Khamma Ghani! Padharo mhare desh!
Come, let us take you on a wondrous culinary journey to Rajasthan, which literally means ‘Land of Kings’ – a state in North-Western India that brings to mind images of valour, imposing landscapes, folk music and dance, royalties, stunning attire, vivid colours and of course its unique cuisine, one fit for kings! Amongst the most popular states on the destination tourism in India, Rajasthan is full of ancient history, art and culture with that royal enigma.
Rajasthani cuisine was influenced by both the war-like lifestyles of its inhabitants and the availability of ingredients in this arid region. Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred. Scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables have all had their effect on the cooking.
Rajasthani cuisine is also influenced by the Rajputs, who are predominantly non-vegetarians. Their diet consisted of game meat and dishes like Laal Maas (meat in red gravy), Safed Maas (meat in white gravy), Khad Khargosh (rabbit cooked in underground pit) and Jungli Maas (game meat cooked with basic ingredients).
There is a lot more to this glorious cuisine than the well known dishes like Daal-Baati Choorma, Laal Maas and Ghatte Ki Sabji. We present in this weekend’s menu a mix of the known and also some unique dishes from the Royal Kitchens of Rajasthan that have been lost in time. So, come join us this weekend and enjoy the Rajasthani thali at Daana.