Where to Eat the Best Rajasthani Food in Jaipur

A trip to Rajasthan is not complete without indulging in authentic Rajasthani food. The state is not only famous for its rich culture, but also for its cuisine. This is quite evident in Rajasthani delicacies preparations, be it Dal Bati Churma or Laal Maas.

What to eat?

The most famous dish from the state, no Rajasthani food is complete without Dal Bati Churma. Similarly, you cannot give a miss to Laal Maas, the spicy dish which gets its colour from the fiery red chilies and is best served with Bajra Rotis. A meal perfect for the Maharajas, Mohan Maas is a treat for every non-vegetarian tourist, which is cooked with milk and mild spices. Another treat, Ker Sangri, a typical desert vegetable goes well with Bajra Roti.

Gatte Ki Khichdi is certainly the best rice preparation served in many hotels in Jaipur. While Gatte Ki Khichdi is prepared with rice and soft Besan dumplings is the perfect evening snack, Dil Khushal, known for its toothsome sweets, leaves a grainy flavour in your mouth. Boondo Raita balances the taste of spices in your food and, once mixed with sweet and sour yogurt, makes a mouthwatering combination. Another must-have dish, Gatte ka Pulao, also known as Ram Pulao, is this rich combination of fresh steamed rice and spicy Gatte.

Other delicacies from the state include Churma Ladoo (Desi Ghee Ladoos served after Dal Bati), Badam ka Halwa, Aam ki Launji (an instant pickle made of raw mangoes), Methi Bajra Poori, Mawa Kachori (Kachori filled with dry fruits and Khoya, deep fried and dipped in sugar syrup), Pyaaz Kachori, Shahi Gatte (a richer version of the popular dish, Masala Gatte), Gujia, Kalmi Vada (deep fried Gram Dal, best enjoyed with spicy green chutney), Ghevar (disc-shaped sweet, prepared with ghee, flour, paneer and sugar syrup) and Balushahi.

Where to eat?

An inspiring combination of old and new, Rajasthan is the perfect place to experience beautiful restaurants and local delicacies. The state is truly an explorer’s paradise with a fantastic range of handicrafts, textiles, exotic blue pottery, stunning stones and sandalwood carvings and above all – the best local delicacies. Delightfully, Rajasthan is a treasure trove of both high-end shopping and haute cuisines, which makes the pink city one of the most striking tourist destinations in India.

Churma Ladoo

There are various hotels in Jaipur where one can find any of these delicious dishes.  To get more information on the local cuisine you can also log on to Zomato, with their simplified search filters, help you find the place where you can enjoy best Rajasthani Food at best prices. Jaipur, being the capital of the state, hosts many village themed hospitality centers that have been serving international and local travelers. Over the years, these themed restaurants have emerged as unique hospitality chains due to their commitment to providing guests with the unique experience of Rajasthani culture. For a complete tour package and deals on hotels in Jaipur log on to travel aggregators like Makemytrip.com, Yatra or Expedia.

A few restaurants in the state where cuisine have been influenced by Rajasthan’s beauty and culture include, Cinnamon (Jaipur), Suvarna Mahal (Jaipur), Darikhana (Jodhpur), Sunset Pavilion (Jodhpur), Latitude (Jodhpur), Devi Garh, (Udaipur),  Upré by 1559 AD (Udaipur) and  Sheesh Mahal (Udaipur).

While Cinnamon takes its guests on a royal culinary journey as the cafeteria offers a range of dishes once prepared in the royal kitchens of Rajasthan, Suvarna Mahal serves one of the best thali spreads in Jaipur. Darikhana in Jodhpur serves dishes with the aromas of hand-ground Old Delhi spices, while Risala’s menu consists of many recipes honoured by the royal kitchens of Maharajas.

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