Just when Jaipurites were thinking that the city has started settling on a new food complex ie Masala Chowk at Ram Niwas Garden that hosts in itself a variety of dishes, there came “Modern Chowpatty” which is now the talk of the town.
Call it Choupati or Chow-patty, it serves the same purpose as it’s counterpart, just in a much-sophisticated way as well as with a fresh outlook.
People not only just come here to soak in the beauty of the natural and fresh air, but also to enjoy the lip-smacking snacks that are served here. The food stalls at the Modern Chowpatty serve a variety of vegetarian delights.
From Rawat ki Kachori, Chaap from Delhi, Chatpati Kolkatta Chaat, Thai, Mexican and Lebanese cuisines to tea, ice cream, juices, shakes everything is right here.
A haven for vegetarians, this place houses 15 renowned brands from around the city which include the likes of –
Rawat Mishthan Bhandar
Shree Gopi Pavitra Bhojnalaya
Tea Tradition Xpress
House Of Delicacies
Krishna Live Ice cream
Kalkatti Chat Bhandar
Just like any other place which is in its new days, The Modern Chowpatty also is less crowded and this makes one’s meal worthwhile due to the less disturbance along with fast servicing. The rate at which it’s gaining ground from people around the city is phenomenal and has been getting a decent amount of footfall after the evening.
But what catches our attention is its dining area. The unique circular shaped dining areas are something that we have never seen and experienced in Jaipur. The Modern Chowpatty works on cashless basis i.e get your royal pass issued and you will be free from cash payments on every stall individually.
Winters seem to stick in Jaipur longer than the usual this time. The weather took a turn but we’re back to square one, freezing in chilly breeze all over again. We’re sure Jaipurites must be living with confusion on a daily basis and we’re here to tell you how.
– Woollen Clothes, Inside or Out?
When we almost decided to keep the woollen clothes inside, the weather ditched us right then. We neatly packed them and were almost bidding it a goodbye, but the weather was in a different mood and we had to take them out all over again.
Yes! Umbrellas are out and we are not joking. Going out for shopping or planning to visit your favourite picnic spot, don’t forget to carry an umbrella with you because you never know, the rain god might be showering its blessing on us anytime of the day!
– Fan or no fan?
At one point of time, we started switching on the fan, isn’t it true Jaipurites? But now every moment of the day is so confusing that we can’t decide what needs to be done L Winter, summer, humid, we’ve experienced it all in the past 15 days and still we’re stuck at the same question, fan or no fan?
– Holi in pullovers?
This year seems like we will be playing the festival of colours in pullovers! Imagine all of us in bright coloured pullovers and splashing colours & water on each other 😀 Doesn’t it sound strange ! We might experience it this year Jaipurites, be prepared for it already 😉
– Weather cold or not?
Alarm clock rings, we wake up to see the beautiful sunrise and guess what? You don’t see one! Yes, the weather has decided to play hide and seek with us. You wake up one day to see a bright sun shining right at you, the next day you see the rain showers as soon as you open your window and the very next day a cold chilly breeze blowing right at your face. We’re sick and tired of it. Why can’t the weather decide what it wants once and for all
– Gajar Ka Halwa or Ice Cream?
Left in a pickle? Can’t decide whether your taste buds want Gajar Ka Halwa or is it already time for Ice Cream? Don’t worry, enjoy both side by side while watching the scenic view of Jaipur! Happy binge-eating 😀
Most travelers heading to Jaipur, are aware of the fact that Rajasthani dishes are awesome, but most, don’t have a local friend or relative to tell them exactly what to try. We have made a guide just for you folks who are traveling to Jaipur, in a hope that you get to try everything we locals’ love, and why Rajasthan, is called a foodie’s paradise.
With so many upbeat cafes and restaurants, it is confusing for travelers what to eat in Jaipur. Here’s a quick guide byJaipur Beat.
Laal maas is a delectable dishoriginated from Rajasthan itself, you may find it some places outside of Rajasthan too, but the authentic taste of Rajasthan is hard to copy. The dish is eaten with Indian Breads (Bajra roti, Bejad Roti, Jungli roti, Roomali roti, and whatnot).
This delectable dessert, also available topped with malai, is something we could die for. Ghewar is the epitome of all desserts, and remain the number one dessert of choice for everyone in Rajasthan.
Mirch ke Tapore, Besan Mirch
These savory pickles are a feat in their own. Served as something like a side and achar, these are sure to take your breath away. Mirch Tapore and Besan Mirch resembles a lot in the green chili part but tastes worlds apart. Best thing undeniably is you will probably get both in every Rajasthani thali you order.
Dal, Bati and Churma
The famous trio of Rajasthani cuisine, the humblest of them all, the most eaten too we guess. There are various Bati’s in the scene, there’s a Plain Bati, a Masala Bati, a Keema bati and many more. The Churma comes in 4 or 5 varieties as well, there’s simply nothing like Churma when it comes to Rajasthani desserts.
Bajra roti, Bejad roti.
These Indian Breads add up on a different level to taste when combined with the famous flavorful Rajasthani dishes. For records, Bejad roti tastes heavenly with Aloo Pyaaz sabzi and Lasaan ki chutney and is a must try.
Aloo Pyaaz ki sabji and Lasaan ki Chutney
Aloo Pyaaz ki Sabji is the real-life manifestation of heaven. Even though Lasaan ki chutney is something you can probably associate with any dish, it just adds a level of sophistication to Aloo Pyaaz’s taste. The magic of this chutney is undeniable, that’s quite the reason you’ll pretty much find it in every Rajasthani thali and being sold loose in the shops too. It may seem easy to make at home, but the authentic Rajasthani Lasaan ki chutney is just too difficult to recreate.
Kachoris, Mirch vada, Samosas
We believe these three should be announced as the national breakfast and evening snack of India. The Rajasthani’s love for these is very very strong. The world-famous Kota kachori is something you’ll only find in Rajasthan, while authentic Samosas and Mirchi Vadas are hard to find outside Rajasthan. We bet you have all grown up eating these three on every Sunday morning, because we, definitely did.
Bajre ki khichdi
Bajre is khichdi is khichdi reinvented by Rajasthanisto taste a million times better, it’s served with jaggery, white butter and loads of ghee. Bajre ki khichdi is basically a winter dish and will keep you warm all winters long, all while making your taste buds dance.
This is only half the list and the next part is coming very soon. Till then, keep exploring and keep eating. 😉
Remember a month ago we introduced to you a new paradise for party lovers in the city –Club Trove. A place that offers a scintillating upscale nightclub experience to Jaipurites.
And now we are all set for a food and drinks review for you guys. Cause we know when we go out to party or to meet friends or to celebrate the only thing that matters the most is Food and Drinks. Right?
So, here we are!! Jaipur Beat giving the first hand review of trove rooftop café where one can simply indulge into the delights of Sundowners accompanied with scrumptious veg non veg starters whist listening to soothing live music. For those who are into serious clubbing they have a separate Club section where you must try the signature cocktails and veg –non veg finger food.
An exciting, and astonishingly well-designed club, Trove happens to set it just right in terms of space and ambiance. The lights are amazingly placed and it’s one of the first such concept we have seen in Jaipur. We just loved the chandelier made out of the same lights (note: filter applied b&w). The sound system is good with a balanced amount of bass, it’s certainly not ears cracking, and excellently balanced for you to dance the night away.
The ambiance is a bit different from what we are used to, the wooden walls, the asymmetrical wooden edges on the tables, the hanging seats, all add up to a great experience. The café is dimly lit, and you may have to stress your eyes a bit, on the other hand, there were ample heaters to keep you warm in chilly winters. The restaurant is on the ground floor, technically attached to the club, and, there is a beautiful garden attached to it too. The restaurant may end up being blasted by music as the club’s wall were not really ‘sound proof’.
A well-stocked bar is a plus for Trove, with the drinks happens to be served at all three spaces. The mock tails have a nice twist to them, and tastes good, while, it’s the cocktails, that shines brighter. The twist to cocktails makes them exclusive to Trove and they look so so good, all while tasting so amazing. The servers were nice and friendly and sure knew their stuff.
The menu is sure ain’t short on options, which is a mix of Oriental, Asian, East Indian, and what not, it does seem like they tried to row too many boats at once. But they surely managed really well, and of course, didn’t drown. Even the menu is huge, everything we tasted, has that authentic taste while having a different touch, which seemingly, you wouldn’t find anywhere else.
We tried Japaneese noodle salad, Hommos Jaipur way, pattal chaat, Corn water chestnut bag, and the Hommos Jaipur way and in non veg options steamed curry chicken momos was the highlight.
Kebabs & grill
They have some tantalizing options from their Kebabs & grill section- Ultimate Chicken Satay, Kurdish mutton kebab and Charmole sole fish skewer.
Pizza Lovers- Uncle Jack, Pepperonata, smoked chicken and salumi must try. Yes we tried a bite from each one of these.
Though we were almost full but looking at their preparations we don’t want to miss the dinner, which we planned to have at the rooftop café. After a bit of dancing and clubbing we were back for the final course 😀
We have never imagined that we will soon be trying the cuisines from the entire world in our platter but here it was- Indonesian Manchurian curry, Wild mushroom malaka curry, Burmeese Khao suey feats, Andhra bitter melon curry, khatti dal kurkuri bhindi, malai kofta curry.
Hold on this was just vegetarian section!!
In Non- veg- Malaysian mutton curry, Singapore fish curry, tollyygunge egg curry, Awadhi chicken biryani and GT road chicken curry, could easily guess that Chef has actually covered entire Grand Trunk road to discover such amazing cuisines. We’re truly glad!!
Making this very clear to all our fans, no matter how much you have already eaten, you’ve to make some space for the ultimate desserts. Missing those will be counted as a Sin. If not all, you must try Date almond cigar with pan mousse and cannoli baked yogurt.
So, if you actually want to indulge in world class cuisines whilst enjoying world class ambience and experience , think no more and head to Trove café!!
Address- Devraj Niwas, Bani Park, Near Khasa Kothi
Winter in Jaipur is usually synonyms with loads of gajak on all those cold nights. And gajak love, for every jaipurite, is undeniably strong. But, I guess we have all faced this nightmare when mom sends us to bring some gajak, and the confusion just over boards our intelligence and wrecks our judgement. Defeated and lost, we come back home empty-handed saying the shop was closed. It doesn’t have to happen ever again, we promise when visiting a gajak shop, just open up this guide and you’re all set.
It’s a typical categorization after all?
Well, not really. We too felt so, until we went ahead and researched. Well, there a lot more types than we imagined, but you know, they fell more like a parody of the few original types of gajak, so we decided and skipped them, for good.
1 Til– One of the humblest gajaks known to mankind, and it’s better you know there is a til laddu in the options too. So, til, is basically a kind of Superfood, it has enormous benefits to our health and, is tasty, in gajaks to say the least.
Til’s most know gajak is til papdi Patti. However, it comes in a variety of til gud, til mawa, til gud khasta and what not.
Sweetener– Mawa, Gud, and plain old processed Sugar
Shape– Rolls(rarely), Rewdi, Patti(bar) and Ladoos.
2. Mungfali (peanut)- this gajak’s so popular it has its own name, it’s called chikki. It’s usually made with gud and is also available with a combination of til. It’s so widely popular, we are sure it’s the top-selling item at every gajak shop we came across.
Sweetener– Gud, processed Sugar(rarely)
Shape-Patti(bar), and, you may find it in other shapes too.
3. Son– This one’s borrowed from the iconic son papdi, and yes, its one of those ‘othertypes’, but, at least, it’s iconic, unlike, chocolate flavored gajak. It’s mostly happened to be made with gud.
Sweetener– Gud, processed Sugar
Shapes– Patti, Ladoo, and sometimes, Rolls too.
4 Mawa (khoya)– Gud mawa and til mawa remains the most common options, but there’s a simple mawa gajak all on its own too.
Sweetener– Gud, and sometimes, processed Sugar is added.
Shape– Patti(bar), Ladoo, and rarely Rolls.
5. Dry fruit– there are a lot of different varieties in dry fruit gajaks, its range includes kaju, pista, and badam gajaks. People have a love-hate relationship with them, but you aren’t short on options anyways, so we leave that up to you.
Sweetner– Gud, processed Sugar, Mawa.
Shapes– Usually Patti(bar), oval, and what not.
If you still happen to have doubts or confusions, or a query, ask us in the comments section and we will be happy to help.
It doesn’t matter if you are on a night out, or if it’s simply on your bucket list, or even if, you just want to eat something good, regardless, it being the nighttime in all its glory. In this list of restaurants, we’ve got you all covered. Except for Jaipur Pavilion, every other restaurant/cafe in the list opens 24 hours.
Zolocrust, Clarks Amer, Malviya Nagar
Jaipur’s only chef operated restaurant happens to open 24 hours a day, so if you crave a state-of-the-art pizza or any of those drool-worthy desserts, you wouldn’t really have to care what time of the night it is, Zolocrust will be at your service.
24/7, Lalit, Malviya Nagar
It’s in a class of its own, and, let us assure you, Lalit, Jaipur is known for its hospitality, no matter the time of the day it is. 24/7 offers one of the widest varieties of cuisines in our list, so think of any dish you like, and you will probably get it here. Oh, and did we forget, the whole bar menu is on offer too, 24/7.
Jaipur Pavilion, ITC Rajputana, Palace Road
(10:00-02:00 weekdays, 10:00-03:00 on weekends)
Craving laal maas in the middle of the night?
Don’t worry, we have been there too. Jaipur Pavilion is widely praised for its authentic laal maas, but if you want to try something else, be assured you won’t be disappointed.
P.S: We have heard a lot of praise about their oriental dishes too.
Jal Mahal, Trident, Jaipur
Looking for an early breakfast, or some great coffee?
You won’t have to go too far. Jal Mahal, Trident, offers a great menu, to begin with, but apart from its regular lavish buffets, it happens to include a coffee shop too. Did we tell you how great the sunrise looks standing beside the Jal Mahal lake?
So, you have got one of the best coffee there is, in Jaipur, at one of the best places you can watch the sun rise. Tell us of a better package, we will wait.
Shopping, shopping, and shopping! Yes, no vacation is complete without shopping and when you come to Jaipur, then going on a shopping spree is a must. Buckle up everyone as Jaipur Beat is all set to give you “Things to Shop for When in Jaipur”.
The best part of owning magnificent mojaris is that you can pair it up with your denims as well as ethnic wear. Shop the exclusive vibrantly hued Mojaris of soft camel leather that are both comfortable and lasts longer from Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar.
Dazzling Gota Patti Sarees
Change your look this wedding season and look trendy with Jaipuri Gota Patti sarees. Brides take pride to have it in their trousseau, so why not shop for your favourite coloured saree from Johari Bazaar and add a touch of glamour to your look.
Right from DDLJ’s Simran to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’s Kavya in leheriya Dupatta, we can’t simply stop drooling over it. Buy it at this time of year and pair it with your plain kurtis and we are sure your dupatta will become the talk of the town amongst your friends.
Visiting Jaipur for your wedding shopping and not buying jewellery from here is no less than a crime! Yes, we mean it. Jaipur being a hub for jewellery market, be it Kundan, Meena or Polki, you have to have a look at them and we assure you won’t leave the market place without carrying bags full of jewellery.
Speldid Lac Bangles
With a zillion of colour combinations and precious & semi-precious stone embellishments, Lac Bangles at Maniharon Ka Rasta is surely not to be missed. We are sure you will be stunned to see the gazillion variety of bangles that this place has.
The perfect souvenir for your loved ones who stay in cold places is Jaipuri quilts. Yes, Jaipur has a quilt named on it. Made of pure cotton fabric, they help you keep cozy and warm in cold winter nights. Don’t forget to look for them in Bapu Bazaar.
Brilliant Blue Pottery
Be it a house-warming gift for your loved ones or a décor item for your own house, handcrafted Blue Pottery is a perfect idea for all. So go on and explore your choice of artefacts at Blue Pottery Art Centre situated at Amer Road and you will definitely get handful of them back home.