What is Rajasthan known for? Rich heritage, beautiful scenery, majestic fortresses, golden desert and colorful culture are some expected answers we are likely to get. But in reality Rajasthan is much more than that. The state is also known for its extensive culinary offerings. For example laal maas, dal bati churma, bajre ki roti and more. Known as ‘The Land Of Rajputs’, this cuisine has a rich history dating back years. Have you ever wondered why it is known as a royal kitchen? Well, it is because this cuisine has a heavy influence on the delicacies of the cuisines of the royal Rajputs. The royal heritage of this state and the gastronomic enthusiasm among the locals has resulted in a wide variety of mouthwatering and exquisite Rajasthani dishes, from main dishes and snacks to mouthwatering desserts.
If you love to try every cuisine, here we have 5 Rajasthani recipes that can be great to add to your lunch menu. Whether it’s a guest gathering or just a family lunch, these recipes are sure to impress anyone with their rich taste, texture, and aroma. Let’s start.
Here is a list of 5 Rajasthani lunch recipes you must try
Dal Baati Churma: our recommendation
One of the signature Rajasthani dishes, dal bati churma has become popular all over the world. This royal dish contains a combination of three different items: spicy Dal, a fried Baati and a delectable and slightly sweet churma, uniquely cooked with different ingredients. Find the full recipe here.
If you like mutton, this recipe is for you. A fiery combination of chunks of mutton spiced with an explosion of chillies, laal maas is a delicious bright red colored dish topped with a heap of ghee and coriander leaves. It makes for a heavenly combination with piping hot parathas. This recipe can take a toll on your patience, but trust us it’s worth the wait. Wondering how to make it? Click here.
Gatte Ki Sabzi
One of the most incredible dishes of Rajasthani cuisine is Gatte Ki Sabzi. This recipe is a spicy blend of gram flour (besan) dumplings and a host of dry spices. Besides, this sabzi is a staple in every Rajasthani thali and people love to devour it. Find the recipe here.
Rabodi Ki Sabzi
Rabodi or maize papad is a bright looking masaledar sabzi that can be easily made at home and enjoyed with chapati, paratha or anything else you prefer to accompany the sabzi. Rabodi Ki Sabzi is one of the oldest traditional dishes from Rajasthan and is made from buttermilk (chaas) and makai (corn). The best part is that it can be made in just 30 minutes. Click here for the recipe.
Chicken Banjara Curry
A chicken lover’s paradise, chicken banjara curry is made with succulent and succulent pieces of chicken dipped in fiery gravy made with exotic spices and onion and tomato paste. Combine it with rice or roti, paratha. The choice is yours! Find the recipe here..
Combine these recipes with Rajasthani desserts on the side. Click here for the recipes.
Try these recipes as your next lunch special and don’t forget to tell us how you all liked them in the comment section below.