Famous Foods To Try In Jaipur
Khamma Ghani Sa. Padharo Mhare Desh.
Don’t be puzzled if the above words are sounding mysterious to you. We are merely greeting you “Hello. Welcome to my place” in authentic Jaipuri style.
Jaipur, in Rajasthan, is synonymous to splendour, royalty, palaces, bravery, colourful markets, and not to be missed – aromatic and rich khana-khazana or Jaipuri cuisine. If you are a die-hard foodie who smells, looks, and hunts for moreish foods then catch your next flight/train to Jaipur and dunk yourself into the palates of exquisite toothsome Jaipur famous foods.
We believe that relishing regional cuisine is not just about tasting food but is actually a unique experience of life. Hence, we have compiled a list of alluring food items that you should try on your visit to the pink city. You will fall in love with the ghee-dripping, inviting, and simply overwhelming food of Jaipur. Here we go folks or foodies to be correct.
If you have a knack for sweetened delights then do not ever miss the most popular mithai of Jaipur, ghevar. Every festival and grand occasion in the city is incomplete without the crunchy, flavoursome, and delicious ghevar.The hero of Teej festival, ghevar is a round-shaped offering made with mawa, sugar, flour, milk, kewra essence, dry fruits, and not to forget pure ghee. It comes in varieties such as malai ghevar, mawa ghevar, and plain ghevar to please your taste buds. We are sure you will drool when you walk into the local markets of the city and find ghevar shops all around you. If you give this traditional sweet of Jaipur a miss, there is no doubt you will regret. And, we don't ever want to see you sad. Taste the delicacy today.
2. Pyaz ki kachori
Are you a person who loves his snacks? If yes then the famed pyaz ki kachori will steal your hearts. It is the perfect tea time snack that you can find in almost every nook and corner of the city. The locals like to begin their day by relishing hot and fiery kachoris. It is fried puffed, flaky, and crispy – loaded with delicious stuffing that include dry fruits too. And so, it is not surprising why it is named as the star of Jaipur’s cuisine. It is served with meethi chutney – a combo of spice with tangy sweetness will make you go ummm. Try it. Your culinary trail in the pink city will be memorable with everyone’s favourite pyaz ki kachori.
Wait, there’s more. Jaipur is also famous for a kachori that’s sweet. Yes, you read right. We are talking about the very delicious mawa kachori. It is packed with mawa and then dipped in sugar syrup. Sink your teeth into it, and let it melt in your mouth. We guarantee that you’ll love this unique treat.
3. Gatte ki sabzi
Visit any home in Jaipur for lunch or dinner, chances are high that you’ll find them serving you the traditional Rajasthani dish – gatte ki sabzi with hot puris or parathas prepared in ghee. It is a vibrant recipe made with gram flour dumplings called gatte in rich yogurt gravy. It takes hours to prepare this flavoursome curry. But, it’s worth the wait.
We have a historic fact related to this amazing curry of Rajasthan. It actually originated in the desert region where there is scarcity of any green leaves or vegetable. Isn’t it interesting to know how a lip-smacking regional delicacy has been prepared with whatever was available in a dry location? That’s what we call a genius creation. We’re sure you’ll try to hunt for its original recipe. Don’t worry, we have done the homework for you. Here it is, especially for you with pictures – taste regional!
4. Laal maans
After some delightful vegetarian food, your non-vegetarian taste buds must be asking for some meat. Isn’t it? No worries. Jaipur has a treasure to fulfil your cravings. Laal maans is the speciality of Rajputana kitchens. Red meat or jungle maans is one of the most spicy, unique, and treasured recipes of the palaces in Jaipur. Did you know most of the families have a secret recipe for laal maans that they do not like to share? We understand the reason behind the secrecy. Some things are too precious to share!
So, what’s so special about laal maans? It is a hot red curry made with chillies and exceptional spices. Red meat is marinated in spices and yogurt and then is cooked for hours and hours. And so you can expect a punch of flavours and tender meat in every bite. Truly, this is a classic recipe of Jaipur. Do not come back without relishing this recipe. We’re sure you won’t.
5. Dal baati churma
Talking about Jaipur food and missing the popular trio authentic dish is a no-no. This is a signature speciality of Rajasthan, especially Jaipur.
Dal baati churma are three different dishes but are inseparable. Dal is the basic soup or our normal lentil curry, baati is stuffed, baked round bread that is cooked on charcoal, and churma is a simple dessert made with flour and jaggery. Isn’t it a heart warming meal for a foodie? Indeed, it is. Step into any restaurant or local street of the pink city and you will find this platter at a reasonable cost.
Did you know baati was the official meal of the warriors in Rajasthan? Yes, it is true. It is backed by an interesting historical story. The soldiers used to make chunks of dough and bury them deep under the sand for baking. And, this is how this dish was created.
Do not forget to dunk your baatis in desi ghee before you put them into your mouth. It is only then that you get asli maza of the popular delicacy of Jaipur.
6. Ker Sangri
This is one of the most piquant pickles of Jaipur that is famous all round the world. It is also considered as an underrated recipe of the state. It is basically made with dried berries and beans that are soaked in a blend of raw mango tart, red chillies, and mustard oil. It has an out-of-the-ordinary story of discovery.
Here it is – during the time of famine, the vegetation in Rajasthan almost died. What was left to grow were long dried beans and berries, and they were in abundance. The locals tried drying them and cooking with spices. And their creativity resulted in a spicy tangy pickle that is now liked by many foodies. Amazing, right? We ask you to try it when you are in Jaipur.
Liked our list? You MUST try them all. And, if we’ve missed mentioning your favourite delicacy, let us know. We’ll be waiting for your comment.
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