- Dhokla: Dhokla is made with a fermented batter of gram flour (chickpeas), very light, healthy and refreshing stuff http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhokla
- Khandvi: Khandvi is a savory snack made mainly of gram flour and yoghurt which is slowly cooked and made into rolls. It has a sweet, sour and salty taste. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khandvi_%28food%29
- Samosa: A Samosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savory filling such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, peanuts and dry fruits like cashewnuts, raisins. Read More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samosa
- Kachori: is a round flattened ball made of fine flour filled with a stuffing of baked mixture of yellow moong dal or Urad Dal (crushed and washed horse beans), besan (crushed and washed gram flour), black pepper, red chili powder, salt and other spices. Additionally you can have, the Pyaaj Kachori (onion kachori)- Rajasthani specialty. Another form of Kachori which is famous in Rajasthan is the Mawa Kachori. It is a sweet dish which is dipped in sugar syrup. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kachori
- Jalebi: made by deep-frying a wheat-flour batter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup. The sweets are served warm. They have a somewhat chewy texture with a crystallized sugary exterior coating. Its a trend to have jalebi with a hot glass of milk in winters!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalebi
- Mirchi vada: is a spicy Indian snack consisting of chili (Mirchi) and potato stuffing, served hot with tomato sauce or occasionally with mint and tamarind chutney. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirchi_Vada
PLACES TO HAVE ‘JAIPUR SPECIAL’ BREAKFAST (NAASHTA):
Rawat Mishthan Bhandar: Known for its legendary kachoris, Rawat is a busy shop no matter when you visit. Rawat is a sweet shop and offers a lot more than just kachori. You can find a lot of mithais, lassi, namkeen and local jaipur sweets apart from the above mentioned breakfast items. They are also well known for the Mawa kachori and Mirchi vada. If you are curious to know more about Rawat, here is beautiful and pictorial article: http://www.finelychopped.net/2011/07/maharaja-piyaz-kachori-rawat-mishtan.html Add: Station Road, Sindhi Camp. Jaipur. Phone: +91-141- 2205150
Lassiwala: One of the most famed places serving lassi, lassiwala is located on M.I. Road almost opposite Niros Restaurant. If you are wondering what lassi is? Lassi is curd blended with ice and sugar (Metthi Lassi) or sometimes blended with salt (Namkeen Lassi) served in earthen pots. The lassiwala is famous for its sweet lassi (meethi lassi). When you reach the location you will find three lassiwala shops, if you carefully look at them you will notice that only the one towards the extreme left does business till late evening as this is the original lassiwala. Be sure that you go to this one, it’s board clearly reads that it has been there since 1944. The other outlets although very good on their own are not quite at the same level. Note, There is no seating place at Lassiwala so you have to have the Lassi while standing on the street. The lassi is available in two sizes, large and small. Cheap, no frills and tasty- Lassiwala is a great breakfast place. Pick up lassi from the original lassiwala and pick samosa/ kachori/ mirchi vada etc from the other (fake) lassiwala shops. Add: MI Rd, Ashok Nagar
LMB: Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar(LMB) is the most famed place in Jaipur for Ghewar- The traditional marwari sweet dish! It is located in the walled city and has a full- fledged sweets shop plus a sit down restaurant. You get a host of Indian Sweets/ namkeens and other traditional rajasthani fast food like kachori, mirchi vada, smaosa, dhokla etc. Add: Johari Bazar. Phone: 0141 4001616, 0141 2578845, 0141 2565844
DMD: Doodh Mishthan Bhandar is another well known sweet shop and has the pioneer outlet in bani park and has another outlet at Sahkar Marg, Lal Kothi Scheme. They offer a wide range of sweets and Indian fast foods apart from the above mentioned breakfast items. I particularly love the pyaaz ki kachori here. It has raisins and peas unlike other palces.
Add: 718, Meera Marg, Banipark, Jhotwara Road. Phone:+91-141-4014222, +91-141-2203727. Add 2: B 73A, Laxmi Mandir Cinema Rd, Nr Hero Honda Showroom, Lal Kothi Scheme. Phone:+91-141-5114555, +91-141-6541222
BMB: Bombay Mishthan Bhandar is another well known and established sweet shops of Jaipur. Apart from the above mentioned breakfast items they serve a variety of sweets, namkeens and Indian fast food. BMB has 2 outlets one on MI road and one on Tonk Road. Website: http://www.bmbjaipur.com/
Address 1: Sanganeri Gate, M.I. Road. Address 2: Tonk Road. Close to BMW Showroom. Phone: +91- 141-2602552/ +91- 141- 2618355
Kanha Sweets: It’s a eatery more on the lines of Haldiram/ bikanerwala. You will find fresh, clean food like pav bahji, chola bhatura, dosas, idli, vada, chowmein, uttapam, Gol Gappa/ Pani Puri. A huge variety of sweets and chaat. Apart from the above mentioned breakfast items. KANHA has many branches across jaipur. One at Shastri Nagar, one at Tonk road, another one at bani park and a few more. Website: http://www.kanharestaurant.com/
Sodhani Sweets: Another renowned sweet shop serving all varieties of sweets and namkeens. Sodhani has many branches but the most famed on is at Tonk Road. Website: http://sodhanisweets.com/index.html
WHAT MOST B&B’S & SMALL HOTELS SERVE:
If the Sweet shops are not really your thing, then for breakfast most of the hotels serve a mix of Indian & continental breakfast. This includes cereals, fresh fruits, Milk, Bottled & Canned Juices, Bread with jams, eggs and Tea Coffee. Amongst Indian selections you may find Parathas with Curd, Idli/ Dosa/vada/uttapam, poori aaloo. The selection is not so elaborate all the time but may have one or 2 items from Indian selection and continental selection.
BREAKFAST ON A TIGHT BUDGET:
If you are on a tight budget and looking at Cheap Breakfast options then there are loads of thelas (Mobile food carts) which serve Steaming Poha with Masala chai (tea+ with Milk & Spices). You may also opt to eat samosa/ Kachori with Milk or chai. Its filling and cheap.
BREAKFAST AT FOUR/FIVE STAR HOTELS:
For those with loose purse strings Jaipur has the best to offer. All 4-5 Star hotels serve a great mix of Indian and American breakfast. Amongst these, I have tried and I particularly love the breakfast at:
Mosaic- Country Inn & Suites. During my recent stay, I enjoyed the spread a lot. They had a variety of cheese and some cold cuts, along with cereals & variety of breads, juices, fresh fruits, dry fruits, Tea/coffee, Eggs to order, Muffins, Dimsums amongst western selection. They had Aaloo Poori, a few kinds of stuffed parathas, Dosas to order, Idli, Vada with chutney & Saambhar to name a few. This is priced at INR 450 + 18.94% taxes and is served from 7:00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. http://www.countryinns.com/jaipur-hotel-in-302001/cisjai
Okra- Jaipur Marriot: Okra serves a very elaborate breakfast with a full blown salad & cheese bar. A fully stocked bread counter. There is a great choice of Indian selection. There are dimsums, Lebanese items. A full fresh fruit counter. Varieties of coffee and tea and great desserts. The breakfast is open to walk-in guests also and is priced at INR 600+ 24.36% taxes. The breakfast is available from 6.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/jaimc-jaipur-marriott-hotel/
For more about the dining scene in Jaipur, read: http://visitingjaipur.com/eating-places-in-jaipur
P.S. Please note these are local fresh items that are a integral part of Rajasthan, so most of the items would be fried, high on calorie and some may consider them unhealthy however I as a blogger am here to only share info about what is locally popular and is culturally relevant. If you find any of the items unhealthy or not worth trying, the choice lies with you.