Dal Bati Churma is the Rajasthani delicacy that does not need any introduction. The dish is made of three essential elements, the dal that is mixed with spicy seasoning and ghee, the churma that is essentially a tangy pickle that will delight your senses and the bati that are crunch balls made from gram flour. The dish is popular with the locals as well as international tourists for its unique flavour.
The Mohan Maas is the close brother of the Laal maas. The dish was served to the Maharajas and their guests and is considered a to be a royal delicacy. The meat is cooked with milk and mild spices that is lightly flavoured with Lemon, Khus Khus, and Cardamom. The mutton is stuffed with dry fruits that are cooked in a generous serving of milk and cream. The dish is finally finished off with cardamom and cinnamon garnishing that lends the dish it is regal touch. A bite of the mutton will leave you completely mesmerized.
Gatte ki Khichdi is a rice dish famous in Mount Abu. The rice is cooked along with dumplings of besan Gatte and flavoured with aromatic spices. In some versions of the dishes found in Mount Abu, the khichdi is further flavoured with coriander leaves that takes the deliciousness of this dish to an entirely new level. Gatte ki Khichdi is a favourite amongst the various tourists visiting Mount Abu.
It is said Rajasthani cuisine is incomplete if you do not have a bajre ki roti in the meal that you devour. The roti is made from Bajra which is a crop grown here during the winters. It is an excellent source of protein found in the arid and dry region of Mount Abu. The dish is majorly cooked in the rural households but in recent times the delicacy is gaining attention due to its nutritional value. The roti is served best with “lahsun ki Chutney” garlic chutney and jaggery.
An authentic Rajasthani cuisine favourite, Ghevar is a sweet Indian cake. It’s usually made during festivals or significant events of the Rajasthani culture. The cake is made from ghevar, mawa or malai ghevar, which is then soaked in a sugary syrup called the “Chasni”.
Malpua is a sweet dish that you can savour when in Mount Abu. It’s first known use as a dessert can be traced back as far as the Rajwada dynasty. The dish is shaped in the form of a pancake and is generally served as a snack or a dessert in Mount Abu. The best possible combination to eat Malpua is with hot milk followed by a layer of thick cream.