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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular local food items of Pushkar?

Manavi Kapur DEC 10 2012
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Rajasthani food can make anyone's taste buds work overtime. Pushkar being no exception is another superb place that will not disappoint you in terms of authentic Rajasthani food. Let us have a look at some dishes that you must definitely try here.

  • Dal Bati Churma
    This yummy Rajasthani dish is served in 3 parts- Dal (lentil), Bati (baked wheat balls) and Churma (sweet cereal powder). The dish is a staple preparation in functions and religious ceremonies.
    The dish is pretty easy to prepare and tastes simply fantastic with loads of ghee added to give it a royal finish. The dish is normally prepared in homes and tastes the best like that. Try looking for some local friends therefore. If not, you could try at the dhabas or local hotels which might serve you the dish at reasonable rates.

  • Bajre ki Khichdi
    Khichdi may be a simple dish meant to ease digestion. This tasty dish is made from rice and lentils. Note the special Rajasthani touch you will find in khichdi prepared here. The bajra flavour will satiate your appetite very soon.
    Again, the dish is best when prepared at home. You can even prepare it by yourself.

  • Ghewar
    The taste of this amazing sweet dish is absolutely unparalleled. Rounded cakes of wheat with sugar syrup poured on them are perfectly heavenly. It is especially popular during the festive season of Teej, and also during the occasion of Makar Sakranti. Do not miss on this one.
    This yummy sweet dish is normally available in all sweets-shops during its season. You can choose from a variety of mouthwatering flavours. Prices start from INR 100 per kilogram.

Rajasthani food is a colourful mix of sweet and spicy delicacies. Not to be missed sweets are Balushahi, Motichoor ladoos, Besanchakki and Dilkhushaal. So indulge your sweet tooth here- a perfect finishing touch to the spicy delicacies you try before them.

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