“The Taste of Mewar.”
Well if you want to experience the rich culture and heritage of The City of five Lakes – Udaipur, do start with their traditional rich Rajasthani thali at Traditional Khana, the taste of which you’ll not find anywhere in entire city. The authentic taste is given by the Mewari people from the bygone age. So guys, if you are craving for Dal, Bati, Churma then Traditional Khana is one stop where you can have it to the level best. Located in Panchwati, Udaipur– Traditional Khana is on the top list of all the restaurants covering the best of delicious vegetarian Rajasthani food and dishes you must try in Udaipur.
Once you enter the restaurant you will experience the traditional, clean and well maintained ambience. On the tables you will find the leaf plates where we can try and fancy a world with considerably less plastic, especially when it comes to our everyday eating habits.
Now you will be served with a refreshing and rejuvenating welcome drink made of roses that will really make your mood.
Get ready to start your journey with the traditional unlimited thali. Though you can try dishes a la carte too but we decided to try the thali. In this first you will be served with moong daal pakoda with absolutely required crispness and right amount of spices as required by foodies. Followed by the best chutneys in town – Lasun chutney, Amchur chutney, Saunth chutney and Dhaniya chutney. Here you might get confused which one to try after trying any one chutney cause all the flavours are best in themselves.
Now you will get to relish upon the six authentic and tradional sabjis. To start with Panchkute Ki Subji is something made of few herbs or jadibutiyan that ‘ll give you all the aroma of the herbs used in it good for health. Now comes Chakki Ki Subji, Kadai Ki Chana Dal, Gatte Ki Subji and the Kadi with puris. Chakki Ki Subji is something made from gehun ka aata that i wanted to eat again and again but since other subjis were scrumptious and mouth watering, you cant let you stop at one delicacy.
Now you ll be served with bati on which you can put your daals and eat it with your hands as spoons wont be given until and unless you ask them twice or thrice. Well its always beneficial to eat your food with hands. No space left in tummy but do try the Pakode ke pulao as well. Complemented with smoked buttermilk that will help you digest your rich food. Now you’ll get the sweets the Churma ladoo and besan ki chakki. Both were good but we liked besan ki chakki and asked for more.
The owner of the restaurant Sh. Harshit Singh Kothari will come again and again with all the love and affection to guide you the best for your traditional food journey.
“Food is best when served with love.” and no points can be given as nothing can be better then this. So guys do do do visit Traditional Khana otherwise you will miss the taste of Mewar.
It is difficult to ascertain the origin of ‘Dal Baati Churma’, but many believe that the history of the ‘Dal Baati Churma’ lies in the Mewar culture.
As Rajasthan is the land of Kings. So the war-like lifestyle of the Rajputanas gave birth to this humble meal ‘Dal Baati Churma’. There was the need of a long lasting food at the times of war when the armies faced a lot of adverse conditions. They had to suffer days without food and when they got food, they had to rely upon the famous daal baati churma a rich in nutrients meal for them to get the energy back. Making ‘Dal Baati’ was a good choice, as it could be cooked fast and in a huge quantity, which met the requirements of the entire army and to fill up the stomach of each soldier properly with wholesome ghee goodness in it to energize them. Some say, this was the reason of the advent of ‘Dal Baati Churma’. So the addition of Ghee made this dish even more energetic and rich, so that the tired soldiers could replenish very fast. The daal baati was a go to meal for the soldiers as they were always in a hurry situation so they always ended up eating this delicious meal. On the other hand daal churma became more famous in the households that too came from the rajasthan origin. The churma is made up of thick chapati dough laced with so mucb ghee to make it smooth to each and how it melts into the mouth when you eat it. The chapatis are made and then crumbled till crumbs appear. And then is cooked in ghee and lastly Adding jaggery(gudh) to it, to make it sweet and rich with minerals to eat it with daal and makes it a perfect combination rajasthani quick meal. One must surely try this meal And keep it in a routine cooking as it Help keeps the body in shape.