1. Dal Batti Churma
Recognised as a Rajasthan speciality, Dal batti churma, is a wholesome Rajasthani meal. Dal, or lentil curry, is served with Bhatti, a roundel of stuffed flour that’s baked in a charcoal fire or oven. Choorma is a sweet dish made with flour, jaggery or sugar and ghee.Bhatti comes in varieties acts as a substitute for rotis. You could opt for plain batti, or try the more exotic masala, dry fruit or missi battis. Batti is made out of wheat, flour, millet or a mix of maize and wheat flour, with loads of ghee. There is also an unending variety in churma the colour of which depends on the ingredients. To relish Dal bhatti churma at a nominal expense, check out the dhabas near Sindhi Camp (Central) Bus Stand.
2. Pyaz ki Kachori :
Rajasthan has its own specialty and the most popular food is the combination of dal, bati, churma but for the adventurous traveler, willing to experiment, there is a lot of variety available. Besides spicy flavors Jodhpur region is famous for its pyaz ki kachori. Pyaz ki kachori originated from Jodhpur. Although now, this spicy circular shaped fried dish is popular throughout Rajasthan and in fact the whole country.
Cut the top and end of cluster beans. Boil it for 5 minutes and then strain into a bowl. Add red chilli powder, dhaniya powder, turmeric powder and salt to the bowl Heat oil in a pan; add the bean mixture to the pan, cook on medium heat till oil separates. Serve hot.
4. Chapati and Roti :
What is interesting about Rajasthan is the variety of rotis one gets, even in the smallest eating place. Bajre Ki Roti, Makki Ki Roti, Jau Channa Ki Roti, Besan Ki Roti, Cheelra, Paratha, Puri, Methi Puri, Rumali Roti
5. Atte ka Malpua :
Malpuas are rich, soft filigreed pancakes. The pancake (malpua) batter can be sweetened as in this recipe or the fried malpuas can be soaked in a saffron flavoured syrup. Udaipur and Pushkar are famous for their scrumptious atte ka malpuas. Coarsely ground wheat flour is used in this recipe as it helps to make crisper malpuas. These malpuas are a special feature at festivities and are always prepared for Teej and Hariali Umavas as a sacred offering to please the gods and goddesses.
6. Mawa Kachori
A kachori filled with mawa and sugar syrup, this delicacy is not to be missed. It is available at all sweet shops. In Jaipur, try famous sweet shops such as Rawat sweets and Kanji sweets near the bus stand and at LMB, Johri Bazar.
7. Bajre ki Khichdi :
Khichdi is an easy to digest healthy Indian food preparation made from rice and lentils. It is a very popular dish across India and other countries. The dish is widely prepared in many Indian states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Bengal. Vegetables such as cauliflower, potato, and green peas are commonly added.