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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rajasthan on a Platter - Travel

Travelers to Rajasthan are often taken aback with the beauty of the state. Forts and palaces, lakes and village resorts, bustling markets and amicable people of Rajasthan are a real pleasure to see. But one thing that travelers to Rajasthan do not forget lifelong is the delectable cuisine of Rajasthan. The Rajasthani cuisine is marked with tradition and culture of the state. When Rajasthan comes on a platter to you, undoubtedly your taste buds will be pampered and treated to their fullest.

The land of colors becomes all the more exciting for travelers if they make their minds for relishing the cuisine tours in Rajasthan. Famous Rajasthan cuisine is another name for a complete and a wholesome meal. During your stay in Rajasthan, experiencing the royalty and relishing regal delicacies in the most regal and unique setting is just amazing. The Rajasthani food is marked with an enticing assortment of vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations. Cooking in pure ghee is one of the features of Rajasthani food. No wonder the aroma and taste of Rajasthani food lingers in your mouth long after even you left the dining area.

Visitors in Rajasthan will find that dry fruits, yogurt and spices are used while cooking many recipes of Rajasthan. Also majorly found are many savories and sun-dried snacks. These snacks are lip smacking and tantalizing. Embarking upon a journey of taste, the rich flavors and aroma of Rajasthan will compel you to indulge your taste buds in variety of delicacies. Each city of Rajasthan has something special to offer you in terms of traditional and contemporary dishes.

In cities like Jaisalmer, Barmer and Bikaner, chefs are known for preparing food with minimum of water and use more milk and buttermilk instead. The reason might be simple enough; these areas are known for scarcity of water. However, the use of milk and buttermilk only adds to the taste of the vegetables and render it a unique flavor.

While in Rajasthan, visitors do not forget to try Mewa Kachori of Jodhpur, Dil jani of Udaipur, Malpuas of Pushkar, Ghevar and Mishri Mawa of Jaipur and Sohan Halwa of Ajmer. In addition to these famous dishes of Rajasthan, there are few more preparations that will leave you with many sweet and delightful memories. Dal-bati, besan-chakki, churma, jhajariya, gevar, balusahi, tarfini, raabdi, bail-gatte, panchkoota, chaavadi, laapasi, nukhti, googri and dhungari hui chaach are among them.

The most interesting fact of Rajasthani food is that the Rajasthani food comprises of two kinds of cuisines - Marwari Cuisine which includes Daal Bati and Churma , Lachhedar Paratha and Besan ki Missi Puri and Rajput Cuisine that is mainly of meat preparations of wild boar, hare and game birds . Interestingly enough some recipes of both kinds of cuisines are passed on by generations to generations.

A platter in Rajasthan is incomplete without condiments like Red Chillies Chutney, Mint Chutney, Garlic, Turmeric, Coriander Chutney and sweet dishes as Churma, Ghewar, Rosugulla, Sattu, Sweet Rice.

Why not start planning for a cuisine tour to Rajasthan now!

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