Rajasthan, the land of Rajput offers different Rajasthani cuisine, and every part of Rajasthan has its own traditional cuisine with unique flavor and taste. The cooking of the state is highly influenced by both the war-like the style of its local people and the accessibility of the ingredients in the state. Scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables have affected mostly on the foods and cuisines of Rajasthan.
The desert places of Rajasthan like Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer use minimum water and maximum milk or buttermilk in making food. Most of the food of Rajasthan revolves around the combination or mixture of lentil (Dal), baked wheat (Bati) and powdered sweetened cereal (Churma); therefore, the Rajasthani food is incomplete without Dal Bati Churma.
Dal is the most popular dish in the region and plays a vital role in cuisines. It is a combination of different colours of Dals and cooked in pure ghee. Dal is the most important part of Dal Bati Churma dish (the only dish in the state, which cooked in parts). In Rajasthan bati are available in various varieties such as plain bati, sweet bati, spice bati, etc, and is also made with pure ghee. Churma is easy to cook in comparison of bati, and the process of cooking start with crushing bati into churma’s, made it in pure ghee and sugar in it. Dal bati, Churma is an important part of Rajasthani Thali, which consist of approx 10 special and different vegetable dishes like rice, sweets and Chapati (Indian bread).
Apart from Dal Bati Churma, you can enjoy kachories, dahi baras, jalebies, that are available in most of the popular places during your Rajasthan tour. There are several other popular dishes in Rajasthan found in different cities like Malpuas in Pushkar, ladies and mawa kachori in Jodhpur, rasgullas and namkeen bhujia in Bikaner, ghevar of Jaipur, Sohan Halwa in Ajmer, etc.
Besides vegetarian foods, you can also enjoy few pleasant-tasting non-vegetarian dishes like Lal Maans(Red Meat) and Safed Maans(White Meat). There are several luxury and best hotels in rajasthan, providing lip- Smacking food (both veg and non –veg) with excellent room facilities like 24 hours hot / cold water services, Colonial style furniture, stylish bathrooms, tV & telephones, Wi-Fi connectivity, etc. Rajasthan has gained lots of appreciations from the tourists who are coming from worldwide for its traditional cuisine. You must also try special homemade liqueurs during your rajasthan tour. Kesar Kasturi is one of the most popular liqueurs here, which is made from dry fruits, herbs, saffron, nuts, seeds, roots with more than 20 species.