The warring lifestyle of its populace as well as the ingredients available in the arid, barren region of the place had influenced the cooking of Rajasthan. Scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables can easily be seen in the traditional cuisines of the place. Food that could last for days and could be consumed without being required to heat were favored. Apart from the traditional popular dishes of Rajasthan its snacks are equally delicious. Delicacies like Bikaneri Bhujia, Mirchi Vada and Pyaz Kachori have their fan following in plenty throughout the country.
Some of the popular cuisines of Rajasthan include Mawa Kachori of Jodhpur, Mawa from Alwar, Malpua from Pushkar and Rassgollas from Bikaner. Marwar has given rise to the concept of Marwari Bhojnalaya or vegetarian restaurant that serves delectable regional food of Marwar. The popularity of Marwari Bhojnalaya can be gauged from the fact that it is now found throughout the country.
Some of the other delicacies typical of Rajastha are Daal-Baati, Tarfini, Raabdi, Bail-Gatte, Panchkoota, Chaavadi, Laapsi, Boondi, Sukhdi etc. Rajasthan also prepares mouth watering curries which are quite a rage amongst people. Particularly who visit Rajasthan for the first time never leaves the place without sampling at least half a dozen types of curries and yet feels deprived as he failed to taste myriad varieties of curries on offer. Some of the leading varieties of curries distinctive of Rajasthan include Kicha ki sabji, Moranga ki sabji, Guwar fali ki saag, Beans ki sabji, Gajar ki sabji, Karela ki sabji, Raabdi, Badi, Ker-saangri ki sabji, Kadhi, Makki ki raab, Makki ki saag, Kikoda ki sabji, Papad ki sabji, Matar ki sabji, Aloo matar ki sabji, Besan Gatte ki sabji, Govind Gatte or Shahi Gatte, Pyaaz Paneer, Sev Tamatar, Makki ki ghaat, Dal Chawal Kutt, Lauki key Koftey, dahi mein aloo, rabori ki sabji, ker sangari ki sabji, Masala Gatta, poty ki sabzi etc.
Rajasthan also has a number of outstanding non-veg fare to its credit. Though a large part of population in Rajasthan is vegetarian yet it churns out outstanding non-vegetarian dishes. Some of the Rajasthani version of non-vegetarian fare include Mohan maans (meat cooked in milk), Laal maans (meat in red chillies curry), Safed maans (meat cooked in curd), Saanth ro achaar (pickled wild boar meat), Khad khargosh (wild hare cooked and roasted underground).
For those of you who gorge on sweet dish Rajasthan has a plethora of offerings. Do not leave Rajasthan without tasting any of the below mentioned varieties of sweet dish offered in the region. You would only be able to curse your luck if you leave the place without tasting any of these. The uniqueness and exclusivity of the varieties offered here are difficult to be replicated anywhere in the world. Some of the typical sweet dishes of Rajasthan include Churma, Gujia, Seero (Halwa), Imarti, Ghevar, Feeni, Besan Chakki, Balusahi, Dil Khushaal, Jhajariya, Palang Torh, Makkhan-bada, Milk-Cake, Kadka etc.
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