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Rajasthan cuisine is fascinating because it is very different from the rest of the country. Reasons for differences lie in its desert topography that make availability of fresh ingredients difficult as well as in its royal heritage. The royals had a penchant for hunting that gave birth to some spectacular dishes.
Royal kitchens gave birth to the art of fine dining. In the present day, this is best experienced in the various heritage hotels that use traditional recipes. Even some of the chefs may be descendants of the erstwhile Khansamas or Royal Chefs. At royal meals, gold and silver utensils were used and the number of dishes at a single meal ran into hundreds. Both Mughal and European cooking have left their mark on Rajasthani royal cooking.

Here are some of the must try food items in Rajasthan

Dal Bati Churma

This is an extremely popular dish of Rajasthan cooked in every household. It is prepared with crunchy batis, dipped in ghee and served with spicy daal and sweet churma.

Mohan Thaal

This is a royal dessert which can make anyone fall for gluttony. Mohan Thaal is a specialty of Rajasthan which is prepared from Besan and dry fruits. It has a delectable taste and its aromas capture your soul.

Laal Maas

Laal Maas is a must try dish for every non vegetarian visiting Rajasthan. This is meat cooked in hot gravy of tomatoes, chilies and sizzling spices. The dish has a spicy taste and looks mouthwatering.

Mawa Kachori

Sweet Kachoris can only be found in Rajasthan. Mawa kachoris of Jodhpur are super tasty. They are stuffed with mawa and lots of dry fruits and are served hot.

Mohan Maas

Mohan maas is a meat-dish of Rajasthan cooked slowly to preserve its flavors. The dish is prepared with meat stuffed with dry fruits and then cooked in milk and cream. It is a popular a rajwadi version of non-veg delights and remains on the platter of every non vegetarian.


This is a common dish which remains on every Rajasthani platter. Here you can taste different versions of Gatte like Shahi Gatte or Masala gate cooked with lots of spices. Gatte pulao is a simple yet special festive dish.

Rajasthani Kadhi

Kadhi is the most common yet varied Indian preparation. Generally made from besan and pakodis, Rajasthani kadhi is way spicier and mouth-watering. This is the most famous food of Rajasthan.


Ghevar is the most mouthwatering sweet dish that can make you drool instantly. This crunchy delight comes in various shapes and different flavors. This disc-shaped sweet cake is made especially during the Teej Festival.

Almost all hotels in Rajasthan serve these dishes along with Rajasthani folk music and dance for your enjoyment.  Bon Appetite!

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