Food in Jaipur
Food Jaipur is known for its mouthwatering cuisines. Be it a vegetarian, a non-vegetarian or a sweet lover, there is something special for everyone. Most of the food items available here are cooked in pure desi ghee and have a unique flavor. Here is a look at some of the popular cuisines served here:
Vegetarian Cuisine in Jaipur
Pyaaz Ki Kachori
Pyaaz ki Kachori is one of the most popular snack items served in Jaipur. The size of this special Kachori is bigger as compared to the usual kachoris served in other parts of the country so much so that a single piece would make you feel satiated. Cooked in desi ghee and some of the best Rajasthani spices, this scrumptious food item is definitely worth a try. Pyaaz Kachori is available at almost all the local snack outlets however the one served at the famous Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar stands apart. Most people prefer having it with tea.
Daal Baati ChoormaDaal Baati Choorma is known for its nutritional value as well as taste. It is a common cuisine prepared in Rajasthani households. Adding extra Ghee on the Baati adds to its taste. It is available at almost all the restaurants in Jaipur however Daal Baati Choorma available at Rawat Restaurant is rated as the best.
Besan Ke Gatte/ Gutta CurryBesan Ke Gatte prepared in typical Rajasthani style are very popular and a must have if you visit Jaipur. It can be had with chapattis or rice. Go for the Gatta Curry served at the Natraj Restaurant situated on MI Road or Sharma Dhaba on Sikar Road.
Non-Vegetarian Cuisine in Jaipur
Keema BaatiWhen it comes to non-vegetarian food, Keema Bati is a must try. This Rajasthani dish would specially appeal to those who crave for spicy food. Minced meat cooked in a variety of spices and fresh green chillies is a treat for the taste buds. It is recommended to try this mouthwatering cuisine at Jaipur’s Spice Court or Handi.
Jungle MaasIt is a delight for the Mutton lovers. The taste of mutton enhances manifolds when cooked in pure desi ghee and various Rajasthani spices. Spice Court is known for serving delicious Jungle Mass.
This is another delicious mutton cuisine cooked in ghee, dry red chillies and other spices. Laal Maas is available at various restaurants in Jaipur however the one served at Handi and Niros located on MI road is famous among the locals.
This is one of the best sweet dishes. Though it is available in various Indian states but the taste of Ghewar prepared in Jaipur is just incomparable. Malai Ghewar topped with cashews and almonds is one of the most loved varieties of Ghewar. It is available at almost all the Mishtan Bhandars located in Jaipur. The sale of Ghewar increases tremendously during the Teej festival. Many people even prepare it at home during this festival.
Mawa KachoriJaipur’s Mawa Kachori is equally scrumptious. This Kachori is stuffed with different nuts including cashews, almonds and pistachios. Fresh Mawa, Ghee and delicious nuts make for an irresistible combination. This sweet dish is also readily available at various food joints in Jaipur however the ones available at Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar are matchless.
Besides these there are several other delectable cuisines that you should try on your visit to Jaipur. These include the spicy Mirchi Vada, Dal ki Kachori, Ker Sangri ki Sabzi, Soola (Rajasthani Mutton Tikka), Bajre ki Khichdi, Kalmi Bada, Sev, Rajasthani Kadhi, Mirchi ki Pakodi, Jau Channa ki Roti, Besan ki Roti, Methi Puri, Besan ki Chakki, Fenni, Chauguni ke laddu and Moong Thal.
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