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Progressive Rajasthani Food
it was the time for a lesson in progressive Rajasthani food at WelcomHotel, Jodhpur.

Executive Chef Akshraj Jodha is royalty himself. A close cousin of the Fort Barli, his understanding of the complexities of Rajasthani food is astounding. With Shola, a soon to open restaurant at the hotel will be showcasing the travelers food. A first of a kind in India, it will showcase the food of both the nomads and royalty as they moved across the lands. We get a sneak peek into his food with a six course meal that allows his experimental food to blow us away.

Starting off

We start off with a Baajre Ki Raab. A heady concoction of high calcium of Baajra with buttermilk. A dash of cumin on top cuts across the sourness. For starters he presents a Maas ke Sulle and Chakki. The Maas ke Sulle is a mutton kebab from Rajasthan. But it's the lesser known Chakki that blows us away. The wheat protein is made into sheets and then steamed. He grills it with masalas and a dash of mustard oil. The Chatkara Machchi plays homage to the water bodies of Rajasthan as fish as a source of protein is very limited in the dry desert.


The mains are something that showcase the true genius of Chef Jodha. He has curated the Daal Baati in a truly new way making it bite sized and more easy to eat. The Ker Sangri in the Papad and Pithode needs a dab of the curry, just like pouring a sauce. A coriander chicken and pepper mutton offers two other beautiful flavours from Rajasthan. There are three types of Indian breads that he serves us: the good old Baajre and Makke ki Roti along with a Beetroot ka Parantha.


A palate cleanser is followed up with dessert. The Aamra Kunda combines the flavours of Mango on Chena for a sweet end to the meal. Executive Chef Akshraj Jodha's food is something that you must try out when in Jodhpur, especially the newest restaurant at WelcomHotel Jodhpur, Shola.
Khasra No.53, Near Vidhyashram International School, Village Uchiyarda, Dev Nagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342027, India
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