Welcome To Flavours Of Rajasthan
Welcome To Flavors Of Rajasthan
Rajasthani is the cuisine of the Rajasthan region in North India. The land of Maharajas, is famous for its rich regal culture and heritage.
The royal heritage of the region as well as the gastronomic enthusiasm among locals have led to a wide variety of delectable and exquisite Rajasthani dishes starting from main courses to snacks to sweet dishes. Rajasthani's have molded their culinary styles in such a way that many of their dishes can be shelved for several days and served without heating. The culinary style of the region to a great extent shaped up according to the bellicose lifestyle of the natives.
From a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, to sweet and savory delicacies, discover the quintessential Rajasthani dishes you need to try. Ghee is liberally used in preparing different Rajasthani dishes which are rich in spice and flavour. Major crops of Rajasthan are Jowar, Bajri, Maize, Ragi, Rice, Wheat, Gram, Tur, pulses, Ground nut, Sesame etc. Millets, lentils and beans are the most basic ingredients in food. The majority of Hindu and Jain Rajasthani's are vegetarian. Due to scarcity of water and dearth of fresh vegetables in the desert areas, the dried and powdered spices play an important role in Rajasthani cuisine. The various spices add unique flavor and fragrance to the food.... A famous Rajasthani non vegetarian dish is Laal Maas which is fiercely hot and spicy.
“Wake up your taste buds with these popular Rajasthani dishes”
Dal Bati Churma
It is one of the signature dishes of Rajasthan that have earned popularity across the globe. This delicious platter comprise of a combination of three different items namely a spicy Dal, a deep-fried/ baked Bati and absolute mouth-watering and slightly sweetish churma cooked uniquely with different ingredients. Traditionally ghee makes an important role in the dal bati recipe as it enhances the flavour and taste. Generally served for lunch or dinner with dips like garlic chutney, green chili chutney and butter milk.
Laal maans is a meat curry from Rajasthan, India. In this predominantly vegetarian state, Laal Maas is touted as one of the best, popular and mouth-watering meat preparations of Rajasthan. It is a mutton curry prepared in a sauce of yoghurt and hot spices such as red Mathania chillies. This dish typically is very hot and rich in garlic, the gravy may be thick or liquid and is served with different varieties of Indian Breads and fresh aromatic rice.
Mirchi Bajji or Mirchi Bada is a spicy Indian snack consisting of chili and potato or cauliflower stuffing battered and fried, served hot with tomato sauce or occasionally with mint and tamarind chutney. The Mirchi Bada of Rajasthan, is available all over India, but no one does it better than Jodhpur, as the water in that region lends it a unique taste. Banana pepper is used for making mirchi bada. You can't miss out on this when you are in Rajasthan.
Gatte Ki Sabji
Most of Rajasthani cuisine came to fruition as a result of the arid conditions. Gatte ki sabji is one of them. For this dish you don’t need any fresh vegetables and that’s its speciality. The curry or sabzi is made from a perfect combination of curd and spices, made with gram flour dumplings steamed and lightly fried, resulting in a lip-smacking tangy taste. One of the most popular Rajasthani dish.
Pyaaz Kachori is another famous spicy snack food from Rajasthan, it’s a fried pastry filled with a spicy onion filling, eaten mainly as a breakfast served with tamarind chutney, fried green chilies and curd. Pyaaz ki kachori originated in Jodhpur,popularity of this snack dish increased in other parts of North India when Rajasthani restaurants and food outlets opened throughout India.
Ker Sangari is a Rajasthani delicacy that is made using dried Ker Berries and Sangari Beans. The villagers took these vegetables home and due to the scarcity of water, cooked them in vegetable oil with spices. It’s very simple to make and delicious to eat, it is made in almost all the Rajasthani households, especially in the Marwar region of the state. Sangri is a mainstay during drought, when little else is available as it is 53% protein. This dish goes well with Bajra Roti.
“The sweeter side you need to explore”.
Rajasthani Meal is incomplete without Rajasthani Desserts.
Rabri Ghevar is a lip smacking rajasthani dessert,It is disc-shaped sweet cake made with refined flour [maida] soaked in sugar syrup. There are many varieties of Ghevar, including plain, mawa and malai ghevar. They have Vata and Pitta calming properties due to ghee and sweet juice. It's very rich in flavour and they have a calming effect on mind as well as the body.
This sweet is famous for occasions and festivals in Rajasthan and well known as Besan Ki Chakki or Mohanthal. This sweet dish is prepared with rich ingredients like gram flour (besan), pure ghee, crushed dry nuts, sugar and saffron (kesar) that gives this traditional Indian sweet fragrant and crunchy texture.It’s a must try when in rajasthan.
Malpua is a pancake served as a dessert or a snack originating from the Indian subcontinent, popular in India, Rajasthan, Nepal and Bangladesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh. Each region has different versions of making Malpua. It is soft, fluffy and yet crisp pancakes coated with sugar syrup and served with rabri or thickened sweetened milk.