Rajasthan, the state of India, is known for its rich culture, regal heritage, and exquisite cuisine. We are here to talk about the gastronomy of the state. Any cuisine is affected by its climatic conditions, natives’ lifestyle, etc. Rajasthani cuisine has a plethora of lip-smacking dishes and there are many factors affecting the same.
Rajasthani cuisine has an array of dishes.
Gravies: A dish that symbolizes Rajasthan is dal, baati, churma. And why not?! Such an interesting combination prepared in such an interesting manner, this dish deserves the international popularity it has. But Rajasthani main course has much more than just dal baati. It includes Jaipuri aloo pyaaz, gatte ki sabji, papad ki sabzi, kadhi, pitod ki sabji, panchmel dal, etc.
Breads: Popular Rajasthani bread include the very popular baati and its variations bafla baati, mawa baati, etc., bajre ki roti, etc.
Side Dishes: Chutneys… are so important in Rajasthani cuisine. Lehsun ki chutney served with Bajre ki Roti becomes a complete meal. Papad and chach also form an integral part of the cuisine.
Snacks: It has delectable snacks such as mirchi vada, kalmi vada, pyaaz ki kachori, very popular Bikaneri bhujia, etc.
Desserts: Certainly choorma has to top this list, not only because of its fame but also because of its variations. Traditional choorma is made using whole wheat flour. However, besan choorma is also quite popular. Nowadays choorma is experimented with different flavors such as pineapple churma, rose choorma, and many more. Also popular are mawa kachori, milk cake, ghevar, balushahi, malpua, mohan thaal, etc.
Of all these we have many recipes on the blog and the remaining will be updated soon, so stay tuned. Here they are:
What is Pitod ki Sabzi? Soft and melt in mouth bites made up of gram flour cooked in a light and tangy yogurt based gravy is pitod ki sabji. This foodstuff belongs to Rajasthan. It is prepared in a number of ways, as in different households makes pitod li sabzi in gravies. I have prepared ...View Recipe
What is Kairi ka Pani? A simple yet very refreshing beverage from the land of soaring temperatures, Rajasthan, is kairi ka pani. It protects from the scorching sun and heat waves. During peak summers, the temperature rises as high as 50°C and it becomes risky to step out. Kairi ka pani is...View Recipe
What is Mohanthal? Absolutely delicious fudge made using gram flour (besan), ghee and sugar syrup which just melts in the mouth and keeps you craving for more and more is Mohanthal. The interesting part about Mohanthal is that it has a rough texture, it is not smooth as a barfi but you bit...View Recipe
What is Dhaba Style Rajasthani Gatte? Soft and melt in mouth gram flour dumplings with the hint of fenugreek leaves, cooked in a spicy, flavorsome and delectable gravy, is Dhaba Style Rajasthani Gatte. Gatte ki sabzi is a very common preparation in Rajasthan. Earlier due to the shortage of...View Recipe
What is Panchmel Dal? As the name suggests panchmel dal means a mix of five dals. This dal preparation belongs to the state of Rajasthan and is prepared with baati. There are different combinations and recipes for this dal. I have used the most popular and authentic combination if I can sa...View Recipe
What is baati? Baati belongs to Rajasthan. It is a round bread made using whole wheat flour, baked to cook and calls for lots of clarified butter (ghee). Rajasthani baati is served with panchmel dal and garlic chutney. Lots of ghee...View Recipe
What are churma ladoo? Earthy and divine! Wheat balls crushed, sweetened and bathed with ghee! Churma Ladoo Recipe, a must preparation at my place on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi...View Recipe
What is Rajasthani Lahsun ki Chutney? As the name suggests Rajasthani Lahsun ki chutney is chutney made using garlic and Rajasthan, I mean chilies (Okay that was a bad one.) Chutney with very sharp but well-balanced flavors is lehsun chatni. Garlic chutney can be served with any parathas o...View Recipe
What is Rajasthani Gatta Curry? Gatta is soft and delicious gram flour dumplings. Gatta cooked in scrumptious onion yogurt based gravy oozing with flavors is Rajasthani gatta curry. This recipe has a punch of ginger and garlic, richness of onions, tanginess of yogurt, heat of chilies etc. ...View Recipe
What is Ker Sangri ki Sabzi? Ker is a berry and sangri is a bean, both are found in the arid regions of Rajasthan. The climatic conditions of Rajasthan do not allow cultivation of many crops; therefore whatever is available is used in the best possible manner. Ker and sangri are dried and ...View Recipe
What is Fried Pitod? Pitod belongs to the state of Rajasthan. Thin gram flour batter is cooked and then set and cut into the desired shape and used in the desired manner; when fried with mustard seeds, green chilies, and curry leaves, it becomes fried pitod. Fried pitod recipe is a good ...View Recipe
What is Makai Dhokla? Makai dhokla is a flavourful steamed cake made with corn meal (makai ka aata). It has soft but firm texture and has strong flavour of sesame oil, spring onions, green garlic etc. It is a healthy and gluten free recipe. Makai ka dhokla belongs to Rajasthani cuisine and...View Recipe
What is bajre ki roti? Bajra is the Hindi word for pearl millet. The chapatis made with the millet flour are bajra roti. In India, bajra is cultivated in many parts of Rajasthan. “Bajra roti, lehsun ki chutney, and onions” is a s...View Recipe
What is Rajasthani Sev Tamatar ki Sabji? Rajasthani sev tamatar ki sabji is spicy and delicious onions and tomato based gravy which is topped with lots of spicy sev. It has flavors of garlic, ginger and green chilies and a hint of spices, a...View Recipe
What is Papad Methi Recipe? Papad Methi ki Sabji is a side dish which has very distinct flavors of soft and subtle papad and sharp dana methi i.e. fenugreek seeds. It has a yogurt based gravy with a hint of garlic and ginger and heat of red chili and green chilies. Papad methi ki sabji doe...View Recipe
What is Pitod? Pitod, if I can say, is a kind of savory fudge made using gram flour and water (generally), this recipe, however, uses buttermilk. Pitod simply melts in the mouth, if made correctly… it is very soft and totally delicious. The best part about pitod is that it can be used in...View Recipe
What is Besan Choorma? Choorma is a dessert that comes from the state of Rajasthan. Rajasthani choorma recipe involves coarsely grinding the whole wheat dumplings and adding clarified butter (ghee) and powdered sugar, which gives it the earthy flavors it has. Yes, choorma is generally made...View Recipe
GATTA PULAO RECIPE Rice and gatte combined in the best possible way. Rice flavored with whole spices, fried onions, ghee, fresh coriander, ginger, garlic etc. Gatte ka pulao ecipe is flavorsome rice combined with gatte(gram flour dumpling) ...View Recipe
What is Besan ki Kadhi Recipe? Besan ki kadhi is smooth curry made with buttermilk and gram flour (besan), tempered with a lots of spices which introduce many flavours in simple kadhi. Besan ki kadhi is spicy and tangy with the heat of red chillies and the flavours of mustard seeds, cumi...View Recipe
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