Food of Rajasthan
For a desert state with such a scarcity of ingredients, Rajasthan manages to cook up a sumptuous platter. Good food and great hospitality go together in this princely state of India. The heavenly fragrance of spices, the exotic taste of dry fruits and fiery curries make Rajasthani Cuisine a royal cuisine that is flaunted in every meal served here. Rajasthani feasts are incomparable whether it's the meat dishes or the contrasting vegetarian food they have it all. When in Rajasthan it is a must to savour the food here that will pamper your taste buds.
Over the years a variety of dishes are cooked with some unique techniques that are passed on by generations to generations and all of India associates them with Rajasthan. Some of the famous typical Rajasthani delicacies like Dal-baati, Besan-Chakki, Panchkoota, Laapsi, Chaavadi, Ghoogri, Meethe Chawal and many more are a delight to dig in. The variety of vegetarian curries one can find in Rajasthan such as Guwar fali ki saag, Kadhi, Papad ki sabji, Makki ka saag, Govind Gatte, Ker Sangari ki sabji and many more are really mouth watering. And Laal Maas meat cooked in blazing red chillies curry, Mohan Maas meat cooked in milk, Safed Maas meat cooked in curd, Saanth ro achaar pickled wild boar meat and Khad khargosh wild hare cooked and roasted underground are few highlights of the meat delicacies of this royal state. The truly sumptuous Rajasthani Thali of which no one can have just one bite is an assortment of curries, chutneys, pickles, breads, rice and sweet all on one platter and is a must must try.
Fierce Chillies: Many fear Rajasthani food for its fierce chillies and no doubt it's hotter than most. But the array of sweet dishes will indeed satisfy your half filled appetite. Ghevar, Churma, Besan Chakki, Jhajariya, Besan Chakki, Halwa, Palangtorh are a few sweet dishes to mention here, these are filled with rich flavour of dry fruits and other aromatic ingredients in them are simply impeccable part of Rajasthani food.
A special mention: of some of the key ingredients used in almost all the Rajasthani food are spices such as red chillies, cardamoms, turmeric, pepper, mustard seeds, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and pure desi ghee, yoghurt, onions, garlic, ginger, dry fruits and saffron makes a great finger licking cuisine that will satisfy both your hunger as well soul. Some of the regional specialities, you will find are mutton & moth bhujiya in Bikaner, Jaipur's Ghevar & Rawat onion Kachoris are delicious, Jodhpur look for mawa kachoris, palang tor is best in Alwar, masalas from Nagaur, papads, mangori and sangria from Bikaner and from the Shekhawati region is good buy is Bajra. We assure one can never forget the amazing cuisine of Rajasthan and will come again to savour it in this warm and hospitable country.