Places To Eat In bikaner
One of the biggest aspects that have been drawing people from across the world to Bikaner is its food. Extremely flavourful and diverse, Rajasthani cuisine is among the best in the country. It is equally rewarding for non-vegetarians and vegetarians, so whatever be your culinary philosophy, you will not be disappointed with the options available here. Though you can have Bikaner’s dishes almost everywhere in the nation, the Rajasthani city offers you its authentic versions. So, pick Bikaner packages today for a chance to taste the local delights, cooked the local way. The following sections will give you an overview of Rajasthani cuisine, Bikaneri favourites and where to have them all in the city.
Daal Baati Churma, comprising three components: Churma, Daal and Bati, is a Rajasthani essential. Churma is wheat flower cooked in ghee with sugar, whereas baati is balls of wheat and yoghurt dough, cooked on burning embers. A snack popular throughout India that has its origin in Bikaner is the Bhujia. You can have the authentic version of this teatime snack in the city. A tasty vegetarian dish to sample in Bikaner is Gatte Ki Sabzi, made with boiled gram flour dough balls, cooked in a buttermilk or yoghurt-based gravy.
For the Meat Lover
Non-vegetarian food is rooted deep in the culture of Bikaner as in the year-round unavailability of crops in the desert, the natives have had to survive on meat. This is the reason you will find a range of meat preparations in the cuisine of Rajasthan. Those, who like food, infused with red chillies, must try Laal Maas, prepared with lamb or goat meat. For a taste of what the local monarchs ate, you can opt for Mohan Maas. It is goat or lamb meat, stuffed with dry fruits, simmered in a creamy sauce. If you cannot handle the heat of chillies, then you can have Safed Maas, a Mughal-influenced dish, wherein the meat is cooked in a mildly spiced curry consisting of cashew nut paste.
Despite the fact that the Thar Desert covers much of Rajasthan, the local food has loads of options for vegetarians. An absolutely must try when in Bikaner is Kadhi, wherein balls are made of gram flour dough and then cooked in a yellow yoghurt-based curry. It is available with and without these gram flour balls. The true taste of Bikaner can be experienced with Ker Sangri, prepared with a sort of bean grown in the desert. Pyaaz Kachori, where a kachori is stuffed with a spicy potato and onion filling, is a popular snack.
Even if you are not too fond of desserts, you will become after you have had these in Bikaner. The most famous Rajasthani sweet dish is Ghevar, which you will get almost everywhere in Bikaner. Another local favourite that you must have in the city is Mawa Kachori, a kachori stuffed with dry fruits and soaked in sugar syrup. You can have Churma not only as a savoury dish, but also as a dessert in the form of laddus. A popular sweet dish, eaten primarily during the cool regional winters, is Badam Halwa, prepared by cooking almonds and semolina in ghee. Besan Ki Chakki or Dilkushar, a barfi made of gram flour, is also a must-have Bikaneri dessert.
Where to Go?
You don’t have to worry about finding good places to eat in the city as there are loads of restaurants in its every corner. If you are having a tough time looking for them, then you can ask the warm-hearted people of Bikaner for directions. Some of the most popular dining venues in the city are Gallops Restaurant, Heeralal, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bhanwar Niwas, Hang Around Zone, Chhotu Motu Joshi Sweet Shop and Kings Pavillion Restaurant.