The Cooking Vessels at Amber Fort

 They never went short of food at Amber Fort, because they had two enormous cast iron cooking pots on hand to help them in preparing and storing cooked food. I imagined the Maharaja and Maharani. Reclining in decadent mirrored fresco parlors, their subjects faithfully living below, in grand galleries, silver , gold, and gems at every turn…and eating indulgently. Influenced by the Maharajas and Maharanis each element in a traditional Rajasthani meal has a story of its own. Jaipur is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations for foodies. You will find outlets of various cuisines and will never run out of options in the sparkling city. 

The recipe below is from a restaurant that is at the Fort called 1135 AD. This place is like a treasure trove of Rajasthani recipes. Vegetable Jaipuri Ingredients 4 cup of mixed vegetables (green beans, carrots, cauliflower, peas, corn and red bell pepper) 2 tsp of turmeric powder 1/2 tbsp of red chili powder 1 tsp of garam masala powder seasonings: cloves and cinnamon 1 tbsp of olive oil or coconut oil salt to taste a handful of coriander leaves For the paste 1 1/2 cup of roughly chopped red onion 3 ripe tomatoes 1 1/2 tbsp of coriander seeds 1 tsp of cumin seeds 1 tsp of pepper corns (optional) 10-15 cashews and almonds Method 1. Heat about 3 tbsp of water and boil the onions for about 5 minutes. 2. In the meantime dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds and pepper corns till they are just starting to turn brown. 3. Combine the roasted spices with the onions, tomatoes and the nuts and blend them to a smooth paste. 4. In a pan heat oil and when hot add the seasonings, followed by the chopped vegetables with salt and let them saute for about 5-6 minutes. Add the bell pepper towards the end. 5. Add the turmeric, garam masala powder, chili powder and give a good mix and let saute for a minute or so. 6. Add the ground paste along with the desired about 2 cups of water. 7. Let simmer on medium heat till the vegetables are completely cooked. Garnish with corriander. #amberfort #jaipur #vegetblecurry #tastetestingtraveller #rajasthan ##rajasthanifood #shazeats #mandysway 


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