After two months in India we’re counting down the
10 dishes that make us wish we had four stomachs
10. Kulcha with Chole Masala – Amritsar, Punjab
A traditional leavened bread of the Punjab region in both India and Pakistan, made with wheat flour, curd, baking soda and baking powder. Served with Chole Masala (spicy chickpeas) and onions in a tasty gravy. The food in Punjab isn’t very spicy, but heavy with butter and/or ghee.
40 Rupees Each ($0.80CAD)
9. Chapati in the Desert – Barna, Rajasthan
This meal makes the list mainly due to the experience that came along with it.
Our guide Abhey prepared us fresh veg curry and hand made Chapati over a fire for five days.
The handfuls of spice in each meal are also a reason we loved this food. Rajasthani food is really spicy!
8. Butter Dosa – Jaipur, Rajasthan
A south Indian dish, dosa is a fermented crepe made from rice batter and black lentils. Often served like a big folded pancake, this particular dosa was cooked in butter, cut up and paired with some delicious mystery sauces. We had this at a local dhaba in the Pink City.
70 Rupees ($1.40CAD)
7. Thali – Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
In a basement local-looking restaurant we found a delicious and spicy thali that filled us both for a great price. Thali, meaning “plate” is one of my favourite things about India. It includes all the different tastes in one perfect meal. Here we have chapati, rice, salad, veg curry, dal (lentils), papad and a buttermilk. 170 Rupees ($3.40CAD)
6. Olive Pizza – Pushkar, Rajasthan
This slice of home hit the spot as we chilled out on a patio. Though not the best pizza in the world, it was cheesy, salty and overall delicious. They even had oregano! One of our few western meals.
180 Rupees ($3.60CAD)
5. Eggs & Beans – Jodhpur, Rajasthan
I loved waking up to this! My man Marrakesh served up the best eggs with the tangiest, sweet and spicy beans mixed with tomato and onions. Topped with Cheese! Certainly another meal that brought my tastebuds close to home, but still on an adventure. Only at Tanu’s Guesthouse
4. Banana Chocolate Caramel Pie – Pushkar, Rajasthan
With ice-cream and strawberry syrup. Go ahead, stare at the photo for awhile.
210 Rupees ($4.20CAD)
3. Muesli – Jaipur, Rajasthan
This made our mornings magical. Homemade curd, granola, diced bananas and apples, topped with shaved coconut, honey and pomegranate seeds. Made with love by our dear friend KP at the Rajputana Guesthouse.
2. Peanut Masala – Amritsar, Rajasthan
By far my new favourite snack, I could easily eat a trough-full. Peanuts mingling with diced tomatoes, onions and green chillies covered in lime juice and fresh herbs. This was the first one I had; it was fiery and love at first bite.
1. Stuffed Capsicum – Jaipur, Rajasthan
Easily our number one pick, these stuffed capsicum peppers were filled with flavour and a generous number of cumin seeds, which I loved. Another delectable meal made by our favourite five-star cook, KP at the Rajputana Guesthouse.