Famous Rajasthan Food to Try for Foodies

Rajasthan “the Royal Land” of India. Apart from giving birth to mighty kings, this place is also a paradise for food. Rajasthani cuisines are one among that rare cuisine in India that does not disappoint anyone. It offers a never-ending platter of dishes ranging from tangy drinks to starters, mouth-watering sabzis and crunchy bread along with Chutneys, Laal Mirchi Achars, Papad and Chaach are added delight. Not to forget the mouth-watering delicate desserts. Your trip to Rajasthan is incomplete if you haven't tried any of this food. So, here are a list of famous Rajasthani foods to try for foodies.

1. Dal Bati Churma (Traditional dish of Rajasthan)

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This dish needs no introduction. Rajasthani food is incomplete without Dal Bati Churma. Combination of crunchy Bati (hard wheat rolls) dipped in ghee with dal (lentils) made up of different spices and varieties of lentils soaked overnight, and sweet churma makes this dish tempting to be tasted as soon as it is served. This yummy combination makes your heart and soul falls in love with food.

2. Laal Maas

Influenced by the warriors Rajputs, who were predominantly non-vegetarians. Laal Maas or red meat is delicious and famous non-vegetarian Rajasthani foods. Known for its colour due to hot red chillies, it is prepared by finely chopped lamb meat, the spicy gravy of tomatoes, chillies and sizzling spices. This dish tastes best when served with Bajra Rotis. For people who consume rice, this dish will not disappoint you.

3. Methi Bajra Puri

Traditional healthy Rajasthani food to kill one's hunger during winter. This dish is eaten mostly during the winter season. Methi Bajra Puri is a deep-fried puffed bread made with Bajra (pearl millet flour) and fresh Methi (fenugreek leaves). Combination of Bajra and Methi are high with nutritional values, and it is considered as one of the healthiest food. This can be served hot, and it goes well along with any curry or sabzi, thus making it the perfect appetizer.

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4. Gatte Ki Sabzi

Authentic Rajasthani cuisine is incomplete without Gatte. Rajasthan has a variety of Gatte preparation. This vegetable goes with every Rajasthani dishes. During ancient times this sabzi was given to soldiers during war to fulfil their nutrition. Whether you are a resident or tourists, this dish is highly recommended to be tasted.

5. Lauki Ka Kofta

Bottle guard mixed with spices and fried onions usually served in spicy curry or gravy is one of the most famous Rajasthani foods. Often, these dishes go well when served hot either with rice or assorted bread. The uniqueness about kofta prepared in Rajasthan is that they consist of various spices and red chillies. Since 74.9% of Rajasthan has vegetarians. One can find a variety of kofta in the state.

6. Jhajhariya

A delicious sweet dish made of corn, milk, sugar, ghee and garnished with nuts and raisins is an integral part of Rajasthani cuisine. This dish is usually served as a part of Rajasthani Thali (Rajasthani meal). This sweet dish fits perfect as a dessert with every spicy vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

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7. Gujia

Shaped like a half-moon, this sweet deep-fried dumpling is made with Suji (semolia) or Maida (all-purpose flour) and are stuffed with a mixture of mawa and dried fruits. This delicious dish is trendy during Holi (festival of colours) in Rajasthan. The best time one can enjoy this lavish sweet dish between March and April. In India, several regions feature this dish but with different fillings. One can get a diverse blend of tastes in various states of India.

8. Aam Ki Launji- Raw Mango Launji

Looking for something as a side dish apart from achar (pickle)? We bet that Aam Ki Launji will not be a disappointment. This unique combination of sweet and sour Rajasthani pickle is prepared by marinating raw mangoes in aromatic spices and sugar that gives a sidekick for all the parathas (assorted bread). It can also be included as a part of sabzi that offers as an extra edge to the whole meal.

9. Boondi Raita

Every Rajasthani main course needs a stabilizer to balance the involvement of wild spices and flavour in their food. Instead of going for a sip of water after every bite of these delicious dishes, Boondi Raita can be saviour and lets you enjoy every authentic dishes of the state. It is a perfect blend of chickpea flour balls known as boondi soaked in yogurt and fresh mint called raita.

10. Kalmi Vada

The deep-fried gram dal can be the best tea time snacks, and it can be enjoyed with spicy green chilly chutney or mint chutneys. This authentic Rajasthani snack, along with a hot cup of masala tea, is a perfect fit for the evening cravings. Its invigorating flavour and texture will force you to stretch your hands for one more again and again.

11. Badam Halwa

Badam Halwa is one of the most popular and yummiest sweet dishes of Rajasthan. Halwa is the most common dish in India, and you can taste many varieties of Halwa here. Badam Halwa is also considered as healthiest sweet which is easy to prepare and readily available everywhere. Badam Halwa includes lots of dry fruits, suji, sugar and ghee this dessert melts instantly as soon as it lands in mouth and it makes you feel like heaven.