India is the country of varieties. It has many states each one being different from the other as regards to languages, dresses,cuisines, etc. Mewar, in Rajasthan, being one of the very important areas, is known for its Royal Heritage and Culinary specialities.
Mewari Cuisine is best known for its spices and the ingredients they use according to the dry climatic conditions. Less scope of vegetation has given birth to the recipes that are mainly made from gram flour and lentils including many lip-smacking dishes to offer on the Mewar Menu.
A few delicacies from land of colors:
RABODI OR PAPAD KI SABZI is made from the dried papad; PAPAD is one of the accompaniments used along with the main course of India Cuisine. It is thin and crispy when roasted directly on the flame or deep fried. Here in this recipe, the papad is soaked and then stir fried in Onions, Garlic, and Tomato puree.
SHAHI GATTE, which is made from Gram Flour and Curd, is light on calories as the dumplings made from Gram flour are boiled and then stir fried in Garlic Chutney and Curd. It is spicy and sumptuous yet a healthy choice. It is accompanied with Wheat, Maize or Bajare Ki Roti, taking full care of the nutritional values.
KER SANGRI, another sumptuous dish originally from Marwar region is extremely popular in Northern Rajasthan too. It is cooked in combination of five green herbs and vegetables which are used fresh in season or otherwise are dried and preserved to use during the year. These herbs and vegetables are mixed with the sautéed onion, ginger, garlic paste followed by spices and curd, making it a very yummy and healthy creamy delicacy; you will certainly fall in love with.
DAAL BAATI is the most wanted wholesome meal, highly in demand by the majority of the tourists in Mewar. This preparation is made from black lentils cooked on a lower flame for hours, till it gets creamier and smoother and mixed with garlic, ginger, onions and tomatoes enhanced with few dry spices, served with lots of ghee and wheat flour balls roasted in charcoal till crispy.
Apart from the main courses that are nutritional and tasty, Tourists also fancy for some of the very popular snacks available in almost all corners of the State are Daal ki Kachori, Samosa, Mirchi Bada and Palak ke pakode, to name few.
Apart from spicy cuisine Mewar has to offer in its treasure, some of the greatest recipes in desserts.
DAAL KA HALWA is made from yellow lentils, rich in proteins. Soaked and crushed lentils are stir fried in ghee and sugar. Cardamoms and saffron certainly add the richness to the dish.
Over and above the dry and hot weather of Rajasthan, the state is attracting its tourists for its Royal history and Heritage Places, which is enhanced by its culinary treasure. The experience of visiting the place remains unforgettable and enchanting.