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#31 Aug 22nd, 2008, 06:24
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Those desert beans - can't remember the name (sanger?)... I ate that every time it was available.
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Mmm they were nice - except a couple of times they were badly prepared and were a bit like eating twigs!
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I know its not specifically Rajasthani - but piping hot dripping jalebi from the jalebi-wallah around the back of the market in jodhpur.. OMG they were orgasmic... beat the daylights out of the so-called famous jalebis in the old market in Delhi.. they were very average IMO... Here's the Jodhpur guy (looks like Jabba the Hutt) and that's us salivating beside him!
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Originally Posted by kristinm View Post Yes I did feel rather HEAVY after we ate them - had them a few times, but the truckstop ones were the best!
Oh Please ma'am !! I promise I will do whatever you say on your next trip to Delhi, but please tell me where did you get those at truck stops...

Atleast tell me the two places where you were passing through, and any subtle hints will do for me...

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OK - we were driving from Bundi to Chittorgarth, and I'm pretty sure it was after we had stopped at the Manali temple.. it was a dusty village with a kind of big corner where a road went off to the left and a thriving looking vegetable market - on the opposite corner of the crossroads was a 3 sided, tin (I think) roofed open fronted Dhaba with a dirt floor and slab tables and benches, there was a chai and nibbles stand beside it too... the guy cooked on an open clay oven thing that might well have been deep inside - but maybe not - in the corner... he started the dal completely from scratch, and I think our driver was telling him not too spicy (although it was pretty spicy!).. No one spoke English..

We found it delicious - but then we could have been carried away by the romanticism of it all. It had taken the whole way from Bundi to convince our driver to stop at that type of Dhaba at all!
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I can't seem to edit my previous post to put the link to the pic of the jalebi wallah - I love him, he just looks like such a ... jalebi wallah!! http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/s...0/ppuser/18940
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Thanks Kristin, would try to do something about it soon, because I all my Rajasthan travels, I have only found Daal Baati twice, once in Jaipur and other time in Udaipur, but both the times they were quite different from what I am used to having.

Its seems that your driver might have got them made on special order, and the vendor might have made them just to oblige foreign guests, as from your description it seems that he would not have got many. But yeah..this opens a whole new spectrum for me. I would be in Rajasthan next weekend, let me see what I can manage

PS : And the Jalebi Pic, they sure look good, quite thin.
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Originally Posted by kristinm View Post Mmm they were nice - except a couple of times they were badly prepared and were a bit like eating twigs!
I ate those twigs in Jaisalmer! Only once, and gave them up for life! I'll give them another try, Kristinm, since India Edge and you have had some good ones!

If tandoori is a Rajasthani treat, I'd highly recommend the Hard Rock in Jodhpur. Great ambience, reasonable (tourist) prices, and absolutely the best chicken tandoori I had on the tourist path around Rajasthan.
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Originally Posted by SitaParityaga View Post I ate those twigs in Jaisalmer!...
I prefer to think of it as having an unusual and interesting texture.
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No mention of Chokhi Dhani in this thread? I have had good fortune of eating at Chokhi Dhani of Jaipur, Hyderabad and Pune and always enjoyed the traditional Rajasthani food and presentation there. The visit to one in Pune was recent and they stuffed us with their wit and humorous cajoling to eat more.

I have also eaten at famous Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar (nicknamed LMB) at Jaipur long back and it was good. I hope it has maintained the tatse. The thali at that time was Rs. 250, not sure what it may be now. The photo of my avatar is LMB thali :-)
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The best food served at all Railway Station Restaurant at Rajasthan. One of my relative told us, though we did not taste. Any body who tasted the food please give his/her view.
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Originally Posted by somnath biswas View Post The best food served at all Railway Station Restaurant at Rajasthan. One of my relative told us , though we did not taste. Any more suggestion.
Nope, Rajasthani Railway stations and highways are not known for great food. Most of the station would bear a deserted look, and on some major ones the food quality is not very good. Especially the quality of oil they use is very bad.

Even on highways, finding a really nice place to eat is always a challenge in Rajasthan, it has happened with me few times that I had to drive 100 km or more before finding a decent looking place.
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Thanks Shashank for this information. My relative told us about Major Railway stations like Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur etc. the places he actually visited. We will take you advice while on tour to R.
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Opposite Jaisalmer station are a couple of dhabas where food is good, not at the station itself. I once ate in Jodhpur station - it was just o.k.
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Originally Posted by roopesh_kohad View Post No mention of Chokhi Dhani in this thread? I have had good fortune of eating at Chokhi Dhani of Jaipur, Hyderabad and Pune and always enjoyed the traditional Rajasthani food and presentation there. The visit to one in Pune was recent and they stuffed us with their wit and humorous cajoling to eat more.
I went to the Pune one. Great food and extremely persuasive waiters. One of them was almost stuffing jalebis into my mouth! For anyone who wants to go, Chokhi Dani in Pune is in Wagholi, on Nagar Road.
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