Every corner of Jaipur, the pink city, has a story to tell. Be it the grandeur forts and palaces, the bustling bazaars or the chaotic streets. Travellers who visit this colourful city of Rajasthan are not only smitten by its magnetic charm but also by its indigenous dishes. In fact, it is a heaven for gourmands as they are spoilt with a wide variety of choices. So, if you ever plan to visit Jaipur here are the top dishes that you should try.
Gatte Ki Sabji
Tangy Curry (Image Source: http://scdn.archanaskitchen.com)
When in Jaipur do not forget to dig into the all-time favourite Rajasthani dish Gatte Ki Sabji. It is basically besan (gram flour) dumplings that are prepared in a spicy and tangy curry, based in yogurt. It tastes awesome for being rich in flavour and mainly eaten with rice or roti.
Where to Eat: Laxmi Misthan Bhandar at Badi Chaupar; Sharma Dhaba in Mansarovar; Spice Court in Civil Lines; Natraj Restaurant on MI Road
Pyaz ki Kachori
Deep fried surprise (Image Source: https://happyfamilytips.files.wordpress.com)
If fried food is just what you love, then Pyaz ki Kachori is definitely your kind of thing. A flaky pastry that is filled with a spicy mixture of onion and potato will surely be a treat for your taste buds. This deep fried kachori is mostly enjoyed with sweet and tangy tamarind chutney. A popular breakfast or tea time snack, Pyaz ki Kachori is readily available in most of the restaurants in Jaipur.
Where to Eat: Sahu Ki Chaai, Laxmi Misthan Bhandar at Badi Chaupar; Jodhpur Misthan Bhandar in Vaishali Nagar; Rawat Mishthan Bhandar & Restaurant at Polovictory-Civil Lines
Dal Bati Churma
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The quintessential dish of Rajasthan is Dal Bati Churma, which is a meal in itself as it consists of three delicacies served together. Baati the rounded stuffed flour balls are served with Dal, lentil soup. Churma, on the other hand is the dessert which is made from flour, jaggery, sugar and ghee. Any festival is incomplete without this special dish of the Rajasthanis.
Where to Eat: Chokhi Dhani, Shri Thal Village, Santosh Bhojanalaya, Surya Mahal
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Ker Sangri is a traditional dish of Rajasthan made from a combination of beans and berries, a typical desert plant. It is basically a pickle that is eaten with Bajra roti. It is tangy and, of course, quite spicy. So, be prepared with enough water and dessert by your side. Additionally, Ker Sangri is considered a delicacy for celebrations and weddings.
Where to Eat: Chowki Dhani, Spice Court,
For the love of desserts (Image Source: https://c2.staticflickr.com)
If you have a sweet tooth, then you cannot give Ghewar a miss when you are in Jaipur. It is a very popular sweet dish of Rajasthan and so much so that any celebration is incomplete without it. Ghewar is basically a deep fried dessert that is made from flour, milk, ghee, and sugar. To enhance its taste condensed milk or cream are often used on it.
Where to Eat: Jodhpur Misthan Bhandar in Vaishali Nagar; Rawat Misthan Bhandar at Sindhi Camp and Amar Sweets in Mansarovar
Jaipur is a powerhouse of delectable delicacies that will fulfil your gastronomic desires. So, on the next long weekend make your way to thel Pink City of India and unearth the culinary treasures.