Rajasthani Cuisine is quite different from other Indian cuisines. Rajasthani dishes are usually very spicy and will tingle your taste buds. Many food items can last for several days even in extreme heat. The states background as a royal state, lack of green vegetables and availability of ingredients in arid region has had a distinct impact on the food preparation.
Rajasthan is known as the land of Maharajas. Its royal heritage has left a marked influence in creation of some of the most delectable dishes. The state is also covered with vast stretches of desert and has to bear with perennial shortage of water.
It is in this background that Rajasthani cuisine has evolved using some very innovative ideas and available ingredients resulting in delicacies that are unique to the region.
Shortage of traditional vegetables, has given rise to wide range of Rajasthani dishes, both sweets and curries based on the Besan (Chickpea Flour), Pulses as well as coarse grains like Maize and Bajra (Pearl Millet). Other ingredients like Red Chillies, Dry fruits, Spices, Yogurt, Milk and locally available vegetation are also commonly used in cooking.
Some prime examples of Rajasthani food include unique dishes like Dal Baati, Choorma, Ker Sangri, Gatte ki Sabji, Mangodi, Rajasthani Kadi, Besan ke Ladoo, Dal Pakode, Dal Kachori, Pyaaz Kachori, Mawa Kachori, Khasta Puri, Lahsun ki Chatni, Ras Malai, Ghevar, Moong Dal Halwa etc. to name a few.
Here we have tried to bring together some delectable authentic Rajasthani Recipes. We will keep adding more of them as we cover the delicious, fascinating and myriad range of Indian Cuisine.