I shifted to Jaipur after my marriage. And for a glutton that I am, shifting to a city where there are not many International cuisine restaurants was a nightmare.
But soon, I was proven wrong. Jaipur, the most hospitable city I’ve known so far, may not have the best Portuguese or Punjabi food to serve, but its local cuisines are beyond scrumptious!
So here are my Top 5 bites to eat in Jaipur. Some are sweet, some spicy, but all in all, they are a delight for the palate!
Pyaaz ki Kachori:
This spicy and tangy delicacy has the most mouthwatering filling inside. This thick, deep fried, flour quoting has potato and onion filling in it. But the secret lies in the Indian spices used here.
You will find many shops in Jaipur serving it. But the best of all (and the one who invented it) is Rawat Mishtan Bhandar (Rawat Sweet Shop), near main Bus Stand, Polo Victory.
But yes. There are two types of Kachoris- Pyaaz and Dal. And I am strictly referring to the former.
For all those who have a sweet tooth, this dessert is heaven! Malai Ghevar is a crunchy base with creamy layering, covered with almonds, pistachios and saffron.
The best place to locate the best Ghevar is LMB (Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar), Johari Bazaar.
Marwari Thali at Chokhi Dhani:
Well, if you are visiting Jaipur, you’d have definitely heard this name. Chokhi Dhaniis a virtual village spread across a wide territory, depicting the heart and soul of India.
And an icing on the cake, they serve the most amazing rural cuisine here. Marwari/ Rajathani Thali served here has an endless list of offerings. There are 3-4 types of chappatis (Breads), baked vegetables, Raita (Salted Curd), salad, desserts, fresh cheese and ice cream. The refill is unlimited. you can ask for the yummy Buttermilk a thousand times!
Jalebi is a twisted crunchy sweet, that tastes best with hot milk. This is one of the most famous desserts all across India. In Jaipur, you will find the best Jalebi at Agarwal Caterers, Vidyadhar Nagar.
Coffee at Statue Circle
That’s right! The round-about called Statue Circle is home to many coffee shops and street food. But you’ll easily recognize the most popular one here (that’s where all the crowd stands). This tiny shop serves amazing hot and cold coffee, thick and creamy.
So now you know what to look for when in Jaipur. I am sure you’ll leave with an inch or two added to your tummy!