Kachori is a fried puff pastry usually filled with fiery dal filling.

What do you expect from a region that is not only vast, but also steeped in history? A region that has braved wars, harsh weather conditions and what not! Rajasthan has marveled many tourists and travelers since time immemorial, and while you try to decode this land of ancient forts and deserts, you should keep a day spare to try out the amazing foods this state has to offer. From delectable vegetarian Marwari fare to the royal and robust meaty delicacies- Rajasthani cuisine is quite a potpourri of flavours. In this list, we handpick some of our most favourite Rajasthan snacks that you should just not miss. Have a look:


1. Pyaaz Kachori

Kachori is a fried puff pastry usually filled with fiery dal filling. In pyaaz kachori you find a delectable onion filing intermixed with a gamut of spices. Pyaaz Kachoris are also slightly bigger in size and served with a smattering of sweet and tangy chutneys.


2. Mirchi Vada

As the name suggests, it is not meant for those with zero-tolerance for spice. Long green peppers, stuffed with mashed potato filling coated with besan and deep fried. This hot and spicy snack is a must-try.


3. Kanji Vada

This unique street food is truly one of a kind. Bite-sized moong dal vadas dipped in a tangy, fermented drink called kanji. Kanji vada is immensely popular especially during the time of Holi.

4. Kalmi Vada

The deep-fried savouries are made with a mix of lentils like chana, arhar and moong dal and tingling spices like hing and ajwain. It is often paired with a zesty pudina chutney.


5. Bhujia

 You saw this coming, didn’t you? The crispy snack is made with fine noodles of besan, dal or potato. They may or may not be spicy, but they have to be crunchy. Good crunch is hallmark of good bhujia.


6. Mathri

The flat and crispy snack often seasoned with ajwain or carom snack is one of the best things you can pair with your cup of tea. You can also enjoy it with a bit if pickle of the side.


Try making these Rajasthani snacks and let us know which ones you enjoyed the best. Do write to us in the comments section below, and don’t forget to share pictures.

About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.

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