Rajasthan, the land of royal houses, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India today. Every year, millions of tourists from all over the world marvel at this beautiful state on India’s north-western border with its enchanting landscapes, colorful arts and crafts, unique songs, dances, and exquisite historical monuments.
The food of this place is equally amazing and pleasant. Rajasthani cuisine made from barren land, harsh weather and war-torn really captivates the imagination of people who face hardships along with a sense of resilience.
Rajasthani cuisine is famous not only in India but in many countries of the world. Thus, various types of delicious Rajasthani cuisine are served to the tourists in Rajasthan.
Today, here in this article we are going to share some of the most popular Rajasthani food dishes you must try-
- Dal Bati Churma Recipe
This famous Rajasthani dish needs no introduction. Dal Bati Churma is a synonymous of Rajasthan, known for its crunchy battis, with spicy lentils and sweet churma dipped in ghee.
This traditional dish is generally served in special occasions and festivals as a special dish. Moreover, this mouth-watering dish can also be eaten at lunch or dinner.
This dish is a mixture of three recipes i.e. mixed Dal, baked wheat balls (Bati), and powdered wheat balls (Churma). Chana, Urad, and Chilka Moong Dal are used for the preparation of Dal in this recipe. Dal Bati Churma Recipe is very simple and can be cooked at home in just few steps.
Bati can be prepared using an oven, cooker, or appe pan. Generally, bati is prepared in an oven which is a traditional method.
- Gatte Ki Sabji Recipe
Another popular dish of Rajasthan is Gatte Ki Sabji. Gatte is prepared using Besan (Gram Flour) which is then added to a curry made up of onion, tomato, and curd. It can also be prepared without onion or tomato or both, just making curry using curd/buttermilk and spices.
So, if you are not having any other vegetables at home to prepare, Gatte Ki Sabji recipe can be the choice.
- Kadhi Pakoda Recipe
Kadhi Pakora is a famous North-Indian dish, which is known by different names in different parts of India for example – Maharashtrian Kadhi, Rajasthani Kadhi, and Gujrati Kadhi.
When you are running out of vegetables, you can always try Kadhi Pakora Recipe as it only requires Besan and curd to prepare the gravy. Kadhi can be made in a variety of ways. The best part is you can modify it according to your taste. Like you can make simple kadhi or add pakoras or spinach or onion as per your taste.
Rajasthani Kadhi Pakoda is very special in taste and you can try it with Roti, Poori, Paratha, Bajra (millet) ki Roti, Rice, and Bajra ki Khichdi. It is also prepared in Annkoot (which is celebrated on the next day of the Diwali festival in North India).This dish is available at every Dhaba and Restaurant in Rajasthan.
- Mangodi Aloo Recipe
Mangodi Aloo Ki Sabji is a specialty of Rajasthan. This is known for its spicy gravy which is very thin like a soup. This Aloo Mangodi Subzi is best served with rice, aloo tehri, khichdi and chapati.
Basically, Mangodi is sun dried lentil cakes or nuggets that are made by soaked and ground lentils and then few spices are added into it to give taste and flavors. These mangodis are made on a polythene sheet and then sundried for 2-3 days and then they are roasted and used to make gravy.
Moreover, Mangodi Aloo Recipe is very simple as following the few steps anyone can cook this recipe with ease.
- Mooli Aur Moong Daal Ki Sabji
If you like vegetables without gravy then Mooli Aur Moong Daal Ki Sabji may be your first choice. This is one of the most favorite dishes of people from Rajasthan.
Moong dal makes a good combination with Mooli Ke Patte. This dish is heavily loaded with protein, iron & minerals. Mooli ke patte is boiled with dal in the cooker. Then, it is fried with spices.To enhance its taste, lemon juice is added to it. This dish is dry which is served with wheat flour chapati, paratha, or bajra ki roti.