Rajasthani cuisine-royalty on a platter


Rajasthan, India’s biggest state oozes royalty. The terrain is dotted with palaces, forts that tell many a legend of valour & battles fought in the toughest of parched land. The multi-coloured state is the preferred destination of many travellers to India who never tire of its classic landscapes & magnetic ethnicity.

When it comes to cuisine, Rajasthan, offers a varied & gorgeous fare for the foodie in both, the vegetarian & non-vegetarian classes.

Many of the recipes are passed down from generation to generation. This is largely because many of the royal families had their own chefs,who passed on their special preparations only to their kith & kin. Many delicious preparations have been indeed lost in the exercise of these secret exchanges. Thankfully, though, what remains is rich enough to gratify the eager foodie even today.

Rajasthan has a variety of exotic meat preparations that forms the staple diet of the warrior Rajput community. Khud Khargosh (A kind of hare meat prepared in a pit) is dished out during the summers when the hare is lean. The preparation route is elaborate as the hare is cut & stuffed with spices wrapped with dough in various levels of mud cloth.

The Sula or tender meat is another preparation that is quite simply a fabled preparation. The much coveted Wild boar Sula is a special delicacy. The spare ribs of the creature (bhansalas) are every meat lovers dream- come-true.

Prepared by marinating the meat in a succulent mix of dry yogurt, browned onions, red chilli, coriander, garlic & the magic pod Kachri- the element that softens & tenderizes the meat & lends it the spiky- bitter flavour, the Sula is smoked & fitted onto skewers before hauling it over the coals to grill into the most mature meat preparation. Murg Mukam & Kabab’s are other mouth-watering delicacies from the land of warriors.

The Marwari’s, another leading community in Rajasthan are by & large vegetarian. Much of their food is as fiery as the non-vegetarian preparations of the Rajputs. The Marwari preparations are milk, butter milk & clarified butter based, given that water is a scarcity in the region. The chief preparations include Powdered & dry lentils, beans from native plants like Sangri,Kair & Gwarphali, wheat millet & corn flour is used to soften Rotis- anyways dripping with ghee.

The sun-dried delicacy Dal- Bhati-churma is a hot- favourite vegetable preparation that has won the hearts of many a food aficionado. The Rajasthani Kadhi, Ghatte ki Sabzi & Kheechra are some of the other vegetarian finger-licking delights you will love to have.

Broadly speaking, every region of Rajasthan has something savoury to offer. The Mawa Kachori of Jodhpur, the Mawa from Alwar, the Ghevar (A distant cousin of the jalebi) from Jaipur are some specialities that come to mind immediately.

Do not miss the Besan-chakki, Churma, Jhajariya, Bail-gatte,googri, nukhti,panch-koota & the special butter milk Dungari hui chach, to wash down the rich fare that we promise will tickle your taste buds like no other.

There is a lot to celebrate in the land of princes & any reason is good enough to dish out the lip-smacking fare that Rajasthan cuisine offers. Try it. You can never have enough & that’s a promise.


About Mother's Recipe

All traditional businesses are founded on the basis of the thoughts of a visionary, who sees the overall growth in diversification and expansion. Shri Haribhai V Desai initiated the business operations through the manufacturing of Beedi’s in 1901. Today, Desai Brothers Limited stands as a Rs. 550 crore company and one of the largest employers in the nation. Desai Brothers Ltd holds a strong presence in the global arena especially in the Middle East, Far East, Australia, UK, Canada and US, being one of the largest providers of traditional Indian kitchen taste exported to more than 30 countries in the world. The Food Division, Desai Brothers Limited has been awarded with the 'One Star Export House' ranking by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India for excellence in taste and authenticity of our products. Desai Brothers Limited is led under the leadership of Shri Natubhai H. Desai, Chairman & Executive Director, Shri. Nitin R. Desai, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Shri Bimal N. Desai, Executive Director and Shri Sanjay J. Desai, Executive Director. About our products: Research and development of our products is carried out by a specialized team that conducts constant surveys to check the requirements and the taste of our customers. With the right ingredients from the choicest market and spices that carry the traditional scent, we have over the years created our own space in terms of taste and distinct aroma. Into food business since 2001, Desai Brothers Limited acquired the 'Mother's Recipe' brand in the year 2002. From Pickles, Papads, Appalams, Cooking Pastes, Curry Powders, Ready to Cook Products, Ready to Eat Products (Canned and Retort Packing), Chutneys, Canned Vegetables, Mango Pulp and more, Mother’s Recipe today is a household name.

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