Bundi is a beautiful small city located in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan and is famous for its old architecture, step wells and royal heritage. The food scene here is mostly dominated by traditional dishes. Let’s take you on a street food tour across this city
Bundi Road, Ballop
If you intend to have a traditional meal during your trip between Kota and Bundi, then Shekhawati Dhaba is the place to try. As the name suggests they specialize in Rajasthani fare. Our pick was the bejad roti, bejad ka churma, dal and sev bhaji. Bejad roti is a wholesome 3 grain flatbread and the churma is sweet made of hand crushed behad roti.
KRISHNA CHAI & RESTAURANT
Because of the very interesting and relaxing ambience and the geentel demeanor of the owner Krishna ji, this place is the coolest chai place in Bundi and it attracts numerous visitors and tourists. Whoever visits it mostly leaves a parting note on the walls of the shop which is all filled with small notes and paintings. Since the shop was under renovation, Krishna Ji took us to his home for a cup of masala chai. He offers different kinds of chai which is quite good.
GADH MAL BABU LAL MANOJ KUMAR JAIN
Near Purani Kotwali, Sadar Bazaar
It is a hundred plus years old sweet shop whose facade takes you back in time
Here we had tried three things of which the rabri malpua was the best. The freshly made rabri was creamy and lumpy while the malpia were soft and syrupy.
MANGILAL SAMOSA CENTER
Be it whatever time of the day, this place is always bustling with customers. When we reached there we noticed that as soon as a batch of samosa got ready it simply vanished in no time and people jostled with each other to grab their order. No wonder the taste was great but due to the high heat based frying, the inner layers of the covering were a little undercooked.
KAILASH MISHTHAN BHANDAR
It's a simple snacks and sweet shop that will cater to your small hunger. Along with the jalebi and ladoo, their puri aalu too is very famous. We had ordered some Puri Aalu. The taste of the cold puri and the runny non onion garlic potato curry reminded us of the same combo that we used to carry with us during long train journeys.
MANOHAR HYGIENIC PANIPURI
Nagar Parishad, Chaupati Bazaar
It is a popular chaat and gol gappa place where they have recently installed an automatic pani dispenser for pani puri that dispensed 4 different flavours. They also serve you manually if you wish to have it that way. The puri available here are either whole wheat ones, lentil ones or semolina ones. We like the crisp and thin lentil puris with stuffing and flavoured water.
PUNJABI SPECIAL PAKODE
The hot and fresh pakoda available are thoroughly enjoyed by the locals. They have a decent variety of pakoda starting from aalu pyaz to palak to mixed. The spicy moong dal ones are popular too.
Atop Hotel Kasera Paradise, Near Surang Gate
This swànky contemporary eatery is an absolute favourite of the tourists and locals alike. They have a fascinating Continental menu to choose from. Here we tried a thin crust veggie loaded Siciliana pizza which was quite amazing. The cheerful and colorful ambience makes it a great hangout spot.
SHRI JI PAAN BHANDAR
Near Purani Kotwali, Sadar Bazaar
Do try their rasgulla paan which is nothing less than a dessert. They have an elaborate menu with some classics and some interesting options.
SHRI MAHAVEER KULFI CENTER
It is a popular eatery where you can enjoy either a proper traditional meal or snacks or just dessert. Their kulfi is a favourite of the locals from far and near. We tried it and found it to be pocket friendly and decent.
SIKAR SHEKHAWATI BHOJNALAY
Barundhan Circle, Bundi Road
It is another famous dhaba on Bundi road that mostly caters to the travelers crossing this place. They serve a simple Rajasthani thali with everyday dishes like kadi, dal, sabzi etc. Everything on the platter that we tried, including the hot rotis, was toothsome.