Walking through the bustling streets of the pink city of Jaipur, the aroma of countless delicacies fills my nostrils, each feeling intensified; lures me into the food trance I’m about to try. I can’t decide whether to indulge my senses to admire the architectural wonders around me, or to sway with my taste buds. But I chose the latter because I thought the majestic building would still linger in the background because I would satisfy my taste buds and have a personal experience that belongs to me.
Let’s agree to sample some of the most Authentic Rajasthani food Small but cheerful eateries in Jaipur are a must for any visit. This bustling desert city, dotted with small shops, has plenty to choose from when it comes to street food. Street food in Jaipur will leave you hooked; whether you’re going crazy for Heeng Kachori at Puran Ji, getting your hands dirty at Kesar Pista Makhan at Gulab Chand Dairy, or licking your fingers after trying Paneer Ghevar at LMB. The winding streets of Pink City are lined with street food vendors who can buy just about anything. Here is a list of some of the best street food in Jaipur to try and where to find them.
Kesar Pista Makhan of Gulab Chand Dairy
One of the most famous Makhan shops in Jaipur is just a short walk from Govind Dev Ji Temple. No, it’s not your typical butter; instead, it’s a dessert made entirely of butter and dried fruit. I’ve never had anything like this before, and the saffron pistachio flavored Makhan served on dried leaves added to my experience.
Here you’ll find three mouthwatering regional specialities cooked in butter; Sada (simple) Makhan, Kesar Pista Makhan and Butter Delight. However, the shop also sells delicious Shri Khand, Chaas, Lassi, Butter Sandwich, Khaman Dhokla, Kesar Rabdi and Fruit Cream. Prices range from Rs. 10 rupees. 50.
Address: WRHG+56H, Janta Market, JDA Market, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Hing & Dahi Kachori of Puran Ji
Among other factors, Jaipur is one of the best towns in the world and is known for its delicious street food. Kachori is one such delicacy that is almost synonymous with the city! So, on our recent trip to Jaipur, we decided to uncover a long-hidden gem. The Puran Ji Kachori Wala business has been operating here since 1963 and their third generation is now preparing and serving Jaipur’s famous first class Hing Kachoris.
Jaipur’s best Hing and Dahi Kachori can be sampled at Puran Ji near Mohan Tailors on Choda Rasta Road at reasonable prices. Tourists from all over the world love this unusual mixture of asarum and curd as much as the locals. When you arrive, the store is always packed with customers eager to consume as much kachoris as possible. According to the family, the filling of these kachoris is made with moong daal and Hing, which improves the overall flavor.
Address: WRCC+C5Q, SBBJ Street, SBBJ Street, Chaura Rasta, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302003
Laxmi Misthan Bhandar, Jaipur
Lakshmi Misthan Bhandar (LMB) is a famous candy shop that opened in Johari Bazar in the heart of Jaipur in 1727. The hotel is said to be the first three-star hotel in the state. Today, it is famous for its dessert shop, which serves local food and traditional sweets such as Paneer Ghewar and sweet lassi. When Amber’s ruler Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II established a new capital, Jaipur, he invited merchants from nearby towns to the newly built city. Among them is a group of Halwais who opened this little dessert shop in Johri Bazaar about 300 years ago.
This location is more interesting because of its lore. Years later, in 1950, one of the Halwais named the candy Lakshmi Mishthan Bhandar (LMB). The restaurant now only serves vegetarian food and is known for Kulfi, Dal Bati Churma and Rajasthani thali.
Address: 98, 99, Johari Bazar Rd, Bapu Bazar, Biseswarji, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302003
Lassi of Laciwara
Don’t leave Jaipur until you’ve tried a glass of lassi from the Lassiwala (original) shop. The shop was the first of its kind in Jaipur when it was founded by Kishanlal Agarwal in 1944. Without a doubt, this restaurant serves the best lassi in Jaipur until now. I’ve tried their very refreshing sweet lassi which was delicious with malay on top. If you’re hungry, you should also order their incredibly delicious Chole Bhature. For 76 years, the quality has not changed. The only problem is that this Lassi shop is only open between 7am and 4pm.
Ghanshyam Agarwal said the curds spoiled when night fell, but there were no lassi available for sale then either. What’s amazing about this popular drink is that it’s made with just curd and ice, no water. It comes in 200 ML (Rs 30) and 400 ML (Rs 60) “kulhads”. These kulhads covered with thread and butter paper are even more fun. In addition to sweet and savory varieties, the store now offers a sugar-free version of this well-known drink. Some of the most ardent supporters of this “lassi” include notable celebrities including Amitabh Bacchan, Mukesh Ambani and Dimple Kapadia.
Address: 312, MI Rd, Jayanti Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001