Rajasthan. Colorful. Vibrant. Mesmerizing.
Home to the pink city (Jaipur), the blue city (Jodhpur) and the golden city (Jaisalmer). Land of the kings. India’s largest state. Yet, a region that you may not know so well. Because, for one, there are hardly any Indian restaurants in USA, serving Rajasthani cuisine.
Rajasthan. Which most write off primarily as desert land because it is home to the Thar desert. Where the hot, dry and arid desert climate has led to some of the most delicious food India has to offer. A place where the spices match the hot temperatures, the colors are vibrant, the clothing spectacular…. and don’t even get me started on the region’s dances and the music!
My past visit to this mysterious region had made me realize that I have barely scratched the surface. So, I am currently traveling through Rajasthan, taking in its culture, exploring its cuisine, taking in its medley of spices and ingredients, capturing it all in pictures and stamping it in my memory. For you!
Come. Join me for the February session of the Westport Library’s Cookbook club, where I will share my adventures, showcase Rajasthani culture, talk about the spices and the cuisine of this very unique region… and demonstrate the recipe for one of my all time favorite Rajasthani dishes: Jungle Maas (a simple yet ridiculously flavorful goat dish prepared for royalty while they were on multi-day hunting trips.)
See you there!