Try These 3 Rajasthani Recipes & Relish The Authentic Dishes At Home

All the Jaipurites surely know it by heart that Rajasthani Cuisine is a result of authentic flavours when combined well, makes a scrumptious meal. The cuisine is widely known and not just in Jaipur or Rajasthan, but in the whole country. There are some great places to savour Rajasthani food in a way it is supposed to be eaten. However, when we are still combating the ongoing pandemic, home is the best place to eat it. So we present to you the best Rajasthani recipes to make your day more savoury and flavoursome. Read on! 

3 Rajasthani Recipes That You Must Try

You must try the following Rajasthani recipes if you wish to taste the true authenticity of Rajasthani culture 

1 Dal Bati Churma


Most of us know it very well that Dal Bati Churma is synonymous to Rajasthani Cuisine. For those who don’t know what exactly is this dish, don’t worry this is why we are here to help you. It is a heavenly combination known for its crunchy wheat batis soaked in ghee, served with spicy dal and sweet yet soft churma. Thus, the dish comprises a complete balance of all the flavors and post eating you’ll feel nothing but wholesome. It is one of the most popular and mouth-watering Rajasthani recipes.

Recipe for Bati

Here is what you need: 

  • 2 cups Wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • water to knead the dough

How to make: 

  1. Take a large bowl and mix all the ingredients i.e salt, ghee, flour, and baking soda. 
  2. Pour water as required and start kneading the dough.
  3. Make compact round balls of the dough. 
  4. Now, grease the cooker with ghee and let it heat. 
  5. Place the dough inside the cooker and close the lid tightly. Don’t forget to remove the whistle from the lid. 
  6. Let it cook for 15-20 minutes. 
  7. Keep tilting the cooker every two minutes so that the bati doesn’t remain uncooked from other sides.
  8. Dip the batis in ghee and serve them scorching hot.

Recipe for Dal 

Here is what you need: 

  • 1/2 cup moong dal
  • 1/4 cup masoor dal
  • 1/4 cup chana dal (soaked for 30 mins)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 3 tsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • pinch of hing
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 slitted green chilli
  • 1 finely chopped tomato
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp finely chopped coriander

How to make: 

  1. Put all the ingredients in the cooker except the ingredients that will be used for tadka.
  2. Pressure cook it until 2-3 whistles on slow-medium flame.
  3. Now, prepare the tadka by heating ghee and adding cumin, mustard, masalas and green chillies in it.
  4. Pour the tadka into dal and mix it properly.
  5. Garnish it with coriander.

Recipe for Churma

Here is what you need: 

  • 3-5 batis
  • 2-3 tsp ghee
  • Jaggery

How to make: 

  1. Crush the batis and add ghee and jaggery as per your taste. 
  2. Your churma will be ready, you can add cinnamon and dry fruits too if you want. 

2 Gatte Ki Sabzi

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Gatte ki sabzi is a flavoursome delicious curry made from spiced gram flour dumplings soaked into the curd gravy. This is served with all kinds of breads, you can pick your most favorite. Roti, naan, rice, literally anything. 

Recipe for Gatte

Here is what you need: 

For Gatte

  • 1 Cup besan or chickpea flour
  • A pinch of hing
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp ghee

For Gravy

  • 1 cup fresh curd
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • pinch of hing
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp ghee

How to make: 

  1. Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it properly.
  2. Make a tiny well in the middle of the flour and add 1-2 tsp ghee and mix. 
  3. Now pour water according to the texture of your dough. 
  4. Just make sure it is stuff and smooth.
  5. Now oil your palma and divide the dough into cylindrical rolls.
  6. Boil them for 3-4 minutes and leave them to cook. 
  7. Remove the rolls from the water once they start floating and transfer them on the plate.
  8. Cut them into small circular disc sort of pieces. 
  9. For gravy, heat 1-2sp of ghee in a pan. 
  10. Put some mustard seeds and woat for them to crackle. 
  11. Add cumin and hing. 
  12. Add 1tsp of ginger garlic paste and green chillies to it. 
  13. Add the spices and salt to it and let it cook.
  14. Now add ½ cup so that the masalas don’t burn.
  15. Add some curd to the mixture. (Don’t forget to beat it before adding it) 
  16. Now add some water to level the consistency of the gravy but don’t make it too thin, keep the gravy thick. 
  17. Let it cook for several minutes and serve it hot.

3 Ker Sangri

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This Rajasthani recipe is one authentic and traditional dish. It is dried ker berry and the sangri beans are prepared with a variety of masalas. 

Recipe for Sangri 

Here is what you need: 

  • 75g ker berries
  • 75g dried beans

For Tempering

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 5-6 Whole red chillies
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Mango powder
  • 5-6 Dried pieces of mango
  • 4 tsp Yogurt/ dahi
  • 1 tsp Salt

For Garnishing 

  • Fried garlic
  • Fried Red chillies (whole)
  • Coriander leaves

How to make:

  1. Beat the yoghurt and add her berries and dried beans in it. 
  2. Let it soak overnight or at least for a duration of 5-6 years. 
  3. Wash the beans and berries with tap water till all the dirt gets removed from the soaked ker sangri.
  4. In a pressure cooker, add water and ker sangri and let it cook for three whistles on slow.
  5. Once the ker sangri has cooled down, remove any excess water and wash it. 
  6. Now, heat the oil in a pan. 
  7. Add all the ingredients mentioned for tempering and saute it. 
  8. Add ker sangri and mix it all well.
  9. Garnish it with fried garlic, red chillies and coriander leaves. Then serve it hot. 

All in all, Rajasthani cuisine is vast but the above-mentioned Rajasthani recipes are easy to prepare and highly delicious. Go ahead try these out and tell us which one is your favorite recipe?