Rajasthani cuisine

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Rajasthani thali

Rajasthani cuisine (Hindi: राजस्थानी खाना) was influenced by both the war-like lifestyles of its inhabitants and the availability of ingredients in this arid region.[1] Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred. Scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables have all had their effect on the cooking. It is also known for its snacks like Bikaneri Bhujia, Mirchi Bada and Pyaaj Kachori. Other famous dishes include Bajre ki roti (millet bread) and Lashun ki chutney (hot garlic paste), Mawa Kachori from jodhpur, Alwar ka mawa, Malpauas from pushkar and Rassgollas from Bikaner, "paniya"and "gheriya" from Mewar.[1] Originating for the Marwar region of the state is the concept Marwari Bhojnalaya, or vegetarian restaurants, today found in many part of India, which offer vegetarian food of the Marwari people.

More than 70% of Rajasthan is vegetarian, which makes it the most vegetarian state in India.[2]

Rajput cuisine[edit]

Rajasthani cuisine is also influenced by the Rajputs, who are predominantly non-vegetarians. Their diet consisted of game meat and dishes like laal maas, safed maas, khad khargosh and jungli maas.[3] The natives of the Rajputi areas have a wide variety of chutneys made of turmeric, garlic, mint and coriander.

Sweet dishes[edit]

Sweet dishes are never referred to as 'dessert' in Rajasthan, because unlike desserts which are served after the meal, Rajasthani sweets are served before, during and after the meal.

Typical Rajasthani Dishes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Krishna Gopal Dubey, The Indian Cuisine, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., pp.193
  2. ^ ScoopWhoop (10 June 2016). "This Survey Found Out How Many Indians Are Non-Vegetarians And Which State Is The Least Vegetarian". scoopwhoop.com. Archived from the original on 29 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Game cuisine: A Rajput legacy by madhulika dash

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