Rajasthani food is quite different from other Indian cuisines. The states background as a royal state, lack of green vegetables and availability of ingredients in arid desert region has had a distinct impact on the food preparation.
Rajasthani dishes are usually very spicy and will leave your taste buds tingling. Most of the commonly prepared food items can last for several days even in extreme heat.
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 food 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 pickle, gatte ki sabji, mungodi, rajasthani kadhi, 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.
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This lip smacking Rajasthani garlic chutney is made by grinding garlic cloves and red chillies and then cooking them with a few spices.
Kala chana kadhi is delicious curry from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. It is made of black chickpeas cooked in a tangy & spicy yogurt gravy.
Dahi Aloo is a tangy delicious and easy to prepare recipe of potatoes simmered in fresh curd and flavoured with some basic Indian spices.
Masala baati is a traditional deep fried or baked bread from Rajasthan made by stuffing dough with a spicy mixture of potatoes & peas.
Tomato garlic chutney is a spicy & tangy chutney made from fresh raw garlic & tomatoes as the main ingredient along with onion & other spices.
Panchmel Dal is a traditional Rajasthani dal made my mixing together five different types of lentils along with a spicy tempering.
Palak Kadhi or Spinach kadhi is an Indian dish made with fresh Spinach leaves cooked in a spicy curry of Curd and Besan (Gram Flour).
Atta Ladoo or Gond Ke Laddu are a traditional North Indian sweet made from wheat flour, edible gum resin (gond), dry fruits and ghee.
Jodhpuri Kabuli is an exotic dish made with layers of rice & spiced vegetable gravy cooked in yogurt topped with croutons & dry fruits.
Ker Sangri Achar is a Rajasthani delicacy made of pickled Ker (Berries) and Sangri (Beans). It is quite spicy and tangy and is great to add flavor to any meal.
Rajasthani Gatte Ki Sabzi is a delicious curry prepared from cooked and spiced gram flour dumplings called Gatte dunked into spicy curd gravy
Makki Ka Dhokla is a popular Rajasthani snack. It is a healthy and savory steamed cake made with maize flour and crushed peas.
Urad Dal Kachori is a crunchy delicious snacks filled with a spicy Urad Dal stuffing. It is deep fried till it crispy & flaky.
Mooli ki Churi is a quick variety of salad based on grated Mooli(Radish) that goes very well with Indian Food.
Kalakand is a creamy and moist Indian Sweet made of condensed milk and Paneer.
Achari Arbi is an Indian curry made by cooking Taro Root (Arbi) in a special gravy. The gravy is prepared using the same spices which are used for making Indian Pickles.
Besan Ladoo is an Indian Sweet prepared using roasted chickpea flour & is often enjoyed in festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Holi etc.
Besan Mirch is a spicy and appetizing Rajasthani speciality made by sautéing green chillies with spiced gram flour.
A sweet Rajasthani delicacy made from ground deep fried wheat flour dumplings mixed with sugar. Churma is popularly enjoyed with Dal & Baati.
Churma Ladoo is a famous rajasthani sweet made by rolling churma made from whole wheat flour into balls. These are often served along with Dal & Bati.
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