Udaipur is one of the famous tourist landmarks in India which is well known for its typical Rajasthani welcoming cultures infused into the beautiful architectural buildings or ‘Havelis’ accounting an epic tale of war, bravery and traditions carried by the famous ‘Rajput’ Emperors of the city. Apart from delicious Mewari cuisines, other popular foods in Udaipur comprises endless spicy snacks waiting to flourish your taste buds with a plethora of Indian Chilli varieties that are balanced skillfully by the regional as well as professional chefs of the city. You can’t hold your healthy diet once you start your food trip in Udaipur as the best foods of Udaipur are full of spices and oily fillings that covers every inch of flavour poured into their top cuisines and popular snacks. Here I have curated a list of top 10 foods in Udaipur, Rajasthan that you must not miss at any cost if you really want to get the taste of core Udaipur’s food experience.
List of Foods in Udaipur
1. Egg Bhurji
One of the simple yet extremely delicious foods or snack that represent Udaipur’s vibrant culture and surrounding through its mesmerising appearance that holds multicoloured veggies and white boiled eggs complementing the entire colour theme. This dish is made from the boiled eggs which are mixed with Indian spices and veggies like tomato, coriander, Indian green chilli etc. These together with the bright tint of Turmeric makes this top food in Udaipur not only tempting but spectacular in looks that no one can pass by without, once looking at it. The Bhurji is accompanied by a packet of bread. Try it at Chetak which is a pure paradise for trying Egg Bhurji. You might have to stand in a queue for some time but the taste, worths the wait. Try Tandoori Omelet if you wish to try more here.
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2. Mewari Styled Curry
Curry is the signature style of Indian cooking and Mewari Curries are much more loud and vibrant in taste due to their regional use of dried spices that add an extra hot and spicy tone to their authentic dishes. Mewari styled curries are available in both veg and non-veg preferences as tourists dote upon this food in Udaipur, Rajasthan extensively. Use of fresh spices and ingredients to bring the strong taste makes this dish more exciting and splendid. You can pair up the dish with Indian regular bread- chapatis or have the regional ‘Bati’ styled dinner or lunch.
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3. Mirchi Vada
This popular street food in Udaipur is well known throughout the country. It’s one of the spiciest snacks which holds the balance of hotness of chillies in the most precise manner. The snack is prepared from Indian Jalapeno Pepper which is stuffed with boiled and mashed potatoes flavoured already with various Rajasthani spices. Later the stuffed Jalapenos coated with corn flour that are deep-fried in the oil yielding a crispy spicy snack that goes perfectly well with authentic tamarind chutney served at the food joints. Manak Balaji is one of the best places to try Mirchi Vada.
You might realise that most of the famous foods in Udaipur are infused heavily with spices and oil. But that is the signature welcome of this city as having a demographic location of arid zones in India this city manages its own set of spices that are stored by drying techniques majorly. Whereas the lack of water leads to most of the famous foods being either roasted or deep-fried. Kachoris are one of those fluffy breakfast options that you will find on every street during the morning. Kachoris are basically puffed pastries that are enjoyed with basic tamarind chutney. It tastes amazing hence do give it a try once in your morning plates. Shri Lala Mishthan is very popular among the Udaipurites, serving kachoris for 15 years.
5. Bread Pakoda
Another top street food in Udaipur that is super tasty and wholesome. People holding small appetites can get full with only one piece of bread Pakoda. So visit the ‘Bread Pakoda’ joints as hungry as possible to enjoy the dish more. Bread Pakoda is basically a deep-fried dish of bread sandwich. In Hindi ‘Pakoda’ is referred to as fried snacks. You’ll love this snack if you adore crispy, potato fries. Famous Bread Pakoras at Panditji’s stalls are extremely popular among locals as well as tourists.
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6. Daal Baati Churma
Daal Baati Churma is the quintessential part of Rajasthani cuisine, and there are several restaurants who serve this top food in Udaipur regularly. Prepared from regional produce of the city. ‘Dal’ or Lentils paired with ‘Choorma’- grounded wheat crushed and cooked with ghee and sugar are eaten with the Indian bread ‘Bati’ which are those ball-like figures that are roasted over the smoky coals to wind up this amazing meal in Udaipur. Surely this is a must-try Rajasthani food in Udaipur that you should not miss!
One of the best street foods in Udaipur you can ever get with such cheap prices. Dabeli is like the desi version of the burger, stuffed with potatoes and garnished with peanuts, pomegranate and chutney. All of such rich preparations are available at very low costs due to which you can find a huge crowd covering the street stalls of this food. Shankar Vada Pav is one of the renowned places who serve Dabeli steamy at your tables with dollops of butter and a big smile poured over the crispy food
8. Paani Puri
Indian food can’t be complete about this side snack that every person from adult till children love to enjoy after or before their meals. Well, sometimes the sudden hit of fabulous flavours leave you spellbound and fully filled that you can’t proceed towards consuming other top foods to eat in Udaipur. But that’s completely fine in case of having Paani Puri. These are puffed balls that are filled with sour-and-sweet flavoured water and boiled potatoes or chickpea fillings. The style and taste of water can vary in different restaurants so choose wisely which place suits your taste buds. Whereas, Ashok Nagar Main Road, is the first choice of every resident of Udaipur when it comes to having a ‘Paani Puri time’.
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9. Rajasthani Thali
Thali is a style of Indian dish in which numerous delicacies are served in a large plate, with unlimited supply like a barbecue system. One of the best ways to enjoy the myriad best foods of Udaipur in one go is by trying this serving of Thali that holds at least 4 types of main curries, 3 types of dry vegetable dishes, 2 or 3 chutneys bound up with the unlimited supply of chapatis. After finishing the Thali(which surely you can’t do alone!) you can drink the ‘Chaas’ or a yoghurt based drink that is astonishingly refreshing, easing out all the heat and sweat on your face due to the hot weather of Udaipur. If you are looking for a romantic dinner and wanna try out Thali then Udai Kothi is one of the best restaurants to visit.
If you have a sweet tooth, then surely you can start or end your food tour in Udaipur, Rajasthan with the tastiest Jalebis at Bhole Mishthan eatery. This is one of the famous dessert snacks that is paired with the tang of Dahi in the morning breakfast of the city. The spiralling discs when dipped into the sugary syrups that absorb the whole richness and thick sugary essence become one of the best drool-worthy delicacies that you must not miss in Udaipur. Bhole Misthan is placed amidst the chaotic city centre. You can try Jalebis from elsewhere as well, just follow the board hoarding of ‘Mishthan’ that signifies that the food joint serves all delicious desserts of the city.
Hope you enjoyed these mentioned top 10 foods of Udaipur that you must not miss. These foods are rich in flavours and hot over some taste buds therefore, be prepared to enjoy some spicy yet delicious Rajasthani food in Udaipur that will completely deteriorate the fear of spicy stuff from your mind. Foreigners coming with a habit of trying bland food sometimes get annoyed with the extravagant use of dried chillies in almost every foods of this city(except the desserts obviously!)But be certain as Udaupurites know their chilli very well and not every chilly is a burning bomb of hot flavours so ease out and enjoy the vibrant coloured dishes of this city. Tell us in the comment section below if you enjoyed this blog. Share it among your friends if they are planning to explore this popular destination in India.
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