Eating and drinking in Jaipur is a dream. This was the seat of power for the Kachwaha Rajputs, after all, so you can expect the cuisine to have influences of the richness that the need to satisfy royal palates brought out. Jaipur is also a very well-developed city, so there is no risk of lacking international or foreign cuisine restaurants for tourists getting homesick: from Italian to American food, there are certain places here that serve up dishes to fit the bill. When you are travelling in another country, though, what you really want to do is try out its local flavour. As such, you should aim to eat as many of the local specialities as you can.
An undisputed speciality of Jaipur cuisine is dal batti churma. This actually has three components: Dal is a variety of curried lentils, Batti is oven-baked wheat dumplings, and Churma is a kind of sweet that often has a component of flour with it too. The dumplings- [Read more…]