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Keep Your Bucket List Ready For The Authentic Jaipuri Delights!

An itinerary is never complete without some delicious local foodie delights of the place in it. So ditch the stereotypical food chain brands and savour the luscious and irresistible treats that are just not-to-be-missed when you visit Jaipur!

  • Dal Baati Churma– Who can miss the legendary Dal Baati Churma? The saada, masala and mawa baati dipped in ghee, served with dal and three different kinds of churma is the Aan Baan Shaan of Rajasthanis.
  • Gatte ki Sabzi– It’s one of the most basic of dishes cooked in Rajasthani homes, but the tempering done with red chillies and garlic adds a very different, not-to-be-forgotten flavour to it.
  • Ker Sangri– This is the legit sabzi of Rangeelo Rajasthan’s “Registhan.” Ker, a shrub berry and Sangri, a bean of a flowering tree called Khejari, come together to make this exclusive delight of Rajasthan. It is often enjoyed in winter!
  • Laal Maans– This one is for the non-veg fans! Lamb or Mutton in a sauce of yoghurt and hot Mathania chillies is rich in garlic and has a very spicy flavour to it. 
  • Aloo Pyaaz ki Sabji with Bejad ki Roti– Out of all the things that you find in Jaipur, this one is totally different with not just the rich in spices Aloo Pyaaz ki Sabji but also the rich in ghee and fibre Bejad roti.
  • Lehsun ki Chutney– Red, hot and spicy, this chutney is what will have your taste buds on fire! Extremely spicy, lehsun chutney is made by grinding garlic with dried red chillies.
  • Gajak– For all the sweet tooths out there! You just cannot leave Jaipur without taking along this “til ki patti” from Jaipur.
  • Mirchi ke Tipore– Mirchi fried in besan and mustard oil along with the other spices makes up for this spectacular appetizer!
  • Kachori– Kachori in Jaipur is not just food, it is a feeling. Available in various options, like Dal, Pyaaz and even Mawa, this delicious desi delight will have your senses tingled.
  • Sev Tamatar ki Sabji– Last but not the least, the chatpati Sev namkeen put in tomato curry is one of the simplest and one of the most palatable dishes from Jaipur.

You may leave Jaipur after your indelible stay, but Jaipur would forever be in your heart with random memories of its scenic beauty, cultural richness and not to forget crave-worthy local dishes.

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“The GT Road”- A 2600 km Gastronomical Journey in Jaipur

At times, a simple road trip to nowhere is the solution to overcome every problem. Well, we are taking you on a new journey and to the new destination that introduces us to new ways of celebrating- The GT Road. Here, we’re talking about a new restaurant which has been recently launched in Jaipur with a very novel concept, based on a 2600 km long highway known as ‘The Grand Trunk Road’. The Grand Trunk Road is considered one of Asia’s longest roads ever constructed in the era of Sher Shah Suri. As The GT road starts from Chittagong, Bangladesh and ends at Kabul, Afghanistan, the restaurant offers specialities of all those cities that are covered by GT Road. Isn’t it, interesting?

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The exciting part is that it genuinely makes you relive the bygone era that it is based upon. Let us give you an insight of this beautiful gastronomical journey

As you enter, there is an eye-catching Victorian century’s polished Rolls Royce to welcome you. Inside the restaurant, the charm of the antique shotguns, rifles, and other artefacts like utensils give you a sneak peek into the chronicles of the old days.

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Moving on, let us take a look at the food.

This place is one of Jaipur’s rare live food counter providers. There is barbeque available for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The options here vary from Aatishti Paneer Tikka of Panipat, Mughfali Aloo Masala Tikki of Ambala to Panch Puran Kumbh of Amritsar, Chilli Potato of China Town Kolkata in vegetarian section and in non vegetarian there is lehsooni Murg Tikka, Burra Kabab, Gilafi Mutton Seekh of Lahore to Macchi ka tikka of Kolkata to satiate your taste buds. And that’s not it, there is a separate chaat counter for all the chaat lovers. The chaat options vary from Dahi Bhalle, Papdi Chaat to Raj Kachori, Palak Patta Chaat.


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But wait, don’t overindulge as there’s still more to come in the buffet and later in desserts, cause we know you would not want to miss anything ☺

The buffet options here are selective and will change after every 15 days (YAYY!). The beautifully laid buffet counter with metal utensils preserving the age-old charm undoubtedly creates the traditional warmth in the atmosphere. On the buffet counter, in vegetarian from Dal Makhani of Amritsar, Kadi pakoda of Jalandhar, Pindi chole of Rawalpindi to the garlic noodles from China Town of Kolkata and Biryani of Allahabad.  There was a whole variety of Non-veg delights- Aloo Gosht from Lahore, Murg Makkanwala from Kabul, Machar Jhol, Murg Masala of Delhi to Murg Dum Biryani of Lahore to Baluchi Gosht Biryani of Kabul.


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No doubt, the food is well researched and well crafted. Even basic ingredients and recipes are paid attention to. The chef told us that a recipe as simple as Sirka Pyaaz has been researched and brought from Ludhiana. For desserts, there are tiny portions available so that you can easily try all of them even after an almost full stomach. As a matter of fact, the chefs themselves have visited cities like Delhi, Panipat, Kolkata, Kanpur, Aurangabad, Varanasi etc. in order to bring authenticity to the meals.

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The restaurant also has a full bar offering a good range of cocktails.

The pleasant music, antique décor sets the perfect mood for indulging into a food journey covering 2600 km long Grand Trunk road. The delectable Barbeque and Buffet’ is what makes The G T Road so special amongst food connoisseurs.

So, the next time you feel or wish to go for a road oops food trip, you know where to head to ☺

Bon Appetit!


The GT Road, Mango Hotel

Govind Marg, Saket Colony, Jaipur



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Pizzas are always an absolute favourite be it any special occasion, late night, get-together, eat out joint, or on a holiday it is one satisfying treat. Undeniably, there is never ‘No’ when asked for a pizza treat. Dishing out perfectly crisp pizzas with a delicious mix of toppings is one art which not all can master especially when it is Wood fired pizzas.

For making Wood Fired Pizzas you need a wood fired oven in which pizzas are baked on high temperatures in order to get a better traditional taste. These bring a smoky flavour and make the pizzas crustier.  When in Jaipur, check out the best places to nosh up wood fired pizza-

  1. Jai’Pour Cafe and Bar

Definitely the best wood fired pizzas in town; this rooftop café with charming blue & white interiors is every pizza lover’s favourite spot.  They have a variety of pizzas. However, we strongly recommend you the one with sundried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, black olives, basil, pesto and crumbled feta.

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Location: Devraj Niwas, Khasa Kothi Crossing, Jaipur

2. Public- Handcrafted Comfort Food

The pizzas in this multi-cuisine restaurant are also a ten on ten! They specialize in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian sorts and are popular for their Americano and Siciliana wood fired pizza.  The Italian fragrance coming right from the pizza makes you drool over it.

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Location: Ground Floor, Malviya Marg, (City Corporate Building) Opposite SBI Bank, C-sheme, Jaipur

3. The Forresta Kitchen & Bar

With a very soothing ambience, this place is a must try if you crave for wood fired pizzas. You can enjoy the crispiness and finger-licking taste in the beautiful weather in lush green forest ambiance of The Forresta Kitchen & Bar.

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Pic Credit- The Forresta Kitchen & Bar

Location: Ground Floor, Devrajn Niwas, Near Moti Mahal Cinema, Bani Park, Jaipur

4. Little Italy

As the name suggests itself, this restaurant is eminent for its mind-boggling pizza quality. They are perfectly layered with cheese and vegetables and have a very palatable crust. With a decent crowd and ambience, this high rated Italian restaurant becomes a must try to satisfy your craving for a wood fired pizza in Jaipur.

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Location: C/11, 3rd Floor, Prithviraj Road, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur

 5. Zolocrust

Zolocrust  is another highly recommended restaurant as it has rich flavoured and tempting wood fired pizzas. We assure you’ll feel delighted and satisfied after you visit this elite place. The famous Al Caprino pizza has no match in Jaipur. Try it today!

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Location: Hotel Clarks Amer, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jaipur

These are perfect ideas to binge-eat pizzas. We hope you’re sorted for your feast today! J


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Jaipur Adda-A New adda to hang out in town !

Beer, Jar Potatoes and Karari Roti

One thing is sure that Jaipur no longer gives you monotonous fine dining set ups.  With the mushroom growth of cafes in town, mark it with any new café  you will get ample choice to experiment with food and ambience both.  And, we at Jaipur Beat can never miss to introduce any such interesting place coming up in town. Here’s bringing to you our first hand experience of one such amazing place- ‘Jaipur adda’.

Have you ever wondered what Jaipur looked like from the terrace of a building at night? Where you could actually experience a little wind in your hair while oodles of mouth-watering food being served on your plate? Where you can actually have Khana Pina over some Gup Shup with friends?


The answer to all these questions lies in ‘Jaipur Adda’ that is perched on the top of the Nirvana Hometel Hotel at a busy juncture of Khasa Kothi Circle. The place is arranged over two floors (upper and lower deck) offering a spectacular terrace seating overlooking Country Inn Hotel and Suites and the Jaipur metro track.

Front view from inside Jaipur Adda Cafe

Nicely dated décor with cheery setting of the fine wood furnishings and the amazing wall art give the space a quirky feel,  hence set this place apart from the usual cafés.

Chai Shai at Jaipur Adaa

About Ambience-Indoor and Outdoor

The café promises a fabulous experience and the overall calm ambiance radiates positive vibes where you can simply get your drink and watch the sun going down the skyline and the sunrays actually peeping through the bamboo chick curtains.


Not just that, one can even take a roller coaster ride on time machine from Jaipur Adda, as your senses are soaked on one side experiencing the ecstasy of the moving metro and the busy roads of today’s modern Jaipur while on the contrary witness the magnificent Nahargarh Fort which is the reminiscence of the Jaipur’s royal times.



Not just its romantic ambience, the food here is equally good  in quality and price both.

About Food-Serves both veg and non veg!

If you are going with friends we suggest you to go for Beer Bucket. A big wooden barrel filled with plenty of ice is placed right next  to you and delectable Jar potatoes (roasted baby potatoes tossed in harissa sauce which is a spicy paste made out of hot chilli peppers and other spices) was just perfect to go with the spicy conversation among friends.

Beer Bucket served with Karari Roti at Jaipur Adda

Out of the elaborate menu of Food and Drinks, we tried Tub of shots– some times be crazy and it’s real good fun to say cheers with shots of colors and sparkling lights.


We were keen on experimenting with something innovative. So we tried –Smacked cucumber, Sichuan peppercorn, garlic salad. A crispy snack is always welcome, on Chef’s recommendation we had ‘Karari Roti’- crispy large kadahi shaped roti sprinkled with olive oil and topped with chopped tomato onion. Other delights were the Bombay toast, Fried egg parsi influenced and also Zucchini, pineapple, carrot, raddish slaw red honey mustard, no doubt all the preparations surprised us.

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We know it was too much 🙂  The portion was good enough for 2 persons.

No matter on which table you choose every table has these jars adorned with witty food quotes that will surely catch your attention.

With its interesting location and delicious food,  Jaipur adda is  one of the
best options to plan a get together with family & friends.

Not to miss, it has valet parking so you are saved from the parking woos, Live Screen and a separate full bar is a feather in the cap.


We think your weekend plan is sorted now. What say?

So guys go and mark our words- this will be your Friends Adda very soon 🙂

Opening Hrs.-11.30 am to 1 a.m


Jaipur Adda’ – Nirwana Hometel Hotel,
4 D Villa, Khasa Kothi Circle,
Station Road, Bani Park, Jaipur
For details- Call 011 4046 8961
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5 ‘Hatke’ Love Cafes in Jaipur for Valentine’s day.

At Jaipur Beat, we always get you a ‘Hatke’ list of things and places to visit whatever be the occasion. How could we not for Valentine’s day! Here is our list of some incredible, out of the box experiences and places to visit with your beloved on Valentine’s day special dinner date. ❤

1. Jai’pour Bar & Café:  Fly away to Mykonos! There is something about foreign locations which make falling in love almost inevitable. Remember DDLJ or Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara? Wouldn’t it be lovely to be able to take your beloved out of the country for a romantic Valentines’s dinner date? We think the gods heard you somewhere because you can do so right here in Jaipur by visiting this picturesque Mediterranean bar which reminds us of one of the Greek islands! Over an eclectic menu which includes Bantas,  Chuskis, and Woodfire Pizzas, here the love story of owners & husband -wife duo of Manish and Pallavi ensured every small detail of the Restaurant was personally chosen & kept utterly romantic. The menu has been designed by food connoisseur Ms. Divija Singh. A pristine Blue and White decor theme, large swings, fairy lights and tinsels under a starry sky, this is one love story waiting to happen.




Location: Bani Park, Jaipur

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2. Tattoo Café: Ink your love! Now Ink your love at this cool new Café called the Tattoo Café bang opposite the breathtaking ‘Hawa Mahal’. With amazing food coming out of the Juhi’s kitchen, the multi-talented chef cum tattoo artist at the tattoo cafe whose love for cooking & Karan’s passion for tattoos ( her husband cum tattoo artist cum owner of the cafe) led to this beautiful cafe coming into existence. Could the place be more romantic? Writing names of your girlfriend /boyfriend is completely a passé. Tattoo your love for life! Your passion, your philosophy, your inspiration for life! Imagine sealing the deal and getting inked together. No matter what happens in life, this ink will remain a bond for life.



Location: Badi Chaupad, Jaipur

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3. Once upon a Time: Travel back in time Perched high atop Nahargarh, there are no better seats in the house than this. While you get treated like royalty as this heritage restaurant adorned with hand painted Shekhawati frescos, miniature painting and the kind of architecture that will simply take your breath away. It is when you are sitting on your table, laden with beautiful China & silverware sampling the traditional authentic Marwari fare, listening to live Rajasthani folk music and overlooking the most mind-blowing view of the twinkling Jaipur city below that you will hear your mind say ‘ Paris, Je t’aime but you have some stiff competition here in Jaipur. 🙂




Location: Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

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4. The Stag Café: It’s all about Amer: A grassy- knolly terrace cafe overlooking the divinely beautiful Amer fort. These are literally the box seats to see Amer in all its glory. You can see the sound and light show while gorging on some delicious Italian & Chinese delicacies. The restaurant keeps belting out romantic music for the guests to match the exhilarating ambiance.They have filled the place up with roses & balloons for today just to make the day that much more special for the love birds.



Location: Amer Road, Jaipur

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5. Jaipur Safari Restaurant / Virajosa : It’s a bus, it’s a tour, it’s a restaurant! What if we told you that you could really make your date actually experience the beauty & sights of Jaipur while sitting down for a 5-course meal? That is just what the concept of Jaipur Safari tour is. We recommend taking a 4 hour night tour (6 pm -10 pm) with them while you dine on food and chat with the beautiful pink city as your backdrop. Can’t think of a nicer way of serenading your love.


Location: World Trade Park, Jaipur

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So Jaipur, go ahead and Have a ‘hatke’ & loved filled Valentine’s day! Celebrate your love and your beloved today and every day. 🙂

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5 Best Chicken Tikka Haunts Recommended by Jaipur Beat In Pink City

With winter chill setting in, Jaipur beat took the delicious task of going around the town sampling the best & the most famed Chicken Tikka delicacies to compile a list of some of Jaipur’s best Chicken Tikka places for you.

One such recent chilly winter evening as we were driving past the milling streets of Raja Park, the heavenly wafting aroma and the inviting orange warmth of the live Coal grill stopped us dead in our tracks. All meetings and important tasks forgotten we were pulled in, as if in trance towards the source of this delight. We thus zeroed in on Raja Park first, the foodie hub of Jaipur.

As we sat waiting for the delicious morsels of Chicken Tikka , marinated in yoghurt, spices, condiments and herbs getting cooked gently over the deep red embers of coal, smoke rising above the grill, the experience itself was mesmerizing, it seemed all of our collective lives had led us to this one answer- chicken Tikka. Even before getting to taste it, the aromas flirted with our palette and senses in anticipation. As we were served the Tikkas, standing next to the grill or on the outdoor steel table, accompanied with sliced, pickled onions and fresh Pudina-yoghurt chutney, we felt our food prayers had finally been answered. The flavors were akin to finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Mouthwatering, finger licking, & deeply flavorsome, the punch of the charred blackened bits of the Tikka contrasting with the deep red, juicy Tikkas itself was a revelation.

Having experienced this deliciousness, and the infectious passion of the owners behind the food, we are here sharing the best of our find with you.

  1. Sethi Barbeque : In its 23rd year in the business, this is easily one of the oldest barbeque places in Jaipur, selling one of the tastiest Chicken Tikkas in town. Run by the young second generation entrepreneur and passionate foodie Anand Singh, he learned all his cooking from his late father and founder Surjit Singh Ji. Highly energetic & hardworking, known for mixing his own spices and keeping a very strict tab on the quality, Anand says, his secret lies in it being a family business run by people who absolutely love food. This is a stand-alone restaurant and they serve their customers only what they consider is good enough for their own discerning palettes.




Jaipur Beat recommends: Peshawari Chicken  / Tandoori Chicken

Location: Raja Park, Jaipur

2. Kebabs and Curries Company:

This story is about Passion meeting professionalism: Trained at IHM, the brother duo of Tarun and Varun started Kebabs and Curries Company 13 years back at Raja Park. Now even though they have many branches, there are no franchises, they are all owned by the Behls. The secret to their success lies in a centralized kitchen where the taste, quality, and spices are still prepared & checked by Tarun Behl every morning. His mastery and command over the taste, original recipes and cuisine make sure that you visit or order from them again and again.




Jaipur Beat recommends : Chicken Tikka, Tandoori chicken.

Location: Raja Park, Jaipur

3. Tawa Factory

This is again a stand-alone food joint, run by Aman Bansal. Originally hailing from Karol Bagh area of Delhi, this lad knows his flavors spot on. In Jaipur which happens to be his Nanihal, he felt there was a gap, with fewer choices for non-vegetarians in the city compared to Delhi. With his deep connect with the pink city, it is right here that he finally set up Tawa factory, his labor of love. Come dusk, as you pass by this small outlet, crossing Birla Mandir, you can see him hunched over his Tandoor fawning-fussing over and guiding his team to dish out perfection.



Jaipur Beat recommends: Malai Tikka, Tandoori Chicken

Location: Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur

4. Talk of the Town (TOTT)

The original talk of the town is at Khasa Kothi, the one at Raja Park deserves a mention as it’s an adorable story about a fan, realizing his dreams. So, the owner of Raja Park TOTT, Tushaar Katewa, lawyer by qualification and a builder by profession is the self-confessed biggest fan of the original TOTT and its delectable food. Eating it day and night and savoring its delicious flavors, this fan finally found salvation by opening up a franchise at Raja Park. Checking the food for quality & flavors as his outlet TOTT, Raja Park is his job that he loves the most in this world. Talk about and dream jobs & dreams coming true.




Jaipur Beat recommends: Chicken Tikka.

Location: Raja Park, Jaipur

5. Chawla’s

The secret of Chawla’s consistency over the last 14 years has been the original recipes, spices and trained chefs from the original Chawla’s at Ludhiana. Even though this is a franchise, no compromises or short cuts in the raw materials, ingredients or quality are ever made. At the helm is the owner Ravinder Pal Singh who nurtures and trains his cooks to never miss a beat.


Jaipur Beat recommends: Cream chicken

Location: Raja Park, Jaipur

Interestingly enough, all the places were started by entrepreneurs who came to Jaipur from outside the city at some point and made Pink city their own in their own unique and delicious way. In the driving seat for all of them is a common passion for good food.

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Bengali Binge Festival at The Lalit Jaipur

It’s monsoons and this time around it’s raining food in Jaipur ! Jaipur has turned into such a melting pot of culture and food , that you name a cuisine and lo and behold, you have it.


Just before Durga puja, from the land of “maacher jhol and bhaat” , comes the lip smacking regional cuisine of West Bengal at The Lalit Jaipur as the Bengali Binge Food Festival. Chef de Cuisine Jassi from The Lalit Jaipur and Chef Shahdeb Kamila from The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata have designed a tantalizing menu for the food lovers in town.


We thought it would be all a non-vegetarian affair with vegetarian food as just a side show but how the chef heroes the vegetables and weaves pure magic in his menu. Keeping the preference and sensibilities of the City of Jaipur in Mind, the Vegetarian selection of the Menu has been crafted with a lot of care and creativity. Chef Jassi informed us due to the presence of a small Bengali community living in Jaipur they managed to get all the vegetables absolutely fresh off the cart. Of course, the non-vegetarians needn’t lose heart. There cannot be a Bengali Food Festival without Fish and Chicken.


On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, we all sat down expectantly over a immaculately set table, laden with the spices, aromatics and chutneys of this exotic state from the east. A common love for good food connecting us all foodies and bloggers present with a palpable excitement on all the expectant faces around. Sensing the same, the service was quick and the chef narrated his travails from Digha in West Bengal to Kolkata and to finally here in Jaipur. His infectious excitement as he told us which Starter to pair with which assortment of freshly prepared Chutneys and ‘Kashundhi’. There was the delectable and famous Beetroot chop and Beguni( Aubergine in a light batter) to be eaten with the Plastic Papaya Chutney or the Khajoor and Kaju Chutney for the vegetarians. The non-vegetarians could choose between the ‘Bhetki Maach Bhaja’ or the ‘Mangsher Chop’ and pair them with Sweet Tomato Chutney or the Kashundhi.


The specialty of the entire affair was also in the freshness and authenticity of the ingredients used. Right from Jharna Ghee to Sarson Tel ,’Gondhoraj Lembu’ , Maankochu (Arbi) and even the Yellow Mustard used were sourced from Kolkata. The Rest of the main course came to us as stunning Thaalis laden with the fragrant Ghee Bhaat Rice, Luchis (impeccably soft maida pooris) , Narkal Diye Cholar Dal ( ChanaDaal with Sauted Coconut slivers) , Sorson Dhoresh ( Lady fingers cooked in freshly pounded Yellow Mustard paste and Aloo Jhinga Poshto ( potato and rich gourd in poppy seeds). For the Non Vegetarians, there was Illish Macher Jhal( Hilsa in Mustard Seeds – The fish is a staple of West bengal and expensive at 1400 Rs / Kg ) and Murgir Jhol which is home-style chicken with potatoes. The chef aptly called the menu Gram Banglar Khabar (The food from the Village of Bengal). The food was surprisingly light yet mouth-watering. The day ended perfectly on a sweet note with the decedent ‘Roshogulla’ and ‘Misthi Doi’ which was polished off in no time at all.


If your mouth is watering already, this is just right time to go grab your mouthful of heaven, now.


Date: – September 9 – 18, 2016
Timings: – Lunch: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm | Dinner: 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Venue: – Baluchi, The Pan Indian Destination, The Lalit Jaipur
Rates: Vegetarian- Rs. 750++ | Non Vegetarian- Rs. 850++ (Taxes as applicable)