Delicious Rajasthani Food
The food in Rajasthan is as diverse as the State itself. In some areas it is simple
and basic while in others it is exotic and elaborate. As it normally happens, the
cooking was influenced by the land and the lifestyle of its inhabitants and the
availability of ingredients in this region.
The cuisines of Rajasthan have a magnificent range of unique, colourful and spicy
and sweet dishes. The dishes of Rajasthan have become so popular all over the country
that many Rajasthan food festivals are arranged.
The ancient princely state of Rajasthan gave rise to a royal cuisine. The Rajas
who went on hunting expeditions ate the meat or the fowl that they brought back.
Even today, Rajasthani princely feasts flaunt meat cuisines that are incomparable.
In contrast are the vegetarian Rajasthanis. Their food cooked in pure ghee is famous
for it's mouth - watering aroma.
The sweets of Rajasthan are equally good as the spicy delicacies. Sweets are an
integral part of the Rajasthani food which are not merely used as desserts and are
consumed before and even along with the meal. Besanchakki, Dilkhushaal, Churma,
Balushahi, Motichoor ladoos, Ghevar are some of the popular sweets of Rajasthan.
Famous Rajasthani Dishes
The use of pure ghee, gram flour, lentil, Bajra, chilies, corn and mango powder
is very common in most of the dishes which are cooked in Rajasthan. The best known
Rajasthani food is the combination of dal, bati and churma but for the adventurous
traveller, willing to experiment, there is a lot of variety available.
Besides, each region is distinguished by its popular sweet - Mawa Kachori from Jodhpur,
Malpuas from Pushkar, Papad and Rasogullas from Bikaner, Ghevar from Jaipur. Diljani
from Udaipur, mishri mawa and ghever grom Jaipur, Sohan Halwa from Ajmer, Mawa from
Alwar, kachora from Nasirabad, tilpatti from Beawar and Kachori from Kota.. the
list is endless.
Bajre ki Khichdi
Khichdi is an easy to digest healthy Indian food preparation made from rice and
It is a very popular dish across India and other countries. The dish is widely prepared
in many Indian states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Bengal. Vegetables
such as cauliflower, potato, and green peas are commonly added. A popular variant
in coastal Maharashtra is made with prawns....more on
Bajre ki Khichdi of Rajasthan
Dal Bati Churma
Dal Bati Choorma is a Rajasthani Dish which has three main servings - Dal(lentil),
Bati (baked wheat balls) and Choorma (sweet cereal powder). Dal is served with Bati
The preparations take longer as compared to other Indian dishes as all the three
servings are prepared separately.
It is one of the most common preparation in all kinds of functions, including religious
occasions, wedding ceremonies and birthday parties in Rajasthan....more on
Dal Bati Churma of Rajasthan
DilKushar - Besan Ki Chakki
Dilkushar, popularly known as besan ki chakki, is a traditional Rajasthani sweet
made of Gram flour. Gram flour is a major ingredients here and used to make some
of the delicacies like Khatta, gatta ki sabji, pakodi, powedered lentile are used
for mangodi, papad.
This mithai is also called Besan ki Chakki or Mohanthal usually made at weddings
and on special occasions....more on DilKushar
Ghewar is a delicious Rajasthani sweet, consists of rounded cakes of wheat flour
which suger syrup is poured. Ghewar sweet known for its matchless sweetness comes
in varieties such as plain, desi ghee, paneer and mawa. Paneer ghewar is garnished
with paneer and is highly demanded for their tasty flavor.
It is generally prepared in January for Makar Sankranti, in March-April for Gangaur
and in July-August for the Teej festival.
The demand for Ghewar remains high during the Teej which marks the beginning of
a series of fairs and festivals, which are celebrated throughout the autumn and
winter months in Rajasthan, culminating in the spring festival of Gangaur....more
on Rajasthani Ghewar
Jodhpuri Mawa Kachori
A number of Indian delicacies have originated in Jodhpur . To name a few, the delectable
Makhaniya Lassi, Mawa Kachori, Pyaaj Kachori, Hot & Spicy Mirchibada, Lapsi (a special
kind of dessert made with wheat, Jaggery, and ghee),
Mawa Kachori is a sweet made of mawa stuffed in kachori. It is a very special and
prestigious dish originated from Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
It was invented by Rawat Mishthan Bhandar, Jodhpur . Hence, the Mawa Kachori of
Rawat Mishthan Bhandar is considered as best in the town....more on
Mawa Kachori of Jodhpur
Kalakand - Mishri Mawa
Kalakand is a popular Indian sweet made out of solidified, sweetened milk and cottage
cheese. Famous after its originating place Alwar this is become commonly known
as Alwars Kalakand (Milk Cake), which tempts everybody with its rich aeroma.
This sweet is so renowned for its excellent taste that even a street is named in
Alwar after this particular dish....more on
Kalakand of Alwar
Mirchi Vada - A Tasty Snack From Rajasthan
Snacks in Rajasthan vary from deep fried Samosa and Mirchi Bada to the lighter
Bhujiya. But every snack has a distinctive flavor and texture, to suit everyones
Mirchi Bada, is a spicy Rajasthani snack consisting of chili (Mirchi) and potato
stuffing, served hot with tomato sauce or occasionally with mint and tamarind chutney....more
on Mirchi Vada of Rajasthan
Moong Dal ka Halwa
Moong Dal ka Halwa is a unique sweet dish of lentils sweetened with milk and sugar.
This calorie laden halwa is often prepared during the winter months, as it is supposed
to keep the body warm and protect it from the bitter winter cold.
Moong Dal ka Halwa is a very popular dish across India and other countries. This
dessert is very common in the States of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
It is considered to be auspicious for Holi and Diwali and it even features on wedding
menus. ...more on Moong Dal ka Halwa
Pyaz ki Kachori - A Spicy Onion Dish
Rajasthan has its own specialty and the most popular food is the combination of
dal, bati, churma but for the adventurous traveler, willing to experiment, there
is a lot of variety available. Besides spicy flavors Jodhpur region is famous for
its pyaz ki kachori.
Pyaz ki kachori originated from Jodhpur. Although now, this spicy circular shaped
fried dish is popular throughout Rajasthan and in fact the whole country. ...more
on Pyaz ki Kachori of Rajasthan
Rabri - A Delicious Sweetdish
The Sweets in Rajasthan is as diverse as the state itself. In some areas it is simple
and basic while in others it is exotic and elaborate. Besides spicy flavors, each
region is distinguished by its popular traditional food Mirchi bada, pyaz ki kachori
and doodh ladoos from Jodhpur, malpuas from Pushkar, bhujia, papad and rasogullas
from Bikaner, mishri mawa, ghevar and rabri from Jaipur... the list is endless.
Those wanting to have a taste of authentic Rajasthani sweets must sample the Rabri.
Rabri is a sweet, condensed milk based dish and easy to make at home and can serve
as a tongue licking dessert....more on Rabri
Sohan Halwa - A Sweet Dish of Ajmer Rajasthan
Each region has its own special food item that is identified with the town or city.
While trying the various delicacies dont miss out the Sohan Halwa of Ajmer, Rajasthan.
Native Rajasthanis have a unique style of coupling the sweet dishes with the main
(bread/roti/puri) course instead of or in addition to vegetables or meat. Halwa
Puri for example makes a famous combination.
Here again we find a great use of pulses, legumes, diary products etc and a unique
style of rustling up the desserts. A great use of clarified butter (ghee) characterizes
the sweets. ...more on Sohan Halwa of