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RAJASTHAN CUISINES

Rajasthan Cuisine : World Famous Cuisine
Exotic Flavours : Spices Blend with Tint of Desert Air
Types of Cuisines : Marwari Cuisines, Rajput Cuisines
Blend of : Ginger, Garlic, Gingelly Oil, Spice
A Complete Rajasthani Thali
A Complete Rajasthani Thali




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Famous Cusines : Marwari Cuisine - Daal Bati and Churma , Lachhedar Paratha and Besan ki Missi Puri . Rajput Cuisines - Meat Preparations of Wild Boar, Hare and Game Birds.
Famous Dishes : Rajasthani Thali, Lal Maans (Red Meat) Spiced Dish, and Safed Mass (White Meat) Cooked with Almonds, Cashew Nuts and Coconut.
Cuisine Exotica : Red Chilli Chutneys, Chhaach (Butter Milk), Jal Jeera (Refreshing Lemon Water with Mint), Thandai (Cool Almond Milk).
Non Veg Dishes : Murgh ko Khaato (chicken cooked in curd) , Kacher Maas (Llamb), Achhar Murgh (Chicken Pickle), Lal Mass (Red Meat), Safed Maas (White Meat).
Veg Dishes : Kair Sangri - Govind Gatta, Papad Ki Sabzi (Veg with Papad), Alu Mangori, Au Samosa, Kair Sangri.
Sweet Dishes : Churma, Ghewar, Rosugulla, Sattu, Sweet Rice.
Varied Chutney Flavours : Red Chillies Chutney, Mint Chutney, Garlic, Turmeric, Coriander Chutney.
Must Try : Daal-Bati-Churma, Kair Sangri, Lal Maas, Bajre ka Soyata.
Not To Be Missed : Khewar Sweet, Camel Milk Tea, Pani Puri.
Picnic Food : Prepare your own Food Dal- Bati-Churma, Sattu and Ghevar at Picnic.
Famous Eating Joints : Jaipur -Natraj, Niro's, Jaisalmer - Rang Mahal Hotel, Trio. Jodhpur - Mehran Terrace, Nirali Dhani. Udaipur - Ambari, Udai Kothi, Cafe Edelweis.
City Cuisines : Alwar : For Mawa -Condensed Milk.
Tonk : Sawaiyan-  Sweet Dish.
Pushkar : Malpua- Sweet Pan Cakes.
Bikaner : Spicy Snacks.
Ajmer : Sohan Halwa, Sweet Desert.
Jaipur : Mishri Mawa and Ghevar.

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Taste of Rajasthan

Rajasthan's warfare-oriented Rajput aristocracy and trading Marwari community, both developed very discreet cuisines, fascinatingly tailored to an arid existence. There is a distinctness in the Rajasthani cuisine which comes from a tradition that is old and tranquil, and from a culture that has churned the best from its neighboring states of Sindh, Gujrat, Haryana and Punjab. Taste the famous Rajasthani food in its various mouth-watering dishes, served sizzling hot, and you cannot forget the sublime intricacy of taste that will whirl around your tongue for the rest of your life.

The Rajput Refection

One thing that makes the famous cuisine of Rajasthan stand out from the rest of India, is its fantastic existence in the top list of delicacies, despite numerous culinary constraints dominating the desertscape, which ultimately led to strange reversal of values. In Rajasthan water is at a premium, and hence the food is generally cooked in milk or ghee (clarified butter), making it quite rich. On the other hand, Besan or gram flour is a mainstay of Marwari food mainly because of paucity of vegetables in this arid land. Savor the esthetic gatte ki sabzi (curried gram-flour dumplings) and kadhi (curried gram-flour in yoghurt). Don't forget to ask for more if you like it, and you would like it definitely. Another exotic preparation is kair sangri, and is served with mango pickle. Kair is a camel's favorite, a small, round desert fruit which grows on a prickly shrub; whereas sangri is dried wild leaves. The seeds and leaves are soaked overnight in water, boiled and then fried in oil, to prepare a mouth-watering delicacy flavored with tints of dried dates, red chillies, turmeric powder, shredded dried mango, salt, coriander and cumin seeds.

Marwari cuisine's signature dish, dal-bati-churma, is a fine example of the survival amidst the constraints and simultaneously bringing the best out of it. Balls of whole wheat dough, baked over a coal fire, are dipped into melted ghee to make bati, which is served with a spicy dal. More of the batis are crumbled with nuts and sugar to make a delicious sweet dish, churma. When in Rajasthan, don't forget to taste the Marwari chakki ra saag, which despite the name saag, has no veggies in it but whole wheat flour, kneaded into a spongy dough is fried and curried in yoghurt.

Rajput cuisine is of course, royally rich in meat preparations, especially game such as wild boar, hare and game birds. One of these mogul preparations is the safed maas (white meat), a traditional Rajasthani delicacy and is a must eat for every foreign traveller. The secret of its grand taste is in the gravy, which in turn is a perfect amalgamation of onion, ginger, garlic paste, salt, pepper, cashew nut paste and cardomom. Chumks of mutton (with bones) are cooked in this gravy and fresh cream is added just before serving. Be it sin any form, Rajasthani food is impeccable.

Confectionary on The Dunes

There is no dearth of desserts in this desert state. The Rajasthani cuisine whole-heartedly offers a wide array of sweet dishes, that will indeed satiate your half-filled appetite. Try the badam ki barfi, an almond fudge made from sugar, milk, almonds and ghee. Travel to the beautiful pink city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, which greets its every visitor with its saporous sweet dish, ghewar. It is a paste of urad cereal which is crushed, deep fried and then dipped into a sugar syrup flavored with cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Wow! It tastes so good when served hot, topped with a thick layer of unsweetened cream and garnished with rose petals. Drive over to Bikaner, and load your bags with the famous aloo bhujiya (fried shredded potato) and rosugulla. Believe it or not, but your trip to Rajasthan is not complete if you don't take these famous delicacies for your loved ones.

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The Real Essence of Rajasthan Food

Close your eyes and imagine a village, bedecked to the last extent in your honor. You enter through a colossal wooden gate, displaying red bulls and white doves, and you are greeted with utmost hospitality. Men with colorful turbans help you to wash your hands, and then serve you with traditional delicacies of Rajasthan. Welcome to Chowkidani, an effigy created to provide you with the true essence of rural Rajasthan. Chowkidani comes alive at night, when it is brightly illuminated, and recreates a typical Rajasthani village scene. Dancers and other performing artists give a taste of colourful rustic life of the state, while tourists enjoy the mesmerizing confluence of music, dance and delicious delicacies.

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Taste The Flavour of Desert
Welcome to the magical land of flavours amidst the sand dunes, where there is always a condiment to spice up your life, a land where spices express emotions and colours. Plan a holiday trip to Rajasthan and savour the cuisine and taste of nature.


The Rich Delicacies
Due to scarcity of water in this desert land, there is always a desert flavour blended in its mouth-watering delicacies along with a hefty amount of ghee (clarified butter). Taste the famous Gatte ki sabzi, Kair sangri or Chakki ra saag. Don't forget to ask for more if you like it, and you would like it definitely.


The Mouth-watering Moghul Delicacies
Munch on the exquisite kebabs. Roll a 'rumali roti' around safed mass (white meat) and savour the typical Mughal preparation with a slight tint of Rajasthan. The secret of its grand taste is in the gravy, which in turn is a perfect amalgamation of onion, ginger, garlic paste, salt, pepper, cashew nut paste and cardomom


After The Meals
While enjoying Rajasthani food try the badam ki barfi, an almond fudge made from sugar, powdered milk, almonds and ghee or the sweet dish, ghewar, a paste of urad cereal which is crushed, deep fried and then dipped into a sugar syrup flavored with cardomom, cinnamon and cloves - and you will miss the taste throughout your life.


The Dining Delight at Chowkidani
Try the mouthwatering delicacies offered at Chowkidani village, in Rajasthan. One can linger the memories even after completion of the holiday vacations, and that too, for just a gracious smile as a token of gratitude. You can also get a glass of famous chilled lassi (buttermilk) and sit on the traditional hand made jute beds, to enjoy the grand dance performances (kalbeliya) by the snake charming communities.


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