Jaipur- The Pink City of India, is well-known for its Havelis, textiles, Lac Bangles and Teej festivals. Besides the famous monuments and other attractions, it is also known for its amazing street food and restaurants. Rajasthani people surely know how to live life in grand style and their food is as amazing as their lifestyle. From Laal Maans to Pyaaz ki kachori, and from Kulfi falooda to Lassi, we have compiled a list of best street food dishes of Jaipur for you.
If you ever visit the magnificent city then do not miss these mouth-watering dishes that the locals swear by!
Who does not love golgappe? Pani puri in Maharashtra, Puchka in West Bengal, and Golgappa in Delhi is the most popular and favourite street food all over India. This is also one of the most famous street food in Jaipur that has been attracting tourists for a long time.
Golgappas are prepared using boiled potatoes and chickpeas stuffing with Jaljeera which are filled in crispy pooris. You can try these Golgappe with varieties of chutney and flavoured paani- sweet, spicy or tangy.
Best Place To try: Nand’s and Chawla’s at Raja Park, Fashion Street. Try both the stalls and decide for yourself which one is better.
If you are going to Jaipur and not trying Laal Maans then there is definitely something wrong with you. Laal Maans is a fiery Rajasthani meat curry which is not for the faint-hearted. It is prepared using lamb which is cooked in yoghurt along with typical Rajasthani spices especially Red Chilli which makes it high on spice. This beauty of this fiery hot dish is that has a deep red colour which is achieved due to Red Chilli. Laal Maans is best served with handkerchief thin rumali rotis.
This dish is quite famous amongst non-veg lovers in Jaipur, but try it at your own risk!
Best Place To try: Handi Restaurant, MI Road
Pyaaz ki Kachori
Pyaaz ki kachori is a must-have when trying street food in Jaipur. It’s a deep-fried whole-wheat pastry, filled with onions, potatoes and other spices and is served with Chutney. These kachoris are on high on calories but even higher on taste and once you try them you won’t be able to stop gorging on these yummy kachori bites.
Pyaaz ki kachori makes a perfect breakfast option in Jaipur. They are a perfect blend of spice, crunch and flavour and should not be missed under any circumstances.
Best Place To try: Rawat Mishthan Bhandar. Apart from pyaaz ki kachori, they are known for their Samosa, Mirchi vada and their 50 varieties of sweets
Your street food expedition at Jaipur is incomplete without Kathi rolls. Kathi roll is an Indian style wrap which is filled with skewer-roasted Kebab. The Kebabs are filled in a parantha bread and are partially oil-fried on a griddle. Nowadays, there are a lot of varieties of Kathi roll available like chicken or mutton chunks.
AI Bake in Jaipur is popularly known as the ‘Chicken Paradise’ and is famous for its varieties of chicken and mutton shwarmas and tikkas. This place is a very famous spot amongst youngsters and you will instantly fall in love with their delicious rolls.
Best Place To try: AI Bake at MI road
Masala Chai is loved by all the tea lovers in India, and people of Jaipur are no exception. It is a flavoured tea beverage which is made by brewing milk and tea with aromatic spices and herbs. Masala means a mixture of spices and masala tea contains spices like cloves, cardamom and cinnamon.
If you are a tea-lover then Gulab Ji Chai wale should be on top of your list. You can enjoy tea with your loved ones in the open sitting area surrounded by trees.
Best Place To try: Gulab Ji Chai Wale. Try the amazing combination of masala chai and bun-muska. Also, try their bun-samosa which is very famous amongst the locals.
Shrikhand- a very popular dessert in Jaipur, is so rich and creamy in texture that you will not be able to forget its delicious taste ever. The dessert is made using hung curd and is flavoured with cardamom and saffron. It is served with nuts as dressing and tastes best when hot. There are varieties of shrikhand available like Kesar Elaichi, Mango Shrikhand or other fruit-based Shrikhands.
Don’t miss out on trying this creamy and delicious dessert if you ever visit Jaipur!
Best Place To try: Falahaar at Saraogi Mansion. This place is also famous for its sabudane ki khichdi and sabudana dahi vada.
If you are looking for something refreshing in taste then lassi is the best option. Though lassi is famous amongst Punjabis, Rajasthanis surely know how to serve their tall glasses of delicious lassi.
Lassi is an Indian style yoghurt drink prepared by blending yoghurt using a wooden blender known as Madani and is topped with a thick layer of Malai. Lassi is so heavy that you cannot eat anything afterwards. Although, people prefer to have lassi with parantha or cholle bhature.
It is served cold in earthen pots known as Kulhads, which add an aromatic taste to the Lassi. It is available in sweet and sour flavour both and is full of delicious surprises. Grab your kulhad of lassi and continue your exploration of the beautiful city of Jaipur.
Best Place To try: Lassiwala at MI Road. It has been in existence since 1944.
You might be wondering what is so special about this omelette that it has been mentioned especially in this list. Well, it’s not just an omelette but is a fusion of omelette which is a speciality in Jaipur.
Omelette is a basic dish which is prepared by beating an egg in butter or oil. It can be made using veggies, mushrooms, herbs, spices and garlic
It is mostly eaten with toasted bread but Indians usually serve it as a side with their meal of roti, parantha or rice.
If you are a fan of egg specialities then do not forget to try omelette at Sanjay’s. It is quite popular and it also treats some who have never tried egg specialities before. It has been serving 20 varieties of egg omelettes since 1981. The spicy omelettes along with mouth-watering chutneys are a delight and attraction for a lot of tourists.
Best Place To try: Sanjay Omelette at Bapu Nagar. Do not miss their specialities that include egg pizza and masala omelette.
Kulfi Falooda is one of the most famous dessert eaten in summers which is loved by children and adults both. It is a refreshing dessert which is a combination of Kesar Pista kulfi which is served with falooda, topped with rose syrup and dry fruits.
Though similar to ice cream, kulfi is much denser and tastes different. Kulfi is made by evaporated milk which is mixed with sugar and then saffron and pistachio are added to it. Falooda is both a dessert and a drink which is made using vermicelli and has a noodle-like appearance. Kulfi when combined with delicious falooda makes a heavenly combination. Try this amazing dessert next time you are in Jaipur which will surely give you a trip down the memory lane to your childhood.
Best Place To try: Pandit Kulfi at Bapu Bazaar
Mirchi Vada is to Jaipur what Vada Pao is to Mumbai. It is a type of snack which is usually served with spicy mint chutney or with tea.
Mirchi Vada is made by stuffing a potato filling in big green chillies and dipping them in a besan batter. The besan covered chillies are then deep-fried to make delicious and spicy Mirchi Vadas. Banana chillies are used to make Mirchi vadas.
They taste best when served hot and can be eaten as an evening snack with tea. Do try these delicious chilli fritters which can be found in abundance in the city of Jaipur.
Best Place To try: Rawat Mishthan Bhandar, which is also famous for its pyaaz ki kachori
Jaipur is always on the wish list of every traveller visiting India. It has plenty to offer in terms of food, culture, activities and sightseeing. People often get confused on what to try since there are so many options available. So, if you ever visit ‘The Pink City’ then you can rely on this list that we have curated specially for you and devour on the amazing street food that Jaipur has to offer.