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Jaisalmer cuisine has the typical style of the royal kitchen of Rajasthan, as well as most other cities in the area of the Rajasthan State, his traditional dishes and specialties are influenced by the geography and the war life style, and cooks make minimum use of water and prefer instead to use more milk, buttermilk and clarified butter, indigenous plants as Sangri, Ker, etc or in other cases are used especially its dried lentil and beans. Jaisalmer also offers peanut butter, Vegemite, Marmite, pizza, pancakes, apple pie and cakes, the food there is delicious, exotic and traditional.

The ingredients in the Jaisalmer cuisine is important and the chefs use many kind of vegetables as Okra, Jackfruit, Eggplant, Mustard or Fenugreek leaf; they also use red chili peppers, yoghurt or milk, and some dried lentils, beans, powdered lentils, bajra and corn.

Some of the popular delicates are the Khata, Gatte Ki Sabzi and Pakodi, and some of the delicious dishes are Mangodi, Papad, Rabdi, Khichdi and Rotis. And the most important and traditional dishes are described below.

Rajasthani Dal-Bati-Churma, it is prepared of dal-bati that is lentils cooked and balls roasted of dough, served with variety of dried or pickled berries and cooked in different ways.

Ker-Sangri on Bajara Roti, it is typical and traditional food of the desert that basically is unleavened bread, made of wheat, barley, millet or maize.

Dishes of Mughal, that are basically prepared from the simple grilled meats served on leaves, the royal kitchen introduced elaborate curries, kebabs and pulao’s, the lasts is rice prepared with clarified butter, spices meat and vegetables.

Chapatti Making, it is a flat, unleavened bread that has runny sauces, strong flavors, and smoothness.

Frying Puris, consist in fried wheat bubbles, which have many uses, are very delicious and are traditional in the Jaisalmer’s home.

Soup, the especial soup of Jaisalmer is prepared of legumes flavored with red chili peppers, yogurt or milk and some times vegetables as okra, jackfruit, eggplant, mustard or fenugreek leaf.

In Jaisalmer you can find many places to eat traditional Rajasthan food and other multi-cuisine foods, some of them are as the Jaisal Palace located behind the royal palace, Little Tibet located in the fort, Natraj located facing of the Salim Singh’s haveli, Seema located opposite Salim Singh’s haveli, Surya located in the southeast side of the fort inside of the Surya Guest House, Trio located in the Gandhi Chowk, and Vyas Meals in the fort by the handicraft shops on the way to the Jain temples.


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