Whenever someone mentions Rajasthani cuisine, Dal Baati Churma or Dal Baati Churma rates very high on the list. A vegetarian cuisine but quite heavy on the digestion system, as it’s prepared and served with copious amount of ghee/ oil. It’s a popular choice of food in picnduring the the monsoon season which is called Goth/ Gauths. So where can you find a good place to have Dal Baati Churma in Jaipur? Tough question!
It’s not easy to find a place serving lip-smacking Dal bati Churma in Jaipur. You can find few dhabas in Sindhi Camp area in jaipur serving Dal Baati Churma.
Dal Baati Churma sold commercially doesn’t measure up to the authentic taste prepared by the cooks specializing in this cuisine. Of late, its restricted to the wedding ceremonies or prasadi in temples. In fact, some shops in the old city area of Jaipur sell only ingredients required for making Dal Baati Churma. They also arrange specialist cooks for Dal Baati Churma. Tradition demands that Dal Baati Churma be served in a plate made of dried leaves as shown in the picture, it’s called Pattal. You can find more information here. There are two types of Baati, a variant of Churma, Dal and Gatte ki Sabzi in above picture. Gatte Ki Sabzi is commonly served in Rajasthan along with Baati. Together, they make for a great combination.
You are unlikely to find good places in Jaipur where you can walk in and treat yourself with delicious Dal Baati Churma. The above picture was clicked at Khole ke Hanumanji temple which is famous for the Dal Baati Churma prasad in Jaipur. Picture shot with a smartphone under low light condition
Here is another picture of Daal Baati Churma at a Prasadi in Samode village.
There are 3 different type of Churma, two type of Baati along with the Dal and Kadi or Curry. It’s quite usual to be served with three or four variants of Churma – Gehun, Bajara, badaam, and rose along with two or three variants of Baati like saada (plain) Baati, Mewa Baati and Masala Baati.
Have you ever had Dal Baati Churma? If yes, do share your experience in the comments below.
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