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Rajasthan, the land of the Royals! And the food of Royal Rajasthan, an array of dishes! Rajasthani cuisine is very elaborate. Non-veg food plays a very important role in Rajasthani food. However, there is a huge variety of vegetarian dishes too. You name Rajasthani food and the first thing that pops up in the mind is dal baati churma. This meal has crossed the borders of Rajasthan, India and even India and is now prepared and is available in different parts of the world.

Thali literally means a big/large plate. Here, thali means a compilation of different food items starting from a starter and ending on dessert. The best way to understand and experience any cuisine is by trying its thali.

This Rajasthani thali is not the typical thali you will find at the Rajasthani restaurants etc. This thali includes the day to day food prepared in a Rajasthani kitchen. It can easily be prepared at home and doesn’t take too long.

This Rajasthani thali includes:

  • Atta ka halwa
  • Pitod ki sabji (no onion no garlic)
  • Malai Pyaaz
  • Rajasthani papad ki churi
  • Kairi ka pani
  • Rajasthani lehsun ki chutney
  • Roti
  • Pyaaz

Atta halwa:

Starting off the Rajasthani thali with the dessert. I prepared this rich and scrumptious aata ka halwa for the thali. Thali includes a bundle of dishes. Therefore, very elaborate desserts don’t work. Small portions of the desserts are included in the thali and only a little can be consumed at the end. Another reason for including atta ka halwa is that it is pretty simple to make and is liked by one and all.

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Rajasthani Pitod:

Pitod is a gram flour preparation. Gram flour is cooked with water or buttermilk and then spread and finally cut into cubes. These are super soft and have the texture as that of paneer. Pitod is then cooked in yogurt-based gravy, to make a spicy and flavorsome main course dish.

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Malai Pyaaz:

This is on the go recipe when I want to have something nice for your lunch or dinner but not in a mood to cook, I quickly make malai pyaaz. The dish is ready in 20 minutes or so and is so rich that it is hard to believe that it doesn’t call for too many ingredients and too much time.

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Rajasthani papad ki churi:

Papad roasted and crushed and combined with more Rajasthani flavors, make a dish that is so perfect as a starter or as a side dish. The preparation for Rajasthani papad ki churi can be done beforehand and therefore it makes a quick side dish.

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Rajasthani Lehsun ki Chutney

No Indian thali is complete without chutney. This thali includes Rajasthani lehsun (garlic) chutney. It is a hot chutney prepared using lots of red chilies and garlic cloves. The hint of ginger adds to the heat and flavor of the chutney.

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Kairi ka Pani:

I prepared this thaali during peak summers and therefore kairi ka pani is a part of it. It is a sweet cum tangy drink.  Kairi ka pani helps to fight the heat stroke. It is very much similar to aam panna. However, its consistency is as that of water and it is a perfect welcome drink during hot days.

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Crushed Onion:

In Rajasthan, people just crush the onion by placing it between the palms and have it with their meals. Doing so the sharpness of the onion vanishes. It has been placed on the thali.

Tawa roti:

The above menu doesn’t need any fancy bread. Just prepare garam garam tawa roti and enjoy the thali.


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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.