Jodhpur food cuisines

Top #1 Jodhpur Food Guide for Travelers

Jodhpur food is the #1 reason Jodhpur attracts a large sum of tourists.

Great varieties of Jodhpur cuisines, sweets, namkeens, and recipes make it impossible for tourists to exclude it from their travelling list.

Traditional food of Jodhpur has its own air of mystery and taste.

And once you fill your urge of the traditional food, you can look to the various Jodhpur city restaurants to serve your appetite for Indian, Continental, Italian, Mexican, Asian and Mughal cuisines.

A number of famous Indian delicacies are originated to Jodhpur.

Let’s Start Jodhpur food Guide and talk about various Jodhpur Cuisines with local food of Jodhpur:

Dishes (Sabji/Vegetable)

‘Sabji’ enhances the quality of food overall.

There are many delicious varieties of ‘Sabji’ that are exclusive to Jodhpur.

Let’s talk about some of the famous ones:

  • Gatte Ki Sabzi

It is made by rolling besan and frying it. It can be found in the menu of every restaurant of Jodhpur.

  • Ker Sangri Sabzi (also known as Pachkutaa)

It is made by mixing Sangri, Ker and Kumtiya. It is popularity can be assessed by the fact that it is available in the form of Sabji as well as prickle (Aachaar).

  • Kaju Draksh ki Sabji

It is made by Kaju () with Draksh. Somewhat sweetish but adorable taste. It can be found in the menu of every restaurant of Jodhpur.

  • Traditional Kadhi

Ah! all-time favorite of every citizen. It can be mixed with any other dish and will taste different than both of the mixed dishes.

  • Gulab Jamun ki Sabzi

In the next section you will find Gulab Jamun listed under sweets-section. To be honest Gulab Jamun is a sweet. But creative people of Jodhpur has made a Sabji out of this sweet. It is very unique tasting dish and can be redily found in the menu of every restaurant of Jodhpur.

  • Saiv Tamatar ki Sabji

‘Saiv’ means apple, but not here. It is a Sabji made up from Namkeen Saiv (you will find more about it below under Namkeen section). Very tasty and I guarantee that once you have this this will be your all-time favorite dish.

  • Malai Kofta ki Sabji

Kofta is a Namkeen (see under Namkeen section). But thanks to creative people of Jodhpur, a delicious Sabji has been made out of it. It can be found on the menu of every restaurant of Jodhpur.

  • Lasan Ki Chutney

This is favorite of everyone as you will find it everywhere. It is served to enhance the quality of dinner. When you mouth feels salty and in need of refreshing dish try it out. You will not regret it.

P.S.: These dishes will never bore you 😉 .

Sweets (Mithai)

Jodhpur is well known for its sweets.

One can find a large sum of people at every sweet shop and nearly every crowded street has one sweet shop.

The sweet hospitality of Jodhpur is known as “Mithi Manuhaar” which means “Offer Sweets”.

It has always been a tradition of Jodhpuri people to first eat sweets and then start having rest of the meal.

It is the secret of the sugary tone (‘Mithi Boli’) of the citizens of Jodhpur.

Some of the most famous sweets are:

  • Makhan bada

It is a sweet dish made with butter and ‘chaashni’ (sugar syrup). It has a lot of sugar. It can be found in every sweet shop of Jodhpur.

  • Mawa Ki Kachori

Mawa ki Kachori is something that you will never have anywhere else other than Jodhpur. A deep fried, cardamom-spiced kachori smashed roughly in ‘chaashni’ (sugar syrup). However, I must warn you that it packs a lot of sugar. To avoid feeling sick later, it is better shared by 2 people.

  • Malpua

Yet another sweet made with ‘chaashni’ (sugar syrup). Malpua are made in ghee.

  • Ghevar
  • Mava

This sweet is universal in Jodhpur. It is basic sweet of a lot other sweets.

  • Motichur Ke Laddu

This is the sweet used readily in new inaugurations (house, vehicle, business), festivals (Ganesh Chaturti, Raksha Bandan, Diwali) and new birth. It is a symbol of Joy.

  • Besan barfi
  • Thorr
  • Gulab Jamun

It is a very tasty sweet made with ‘chaashni’ (sugar syrup). It is black in color and is also used to make Sabji.

  • Rasgulla

This is yet another sweet made by ‘chaashni’ (sugar syrup). It is white in color.

  • Ras Malai
  • Doodh Jalebi

It is sweet (Jalebi) dipped in milk.

  • Laddu

It is a universal sweet of Jodhpur. It is available in wide varities.

  • Besan ki Chakki

It is rectangular piece of sweet made with ghee. It contains a lot of calories.

P.S.: Have Chakki with Papad, awesome taste.

Ice Cream (Kulfi)

Ice Creams just like sweets are great part of Jodhpur Culture.

One can assess its popularity by finding that many people has taken it to next level by choosing it as a business.

One can find ice cream venders with moving stores selling ice creams in streets with word of mouth and a bell.

Famous Ice Creams of Jodhpur include:

  • Malai Kulfi
  • Matka Kulfi
  • Marwadi Kulfi
  • Orange Kulfi

P.S.: When it comes to ice creams ‘Vadilal’ brand is the most trusted and unique in Jodhpur.

Namkeen

These are mostly prepared by sweet shops but tastes opposite in every bit to sweets.kadhi kachori Jodhpur street food

These have heavy aroma and can make you feel hungry within their environment (really hard to resist 😉 ).

Namkeens are comforting, tasty and filling.

These include:

  • Pyaaj Ki Kachori
  • Hot & Spicy Mirchi Badaa
  • Shahi Samosaa
  • Koftaa
  • Namkeen Kaju (Ohh! My favorite)
  • Gaanthiye
  • Saiv

P.S.: I recommend you take a packet of bread with these (from sweet shop itself) and you will never forget their perfect combination with bread.

In House Food

The foods listed under this are merely found in any shop but readily found in houses.

These are old, traditional but delicious food of Jodhpur.

  • Mirchi Ka Kutaa

It is Sabji made with chilly (Mirchi specifically Mathania Mirchi). Tastes well with Sogra.

  • Raab

It is a dish made with ‘Bajre ka aata’ and curd. It is traditional food of Marwadis.

  • Lapsi

It is sweet made with a bulk of half-cut-wheat pieces. Highly recommended if you have not tasted it even once.

  • Aate Ka Halwa

It is home-made-sweet made with powder of wheat.

  • Badam Ka Halwa

It is home-made-sweet made with almonds. It is common in winters in Jodhpur.

  • Kadhi Pakoda

It is mixture of Kadhi (a Sabji) with Pakoda (A home-made-namkeen).

  • Baajre Ka Sogra

Bajre ki roti (called Sogra) with butter is the best traditional food you can have in Jodhpur. Just one Sogra is approximately equal to 2 plain roties. Highly recommended if you have not tasted it before.

  • Badaa

Winter is never celebrated in Jodhpur without Badaas. It’s considered hospitable in Jodhpur to invite relatives to have Badaas in peak winters. Hot badaas give warmth and wonderful taste. Every marriage, in-house birthday party, get-together in Jodhpur during winters make allotment to have Badaas together. It was savory, spicy and absolutely lip-smacking.

  • Kabuli

It seems like ‘Khichadi’ but technically a lot different. It doesn’t have yellowish color. It is made with rice and other tasty stuff.

  • Kaacharaa Mircha Sabzi

It is an old traditional Sabji of Jodhpur. Mostly known in Soorsagar area. Very delicious and unique. It is only available in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

  • Chhindaliya ki Sabji

This dish seems like Palak ki Sabji but tastes a lot different.

Food Specialty of Jodhpur

There is something more than mere taste in the food of Jodhpur. That’s why once someone eats the food he seems like fan of it.

Jodhpuri people love high masala food rather than sweetish food.

Note: If you have heart problems ask your waiter to keep low masala in food.

Onion is a part of nearly every food in Jodhpur (unless intentionally excluded).

Street Food

This is not the end of the list. There is still great food waiting for you to taste.

Like:

  • The Makhaniya Lassi

It is lassi with butter in it. One glass of it can be enough for one day for one person (depends). It has lip-smacking taste.

  • Dal Bati Churma

It is the most popular traditional food of Jodhpur. Its polpularity can be assessed from the fact that there are many restaurants devoted to only ‘Dal Bati Churma’.

P.S.: When it comes to Dal Bati Churma ‘Bhawani Dal Bati’ is the most trusted one.

  • Dahi Chaat

Chaat has always been favorite of the people of Jodhpur. It is mixture of many stuff.

P.S.: I prefer Bombay Chaat of Pal Road (near Pal Balaji).

  • Kadhi Kachhori

This one is totally unique. It is mixture of Kadhi with Jodhpuri Kachori.

P.S.: One shop on C road Sardarpura is famous only for Kadhi Kachori.

  • Pani Patasa

This is small puris with yummy water.

P.S.: Mahalaxmi Mishthan Bhandar near Chirghar has probably the best Pani Patasa.

Places to Eat in Jodhpur

When talking about sweets and Namkeens there are some of the famous sweet shops in Jodhpur where you can find quality as well as variety:

  • Janta Sweet Home

Address: 3, Nai Sarak, Nai Sarak Chauraha, Opposite Priya Hotel, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Contact: 0291-2636666

  • Jodhpur Sweet Home

Address: 9th ‘C’ Road, Sardarpura, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Contact: 91-8890885000

  • Pokhar Sweets

Address: Shanichar Ji Ka Than, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Contact: 0291-2633622, 91-9829027101

When talking about dishes I have created a list of top 25 restaurants in Jodhpur, check them out.

If you want to enjoy In House Foods of Jodhpur head straight to Soorsagar and nearby areas.

Must Eat In Jodhpur

As you have seen it is just the overview of the food of Jodhpur.Jodhpur Food

But you may not have time to taste all of them (bad luck if I would say) or you may be in hurry.

That’s why I have created a list of 10 must eat in Jodhpur.

Don’t say then I made you taste everything 😉 .

  • Ker Sangri Sabzi
  • Saiv Tamatar ki Sabji
  • Mawa Ki Kachori
  • Matka Kulfi
  • Pyaaj Ki Kachori
  • Hot & Spicy Mirchi Badaa
  • Shahi Samosaa
  • Baajre Ka Sogra
  • Badaa
  • Dal Bati Churma

Food delivery in Train at Jodhpur Junction Railway Station

Now what if you don’t have time to even come out of train at Jodhpur but you want to taste the food.

What if you are coming to Jodhpur and you want to taste the food before you reach Jodhpur.

What if you are going from Jodhpur and you want to have it one more time again.

What if you are going from Jodhpur but could not prepare the food.

Okay okay, nothing to worry.

Below is the list of websites that provide Jodhpuri Food in trains.

  1. Book at Travel Khana or them at 91-8800313131
  2. Book at Yatra Chef or call or Whatsapp them at 91-8137813700
  3. Book at Khana Online (it is based in Jodhpur and has cash on delivery system)

Best Food at Jodhpur Railway Station

What if you have to wait at Jodhpur Railway Station because your train is late and you are hungry.

Head straight to Hotel Priya & Restaurant.

Address: 181-182, Nai Sarak Sojti Gate, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Contact: 91-9413062600

Best Food at Jodhpur Airport

What if you have to wait at Jodhpur Airport because your flight is late and you are hungry.

Head straight to Chimney Restaurant.

Address: Paanch Batti Circle, Airport Road, Ratanada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Contact: 0291-2670306

Best Food at Kaylana Lake

If you are near Kaylana Lake and would like to taste Jodhpur Food.

Head straight to Bijolai Restaurant.

Address: Jal Bhagirathi Foundation, Water Habitat Retreat, Air Force Radar Road, Near Kaylana Lake, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Contact: 91-8104000909

Fast Food and Western Food in Jodhpur

There are many fast food Franchises that are successful in Jodhpur.

  • Uncle Sam Pizza

Address: Ground Floor, Mangal Building, Bhati Circle Chauraha, Ratanada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

  • Mc Donalds

Address: Ansal Royal Plaza, Shop No. 1 And 2, Nai Sarak, High Court Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

  • Vadilal Ice Cream

Address: Plot No. 52, Opposite Children Park Circle, Sardarpura, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

  • Pizza Hut

Address: Plot No 44/1, 5Th Avenue

  • Oasis

Address: Park Plaza, Jhalamand House, Airport Road, Ratanada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

  • Pillars

Address: Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Wrapping Up…

To taste all these Jodhpur food you must at least stay two days in Jodhpur.

You will never forget their taste and will want to keep visiting.

If you are already in Jodhpur and have not tasted these food then stop wandering and try them.

 

Is there a Jodhpur Food item that we did not describe here?

About Pankaj Solanki

Pankaj Solanki is the founder of SuncityJodhpur.com. Here he writes easy-to-digest info about Rajasthan and its various cities. Don't forget to share this site with your Family and Friends!

12 comments on “Top #1 Jodhpur Food Guide for Travelers

  1. Hi ,
    Nice write up you mainly coveres all. But their are a few unique items u might wanna add up
    1) unique chakki ki sabji ( which is made with regular roti dough but after intense procedure)
    2) Aam ki sabji (full ripe mangoes) available only in winter
    3) fini’s – doodh finis. Simply out of the world

  2. Jabardast saa,details with phone no. but mention name with contact no which good quality Restaurants or Dhaba deliver food in train at pf.

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