Rajasthan- Royal Cuisine, Lip-smacking Experience !
The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said. It is a quote by Friedrich Durrenmatt but it seems to reflect the culinary art of Rajasthan. Cooking was and is still a serious business in this abode of Raja-Maharajas and this is the reason why Rajasthani food is one of the best cuisines in the world. The royal kitchens of the Raja-Maharajas had the best of cooks who were truly masters in the art of cooking. With so little, the culinary masters of of this royal state have created so much that tourists will have a wide variety to choose from.
Feast on many gastronomic delights to your heart’s content and round off your hearty meals with mouth-watering sweet dishes. The culinary delights of Rajasthan are greatly influenced by the Rajputs and Mughals who ruled here for ages. Vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes are served here. Dal bati churma is the most famous vegetarian dish of the state. Do try tasty vegetarian dishes such as Kair Sangri, govind gatta, papad ki sabzi, alu mangori and alu samosa. The famous Non-Vegetarian dishes are Lal Maans(Red Meat) and Safed Maans(White Meat) prepared with almonds, cashew nuts and coconut.
Liberal use of dairy products, gram flour, buttermilk, vegetables and desi ghee make the food healthy and tasty. Mawa kachori, ladoos, malpua, ghevar, rasgulla, laapsi and chakki are some of the irresistible sweet dishes of this colorful desert. Spicy chutneys of green chilies and dried red chilies are also famous.
Each region of this tourist destination invites you to feast on its own specialty. There is so much to tantalize your sweet tooth. Jodhpur offers Mawa Kachori and Ladoos, Alwar offers Mawa, Pushkar offers Malpuas, Bikaner offers Rasgullas, Jaipur offers Ghevar and Dil Jani from Udaipur.
Ever tried camel milk tea? Relish it in this state. It can be taken with a variety of snacks such as bhujiya, bread bajee, bread bonda, braedfruit bajee, cabbage vada, carrot vada, chili bajee, mint pakoda, mushroom pakoda, onion bajee, potato bajee etc.
To give you a little high, Rajasthan has several interesting liqueurs to offer. One of the most famous is Kesar Kasturi, which is made from saffron, dry fruits, herbs, nuts, seeds, roots and twenty one spices. It has medicinal and curative properties. Other liqueurs are Jagmohan with 27 spices, Mawalin with 29 spices and the most amazing one is Chandrahas with 76 spices. Take your pick!