Jaipur, the Pink City, is popular across the globe for its palace, forts, culture, traditions, and rich heritage. The city offers literally everything a traveler dreams to experience once in their lifetime. However, apart from all these fascinating attractions, the one aspect that makes much talk about this glorious city is its distinguished and unique flavors of street food items and options. Street food in Jaipur is among the top reasons why you must have more cheat days on your Google Calendar. When you are in Jaipur, you will never be out of options to try. The delicious flavors of Rajasthani food will make you fall in love with the very idea of food. In this article, we, at Castle Kanota, have brought to you the most famous options for street food in Jaipur that you should not miss for an unparalleled taste.
The Perfect Street Food That You Will Drool Over
Let’s begin with the savory dish that must be an inherent part of every foodie’s street food tour in Jaipur- the Kachori. Also known as the comfort food of Jaipurites, Kachori is made of all-purpose flour and is stuffed with an assorted choice of filling, be it the spice sauteed onions, dry fruits, lentils and herbs, raw banana and coconut, potato and coriander, mutton keema, paneer, and the list is never-ending. You will also find the sweet variant of the same made of mawa. You will be fascinated to know that there are nearly 21 varieties of kachoris available at the street shops of Jaipur. To top it off, you can make your experience unforgettable by pairing a kachori with a hot kullad masala chai.
2. Mirchi Vada
Mirchi Vada is basically Jaipur’s local version of the chili fritter available across the Indian subcontinent. The varying factor lies in the local spices and hing added to the gram flour batter into which the green pepper is dipped and then deep-fried. At the street food shops, this chili fritter is cut in the middle and stuffed with a spiced mashed potato filling before it is deep-fried and served hot with spicy mint chutney. The best part is that Mirchi Vada is available at street food shops in Jaipur at any time of the year, especially during winter which is literally the best time to visit the city.
3. Gol Gappa
Gol Gappa makes the most delicious street food that has been attracting the tourists of Jaipur for years now. The relishing and mouth-watering taste of a small Gol Gappa will make you a fan in no time.
4. Dal Cheela
If you are looking for healthy yet spicy street food to indulge in, then Dal Cheela is the famous street grub to go on top of your list. This pancake made of moong dal and local spices is heated on a tawa and garnished with fresh coriander leaves to make it more appealing and presentable. Some street food vendors also add chopped onions, green chilis, and paneer into the stuffing. It is an appetizing and light-to-carry snack that you would definitely want to savor before heading on a long expedition to the forts and palaces in Jaipur.
5. Dahi Vada
The street food shops in Jaipur offer the best of any street chow. This includes Dahi Vada, a delicious deep-fried snack that is topped with yogurt. Vada is basically a savory version of donuts and is prepared using a batter made with moong dal, urad dal, sabudana, and mild spices. It is then deep-fried to give you a rather crunchy and delicious snack. The vada is topped with two types of chilled creamy yogurt, spicy green chutney, chaat masala, freshly chopped coriander, sweet tamarind chutney, and spiked with roasted cumin powder, black gram, and moth dal. Summers can be extreme in Jaipur and this particular delicacy will definitely keep you cool before a long trip around the city.
Now is the time to indulge in some crispy, hot, and syrupy Jalebis at the street food shops of Jaipur. The mere sight of glossy and yellow jalebis coated with sugar syrup will make you drool. You can even see the immensely skilled jalebi walas on the local streets making this tubular delicacy in oil pans and dipping it into the rich sugar syrup. One bite of these jalebis and you will be in heaven of food. The cherry on the cake is kullad doodh to pair up with jalebis during winter and you will never look back on dieting.
To Sum It Up!
Jaipur is the one city that has literally everything to offer- the magnificent architectural monuments, the mouthwatering food, hospitality, culture, luxury, and royalty, all rolled into one. For every traveler, visiting Jaipur is on the to-do list for all the things the city has to offer. Pink City truly has it all. While you are here and witnessing the monuments of the royal families, why not make your trip worthwhile and stay like royalty too? The best part about this city is that here you will come across the most luxurious and the best heritage hotels in Jaipur. No longer will you be limited to only witnessing the culture and exploring tourist attractions, but you can also indulge in fine wine and dine near Jaipur at Castle Kanota as it is one of the most romantic and luxurious heritage hotels in Rajasthan. So, experience true royalty at Castle Kanota- a traditional hotel in Jaipur indeed and get the best of both worlds.