Flavor of Rajasthani Cuisines
Jaipur has a rich cultural and heritage legacy, which the kings left years ago for the people once confined within the four walls — named Pink City. The ancient rulers not only gave splendid, beautiful and vivacious forts but also rich cuisines to the princely state of Rajasthan that are incomparable even in present times. From mouth-watering non-veg food that people used to cook after kings returned from hunting to veggie delights, culinary skills of khansama are still in vogue among the locals and the thousands of tourists that keep pouring in and out through out the year.
Though the city has grown manifold since it was ruled by maharajas, the taste of food and its vibrant welcome is still royal as it was earlier. The food cooked in desi ghee and Indian spices and the sweets that are not available else where force people to take life time memories along. The sweets are equally good as spicy mouthwatering cuisines. Rajasthani cuisine remains incomplete till sweets are served in the end. They are treated as desserts of what people have it in contemporary times. There are number of varieties to satiate the palate including Choorma, Ghewar, Maal-Pua, Ladoos etc along with numerous varieties available in the market and famous eateries of the city.
Trip to pink city is not complete until you delve in the colours of the city. For a adventurous traveller there are lots of traditional dishes that one should try leaving behind the calorie regime. The use of ghee, spices with having wonderful aroma, mango powder, lentils, cummin seeds make the food items truly exotic. A typical Rajasthani cuisine can be tried in a thali concept, which include popular dishes including Dal- Bati and Choorma, Bajre ki Khichdi with loads of Ghee, Kheer, Gatte ki Sabji, Kadhi etc. Besides this, there are several famous delicacies of the region that one should try. Mawa Kachori, Mirchi Bada, Moong Dal Halwa, Bikaneri Rasgula, Malpua. The list is endless. The road side eateries and the traditional food shops in walled city may leave you having wonderful experience to visit the city again.
But, surely, the taste buds of city people is no more limited to traditional food items. It has grown manifold. Apart from typical Rajasthani cuisine which attracts million from country and abroad, Jaipur is flourishing with restaurants and bars. Name the type of food, it’s in your plate. From five star hotels to roof top lounge, the city has variety of places where tourist can spend their evening in serenity and tranquility. Jaipur is now a hub of star-studded hotels and some of the best restaurants to serve food item.The nightlife culture is gaining new heights in superb bars, restaurants, lounges, discotheques, gigs, and rock shows at many venues. The city answers to each of the gastronomic wishes and the Rajasthani Cuisine gives each traveller a kick start while their vacationing in the royal city