5 Classic Rajasthani Delicacies You Must Try

Indian cuisine is a beautiful mix of different regional flavours that make gives it a distinct feature. While the south has everything from comforting sambar to rich meen curries, the north is full of variety. The desert land of India, Rajasthan, is also one of the central states that stands out in terms of its cuisines. After all, it boasts of one of the spiciest delicacies around! Roal tradition and rich culture, Rajasthan is a land of majestic forts, golden deserts, and Rajputs, which heavily influences its cuisine.  

Here are 5 of the best Rajasthani delicacies that you must try:

1. Laal Maas

Not for the faint-hearted, authentic Rajasthani laal maas is a straight-up blast of fiery red chillies and spices with succulent mutton and dollops of ghee! If you like to keep the meals mellow, better to keep this one at bay.

2. Dal Bati Churma

A wholesome combination of sweet and savoury, dal, baati and churma are three separate dishes served together in one meal. Baati is a ball made with semolina dough stuffed with a host of spices and herbs, deep-fried and paired with dal. Churma is a mix of sugar with crushed baati. When served together, this is a delicacy that appeals to all your senses.

3. Gatta Curry

Gram flour dumplings dipped in a thick curd-based gravy makes for this mouth-watering Rajasthani treat that you can pair with roti, naan or rice.

4. Mirchi Vada

There is a separate fan base for Mirchi Vadas from the city of Jodhpur! Fried green chillies to stuffed, deep-fried pepper, Rajasthani Mirchi vadas finds a place across breakfast tables in Rajasthan.  

5. Ghevar

End your meals with this traditional Rajasthani sweetmeat, particularly relished during the festivity of Teej. It is a disc-shaped delicacy made with refined flour, milk, cardamom and saffron, and oodles of desi ghee. You can top it with anything from rabdi, malai, or mawa.

How many of these Rajasthani delicacies have you tried yet?