Famous Dishes of Udaipur

Udaipur, the "City of Lakes", isn't just a visual feast; it's a haven for your taste buds too. The traditional food in Udaipur is a vibrant tapestry of flavours, influenced by the region's rich history and its Rajputana legacy. It's a symphony of spices, textures, and cooking techniques that will leave you wanting more.

Mirchi Bada

Let's kick things off with a fiery bang! Mirchi Bada translates to "chilli fritter", and that's exactly what it is. These are hollowed-out green chilies stuffed with a spiced potato mixture and then dipped in a chickpea batter before being deep-fried. The contrasting textures – the soft potato filling against the crispy exterior – and the burst of spice will make your taste buds do a happy dance.

Potato fritters
a plate of churma

Daal Baati Churma

This iconic local food in Udaipur is a must-try. It's a hearty combination of three elements:

Dal: A slow-cooked lentil stew, simmered with fragrant spices.
Baati: Hard wheat balls baked in a clay oven, perfect for soaking up the rich dal.
Churma: Baati crushed and mixed with ghee and jaggery, adding a touch of sweetness.

Daal Baati Churma is a complete meal in itself, traditionally enjoyed with a dollop of ghee.

Gatte Ki Sabzi

This vegetarian curry features dumplings (Gatte) made from chickpea flour, simmered in a tangy yoghurt-based gravy. The Gatte ki Sabzi has a unique texture - the dumplings are soft and melt-in-your-mouth, while the gravy can be enjoyed with fluffy makki ki roti (corn flour flatbread) or rice.

Indian gravy topped with curd and coriander
Red mutton curry sprinkled with flax seeds

Laal Maas

For meat lovers, Laal Maas is a king among curries. This fiery red dish features mutton cooked in a rich gravy infused with red chillies, yoghurt, and a blend of aromatic spices. The slow-cooking process allows the meat to become tender and juicy, absorbing all the delicious flavours.

Mawa Kachori

Mawa Kachori is a unique sweet and savoury snack. Unlike its savoury cousin filled with lentils, this kachori is stuffed with a delectable mixture of mawa (khoya, a milk solid), nuts, and sugar. Deep-fried to a golden crisp, it's a delightful treat for your afternoon tea or a sweet ending to your meal.

Deep fried kachori

Udaipur's culinary scene extends far beyond these dishes. From street food stalls brimming with vibrant flavours to fine-dining restaurants showcasing regional specialities, there's something to tempt every palate. While exploring the streets is a fantastic way to discover the best food of Udaipur, staying at Chunda Shikar Oudi elevates your experience to a whole new level. With exceptional dining from indoor to lakeside and a menu catered to every occasion and palate, you're sure to taste some of the best famous dishes of Udaipur!