India is not just popular for its vibrant colours, traditional textiles, and historical palaces but also for its diverse culinary offerings, especially in cities like Jaipur. Nicknamed ‘The Pink City,’ Jaipur is abundant in mouth-watering street food with exceptional flavours. Locals and tourists alike love famous street eats like pav bhaji, panipuri, and chicken tikka for their rich blend of spices, herbs, and irresistible flavours.
Here’s a list of some of the most popular Jaipuri street foods to sample the next time you visit the city.
Known by various delightful names like gol gappa, fuchka, phuchka, or gupchup, panipuri is a delicious traditional snack. These bite-sized wonders consist of crispy fried and puffed balls generously stuffed with a delectable combination of potato, chickpeas, onions, and a delightful mix of condiments. They are served with flavourful water infused with tangy tamarind or refreshing mint to elevate the taste. It’s highly popular due to its affordability, availability, and versatility.
A roadside delicacy from West Bengal, India — Kolkata, to be specific — kathi rolls transcend regional boundaries and can now be savoured throughout the country, including Jaipur. This filling meal consists of a paratha wrap filled with grilled kebabs, green chutney, shredded vegetables, and eggs. Perfect for foodies looking to have something that’ll keep them full on the go.
Pyaaz kachori, a snack originating from North India, is sure to tantalise your taste buds. This irresistible treat is prepared by expertly frying the dough until it turns into a golden, crispy morsel of perfection. Typically enjoyed during mornings or evenings, pyaaz kachori is a delightful combination of spiced onions, flavourful potatoes, and a medley of green and tamarind chutneys.
Offering a delightful fusion of spices and vegetables, pav bhaji is one delicious street snack that is a must-try — and we promise it’ll be satisfying! It’s a feast for the senses and is served alongside soft, butter-toasted dinner rolls, crisp onions, and zesty lemon wedges.
The dish is prepared in a conventional pan, pressure cooker, or instant pot, making it a surefire crowd-pleaser with robust flavour!
Picture this — boiled potatoes, peas, and a blend of aromatic curry spices, resulting in a harmonious medley of flavours. Yum! In Hindi-Urdu, ‘aloo’ means potato, while ‘tikki‘ refers to a small cutlet or croquette. With variations found in Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi cuisines, aloo tikki showcases the region’s culinary diversity.
Experience a wholesome and nourishing traditional delight with Himachali siddu! This healthy dish involves steaming wheat to create a soft and fluffy base. You’ll discover a delightful combination of peas, potato filling, urad dal, and a delectable mixture of walnut and peanut filling within its folds. Packed with healthy and hearty ingredients, Himachali siddu is a beloved snack enjoyed by individuals of all ages, from children to adults.
This delectable chicken dish has garnered fame and appreciation in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and beyond, spreading its aromatic flavours throughout Asia and the rest of the world.
In India, chicken tikka is traditionally made by marinating boneless chicken pieces in an irresistible blend of spices and then cooked in a traditional tandoor oven. The result? Succulent and tender chicken pieces that are further elevated when enjoyed with a zesty tomato-cream sauce, adding a touch of spice and creaminess to every bite. We’re salivating just thinking about it!
Shrikhand is cold and refreshing, and it’s a must-try for those who love sweetened yoghurt with a fancy touch. We consider it the perfect accompaniment to a spicy meal, as it calms a fiery belly. It’s frequently served with puris or as part of a thali. Shrikhand is a must-try dessert while you’re in Jaipur!
Although lassi is readily available here in Malaysia, it’s worth trying in its country of origin while visiting India. Like its Malaysian and Thai counterparts, this beverage is made with yoghurt, fresh fruits, water or milk, salt or sugar, and a blend of seasonings or herbs for a complex flavour profile. It’s a refreshing drink perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot day.
Savour the essence of India with a comforting cup of masala chai! Originating in India, this sweet and milky beverage infused with aromatic spices has become popular throughout South Asia.
The original masala chai recipe encompasses a blend of cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, creating a symphony of flavours. With each sip, you’ll experience the delightful combination of sweetness and spice, providing a truly satisfying and flavourful experience.