Foods of Rajasthan: Top 10 Rajasthani Dishes You Must Try

Rajasthan is a land of Rajputs warriors and royal Maharajas, is popular for its rich and diverse culture. But what differentiates the state from other is its multi cuisine. And this Rjawadi land is a heaven for food lover. The people of Rajasthan love their food and it can be seen in their preparations. The delicious Daal Bati Churma and Laal Maas are the most famous cuisine from the state. If you have planned your vacation in Rajasthan this year, don’t leave the state without trying these foods. Your trip to Rajasthan is incomplete if you have not tasted their scrumptious dishes.

1. Daal Baati Churma

Daal Baati Churma is one of the most famous Rajasthani dish from the state needs no introduction. No Rajasthani menu is complete without Daal Baati Churma. The combination of ‘Daal Baati and Churma’ is a wonderful way to warm yourself up on a cold day. Daal is a spicy side dish prepared of lentils and tempered with spicy tadka. Baatis are fried or baked dough dumplings of wheat and semolina. Baatis have so many versions; plain, masala (stuffed) missi, Bafla Bati, dry fruit baati, and many more.

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2. Laal Maas

Laal Maas is one of the most common parts of the non-vegetarian platter. One cannot talk about Rajasthani foods without mentioning the mass favorite – Laal Maas. This spicy dish gets its color from fiery red chilies. The meat is cooked in hot gravy of tomatoes, chillies and sizzling spices. Don't miss this pungent yet scrumptious food of Rajasthan whenever you visit this vibrant and colorful state. It is best served with bajra rotis, this dish with plain rice may also lessen your hunger.

3. Mawa Kachori

Have you ever heard of sweet kachoris? Yes! The land of great warriors has positive answer for it. Mawa kachori from Jodhpur is a must try cuisine when you are in Rajasthan. Mawa along with crispy dry fruits are stuffed in these Kachoris and it is finger luscious when served preferably hot.

4. Mohan Maas

Mohan Maas is very popular dish among non vegetarians and really it is a treat for food enthusiasts Once upon a time Mahan Maas used to be considered a meal perfect for the Maharajas. Its cooking method is very unique. Mohan Mass meat is prepared with milk and mild spices which helps in making it juicy and tender. The thick gravy mixed with properly with the flavors of Khus-Khus, Cardamom, and lemon makes it lovely flavor of the dish.

rajasthani ker sangri

5. Ker Sangri

Ker Sangri is a kind of pickle that is very tasty if we take it with millet bread. It is a special side dish and can be found in every Rajasthani restaurant. Once you eat, you will not forget the taste of Ker Sangri with every byte of Rajasthani food. Sangri is considered one of the valuable regional cuisines, especially during festivities. Ker Sangri is a mandatory in a every Rajasthani home on the occasion of Sitla Ashtami, when no food is cooked in the house.

6. Gatte ki Khichdi

Gatte ki Khichdi is a kind of veg Biryani and undoubtedly the best rice preparation one can get in Rajasthan. This delicious dish is specialty of Jodhpur. This tasty and flavorful dish is cooked with rice and soft besan mixed with selected spices and ingredients. It is also known by the name of Biryani or veg pulaw which is delicacy.

7. Boondo Raita

Boondo Raita is a very famous dish enjoyed in almost entire North India region. Actually, Raita balances the taste of spices in your food and brings better taste. The mild and salty boondo is mixed properly with sweet and sour yogurt that makes a delicious combination.

8. Rajasthani Kadi

Rajasthani Kadi is also a popular dish in the every households of the state. It is usually prepared with a side dish to serve it along with phulka or rice. All of us must have tasted Kadi from Maharashtra, Punjab and Uttarakhand but Rajasthani version is a pungent and spicy one which will give your taste buds a kick start. It is made very spicy and usually prepared during winter season.

9. Churma Ladoo

Churma Ladoo is one of the famous foods of Rajasthan. The recipe of the delicious food is very easy. It is usually made along with Daal Baati. It is prepared with wheat during Karwa Chauth and other vrats. It tastes great! Though it contains lots of sugar, but you cannot stop yourself after taking one along with Daal Baati.

10. Badam Ka Halwa

Badam Ka Halwa is sweet and dense loaded with ghee or butter. Badam Halwa is also considered very good for health. It is also beneficial for heart patients. Almond contains proteins, calcium, potassium and magnesium, in which Vitamin E is found in abundant. You must try this halwa which can be found in any restaurant of Rajasthan.