Rajasthani cuisine is known for its spicy flavors and mouth-watering presentation for which tourists often go crazy. Nothing beats the fun of relishing the signature dishes of Rajasthan on the platter in a conventional style. People are not just curious to taste these delicacies but find it interesting as to how the flavors have evolved over the years but still have a charming effect.
Here we are enlisting 10 best Rajasthani dishes (both veg and non-veg) that will make you drool as soon as you look at them.
Dal Baati Churma is one of the most common and yet preferred Rajasthani dishes that is easily available throughout the state. It’s actually quite interesting as to how Dal Baati Churma and its history is linked with that of the state. The dry baati with spicy dal along with sweet churma is a perfect combination that every tourist must try.
Gatte ki Sabzi is yet another popular Rajasthani dish that is loved by the locals as well as tourists. The besan dumplings dipped in the spicy gravy are irresistible when complimented with piping hot phulkas (chapattis). Shahi Gatte is same as a regular Gatte ki Sabzi but it’s added with the rich flavor of mawa and dry fruits that enhance the taste.
Ker Sangri, also known as Panchkuta, is a traditional Rajasthani dish prepared with dried Ker berries and Sangri Beans. The dish is popular mainly in the Marwad region as it’s a desert area and nothing grows here except berries and beans. It is best enjoyed accompanied with dal, roti, and steamed rice.
Kadhi is a common recipe in all northern states but there are different versions adopted in all states. While most of the households in north cook Kadhi with besan pakodas, an authentic recipe of Rajasthani Kadhi is prepared without vegetables and pakodas. The rich flavor of fenugreek, heeng, red chilies, and turmeric add the spicy touch to it. It goes best with steamed rice and rotis.
Papad Ki Sabzi is a popular Rajasthani dish that is prepared by sautéing the fried papads in gravy made of curd and tomatoes. It can be enjoyed with chapattis, Missi Roti, bajra roti, parantha, or rice.
Bhuna Kukda is a dish meant for all chicken lovers. In this dish, marinated chicken is cooked in a mixture of Rajasthani spices until it gets tender and then sprinkled with coriander leaves. The look itself is so tempting that it would make you drool and the aroma will further make you binge on the dish right away.
Banjari Gosht is a lip-smacking Rajasthani dish with royal looks and irresistible aroma. If you are a mutton lover, you must try this dish to satiate your taste buds. It’s prepared with a mixture of yogurt and mutton with just the right amount of spices and salt. It will certainly make you a fan of Rajasthani spices.
The next dish in the list is Machhli Jaisamandi that is adored by the fish lovers. In this, tender pieces of fish are marinated in a green paste which is then fried and cooked in gravy full of spices and silky creamy texture.
Laal Maas as the name itself suggests is a dish made of red meat that is highly recommended for the meat lovers. It’s a traditional cuisine made of red meat and lots of spices including pepper and chili. Take note that it’s not for the faint-hearted as it involves a high amount of spices. It goes best with a large mound of rice.
Mohan Maas is yet another non-veg component of a regal Rajasthani Thali that is prepared by marinating mutton pieces in the rich gravy made of milk, cream, and spices. Initially, it was reserved for special occasions but over the time it has become quite common and is even available in the luxury trains of Rajasthan as dinner meals.