Places To Eat In ajmer
Ajmer’s culture has rich Islamic elements as the city is a prominent centre of Sufi pilgrimage in the country. The cuisine of the city is a result of this intermixing, and you can try Rajasthani as well as Mughlai dishes here. Most Ajmer packages available online treat tourists to the local delights as well as popular international and Indian dishes. Though the hotel you stay at would have a restaurant, but for a better culinary experience, you should stroll through the city in your leisure time. Stay on the page to know what flavours Ajmer can treat you to.
Rajasthani food is famous all over the world, owing to its spicy taste and high nutritional value. Whichever part of the state you are in, you must give the renowned dal baati churma a try. Churma is millet flour, cooked in jaggery and ghee, whereas baatis are made of wheat dough, grilled on charcoal fire. A stew of five different pulses makes daal, the perfect accompaniment to baati and churma. Another local delight, which is extremely nutritious, is Bajre Ki Khichdi. Bajra or millet is rooted deep in the local culture as due to the hot weather of Ajmer and adjoining areas, it grows easily; hence, a staple for the natives.
The local version of pulao is another must have when in the city. Whether you have the pulao with gatte or paneer, it will definitely feel like an explosion of flavours in your mouth. You can also have gatte ki sabzi, a tangy gravy with pieces of boiled besan balls. Laal Maas is perhaps the most widely eaten meat dish in Rajasthan. It is essentially lamb shanks in a gravy, infused with loads of red chillies that give the dish its colour and name. For a milder option, you can taste mohan maas, a dish loved by the former monarchs of Rajasthan. Safed Maas is another lamb preparation, wherein the meat is simmered in a rich gravy of yoghurt and dry fruits.
All places in the country with a significant Muslim population treat locals and tourists to Mughlai food. Be it Delhi, Lucknow, Srinagar or Hyderabad, the list of such Mughlai food heavens in India is long. Ajmer too is a great place to savour these delights, and if you are a non-vegetarian, then the city is a paradise for you. Every corner and street here has restaurants and stalls that would call you with the distinct aroma of meat being grilled on charcoal fire. Chicken and mutton seekh and galawati kebabs are popular starters in Ajmer, and many street vendors can be seen selling them.
For mains, you can try mutton korma, a dish containing goat meat in a mildly spiced gravy. Navratna korma is a vegetarian alternative, in which nine different vegetables are cooked in a similar gravy. If you come here during Ramazan, then you will find markets buzzing with shoppers all through the night. Nihari, which is goat along with bone marrow, in a tasty curry, is a popular dish during Ramazan.
If you come here, then you must try a few dishes that the people of Ajmer have been eating for a long time. These are the delights that are unique to the city, but famous all across the nation. You might have had kachori and kadhi before, but it is highly unlikely that you have had them together. So, in Ajmer, make it a point to try kachori kadhi, in which kadhi is poured over crushed kachoris. Another preparation, which Ajmer is renowned for, is sohan halwa. Arrowroot, locally called ararot, is mixed with sugar, milk and water, and cooked in ghee to make this popular dessert. Regardless of how much you have eaten during your Ajmer trip, do not leave without having ghevar.
Due to the high footfall of devotees to Ajmer Sahrif Dargah, the market in front of it is full of restaurants and stalls, offering Mughlai delights. Other good areas for food lovers are Mayo College and Station Road, where a range of Ajmeri and Rajasthani preparations are available. With all these options, it won’t be wrong to say that Ajmer is a paradise for foodies.