The diverse land of Rajasthan has something for everyone and trust me when I say that! The state of palaces, temples and rich heritage is no less than a foodie’s paradise and you can’t help but drool at the site of all the scrumptious dishes. So here is a guide for culinary journey to Rajasthan. Take a tour!

Snacks

So, let’s start with yummylicious snacks which you will leave craving for more!

1. Kachori

Oh, so we all have heard how delicious is the pyaaz kachori of Jaipur? Now it’s the time to savour some hot kachoris with spicy green chutney when you visit the Pink City! Consisting of a savory, crispy exterior and a spicy filling, this snack is a must try.

2. Bikaneri Bhujia

The majestic city of Bikaner is well known for its savory preparation, bhujia, a crispy snack made by using besan (gram flour) and spices. The bhujia is generally slightly thick and available in many varieties. The tempting snack is addictive and a treat for your taste buds.

3. Mirchi Bada

How about digging into some spicy Mirchi Bada when you visit the charming Jodhpur city. The spicy mirchi bada is prepared using potato, chilli and gram flour. It is very spicy and is only recommended if you like to treat your taste buds to something like this!

Main Course

From simple curries to a complete meal, Rajasthan has an exclusive menu when it comes to main course food.

1. Dal-Bati-Churma

The signature dish of Rajasthan is a must try when you visit any part of the state as this is available everywhere. Bati is a baked ball of dough, drenched in ghee (clarified butter) and served with an aromatic dal (lentil). Choorma is a sweet and rich preparation which is generally eaten with the Dal Bati combo.

2. Gatte ki Sabzi

A famous dish of Rajasthan, Gatte ki Sabzi is a type of curry that consists of a rich and spicy gravy with tiny balls or cubes of besan (gram flour). The balls may or may not be stuffed with ingredients such as dry fruits. Served with roti, this delicacy is a must try when you are here.

3. Laal Maans

A must have dish for non-vegetarians, Laal Maans is a mutton curry prepared by using a mixture of curd and red chillies and is very spicy and hot. The dish has a thick gravy and you must savour this dish if you love non-veg food like anything.

Apart from all these, some of the famous main course items also include bajre ki khichdi, mirchi salan and mangodi ki sabzi.

Desserts

After snacks and main course, now is the time for delicious desserts and you will be happy to know that Rajasthan has a lot to offer for your sweet tooth.

1. Ghevar

We all love this sweet delight like anything, don’t we? Well, Ghevar is a famous Rajasthani dessert and you will most probably find the best quality ghevar at Laxmi Misthan Bhandar in Jaipur. Don’t forget to get it packed as souvenir as your dear ones are going to love it.

2. Milk Cake

The small town of Alwar in Rajasthan is oh so famous for its sugary, melt-in-your mouth milk cakes. Made with milk and sugar, this one is a perfect treat to round off your meal.

So, now you know what to have when you visit the princely state of Rajasthan. Don’t forget to try at least some of these dishes for a complete treat!

If that has already excited you and you are planning to travel to Rajasthan to have that delightful culinary experience, book your train tickets and be updated on train running information for your journey.

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