Life is short so why not spend time in activities that can add a new charm to it and what could be better than munching Jaipur street food. Can you imagine standing for an hour just to take a sip of tea and sweating profusely but can’t resist eating the spicy chicken tikka? Yes, you can, if you are in the land of Pink city. Famous for forts and palaces, this city has so much to offer you.
Once you are in Jaipur, you cannot resist its famous local cuisines that have the potential to drive you crazy. Whether it is traditional Rajasthani desserts like Shrikhand or the Indo-Arabic inspired chicken shawarma, you get all this on the crowded yet lively street food points of Jaipur.
So, why wait? Just start your food journey for the love of the food and give a new twist to your taste bud with the most-famous Jaipur street foods.
Chawla’s and Nand’s Golgappa
Golgappa is one such Jaipur street food which you can find anywhere in North India, still, the ones found at Chawla’s and Nand’s have something special. Perhaps that is why these two golgappa stops are always buzzing with people desperate to enjoy the taste of tangy and mint-flavored paani (water).
Commonly known as puchka or paani puri, this cuisine is one of the most sought after food in Jaipur. Nand and Chawla are the two golgappa selling stand on the Fashion Street of the city and you are free to choose any one of them. If you want to know whose paani puri is better, then it will be good to taste both. Later you may decide which one is the victor.
Rawat Mishthan Bhandar’s Pyaaz Kachori
You want to try something which gives you the flavor of Rajasthan, then the Pyaaz kachori of Rawat Mishthan Bhandar. A restaurant cum sweet shop, this is the place where you get to taste different types of kachori in addition to the sweet Jaipur sweets. When taken with pyaaz (onion), these deep-fried kachoris will make your day. You can also find other options too here such as Mirchi-vada, aloo bonda, dal kachori and one of north India’s most famous snack samosa.
Gulab Ji Chaiwala’s Masala Chai
From Kanyakumari to Kashmir, there is one thing that you can find effortlessly is “chai” (tea). There is a special place in the hearts of the Indians for this beverage, but Jaipur has given a new touch to it. In fact, this city has celebrated the love of tea in an innovative style – masala chai and bun-Muska. Masala chai (spicy tea) is something that makes Gulab Ji Chaiwala so popular.
Placed opposite to Ganpati Plaza, this is the tea stall where you can find tea-lovers swarming in just to take a sip of the chai with bun or samosa and chatting with their friends. Make sure you visit this place before 6 pm as it shuts down after that.
Al Bake’s Kaathi Roll
Not strictly belonging to Jaipur, as you can find the chain of Al Bake in Delhi and other cities in India, still this is a destination of chicken roll lovers in the city. Try chicken shawarma or chicken tikka at Al Bake located on the MI Road and you will be not stopped until your stomach says no to it. Even then, believe it or not, you will want to take a bite of chicken Kaathi roll here. Considered to be the best place for the nocturnal, this place is opened till late mid-night and you can find the place occupied with the youths, thereby adding liveliness to the place.
Pandit’s Pav Bhaji
Are you fond of pav bhaji? If no, then also you must try Pandit’s Pav Bhaji as it will make you fall in love with it. This blissful place is perfect for those who want to savor the taste of vegetarian food. Situated near Birla Mandir, this Pav Bhaji stall will surprise you with fresh and spicy bhaji with butter loaded pav (bun). Considered to be a favorite spot of eatables for tourists as well as locals, this food will not dip into your pocket and full your tummy leaving the aroma of pav-bhaji in your mouth.
This place is run by a person named Sanjay Sharma once participated in India’s one of the most famous culinary show Masterchef India. Currently, you can find 20 different varieties of omelets here at Sanjay Omelette, which is situated at Bapu Nagar. You must not miss the egg pizza and masala omelet here as these two cuisines have redefined the whole way of preparing omelet all across the globe.
Sethi Bar-Be-Que’s Chicken Tikka
If you are a hardcore non-vegetarian, then Sethi Bar-Be-Que is your place. Popular for Laal Maas and Chicken Tikkas, this place will work as an appetizer to you. Satiate your craving for roasted chicken tikka and get to relish the real desi Dhaba style dining. Park your car and wait for your turn and you will be served with a platter of yummy tikka coupled with masala, tandoori roti and onion rings. Squeeze the lemon on the tikka and let your tastebud get the flavor of garlic and garam masala. Do not forget to taste Lahsooni Chicken Tikka or Haryali Chicken Tikka. Both of these recipes are the specialty of Raja Park situated – Sethi Bar-Be-Que.
You must be acquainted with “Punjab di lassi”, but have you ever tried Rajasthani lassi? If no, then try Lassiwala’s Lassi, which is located on the MI Road. Served in earthen pots, a glass of lassi from here will leave your mouth full of the sweet and sour flavor of typical Indian yogurt. With a thick layer of malai, you get the creaminess in the lassi which makes you feel delighted. Perhaps that is why this place is still running since its inception in 1944. Do not be late and try to reach Lassiwala by 4 pm as they get short of lassi after 4 pm. So, be the early bird and enjoy the glass of lassi.
Are you fond of frozen yogurt? If yes, then unfortunately after trying Shrikhand at Falahaar you won’t be able to relish the way you do now, as Shrikhand is something that will transform your taste for deserts. One of the most popular desserts found in the marriage ceremonies of north India, such as Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, etc.
Shrikhand is an Indian sweet made from hung yogurt. Located in Saraogi Mansion, Falahaar offers you Shrikhand in addition to other sweet dishes such as fruit cream, mango kalakand and other vegetarian recipes like Sabudane ki Khichdi and Sabudana Dahi Vada. You can also try makkhana lassi of Falahaar, which is also tasty.
Bapu Bazaar’s Kulfi Faluda
Kulfi Faluda is one such dessert that can be found anywhere in north India, but when you are in Jaipur then try it at Bapu Bazaar. Shop number 28 on Link Road is one of the best places in the Bapu Bazaar to try yellow noodles like faluda with sweet and creamy kulfi.