Hello foodies! We know Kimchi is Korean and Spaghetti is Italian. But do you know what Rajasthan gave to the world of food, other than ‘Daal bati churma’ ? Here is a list of 5 Rajasthani dishes that’ll make you forget international cuisines.
Pyaaz ki Kachori
These kachoris are probably originated in Jodhpur, but today they are popular throughout Rajasthan. Very few households actually prepare these crisp, flaky deep fried kachoris, stuffed with an onion filling. Steaming hot Pyaaz ki Kachoris are sold at most ‘namkeen’ shops in Rajasthan. Like all Kachoris, they are eaten with a sweet and spicy tamarind chutney. They are perfect for an afternoon snack on a rainy day!
This Rajasthani dish is made with coarsely blended batter of Chana dal, perked up with green chillies, onions, etc., Kalmi Vada has a wonderfully crunchy texture and stimulating flavor. It is a crispy and delicious appetizer which can be a delightful treat for any party or a tea time snack.
Kair Sangri is a perfect example of Rajasthani cuisine, which was influenced by war-like lifestyles of its inhabitants and the availability of ingredients in the arid region. Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred. Scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables have all had their effect on the cooking. The very first bite of Kair Sangri gives you a taste of the rich spices of Rajasthan and a small trip to Rajasthani culture.
Rajasthani Lal Maas
The legendary red meat curry of Rajasthan. Traditionally, laal maas was made with wild game meat, such as boar or deer and chillies were used to veil the gamy odour of the meat. It was a favourite among the royalties. While the spicy flavour is remained intact now, the meat used is tender mutton. This one is a fiery combination of mutton, hot spices and a burst of red chillies. It is prepared in a sauce of yogurt and hot spices. The dish is typically hot and rich in garlic. The gravy may be thick or liquid and is eaten with chapatis made out of wheat (summers) or Bajra (winters).
A traditional Rajasthani sweet, which is associated with festivals like Teej, Rakshabandhan, etc. It is a sweet delight made of flour, milk and sugar syrup, which is disc-shaped. Love of every Rajasthani’s life, Ghevar comes in variety like, Plain Ghevar, Mawa Ghevar, Malai Ghevar, etc. Try this once and you’ll prefer it over any other bakery-made cake.
Watery mouth? Want to try these dishes? Kuch din toh Guzaariye Rajasthan Mein!