The royal state of Rajasthan in India had sizable kitchens to serve the king and his subjects. Every meal felt like a feast, with a wide range of delicacies to satiate the King’s appetite as well as those of his family and allies. Only a small group of people still have access to the recipes for these mouth-watering dishes because these kitchens are practically closed. You can see by the ingredients in each dish that it was created with Rajasthani diners in mind.
Check out these fascinating royal foods.
The Gatta and the Curry are the two components of this dish. The gram flour-based Gattas is filled with cottage cheese, salt, and chili powder. Curd, onion, garlic, chilies, and other ingredients common in every Indian household’s spice box are combined to make the curry. Richness, such as that provided by nuts like almonds, cashew, etc., is always necessary for a dish to be considered royal.
Where to eat: Achrol House, Hari Bhawan, Jacob Road, Jaipur, and Spice Court Restaurant
LAHSOON KI KHEER/ BENAMI KHEER
You must be asking, “Is lahsoon (garlic) in the kheer?”
But it is true! The bitter scent of garlic can be eliminated by washing it for about 30 minutes in cooled lemon water. Rosewater and Kevada were added to give it a pleasant scent and improve its flavor. Garlic was kept a secret throughout the Mughal era in Rajasthan, leading to the derivation of the term Benami (without name) kheer. The cooking instructions are as straightforward as for Rice Kheer, however, because Rajasthan is a dry area, garlic works well as a substitute for rice.
This dessert was a favorite of our regal forefathers!
KALEJI KA RAITA
The Kaleji ka Raita is another outstanding dish prepared in royal kitchens. Goat liver slices are smoked in this meal together with potent spices and cumin powder. Finely sliced goat liver is added to curd-gravy for a special flavor combination.
Where to eat: Karim’s restaurant in Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, at 15-A, Parivahan Marg, next to Civil Lines Phatak.
KHARGOSH KI MOKAL
The Rajasthani Royalties considered rabbits to be one of their favorite meats. It is a curry made using rabbit meat that has been prepared with tomatoes, onions, garlic, cumin, and other spices. This meal deserves recognition because the entire rabbit is used in the gravy, and it takes a long time to prepare.
Royal cuisine from Rajasthan is among the keywords.
By Preeti Bihani