal or Kadhi. Gatte are basically cooked gram flour dumplings which are added to the spicy curd gravy. It can be served for lunch and dinner.
7. Ghevar :
The very mention of Ghevar lights up the eyes of innumerable sweet-lovers. This crunchy delight is a heaven for people with a sweet tooth.Ghevar can aptly be called one of the crown dishes of Rajasthani food. It is disc-shaped sweet cake made with maida (refined wheat flour) and soaked in sugar syrup. There are many varieties of Ghevar, including plain, mawa and malai ghevar. It is generally prepared in July–August for the Teej or Rakshabandhan festival.
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8. Moong Dal Ka Halwa :
Winters in Rajasthan are known for delicious Moong Dal Halwas, this dish succeeds in winning the menus for royal marriage ceremonies. Moong dal ka Halwa is prepared from Moong dal and garnished with rich dry fruits. The savoury taste can be experienced in every bite of it.
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9. Malpuas :
Malpuas are another authentic food of Rajasthan. This delicious dish, prepared from flour, milk, khoya and added dry-fruits. Complimentary servings include Rabdi with Malpua. Malpuas from Pushkar is famous, especially on MakarSankranti.
10. Ker Sangari (Ker Sangari Ro Saag) :
Ker Sangari is a dish (Rajasthani traditional dish), made with dried ker berry and sangari beans. It is grown in the heart of Thar Desert. Sangari are put together to curate an authentic piquant yet tangy sabzi. It might not be appealing in looks, but i can assure you that every taste in your mouth will be telling a different story. Assorted with different herbs and local herbs and spices, Ker Sangari Ro Saag can be relished with delicious bajre ki roti or chawal ki roti topped with melting makkhan (white butter).
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