10 Traditional Rajasthani Recipes

India is a very diverse land. The country has different cultures, traditions, ethnicity and flavours. In this article, we explore one of the most celebrated cuisine of country i.e. Rajasthan.

Rajasthan is the land of majestic forts, golden deserts and rich culture. It has always been thrilling to experience Rajasthan. Food is an essential component of describing any place. Food tells us about the topography and socio-historical culture of the place.

Rajasthan is mainly inhabited by Marawaris who are vegetarians. Pyaaz Kachori is one of the staple dish of this state. Rajasthan is greatly influenced by Rajput culture and thus its cuisine includes delicacies with fiery hot meat curries and desi desserts that are mouthwatering. The food here has a lot of ghee. If you are planning to visit the state, you must try pyaaz Kacori, Dal baati churma, Papad Ki Sabzi, Gatte Ki Sabzi. Those who want to try meat, they must try banjari gosht, safed maas and laal maas.

Sweets are also a very popular part of the cuisine. These include: Ghewar, Malpuas, Rasogullas and Mawa Kachori.

  • Rajasthani Laal MaasThis delicious red meat curry is a combination of mutton, hot spices and red chillies. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2qZCPZC

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  • Banjari GoshtThis dish has authentic flavors of coriander, garlic, turmeric and red chilli. These are marinated with juicy mutton. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2rYhM9j

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  • Gatte Ki SabziThis is a delicious Rajput dish. Gattas are prepared with besan. They are dipped in spicy gravy. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2rkFtwm

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  • Safed Maas

    This is a brilliant dish that is very delicious and is cooked perfectly. The dish is prepared with a delicious mix of desi masalas and a good amount of milk, cream, cashew nuts and curd.

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  • Bhuna KukdaChicken marinated in a delicious mix of Rajasthani spices. They are cooked till they are tender and are garnished with coriander leaves that are fresh. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2qiU4by

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  • Kairi CurryThis tangy mango curry can be combined with Rajasthani Khoba roti to give you a perfect taste.

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  • GhewarThis is a traditional sweet of Rajasthan. It is made of milk, flour and sugar syrup. The sweet is circular in shape. It is very popular during festive season. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2qq7YUq

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  • Rajasthani Mirchi VadaThis dish is also known as mirchi vada. Masala aloo filling is mixed with green pepper and then deep fried. It tastes great with tomato chutney. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2qiJKQI

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  • Macchhilli JaisamandiThis is a tender fish that is deep fried. It is prepared in cream and spicy flavours.

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  • Aamras Ki KadhiThis is a flavorful dish in which Mango puree is mixed with besan and buttermilk. It is topped with boondi and a desi spices tadka.

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15 Exotic Rajasthani Recipes

Rajasthan is famous for its culture. The state is popular and distinct because of its cuisine. Rajasthanis love for food is evident in their recipes. Some of the most famous dishes of Rajasthan include Laal Maas and Dal Bati Churma. If you are a food lover, you may have tasted them at least once. If you haven’t tasted these delicious dishes, your trip to Rajasthan is not complete.

In this article, you will find a collection of dishes that you must try:-

  • Dal Bati Churma
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    Photo Courtesy: Youtube

    Dal Baati Churma is one of the most famous dish of the state. Dal Bati Churma completes Rajasthani food. The Batis, which are round are dipped in ghee and served with Dal and Churma making it a great combination.

  • Laal Maas
    Photo Courtesy: Kunal Kapur

    Photo Courtesy: Kunal Kapur

    Laal Maas is a delicious dish and is a crowd pleaser. The fiery red colour of this spicy dish is due to fiery red chillies. This dish is best served with bajra rotis.

  • Ker Sangri
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    Photo Courtesy: SAAGMart

    Ker Sangri is a pickle that is typically found in deserts. This is a tangy side dish that is best served with roti.

  • Boondi Raita
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    Photo Courtesy: Veg Recipes Of India

    This is a favourite dish of North India and is enjoyed by all. It enhances the flavour of food by balancing taste of spices. When boondi is mixed with sweet and sour yogurt, it makes a mouthwatering combination.

  • Rajasthani Kadi
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    Photo Courtesy: Snapguide

    Although Kadhi is made in different states like Punjab, Maharashtra & Uttarakhand, the Rajasthani version of this dish is great for your taste buds. This is an important dish of the state and is best consumed with rice.

  • Gatte Ka Pulao
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    Photo Courtesy: Times Of India

    The dish, which is also known as Ram Pulao, is a rich combination of spicy gatte and fresh steamed rice. The tender gattas are boiled first and then spices are added to them to increase the taste of pulao.

  • Churma Ladoo
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    Photo Courtesy: WeRecipes

    Churma Ladoos are necessary to complete a Rajasthani feast. Best served after dal baati, these desi ghee ladoos are very delicious. You must try these mouthwatering ladoos once.

  • Badam Ka Halwa
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    If you want to revisit your childhood, then this halwa is perfect for you. This halwa is perfect for winters. It is prepared using suji, dry fruits, ghee and sugar. It melts in your mouth and tastes delicious.

  • Mawa Kachori
Photo Courtesy: Rajasthan Patrika

Photo Courtesy: Rajasthan Patrika

            Mawa Kachori is a sweet version of kachori. It is filled with khoya and dry fruits. It is deep fried and dipped in             sugar. You must try this dessert after dinner or lunch.

  • Pyaaz Kachori
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    Pyaaz kachori is prepared with the filling of potatoes, spices and onions. This pastry can be found in every namkeen shop. This snack is best served with tamarind chutney.

  • Shahi Gatte
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    Photo Courtesy: NishaMadhulika

    Shahi Gatte, which is also known as Govind Gatte, is a very popular dish. Besan dumplings are filled with generous amounts of nuts and deep fried. The thick gravy tastes great with roti or rice.

  • Gujia
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    Photo Courtesy: Milkmaid

    Gujia is the best sweet for festival of Holi. The sugar syrup that comes out of khoya and dry fruits will be a great treat for your taste buds.

  • Kalmi Vada
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    Photo Courtesy: monishgujral

    This is a perfect snack for tea-time. These garam dal crispies are deep fried and are best enjoyed with chutney.

  • Ghevar
    Photo Courtesy: Rajasthan Association of North America

    Photo Courtesy: Rajasthan Association of North America

    This sweet is prepared with flour, paneer, ghee and sugar syrup. It has many flavors including Mava Ghevar, Malai Ghevar & Plain Ghevar.

  • Balushahi

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    An Indian version of doughnut, Balushahi is a Rajasthani traditional sweet dish. Sugary inside and flaky outside, this is a great sweet dish.

Ghevar: A Delight of Indian Cuisine

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Photo Courtesy: idiva

A Rajasthani sweet, Ghevar is traditionally linked with Teej Festival which comes during the monsoon season. Teej represents the union of Goddess Parvati & Lord Shiva. Besides Rajasthan, the dessert is very famous in nearby states of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Harayana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh etc.

Ghevar is normally made in January for Makar Sankranti festival, in March-April for Gangaur festival and in July-August for the festival of Teej.

This dessert has its origins in the city of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. Flour, sugar and oil are mixed with ghee forming thick and tempting batter. The batter is fried into a cake and then cooled, served with almonds, pistachios or cardamom powder.

The Indian cooks use good amount of sugar, oil, flour, milk and ghee to make Ghevar during Teej. Ghevar easily available throughout India in the days close to Teej. This dessert is first fried in a pot, then it is taken out and left to cool. The cakes of Ghevar are put in levels with three different layers cooled, sugar dipped and put on top of each other to give you a delicious dish.

There are many types of Ghevar that include Plain Ghevar, Mewa Ghevar & Malai Ghevar. When a layered Ghevar is made, sometime people add custard cream at the top of each layer. Many people use cardamom powder, pistachios and almonds on the top of these layers when they are wet with sugar. Another recipe for this sweet is made by making a hole in the center and filling the hole with cream or figs.

If you want to know more about Indian sweets, you can go to: South Asian Sweets

Try some Ghevar recipes at home:-

  1. Recipe 1 : http://bit.ly/1LwtiA7
  2. Recipe 2 : http://bit.ly/1EfWYPP
  3. Ghevar With Rabri Recipe : http://bit.ly/1PvsxoR
  4. Ghevar With Kesar Rabri Recipe: http://bit.ly/1hXh8Uy
  5. Video: http://bit.ly/1Nxe3Y2