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Jaipurites favourite ‘The Forresta Kitchen & Bar’ reopened with a fresh new concept| Jaipur Beat

Great things last forever and The Forresta Kitchen and Bar has aptly proven it. As one of the favourite spots of Jaipur for over a decade, this multiple time winner of Times Food & Nightlife Awards, is all set to welcome you and yours in the new normal but with an all-new refreshed concept.

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The new normal forces us to be more alert about ourselves and our loved one’s safety, hygiene and overall well-being. Jaipurites favourite fine dining restaurant The Forresta Kitchen & Bar, have started afresh with a unique concept of the drive-in and we are all super excited about it. So let’s dig in to know what’s so unique here apart from its all-time desired food 🙂

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Socialize with Social Distancing at The Forresta Kitchen & Bar

Drive-in? That’s definitely a new term ever used in the restaurant business and when we at Jaipur Beat got to know about it, we felt it truly wonderful, unique and of course the safest way to eat out in these testing times.

So all you have to do, simply drive down to The Forresta Kitchen & Bar and this is probably one restaurant in the city having ample parking space in its own premises that too in the green open surroundings. Cool, isn’t it as you don’t’ have to leave your car anywhere else or to the valet?

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Lush Green Surroundings at the Forresta Kitchen & Bar

Get scanned for temperature, park your car, look through the digital menu, order your meal, make digital payment and relish the delicacies right in your car or get inside to enjoy the lush-green seating that has been designed keeping in mind the norms of social distancing. This also means that you don’t have to be anxious about the common use of air-conditioners as you will be sitting amidst the greenery or in your car as per your choice.

If you are still worried to eat out keep reading because what ‘The Forresta’ is offering is something more than what you can imagine.

Needless to say masks, sanitizers are a part now like your breath, the disinfectant washing of groceries, hand-picking the best and distant cooking is also a part of the kitchen norms now which is keenly supervised by the owners Pallavi & Maniesh Devraj.

They are making sure that staff is following great safety inside of the kitchen as well. The restaurant has also limited the staff at one given point. If you’re stressed about the plates and spoons sanitization, worry not because you will get your food in a brand new disposable cutlery. How cool 🙂

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Just like legacy is not about being noticed but about being remembered – The Forresta Kitchen & Bar is your one-stop for the finest gourmet experiences even NOW! And with the legacy that’s a result of years of experience, the restaurant has utmost service and safety while having food at its heart.

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It’s not a restaurant, but a second home where there is a table you can call your own.

So, drive-in for a drive-licious evening folks amidst surreal vibes and for the upscale experience only at The Forresta Kitchen & Bar

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Opening Timings- 12 PM- 10 PM

AddressThe Forresta Kitchen & Bar

Devraj Niwas, Bani Park

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5 tempting street foods to taste through your eyes only!

Those were the days when we could literally go to Jaipur’s famous street food joints and eat anything we were craving for. Pure bliss!

But this lockdown has put a halt to these wonderful days of filling our tummy with yummy street foods. Let’s just hope that all of this passes soon enough so that we can get back to our normal lives and feel the freedom to eat all the appetizing street food again.

Well, now that everyone has become a chef of their house and trying out almost every other dish to satisfy their cravings, we thought we could give you the taste of these tempting street foods. Because let’s be honest, nothing can beat the taste of street food.

  1. Gol Gappe

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If there is anything in India that’s in abundance, it’s gol gappe wallas! The first bite you take of Nand’s or Gopal Patashi Wala’s Pani Puri that bursts with the spicy mashed potatoes, chutneys and spiced water is everything.

 

  1. Kachori & Samosa

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We believe these two are the national breakfast and evening snack of every Jaipurite. The love for Rawat’s famous Pyaz Ki Kachori and Samrat’s hot and crispy Samose is very strong. Nothing can compare to the pleasure of savouring them with green or tamrind chutney!

 

  1. Pav Bhaji

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The love of spices, mouth watering Bhaaji and the finger licking buttery pav served with the zest of sizzling hot chutney and lemon, is like heaven in the mouth. We bet the first name that popped in your head was of Pandit Pav Bhaji , because it’s a paradise for a true foodie and pav bhaaji maniac.

 

  1. Paneer Tikka

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How can we not mention Radheshyam Bhatia when talking about barbeque? Just look at that tempting paneer tikka on that plate waiting to be devoured. Marinated in the goodness of curd and masalas with the smoked capsicum and onions also add to the heavenly taste of these Paneer Tikkas.

 

  1. Kulfi

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The cooling and tasty Kulfi-Rabdi or the humble Matka-Kulfi of Indian Ice Cream and Kulfi Faluda is the best. Whether it is their Rooh Afza loaded Faluda kulfi or Kesar Pista Rabdi Gola, each and every bite of it will give you a straight ride to the heaven!

 

So, what all did you tried making at home?

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Ah, we love Holi! Let’s get drenched in mouth-watering delicacies |Jaipur Beat

With the outburst of Coronavirus, everyone is rethinking about their Holi plans. Who would know that the disease will spread like a bushfire and blot out every major event leaving us all bummed out, especially when Holi is around the corner?

The first festival of the New Year that excites every soul in India thinking of ways to play Holi with friends and family, targeting that one person who refuses to play, all and all having a ball of a time. The children too are super excited to try their colour-filled hands on everyone’s faces but alas all the enthusiasm has been washed out by the sudden outbreak of Corona Virus.

But if we look at the bright side we all got a chance to play Holi like we used to in our childhood days. Yes, you guessed it right, Pichkaris! As the infection spreads with touching you can avoid playing with your hands and instead use pichkaris and water balloons.

Still, if you want to be on the safer side and avoid playing Holi this year, well worry no more because where there is a will, there is definitely great food! As with the celebration, we also look forward to binge eating all mouth-watering delicacies unique to this occasion prepared by our sweet mommy.

No one can imagine Holi without the ever delicious sugar syrup dripping gujiyas. Native to Rajasthan, gujiyas are sweet dumpling filled with yummy cardamom flavoured mawa and dry fruits are specially made on Holi.image1_tonemapped

Along with gujjiya’s you can also prepare moong dal ka halwa, gulab jamun and shahi tukda that’ll just make your festival hip and happening.

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Another Holi munching treat is stacking up the plates with crunchy besan garlic papad to balance off all the sweetness. As Indians are very fond of Papads it is a perfect snack to indulge in.

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No one can miss the classic Holi special recipe made with milk, nuts and spices like saffron, fennel– Thandai!

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Don’t miss to try some colourful mocktails perfect for the spring season.

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Everyone’s favourite ‘Kheer’ always hits the right notes no matter whatever the festival is.

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Steaming hot puris with aloo ki sabzi is quintessential to this festival.

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Ah, how can we not celebrate Holi! Let’s get drenched in most mouth-watering delicacies.

Jaipur Beat wishes you all a Happy Holi 🙂

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A New Sensational Resto Bar and Lounge in The Town | Jaipur Beat

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Valentines’ Day is right here and you’re still unsure of your plans? Well, we got you sorted as we have something new to introduce. Yes, another Booz hub in the town!

Jaipur’s coolest city bar BEERLICIOUS needs no introduction and is one place that has never left you disappointed. It has got one more address now- Beerlicious CentralBeerlicious Central at Okay Plus Tower, MI Road.

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We can’t wait to cover this newly opened Beer Lounge and share it with you all beer lovers. Here we go!

Comforting Ambience

Offering a contemporary feel and quite soothing and welcoming vibe this place feels like somewhere you can think to plan to spend some rocking time with your gang. It has indoor seating, outdoor seating and rooftop with a spectacular view of the Pink City and revolving tower at the front.

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Rooftop of Beerlicious

Well, the interiors of the place have been done very tastefully and designed in an enduring way that brings in expertise and makes you comfortable at the same time.

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The wooden wall of the indoor area has a quirky beer frame and the other side gives you the view of the outside area. The outdoor area gives a pleasant view and captures the essentials of the Pink city and is mystical at night adding up to your happy hour.

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Savoury Dishes

They have quite an interesting menu that covers up everything from Indian fusion, Continental, Italian, Pan Asian Starters and what not. They even have Continental Mexican Italian from around the world from which we tried Chicken Roulade and believe us it was damn good. It had chicken rolled with cheese, spinach, mashed potatoes served with garlic sauce.

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Chicken Roulade

Tagliatelle Polo Fungi Pasta is another dish we tried which was creamy enough to make you fall in love with it in the first bite. For those who don’t know tagliatelle is pasta variety which was cooked with mushrooms in a cream sauce served with garlic bread.

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Tagliatelle Polo Fungi Pasta

And lastly, we had Egg Benedict which is an American breakfast that consists of eggs, English muffin and hollandaise sauce. All in all, we liked all the three dishes and so we are pretty sure their rest of the menu must be delicious too. We have to leave some stuff for our next visit too 🙂

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Egg Benedict

So people here’s another addition to the top resto-bars in Jaipur that looks promising in food, party and great hospitality. Go ahead and treat yourself to fusion food, crazy drinks, good music and the most romantic view.

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Call your gang along to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in an all-new Beerlicious Central and make it a weekend to remember.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

If you have been to this place already or planning it soon, do share your reviews with us!

Opening Hours- 4pm- 2pm

Location- Beerlicious Central

10th Floor, Okay Plus Tower, MI Road

 

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Celebrate Heritage, Culture and Art with Red Earth

Jaipur has always been linked with culture, heritage and art. Over the last few years, Jaipur has witnessed innumerable art festivals that broaden our knowledge about its culture and heritage.

Adding to that Red Earth- an art organization is having a special program featuring Open Studio (art/sarees/design); Inner City Heritage Walks, and a Pink City Feast name RED EARTH x JAIPUR. It’s a 5 day festival that will take you to a journey towards a newer understanding of culture. Let’s have a look at what five-day festival has stored in for you!

 

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  1. Walk: Vastu and Urban Planning (23rd January)

Jaipur exemplifies a practical living model of the ancient Indian architectural doctrine of Vastu-vidya. This walk will explore the scientific and methodical approach underlying the founding of the city, guided equally by ancient Indian architectural / city building Vastu principles, as well as late mediaeval / pre-modern contexts when the city was founded.

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  1. Walk: The Hidden Vrindavan (24th January)

Jaipur is often regarded as the “Hidden Vrindavan” because of the benign presence of four important Krishna deities. The walk features a visit to Govind Dev Temple: the most prominent temple of Jaipur, located within the royal precinct; and the other lightmaps of Caitanya tradition: Radha-Damodar, Shri Radha-Gopinath, and Shri Vinodilal – located in varying neighbourhoods within the walled city.

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  1. Walk: Night Walk, Chaura Rasta (25th January)

The city at night, a special walk that explores the night-life of Chaura Rasta, one of the main streets of Jaipur. Aimlessly wandering through this beautifully lit up avenue, we revel in architectural delights, sip on street-side Chai, get lost in secret interior alleys, visit temples, and soak in the glowing pink beauty of the city, which takes on a radically different flavour as the day ends, and the night ascends…

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  1. A special feast featuring regional and local specials (26th-27th January)

A special vegetarian Sattvik feast, featuring local and regional specials, along with an eclectic mix of pan Indian flavours! This special home-cooked meal (supplemented by some items from specialist outlets), using largely organic ingredients, presents an intimate view of “Rajasthani” cuisine, radically different from the standard Rajasthani platters presented at restaurants.

Explore the unique taste of locally grown vegetables, savour delicate and not so delicate flavours, all together. A humble but special gastronomy experience- to give you a home-style experience of food in the Pink City!

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Be a part of this unique and special program to discover one of the least explored facets of the Pink city!

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Unfolding-what’s behind the celebration called Sankranti | Jaipur Beat

Did you know- Our body is capable of getting its Vitamin D reserves full with 3 full days of sunlight and the best quality of sunlight is the end of winter and beginning of summer.? See how wise our sages were of ancient India, who introduced the concept of flying kites in winter so that sunbathing wouldn’t add any kind of boredom!  How exciting it is that along with the joy of flying kites, kids get direct sunlight and stock a good dose of Vitamin D for the whole year. Now you know, why we’re so enthusiastic about celebrating the festival of Lohri and Sankranti?

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On a religious note, the day of Sankranti is celebrated to venerate the ‘Sun’ god and the best way to do that is to rise with the morning sun and visit the 16th Century Galta Ji & the Sun temple located on the outskirts of the old city.

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On this day, the devouts trek up the small hill to the temple exiting the City through Surajpol & Galtaji gate and pay homage to the deities in the temple downhill.

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On Makar Sankranti, it is considered especially auspicious to take a dip in the 7 holy Kunds / water tanks located in this stunning Complex. While you are there, you might as well do some Surya Namaskars & get your quota of Vitamin D and all the other health benefits from the blessed rays of the Sun. Maybe just for today, you can go a little easy on the Sun-Block 🙂

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Makar Sankranti is also celebrated as the harvest festival of the country. The Rabi crop is harvested in the month of January and corn, mustard, peanuts, sesame etc. are the major crops harvested at this time. One day before Sankranti, i.e. on Lohri the new crop is offered to God through worshipping fire.

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Lastly, how can we miss the most important thing about any festival in the city-Food? Makar Sankranti food is all about pakode, moongfali, popcorn, khichadi, gajak, feeni, ladoo and papdi-chat.  Everyone loves to savour these special delicacies and the Children in the house go up and down the terrace for serving them. The youngsters become DJs playing the best songs the loudest on their rooftop.

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Take in the spirit of this exciting festival, Jaipur’s style, this is special to hold on to in your memories forever.

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Here winter is not a season but a festival|Jaipur Beat

The scent of winter fog,  waft from tea stalls, hurried traffic crossing the mild sunshine, the sight of travellers exploring the hilltop Amer fort and locals wandering the narrow streets in traditional Rajasthani attire is a riot of delightful things for the senses at any time of year, but none more so than during the winter months.

We love the rush with which winter arrives and suddenly changes our lives with its aroma, and we never want these winter days to pass.
Winter is the best time to experience Rajasthan’s ‘Pink City’. For the people around, winter is just another season but for a Jaipurite it is a festival in itself.

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Festival to indulge in the traditional delicacies, to enjoy gala events, to take pleasure in the legendary Polo game, to celebrate patang baazi, and to participate in the world’s biggest literature festival, the list goes on.

Winter Delicacies

Walk into any part of the city’s bazaars, the one thing that you cannot resist is the tandoori kulhad chai with pakoras.

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Samosa, kachori, jalebi, Mirchi-vada and kadhai doodh at night is just the perfect ending note to the day. A true Jaipurite never leaves an opportunity to taste the variety served on its streets. Winters add an extra charm to almost everything we get on the streets and we don’t even miss the outdoors as the city has abundant rooftop bars and cafes.
Not to be missed, the winter chill is best enjoyed at bonfire nights.

Festivals and Events

The World looks up to Jaipur as it hosts some unique events and festivals, which no other city has to offer in winters.

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This is the time for Jaipur Winter Polo Season, Children festival, kite festival, Jaipur Art Summit, Jaipur International Film Festival, Rajasthan International Film Festival and the one that needs no introduction- Jaipur Literature Festival and its Music stage. Too much on the platter, yeah?

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The time for winged wonders. Gazing at the beautiful migratory birds, that travel from far lands to Mansagar lake, Barkheda and Chandlai lake is one of the kind experiences that we Jaipurites look forward to every year in winters.

Monument Hopping

 

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The list is never complete without the three must-sees being the towering Palace of the Winds, the hilltop, marble-decked Amber Fort and the sprawling City Palace complex.
The mild winter sun makes the palace hopping a lot more fun.

Get closer to nature

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This is the best time to enjoy Safari at Jhalana and enjoy the wilderness from close corners.  You never know when you stumble upon a black panther.

Kite Flying

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For a true Jaipurite, kite flying is not a game but a religion.  When hundreds of kites dance in the sky and people dance on their terrace is a sight to behold. This is one of the most favorite and zealous festivals in Jaipur. And every Jaipurite has beautiful memories of Makar Sankranti.
So if you ever plan to visit Jaipur during winter, make sure you don’t miss the intoxicatingly enthusiastic vibe of Makar Sankranti!

 

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List of events in the new month of 2020

As we have entered a whole new decade which brings new hopes, new resolutions, new start to everything and off course new events. We may have celebrated on NYE but we are for sure that January brings with it a lot of reasons to celebrate. Brace yourself because this month is going to be even more exciting!

  1. Décor India

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Date- 3rd – 7th January 2020

Time- 11:30 am – 7 pm

Venue- JECC Sitapura

 

  1. Shimmer Wedding Expo

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Date- 3rd-4th January 2020

Venue- Birla Auditorium

 

  1. Urban Desi- Astandup solo by Karan Hooda

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Date- 5th January 2020

Time- 7 pm – 9 pm

Venue- Club Colaba

 

  1. Big Bang Youth Festival

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Date- 5th January 2020

Time- 11 am

Venue-The Open Space Society

 

  1. Jhalak Fashion Exhibition

Jhalak

Date- 10th – 11th January 2020

Time- 11 am – 9 pm

Venue- Holiday Inn

 

  1. Rajasthan Food Expo 2020

Food Expo

Date- 10th – 12th January

Time- 10 am – 9 pm

Venue- Birla Auditorium

 

7. Bas Kar Bassi feat. Anubhav Singh Bassi

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Date- 11th January 2020

Time- 7 pm

Venue- Harishchandra Totuka Sabha Bhawan

 

  1. Jaipur International Poetry Library- Fest

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-11th – 12th January

Time- 11 am – 7 pm

Venue- Science Park

 

  1. Dahleez Winter Wedding Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 11th – 12th January 2020

Time- 10 am – 10 pm

Venue- Utsav Hall, Vidyadhar Nagar

 

  1. Jaipur Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Festival

Date- 11th – 12th January 2020

Time- 10 am

Venue- Jawahar Kala Kendra

 

  1. Veritart Poetry Session feat. Mohammed Sadriwala

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Date- 18th January 2020

Time- 5:30 pm

Venue- Hoztel Jaipur

 

  1. Rajasthan International Film Festival 2020

RIFF

Date- 18th – 22nd January 2020

Time- 9 am – 11:30 pm

Venue- World Trade Park

 

  1. Jaipur Literature Festival

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Date- 23rd – 27th January 2020

Time- 10 am – 6 pm

Venue- Diggi Palace

 

  1. Jaipur Music Stage

Music Stage

Date- 23rd – 25th January 2020

Time- 5 pm – 12 pm

Venue- Clarks Amer

 

  1. Trends Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition

Trends

Date- 24th – 26th January 2020

Time- 9 am – 9 pm

Venue- Birla Auditorium

 

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Your Guide to Ultimate Food Experiences this Winter | Jaipur Beat

There’s not a single person who doesn’t enjoy food. Since Jaipur food is so well-loved, we decided to make a list of the best food items to eat in the winter season. Here we go!

Halwa

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During winters, no one would ever say no to the lip-smacking Gajar or moong dal or badaam ka halwa. We only wait for winters so that we could enjoy this mouthwatering winter speciality topped with desi ghee and dry fruits.

Aloo Tikki

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A mouthful of hot aloo tikki with a burst of flavourful chutneys is a total bliss in winters. Be it on streets or at a wedding, aloo tikki is most enjoyed dish by everyone.

Mawa Kachori

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If you have a sweet tooth and love kachori then Mawa kachori is just for you. A puff pastry filled with aromatic mawa and nuts is one winter speciality that you anyone would want to indulge in if travelling to Jaipur.

Mirchi Bada

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You better be strong enough to try this street snack in which green chillies are stuffed with aloo masala and are deep-fried served with sweet and tangy chutney.

Soup

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A hot bowl of soup with bread crumbs and cream is a total saviour during winters plus a healthy appetiser too.

Dal Baati Churma

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This power-packed Rajasthani dish that is everyone’s favourite is best enjoyed during winters. The one when we get invited at Khol ke Hanuman Ji the level of excitement to get to eat Dal Baati Churma is just next level.

Eggs and Omelettes

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Since the past few years, Jaipur streets are buzzing with street stalls selling egg dishes. Yes, most of us don’t eat at eggs at home 🙂 Most of the egg stalls serve an extensive menu of egg dishes from Omelette Pizza to butter Masala Omelette this list is endless.

Paneer Tikka

Just look at that tempting tandoori chicken or paneer tikka on that plate waiting to be devoured. There are many street joints where you could enjoy paneer tikka plus you could stand next to the griller and enjoy the heat.

Kadhi with Kachori & Samosa

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Hot, spicy and tempting, a superb combination of Rajasthani kadhi and mouth-watering Kachori/Samosa is everyone’s love. Once tasted, it will leave you to ask for more.

Kadhai wala Doodh

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Be it early morning or at late night, the sip of hot kadhai wala doodh (milk) served in kulhad tastes like heaven during winters. It becomes more delicious when paired with freshly taken out jalebi’s.

Gajak

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Dry and crisp sweet made of til and jaggery will keep your body warm on the biting cold days. Winters are incomplete without eating gajak and you don’t have to find it in Jaipur, it’s available in every street and corner and you’ll be surprised to see the variety here.

Dal ke Pakode

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While you sit with frozen hands and crave for some warmth, these garam garam dal pakode are a perfect cure and company for you. Try them on the street side stalls or just make them at home and don’t forget to serve with the green chutney.

Kulche Chole

Traditionally the Punjabi speciality, this dish Kulche Chole is made with lots of spices and masala like onion, tomato and garlic and with lots of butter on it has stolen the hearts of many in Jaipur, especially during the winter season.

 

To all food Connoisseurs, Jaipur will never disappoint you when it comes to food.