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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous local dishes in Jaipur?

Reema Bhalla Jul 02 2013
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Jaipur, the pink city, has the best of authentic Rajasthani cuisine, the local dishes you must try can range from the most delicious dal, baati and churma which comes on top of the list of anyone who plans to try Rajasthani food to the spicy Laal Maas which is an absolute delight for non vegetarians.

There is an amazing variety on offer and one can try everything from the most awesome sweets like Ghewar which is a speciality of this royal city to piping hot pyaaz kachoris which are an absolute favourite of the locals with a cup of tea.

Here are a few dishes which you must try in Jaipur:

Dal, Baati and Churma

A combination of three different delicacies, it is a complete meal in itself. The Dal or lentil curry, is served with Baati, a roundel of stuffed flour that is baked over charcoals. Churma is a sweet dish made with flour, jaggery or sugar and a generous helping of ghee. In terms of flavours there are a lot of different combinations available like a simple plain baati or stuffed with spicy masalas or dry fruits. The local way to eat is to break the Baati like a roti, mix in some daal and churma, pour lot of ghee over this and relish it.

To have Dal-baati-churma at a nominal expense, check out the dhabas near Sindhi Camp (Central) Bus Stand and Chokhi Dhani on Tonk Road.


A must have during festivals like Teej and Gangaur and available in a lot of varieties like plain or

with mawa. It is a deep fried sweet with a sweet crust and is one of the most popular sweets in Rajasthan. You can taste the best Ghewar available in Jaipur at Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar in Johari Bazaar or Rawat Sweets in Sindhi Camp.

Laal Maas

For those who think Rajasthani cuisine is primarily vegetarian have not tasted this spicy delicacy here. Straight from the kitchens of the Royals, the authentic version is no longer restricted to the palace but is found in abundance in Jaipur without which no non vegetarian meal is ever complete. Made with spicy dry red chillies amongst other spices and red meat, it is the most recommended and popular non vegetarian dish in Jaipur. Both Niros and Handi Restaurant in MI Road are extremely popular for their version of Laal Maas.

Pyaaz ki Kachori

A kachori filled with pyaaz and spices, this delicacy is not to be missed. It is available in almost all the local shops. It is the favourite tea time snack. The kachori at Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar is a massive serving and incredible in taste.

Mirchi Vadas

It is as popular as the kachoris in Jaipur- made by dunking green chillies in besanand deep fried. There are local vendors selling these on hand carts by the roadside. The Sodhani Sweets in Bapu Nagar do an excellent mirchi vada.

Gatte ki Sabzi

This popular Rajasthani curry is made by preparing besan gattas separately and then cooking them in a spicy gravy. It is an important part of the Rajasthani thali and is the most popular curry apart from Papad ki Sabzi and Ker Sangri. The Sharma Dhaba on Sikar Road and Natraj on MI Road have the most authentic curries which are relished by the locals.

The local dishes in Jaipur are robust and beaming with spices and is an absolutely integral to Rajasthani culture.

Kshitiz Ahuja DEC 10 2012
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Jaipur, the Pink city is truly a foodies’ delight with lots of exciting options for you to feast on. The city is famous for some mouth-watering local stuff like Dal Baati, Churma, Mirchi Bada, Rajasthani Subji and different kinds of Breads (Missi Roti, Makki Ki Roti, Besan Ki Roti, Rumali Roti, Methi Puri, Jau-Channa Ki Roti, etc). Rajasthani food is usually high on the spicy quotient, hence it is usually balanced with Shakkar (or powdered jaggery) that is provided separately as an accompaniment. Try Feeni, Gajak, Chauguni ke laddu, Mawa Kachori, Moong Thal and Ghewar and rest assured, your sweet tooth will be very happy.

Some of the most popular restaurants in Jaipur where you can have some amazing Rajasthani food (including authentic sweets) are:

  • Laxmi Misthan Bhandar (LMB)
    The restaurant, located in Johri Bazar, is especially famous for typical Rajasthani sweets like Ghewar and Mawa Kachori. You can also have a filling and authentic Rajasthani Thali that includes Rajasthani kadhi, 5 different preparations of vegetables, papad mangori soup, Ker Sangri and 3 types of breads. The price for a hearty mean ranges between INR 80 and INR 350.

    Address: Behind Hawa Mahal
    Ajmer Road
    Johari Bazar
    Telephone: +91-141-256-5844

  • Surya Mahal Restaurant
    Located at MI Road, the restaurant serves authentic Rajasthani cuisine to its guests. You could also try other popular dishes in the North and South Indian food menu. The price is approximately INR 700 for two, excluding alcohol.

    Address: Near Sanganeri Gate
    MI Road
    Telephone: +91-141-2362811 / 2369840 / 5112412

  • Rawat Misthan Bhandar
    This eating hangout is popular for its lip-smacking Rajasthani snacks like Chaats, Mirchi Badas and Kachoris-mainly Pyaz ki Kachori. You can also have authentic Rajasthani sweets like Ghewar and Mawa Kachori.

    Address: Polovictory Cinema
    Railway Station Road
    Telephone: +91-141-2367460

  • Annapurna
    Try the yummy local dishes, served to you in typical Rajasthani hospitality at Annapurna restaurant. Hop in for a quick bite before, or after your visit at the beautiful Raj Mandir Cinema.

    Address: C-20
    Radha Marg
    Behind Raj Mandir Cinema
    C Scheme
    Telephone: +91-141-2379104

  • Suvarna Mahal Restaurant
    An amazing flagship restaurant of the famous Rambagh Palace. With a menu that offers authentic Rajasthani cuisine and more, this place is one of the most recommended names in Jaipur. Excellent client service and splendid decor will accompany you on your experience of a slice of royal life.

    Address: Taj Rambagh Palace
    Bhawani Singh Road
    Telephone: +91-92510-88835

  • Gulab Mahal Restaurant
    This is one of those restaurants in Jaipur that will leave you spoilt for choice. Feast on an extensive Rajasthani menu, surrounded by the royal, lavish ambiance of a forgotten world. A meal for two here can cost you around INR 2500.

    Address: Taj Jai Mahal Palace
    Jacob Road, Civil Lines
    Telephone: +91-141-2223636

  • Natraj
    Indulge in grand Rajasthani Thalis like Mini Thali, Thali Raj, Thali Rajasthan, Thali Prince, Thali Royal, Thali Crown and Thali Season Special at this centrally located, popular food joint. Prices start at INR 120.

    Address: Panch Batti
    MI Road
    Telephone: +91-141-2375804 / 5102804

Enjoy the local flavors of Jaipur to the fullest!

Amit Shri Sep 15 2015
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These All eatries are costly.Better taste ,any of Jodhpur misthan Bhandhar's for,a samosa/kachori/mirchi vada.costing 15-20 each.The ghevars can be purchased from Ghee waalon ka rasta,in Johri Baazar, for a price of 300 -500 rupees kg.try to avoid shopping from Johri baazar as its costly.Bapur baazar is good but go for very hard bargain and compare prices in 2-3 shops before finalist deals.
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