10 of the Best Street Foods in Jaipur

Besides the royal palaces and magnificent architectures, the streets of Rajasthan’s Pink City, Jaipur would delight you with its versatility when it comes to the varieties of sweets and savories it offers. Though you may spot your favorite delicacy in every nook and owner, Raja Park, Tripolia Bazaar, and Johri Bazaar are regarded as the popular street food hubs. Read on to know the top street foods from the city of Jaipur.
Best Street Food In Jaipur

Pyaaz Kachori – Fried Pastry with Onion Stuffing

Pyaaz Kachori Best Street Food in Jaipur

A traditional Jaipur snack, pyaaz (onion) kachori, filled with onions and mashed potatoes, eaten with a sweet and sour tamarind dip, is one of the most sought-after items often preferred for an evening snack.

Varieties: Dal kachori (fried pastry with stuffings of dal or lentil, seasoned with spices and asafetida); Mawa kachori (stuffed with mawa – a dairy product – and nuts)

Best places to get it:

Rawat Misthan Bhandar (at Sindhi Camp)

Approximate cost:

Rs 30-40 per piece

Pav Bhaji – A Blend of Soft Bread and Thick Vegetable Curry

Pav Bhaji Street Food in Jaipur
Though, a famous street food of Mumbai, Jaipur is by no means lagging behind when it comes to serving this spicy dish of lip-smacking vegetable curry seasoned with a dollop of butter, teamed with soft buns, chopped onions and a slice of lemon as an accompaniment.

Best places to get it:

Pandit Pav Bhaji (opposite Birla temple, open from noon until midnight); stalls at Vaishali Nagar

Approximate cost:

Rs 50-70 per plate

Falooda Kulfi – A Frozen Dessert

Kulfi Special Street Food of Jaipur
The streets of Jaipur are famous for falooda kulfi which comprises of an ice cream (kulfi) served with vermicelli noodles, garnished with pistachio, almond and other dry fruits.

Varieties: Stick kulfi (frozen into sticks and sold in carts like ice pops); matka kulfi (served in earthen pots or matka)

Best places to get it:

Indian Ice-cream and Kulfi Faluda (Bapubazar); Ramchandra Kulfi Bhandar (Tripolia Bazaar)

Approximate cost:

Rs 30-40 (Faluda kulfi); Rs 15-20 (Matka or stick kulfi)

Shrikhand – Yogurt-based Dessert

Shrikhand Street Food of Jaipur
Though typical of Gujarat and Maharashtra, Jaipur also excels in the best varieties of shrikhand, which is prepared from strained yogurt, topped with dry fruits and nuts, served warm or chilled.

Best places to get it:

Falahaar (Saraogi Mansion)

Approximate cost:

Rs 40-50

Gol Gappa – Potato Stuffed Flat Bread Balls in Jaipuri Style

Gol Gappa Famous Street Food in Jaipur
Pani ke patashe, fulki, or phuchka, no matter what name you call it by, you would find these tangy, crispy balls in every part of the country, but with different filling, and manner of serving. Stuffed with chickpeas and potatoes, the USP of Jaipur’s gol gappas lie in the various flavors of water they may be dipped in, like garlic, tamarind, mint, and cumin.

Varieties: Dahi puri (flat balls garnished with curd)

Best places to get it:

Fashion Street (Raja Park); Nand chat Bhandar (Raja Park); Manoj’s Patashi (Bapu Nagar); Lalaji ke Patashi (opposite Sargusuli in Tripolia Bazaar); Chatkara phuchka (Malviya Nagar), an ideal place for hygiene conscious people as the vendors wear gloves while serving phuchkas with purified water being used for the sweet and sour dip.

Approximate cost:

Rs 15-25 per plate

Aloo Tikki – Crispy Potato Balls

Aloo Tikki Good Street Food in Jaipur
Jaipur is just unbeatable when it comes to the array of chaats (savory snacks) it has to offer; like gol gappa, aloo tikki is one such lip-smacking street food made from mashed potatoes, and eaten with a sweet and tangy dip.

Varieties: Chole tikki chaat (potato balls served with chickpeas)

Best places to get it:

Sanskriti Chaat Corner (Raja Park); Lallu Ji Chaat Bhandar (Sarojini Marg); Sharma Chat Corner (Johri Bazaar); Lakshmi Misthan Bhandar (Johri Bazaar)

Approximate cost:

Rs 35-45 (two pieces)

Dal Cheela – A Delicious Pancake

Cheela Local Street Food in Jaipur
An authentic street food item from Rajasthan, cheela is a crispy pancake prepared from lentil and chickpea flour, eaten with spicy dips and curd.

Best places to get it:

Culcutti Chat Bhandar, Vaniki Marg (uses 81 ingredients and serves cheela with tamarind, dips of mint and garlic, black lentils, and curd)

Approximate cost:

Rs 90 per plate

Omelette – Jaipur’s Special Non-veg Street Food

Omelette Best Non Veg Street Food in Jaipur
There may be nothing special about an omelet, but when you get varieties of innovative egg dishes under one roof, that too in a city like Jaipur that is mostly famed for its vegetarian cuisines, then it is definitely worth trying.

Varieties: Double omelette; mixed veg omelette; Indo-Afghani omelette; tandoori omelette

Best places to get it:

Sanjay’s Omelette at Bapunagar (specializes in 20 varieties)

Approximate cost:

Rs 30 (a plain omellete)

Ghevar – A Disc-Shaped Sweet Cake

Ghevar Authentic Rajasthani Street Food
Prepared with flour, soaked in sugary syrup and garnished with pistachio, saffron, almonds and cardamom, ghevar is a popular dessert from Jaipur, mostly eaten during religious festivals like Teej, Sankranti and Gangaur.

Best places to get it:

Lakshmi Misthan Bhandar (Johri Bazaar); Rawat Misthan Bhandar

Approximate cost:

Rs 80-90 per piece

Lassi – Chilled Yogurt Drink

Lassi Jaipur Street Food
The hot, sultry summers of the city would indeed demand for chilled beverages, and none can be more apt than lassi, a yogurt-based drink topped with a thick coating of cream. They may be sweet or salty, served plain or even flavored with rose syrup, cumin, and cardamom.

Varieties: Rose lassi; pineapple lassi; mango lassi; banana lassi; kesar (saffron) lassi

Best places to get it:

Krishna Lal Govind Narain Agarwal’s lassiwala at MI Road, (where lassi is served in matka or earthen cups, available between 7am and 4 pm); Shreenath Lassiwala at Jayanti Market, New Colony

Approximate cost:

Rs 25-30 (Small); Rs 50-60 (Large) for a plain lassi, while the flavored ones will cost more

Apart from these, masala chai (flavored tea), sabudana kichdi (tapioca pearl porridge), dahi vada (fried flour balls soaked in yogurt), chana batura (soft flat bread and chick pea curry) – the list of foods found in the streets of Jaipur is indeed endless, all being worth trying, no matter if you are an admirer of vegetarian food or not.

Last reviewedMay 16th 2018
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