During my first trip to India, I spent three incredible days exploring the beautiful Pink City of Jaipur. While I was there, I went on an amazing, never-ending Indian street food tour with my friend Atray from Hungry Walks, in association with Delhi Food Walks. Come along with me on my epic Indian street food tour of the Pink City, Jaipur, India!
We started our never-ending Indian street food tour of Jaipur, India with some chai at Sahu Chai Wala. Their chai is made a little differently, as they brew it on coal and it simmers for a long time. It’s served piping hot and is full of tasty warming spices!
Then, we headed over to a small restaurant to have some aloo tikki, which is a popular potato-based dish. They take boiled potatoes, peas, and spices, form them into patties, and deep-fry them. The potato patties were slightly crunchy on the outside from the light, deep-frying process, but were still soft on the inside. It was topped with mint chutney and tamarind chutney, which added minty, sweet, and citrusy layers, which took the dish to a whole new level! I also liked that it had a hint of spice to it as well!
We also enjoyed a popular snack called papdi chaat. It consists of wafers made of wheat flour, ghee, boiled potatoes, and chickpeas. They top the wafers with yogurt, tamarind chutney, chaat masala, and crunchy chickpea noodles called sev. It was really crunchy and refreshing, and again, had so many layers of flavor!
After that, we changed things up a bit and went to get a quick dessert called mishri mawa. This is a sweet Rajasthani dish made from boiled, thickened milk. After it thickens, they add sugar, ghee (clarified butter), and cardamom. Then, after they cook it for another 5-10 minutes, they take it off the flame and add mishri (rock candy), pistachios and almonds until it becomes a milk pudding with a grainy texture. It’s super sweet and rich in cardamom flavor. It was a great way to change up the flavors in my mouth!
We then hit up a place to try some mouth fresheners. I tried about seven of them, but everything had spices, so be aware of that! Then, we headed over to Achar Shop, a 180-year-old pickle shop that has some of the tastiest pickles in the world! Of all the kinds I tried, the mango flavored pickle was my favorite. It was so good!
Then, I tried a fried dish called kachori. It’s basically a fried pastry made from dal that came with a yogurt-like curd and a delicious chutney! It was super tasty!
Afterward, we hit up another pastry shop where we had laddu, a unique sweet made from dough, milk, and sugar. It’s rolled into a small ball and is fried in ghee. It tasted almost exactly like a glazed doughnut and was extremely sweet!
Then, we reached the main course of our food tour! We headed to another spot to try some incredible Rajasthani food. There, I got my first tastes of gatte ki sabzi, aloo pyaz sabzi, and bejad ki roti. I also had some daal! The three dishes are eaten together and are a phenomenal combination! The flavor of the gatte ki sabzi was the winner for me!
We then went on to try three other favorites. We started with kadhai ka doodh, which is a thick, condensed milk that simmers for hours. It contains sugar, dried fruit, saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and cloves. Then, I tried thandai, a milky, smoothie-like drink that contained dried fruit, cardamom, and black pepper with berries and nuts.
We finished off our night with Paan. This favorite is a street food, digestive aid, and psychoactive that can contain betel nut, dried fruit, mint, and even chocolate! You chew it up and can either swallow it or spit it out. Chewing it gives you energy, but it also turns your tongue and saliva bright red!
Out of everything we tried, my favorite was the Rajasthani food! It was top notch!
Here is the list of all the dishes I tried on this Indian street food tour of Jaipur, India:
-Gatte Ki Sabzi
-Aloo Pyaz Sabzi
-Bejad Ki Roti
-Kadhai Ka Doodh
Next time you find yourself in Jaipur, I definitely recommend booking a tour with my friends at Delhi Food Walks. They’ll show you a great time and will introduce you to tons of authentic Indian street foods! Have you been to Jaipur or tried any of these dishes before? Let me know in the comments!
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