The character of cuisine in India is essentially regional. The size and diversity of the country has forced every area to develop a cuisine of its own due to transportation issues faced in earlier times. Rajasthan’s cuisine has evolved from its need to use minimum water for cooking. Given the harsh desert terrain, foods delivering high nutritional value, which could be stored for long periods of time, were created by using locally sourced ingredients.
On this Tour:
• Walk through a vibrant local bazaar with our Food Guide.
• Learn the nuances of Rajasthani cooking, which is predominantly vegetarian, but each meal is not governed by vegetables. Instead, milk, buttermilk and other milk products are used widely in the cuisine, so are various pulses and millets.
• Visit a Rajasthani home for a demonstration and tasting of traditional home-style Indian cooking.
• You can help with cooking, take notes or simply observe the transformation of the raw ingredients into mouth watering savoury, sweet and spicy dishes, which you can relish later.
• If you’re interested in popular street food, we can also take a look at the snacks and delicacies that Jaipur loves to eat.
Duration: 3-4 hours.
• You have to take off your shoes when you enter an Indian home.
• Photography is not permitted in the bazaars, since it is a sensitive issue.