Food · Jaipur

5 Mouth-watering Sweets In Jaipur For Your Winter Cravings

Sweets are an integral part of life especially for Rajasthanis’. We never fail to eat sweets whether it is Holi or Rakhi or Diwali. Each festival brings different kind of sweets to our doorstep. And for those who have a sweet tooth, are always looking for some or the other speciality of the season. Let’s take you through the all-time favourite sweet shops in Jaipur.

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  1. Shree Gangaur Sweets

Only 5 months since its inception in Jaipur, Shree Gangaur Sweets serves one of the finest sweet delicacies in the city. If you are looking for the packaging and especially Balushahi, then you should definitely visit this shop.

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  1. Amardeep Sweets

Akhrot Ki Mithai is on your mind, and then Amardeep Sweets is the right choice for your sweet tooth cravings.

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  1. Laaduwala Sweets

Whether you cleared your board exams or your marriage got fixed, Ladu is a must to have sweet especially in Jaipur. Laaduwala Sweets has humongous variety of Ladus but Doodh Ke Ladu are a must to gorge on.

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  1. Mahaveer Rabdi

Craving for some flavourful rabdi, with lots of pistachio nuts on top, then the right place to look at is Mahaveer Rabdiwala, Chandpole Bazar.

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  1. Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar

For any festival or special occasion, you want to have sweets, Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar is definitely on your mind. Famous for its dahi bade, rasgulle, rasmalai, and especially paneer ghevar, this place is ready to serve you with whatsoever is on your list.

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Since every festival is synonymous to different type of sweets, these are the speciality during Diwali season. Jaipur Beat covered this sweet trail during the festival of lights, let’s watch this special sweet trail of Jaipur!

Fairs & Festivals · Jaipur · Pushkar Fair · Rajasthan events · Rajasthan tourism

9 Foodie Favorites at Pushkar Covered on A Special Food Trail by Jaipur Beat

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Though the annual Pushkar Fair is famous for live stock trading but do you know Pushkar is also one heaven for foodies. From street stalls to roadside cafes, wide range of cuisines waits for food lovers to visit and enjoy sumptuous cuisine of Pushkar. In this holy town Non-veg food is strictly prohibited and when it comes to vegetarian food there is always a feeling of limited options available. But there’s no other place that can match the variety of veg cuisines offered here.

When Jaipur Beat decided to be at Pushkar Fair, we left no street uncovered to find out some food gems of Pushkar and we zeroed on a handful of them to try their food owing to some strong recommendations.

As we walked down the streets amidst the aroma of freshly made Baatis, steaming hot tea being served in mitti ka kulhad(earthen pots), puris and kachoris being fried right on the street, the whiff of gulkand and the sight of tempting malpuas dipped in sugar syrup were oozing out utter bliss.

Let us take you through a safar of the Pushkar streets during the annual Pushkar Mela where Jaipur Beat tried some rarest mouthwatering dishes so that next time, you don’t have to think before you eat –

1.Tea Stall Hawker– In India wherever you travel, having a cup of tea is no big deal. Roadsides are dotted with chai wallahs who serve tea boiled up with spices, sugar and milk. But here at Pushkar this Chai Wala adorning pagdi serving steaming hot tea in mitti ka kulhad will surely grab your attention.

ADDRESS – Brahma Temple Road

2. Poha Pizza Pakwan- You must have heard of Poha, Pizza, and Dal Pakwan but here comes a crazy fusion called Poha Pizza Pakwan which is available only here at Pushkar Breakfast Corner. This is one of the most relished breakfasts in Pushkar. A crispy crunchy mathri is topped with dal (cooked lentils) and regular poha with onion, tomato sprinkled  with chatpata masala.  But remember you could only get it if you hit the streets before 10 am.

ADDRESS – Pushkar Breakfast Corner
NEAR VAHARA GALI

3. Kachori- A popular local breakfast dish in Rajasthan are these round fluffy Kachoris stuffed with tempting masalas and fried till golden brown, but this crispy kachori being served with tamarind chutney at ‘Ugma Ji Ki Kachori,  is an absolute treat that needs special attention.

ADDRESS – Ugma Ji Ki Shop
Opp Maheshwari Seva Sadan

4. Out Of The Blue Café- The crowded streets of Pushkar during the fair time leave no space to relax. But here we see this calm and serene lake view rooftop cafe – Out of the Blue. With the soothing blue interior this café is your ultimate relaxation point and one stop destination for all your cravings of delectable Italian and continental cuisines and of course for some truly delectable pizzas. A perfect retreat for our “Firangi Mehmaan” and those with videshi taste buds.

ADDRESS – Out Of The Blue Cafe’

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5. Malpua- Malpua is a sweet delicacy that is made best only in Pushkar and that too in Halwai Ki Gali. These little ‘pancakes’ coated with nutty sugar syrup are the ultimate sweet indulgence. Malpuas are quiet heavy on stomach but no one can stop at just one. They are made even richer when served with Rabdi (sweet condensed milk). Sarvadia Mishtan Bhandar is the name to remember as they serve the best Malpuas in Pushkar.

ADDRESS – Sarwadiya Mishthan Bhandar
Halwai Gali, Badi Basti, 

6. Poori Aloo- The popular Indian breakfast of Poori Aloo needs no introduction. We all have had it at different places but the poori aloo served at Pushkar is unique as the use of curd in their aloo curry distinguishes it from the rest.

ADDRESS –Shri Sarveshar Sweets and Namkeen 
Halwai Gali, Badi Basti, 

7. Falafel

Pushkar is a much sought-after destination for international tourists and that is the reason along with all the Rajasthani delicacies, Pushkar is also famous for its continental cuisines. You can find many street shops serving Falafel and hummus wraps. They have so many kinds of laffas  (what’s this) that you can sit here for an entire day and you still can’t finish trying them all!

Address- Pawan Restaurant
Narsing Ghat

8. Makhaniya Lassi

Pushkar is famous for its Gulkand- a sweet caramelized preserve of rose petals. And here we get to taste the lassi with a unique blend of mawa, yogurt and gulkand. For the best Gulkand lassi, the top in town is Kumawat Lassiwala, a small stall near Brahma temple.

Address- KUMAWAT MAKHANIYA LASSI
Near Brahma Temple

9. Dal Baati

Once known as Rajasthan’s staple food, Baati is eaten with Dal and Churma and varies in tastes and sizes all across Rajasthan. In Pushkar Baatis are quite big in size, which are dipped in desi ghee and served in this tempting Thali.

Address- Pooja Restaurant

Mela Ground

We tried to eat everything possible but still missed many. If you think it’s over, wait there is a long list pending for our next visit. Till then- Happy eating 🙂

Let’s watch this Special Episode on Pushkar Food Trail-

Food · Jaipur · Jaipur Beat

6 Kachori Joints in Jaipur You Can’t Afford To Miss

Some people like it sweet, some like it savory and well, some dishes have the power to be both 😀 One of them is the Indian delicacy – Kachori 😀 Do you already feel your mouth water ? A simple puffed-up fried snack belonging to Rajasthan is a Jaipurite’s heartbeat especially right after he/she wakes up 😉 The texture of this Indian snack is crispy, flaky with delicious base which can be packed with all manner of delicious fillings, whether sweet or savory.

So let us take you on a fun trail of Kachoris in Jaipur, where some oldest and favorite joints are calling out the die-hard Kachori fans, also recently featured in the You Tube food show ‘Jeeman Season 2 by Jaipur Beat‘ 😀

  1. Samrat Restaurant

Samrat Restaurant in Jaipur is one of the oldest shops in the city serving the best Pyaz ki Kachori since 1965 with their all-time favorite Dahi Amchoor Chutney and Tamarind Chutney. Pyaz ki Kachori is a savory filled with onions and other Indian spices which originated in Jodhpur, soon became a common breakfast option in Rajasthan.

Where: Shop No. 273, Chaura Rasta, Modikhana, Jaipur.

  1. Radhe Kachori

Radhe Kachori in Jaipur is popularly known to serve the best Hing ki Kachori in town since 1963. Hing ki Kachori is prepared with ground urad dal, with refreshing flavors of asafetida and is often accompanied with Dahi and Coriander Chutney.

Where: Churukon Ka Rasta, SBBJ Street, Chaura Rasta, Jaipur.

  1. Khuteta Namkeen Bhandar

This small joint in the heart of the city is popular for its small dynamite known as Aloo ki Kachori, which is plain flour dough filled with potatoes and spices, served in Delhi chaat style with Mint and Coriander Chutney taking the taste on total different level!

Where: 90, Kishanpole Bazaar, Chandpole, Jaipur

  1. Sampat Namkeen Bhandar

Now this place follows the rule of using skinned potatoes for their world famous Aloo ki Kachori, as they help in easy digestion. Sampat Namkeen Bhandar, is every Kachori lovers favorite spot since 1936 for their spicy Aloo ki Kachori, with doesn’t requires a need for Chutney but definitely a glass of water!

Where: Baba Harish Chandra Marg, Kishanpole Bazaar, Jaipur.

  1. Shri Ram Namkeen Bhandar

There have been days when the rain made the window panes hazy, making me crave for some Shri Ram Namkeen Bhandar’s  crispy Dal ki Kachori, which is again a common household name in Jaipur. Their Dal ki Kachori are best enjoyed with Kadhi and Tamarind Chutney since ages!

Where: Tresor Apple Store Street, M I Road, Jaipur.

  1. Rawat Mishthan Bhandar

Any celebration is incomplete without Rawat Misthan Bhandar’s Mawa Kachori, a brand serving the authentic Mawa Kachori in Jaipur, which is a sweet delicacy filled with mawa and dry fruits dipped in sugar syrup, invented by Shri Rawatmal ji Deora of Rawat Mishthan Bhandar and considered as their signature dish.

Where: Ground Floor, Opp. Polo Victory Cinema, Station Road, Sindhi Camp, Jaipur.

Check out the episode of Kachori Trail of Jaipur featured on ‘Jeeman Season 2 – Food Trail of Rajasthan’ by Jaipur Beat 😀

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Read the intriguing story behind the Rise and Shine of Sanjay Omelette in Jaipur

Sanjay Omelette is a place in Jaipur that needs no introduction. Whenever a person feels like having a finger-licking egg dish, one name that strikes the mind is Sanjay Omelette.  A true egg junkie would never miss out on a chance to visit this place. With a passion to start his own venture, Mr. Sanjay commenced his outlet in 1981 and this place has been serving the best egg dishes ever made from generations now. From older generation to the younger ones, every person who has visited this place has some story associated with it. So here we bring to you some things that you never knew about Sanjay Omelette.

1. An Idea To Create And Innovate.

It all began with an idea. Mr. Sanjay didn’t have a fixed source of income but had the courage to follow his heart. In 1981 he finally set out on a journey with his small omelette outlet in Jaipur and there was no turning back thereafter.

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2. Around 150 Varieties Of Egg Dishes Being Served By Them. 

You always have a choice!! But the act of choosing is not easy. 😉 Sanjay Omelette serves around 150 varieties of egg dishes to its customers. One of the popular and innovative dishes at Sanjay’s is Egg Pizza, which is a unique combination of omelette and pizza.

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3. Egg Rabri, One & Only In The Whole Country.

Ever heard of Egg Rabri ? We doubt that!! 😉 Try the delectable Egg Rabri at Sanjay Omelette and you’ll forget all the conventional egg dishes for a while.  Another interesting thing about this dish is that you’ll find it only at Sanjay’s and no other eatery in the country.

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4. Jaipur Isn’t The Only Lucky One

After tasting success in Jaipur, Mr. Sanjay grabbed the opportunities that came his way and expanded his business by opening franchises of Sanjay Restaurant in Ajmer, Jabalpur and Ahmedabad. He truly believes in the saying ”Happiness Is In Sharing”, especially when it comes to good food.

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5. The Best Sellers 

Ooh la la Egg Sandwich, Egg Pizza, Egg Rabri, Egg Pakoda, Cheese Omlette and Egg Spring Roll are among the best sellers at Sanjay Omelette. He has managed to create a loyal customer-base from all corners of Jaipur. Located at Janta Store, Bapu Nagar, this restaurant remains open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. You can find a lot of egg lovers during winter evenings and at weekends. One of the important reasons behind his success today is that he loves his job and people love him for what he feeds them. 🙂

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Watch the special episode of Jeeman Season 2 : A Food Trail of Rajasthan by Jaipur Beat featuring Sanjay Omelette – the Omelette king of Jaipur 🙂

 

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‘Jeeman’ by Jaipur Beat Launches Season 2 With Restaurant Review of Handi Vaishali, Jaipur

Rajasthan has a lot to offer in terms of cultural richness, festive fervor, architectural wonders and last but not the least – the Food. People from all around the world visit Rajasthan for its both spicy & sweet varieties of dishes but there are few places which stand out of the crowd and serve something which instantly distinguishes them and pull people like a magnet to their exclusive food.

Before the launch of Season 2 of Jeeman – A Food Trail of Rajasthan whose Season 1 ran in 2016, covering some unique types of dishes made only in Rajasthan, Jaipur Beat picked one of those places in Jaipur, which has had a legacy of 35 years and has consistently served a mind-boggling taste & continues to please the palate with Rajasthani, Mughlai, Tandoori & Continental cuisines – Handi Vaishali. 

The name ‘Handi’ meaning an earthenware or metal pot used in Indian cooking, brings with it an aromatic story and deep connection with traditional style of Indian cooking and its roots which this place still holds on to and persists to grow on.

Located in one of the fastest developing lifestyle & food hubs of Jaipur – Vaishali Nagar, Handi Restaurant looks like the place which invites you to its get-away-from-the-citylife vibe and looks 24 x 7 fresh with a green-rich outdoor ambiance and soothing elegant interiors. Handi, before having this name, was called R’s Barbecue aka Rashmi’s Barbecue named after its founder and a profound food connoisseur – Rashmi Kuchhal. The most popular dish of Handi – Handi Meat is an invention of Rashmi Kuchchal and apart from having some unique spices mixed during the preparation, Handi Meat’s essence remains its clay pot in which it’s both cooked and served.

The indoor ambiance is flamboyant and depicts a soothing character with elegant interiors and a classy decor. The dim lighting, some handicrafts and colorful artifacts add to tasteful ambiance there is. The restaurant also offers a private dining area along with rooftop which is mostly used for parties & buffet.

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Handi Vaishali is a must-visit in evenings as the place lights up like fireflies at night and blankets you in its pure beauty.


Last but not the least, the food of Handi exceeds all expectations and leaves you craving for more. Apart from Handi Meat, the Tandoori Chicken Pataka, Dal Makhani and Chinese preparations are the must things to try at Handi Vasihali. To see it yourself and hear it from the horse’s mouth, watch the episode of Jeeman Season 2 by Jaipur Beat on the link below –

*To get your restaurant featured on Jeeman Season 2, call us on 01412622443 or email us at jaipurbeat@gmail.com