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Reema Bhalla Jul 15 2014

Suggest a Rajasthani food guide.

Kanika Nevatia Jul 15 2014
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Rajasthan is a land so diverse that you are sure to be left spellbound by its rich cultural heritage. And when it comes to Rajasthani food you can’t help but drool at the site of all the scrumptious dishes. So here’s a guide to what one must not miss out on, when on a culinary journey to Rajasthan.

Photo of Rajasthani Thali (by candice & jarrett)


If a complete meal isn’t what you’re looking for then the cuisine of Rajasthan consists of enough lip-smacking snacks to make sure you never go hungry!

Kachori: Be it the famous aloo pyaaz kachori of Jaipur city or the yummy dal kachori, you are sure to see every corner halwai frying batches of these treats at any given time of the day. Consisting of a savory, crispy exterior and a spicy filling, this snack is a must try.

Photo of Kachori (by Rajesh_India)

Mirchi Bada: Originating in Jodhpur, the hot and spicy mirchi bada is prepared with chilli, potato and gram flour. A green chilli is covered in a potato and masala mix, which is then deep fried in gram flour batter. Beware, it is a very hot treat and might burn your tongue, but try for the spicy, tangy taste which is unlike anything else you’ve ever tasted.

Photo of Mirchi Bada (by TheDiplodocus)

Bikaneri Bhujia: The majestic city of Bikaner is famous its savory preparation, bhujia, which is a crispy snack and is prepared by using besan (gram flour) and spices. Bikaneri bhujia is generally slightly thick and available in many varieties. The scrumptious snack is addictive and a treat for your taste buds.

Photo of Bikaneri Bhujia (by Nagaarjun Kandakuru)

Main Course

From curries to complete meals, Rajasthani food consists of it all. Whether you're a pure vegetarian or quite a carnivore, this cuisine will never disappoint.

Dal-Bati-Churma: This delicacy from the state of Rajasthan is available all over the state. Bati is quintessentially a baked ball of dough, drenched in ghee (clarified butter) and served with an aromatic dal (lentil). This is generally accompanied by choorma, a sweet and rich preparation also eaten with dal.

Photo of Dal-Bati-Churma (by Ivan Lian)

Laal Maans: This is a mutton curry prepared in a sauce of curd and hot spices such as red chillies. This dish from Rajasthan is typically very hot. The gravy may be thick or liquid and is eaten with chapatis made out of wheat. This delicious dish is a non-vegetarian's dream, and is among the best preparations found in Udaipur city.

Photo of Laal Maas (by MadPole)

Gatte ki Sabzi: Popular all over the state, this curry consists of a rich and spicy gravy with tiny balls or cubes of besan (gram flour). The balls may or may not be stuffed with ingredients such as dry fruits. Served with roti, this delicacy is a must try!

Ker Sangri ki Sabzi: A very famous dish, it is made from ker (dried desert berries) and sangri (dried desert beans). Generally served with chapatis, it is often served along with bajre ki roti and lehsun ka achar (garlic pickle), another well known Rajasthani combination. If you’re on a holiday to Mount Abu, these preparations there are very famous.

Photo of Ker Sangari (by Suzi-Edwards Alexander)

Some other well known main course items include papad, mangodi ki sabzi, bajre ki khichdi and mirchi ka salan.


Each cuisine is incomplete without a splash of sweetness, and Rajasthani food has quite a few sweet dishes to offer. You can check out a few of the popular ones here.

Mawa Kachori: Originating in the city of Jodhpur, this is a sweet delicacy that consists of a crispy outer layer filled with aromatic mixture of mawa and nuts inside, topped with a rich chashni (sugar syrup). Considered a very festive dessert, a mouthful is enough to transport you to culinary heaven.

Photo of Mawa Kahchori (by faragoon)

Ghevar: A very well known Rajasthani desert, the version available at Laxmi Misthan Bhandar in Jaipur is famous all over the country. Ghevar is a disc-shaped sweet that is made from oil, flour and sugar syrup. There are many varieties of Ghevar, including plain, mawa and malai ghevar, among others.

Photo of Ghewar (by Payal Sharma)

Milk Cake: The famous milk cake of Alwar city is a mouthwatering, melt-in-your-mouth treat that you just can’t resist. Made primarily with milk and sugar, this desert though seems simple, packs huge flavours in its numerous varieties.

Photo of Alwar Milkcake (by code_martial)

Now that you have a good idea of most of the famous culinary delights that Rajasthan has to offer, you should decide to embark on a food journey that takes you through all this scrumptious Rajasthani food. This is a very condensed list of Rajasthani cuisine that you can savor during your Rajasthan tour. Rajasthan is indeed a host of numerous allures and attractions, thus ensuring a memorable holiday to all. Also check out the lucrative Rajasthan holiday packages, as they are certain help in your trip. Do let us know your favourite Rajasthani dishes. Don't forget to hit like and share buttons.
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