Must Eat Street Food in Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Headed out to the blue city of Jodhpur? The city with palaces and royalty also has the best and vibrant street-food culture.
Plan a visit to these famous spots for an authentic street-food experience of the Rajasthani cuisine on your trip to Jodhpur.
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Mirchi Bada and Kachoris at Janta Sweet Home
A famous sweet and namkeen shop in Jodhpur among locals and tourists, visit Janta Sweet Home for their amazing mirchi bada and different types of kachoris along with a wide range of sweets. It was my first time eating a mirchi bada and though a little spicy for my palate, the bada was impressively tasty. The onion and mawa kachoris here are renowned and a must have!
Location: Nai Sadak, near Ghanta Ghar, Jodhpur
Just opposite Janta Sweet Home is Hotel Priya which is famous for its thali’s. Not in a condition to eat an entire thali, we decided to dig into their chaat. First on our table was Raj Kachori, a kachori stuffed with chana, potato, sprouts and topped with curd, green chutney, tamarind chutney and sev and served in a plate with lots of curd. Mouthwatering and to die for! Their chaat section is not very long but is delicious.
Location: Nai Sadak, opposite Janta Sweet Home
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Makhaniya Lassi at Shri Mishrilal Hotel
If you have a sweet tooth, then gorging on the makhaniya lassi should be on your list. A speciality of Shri Mishrilal Hotel, the makhaniya lassi is a unique method of preparing lassi with special ingredients and a dollop of makhan or white butter. The hotel also serves sweets like rabdis, pedhes and a variety of namkeens.
Location: Sardar Market, Ghanta Ghar
The name says it all. This is definitely the best samosa I’ve ever had. Why? Because you don’t need chutney to eat it with. Yes! The samosa is not dry like the usual ones we eat and the owner claims you don’t need chutney when we asked for some. The first bite and we knew why. The samosa was perfectly crisp and the filling had chutney mixed with it making it well, not dry. An absolute must-eat when in Jodhpur.
Location: Nai Sadak, just outside Ghanta Ghar.
Rajasthani Thali at Gypsy Restaurant
Not street-food but the thali at Gypsy Restaurant is a must-have when in Jodhpur. They have 31 items in their thali menu. Yes, 31! If you want an introduction to vegetarian Rajasthani cuisine, this is the place to be. The thali menu includes everything from sweets, namkeens, gatte ki subzi, dal baati, khichadi and pooris. And of course, the thali is unlimited.
Location: 689, First Floor, 9th C Road, Sardarpura