Masala Chowk brought back memories of Kiran cafe which was very popular among Jaipur residents for years and operated in another part of Ram Niwas Garden. In 1970-80’s, Kiran café was one of the few options for eating out in Jaipur. It was a favourite weekend destination for the families until authorities decided to pull a plug as the millennium approached. Kiran Cafe was extremely popular because of affordable prices and consistent quality.
Masala Chowk has become immensely popular among the locals. The reasons for its runaway success is understandable. One, there is no other open-air food court in Jaipur. Two, it offers street food at a single place. Members of a family find it convenient to pick what they like and still eat together.
Masala Chowk is an ideal place for foodie spirits. You can enjoy mouth-watering dishes in the company of your loved ones, with lavish green gardens all around. You don’t have to travel to different places to experience the richness of street food from Jaipur.
Three, many legendary food outlets from the walled city area or old Jaipur have an outlet in Masala Chowk. Visiting the old part of the city is difficult given the chaos, traffic, and parking problems. It is easier to visit Masala Chowk as it is much more accessible. Four, clubbed together all these food outlets offer a huge assortment of street food right from chats, gol-gappas, tea, dosa, samosa and so on. Lastly, the food is affordable and doesn’t pinch pocket.
It is known for its delicious Pyaaz Ki kachori with tamarind chutney. This place is running its business in the Walled City since 1965 at Chaura Raasta. This is still the favourite place for kachori and jalebi lovers.
2. Rama Kishana Kalkatti Chaat
With the taste from Kolkata, they serve amazing Dahi Bada – Kalkatti Chaat with Dal Moong Ka Cheela. Their main outlet is near Secretariat which has been serving food to Jaipurites for the last 30 years and is famous for its mouthwatering chaat.
3. Gopal Singh Patasi Bhandar
No function can be completed without gol gappas and this place in Jaipur is serving it for the last 60 years. They serve three bases of wheat, daal and sooji with the tangy masala.
4. Shankar Samosa
Another famous name for samosa in the city is Shankar Ka Samosa. As the name suggests they serve Samosa as their special dish with Jaipuri flavours. They are running their outlet for the last 25 years in the Walled City.
5. Sethani Ka Dhaba
For the past 70 years, Sethani Ka Dhaba is serving delicious mouth-watering Rajasthani cuisine. Famous among them are Bejar Ki Roti, Makka Bajra’s Roti, Rajasthani kadi with varieties of spices. It was stated by Sethani ji and the legacy is still continued by her daughters.
6. Somilal’s Rawat Mishthan Bhandar
Since 1856, the taste of sweets from Rawat Mishan Bhandar not changed. Its main outlet is in Chaura Raasta of Jaipur and is famous for Mishri Mawa, Gulab sakri and Rasgulla.
7. Indian Ice-cream Faluda
It is one of the oldest brands of Jaipur serving lustrous faludas near Sarogi mansion of Jaipur since 1957. Don’t forget to enjoy the taste of different flavours of desserts here. Mixer faluda is their special item in which they blend kulfi, rabri and ice-cream with other secret ingredients.
8. Raman Dosawala
Looking for the best Dosa in the city? Raman Dosawala is the perfect place for you. Here you will get all the varieties of south Indian Dosa with western fusions. They have their main outlet near Bagadiya Bhawan of Jaipur. The menu includes Pizza Dosa, Mysore Masala Dosa, Cheese Garlic Dosa and hundreds of mixes.
9. Shri Jharkhand Nath Poha And Chat
With the main outlet located at Gandhi path of Vaishali Nagar, this Poha centre will provide you with a variety of poha and chaat dishes. Pav Bhaji is also famous among the people. They serve several fusions of chaats combined with different toppings.
10. Gulab Ji Chai Waale
And here comes one of the oldest Chai centres of the city. Gulab ji Chai is originally located near Ganpati plaza on MI Road of Jaipur. They have been running their tea outlet for the past 70 years. Their masala tea served with Maska bun is the best in Jaipur. Jaipur’s trip is incomplete without having tea from Gulab Ji’s.
11. Delhi Chaat And Café
With the taste and aroma from Delhi’s Chaandni Chawk , this place will serve you the best street food from Delhi in Jaipur. Their main outlet is in Adarsh Nagar of Jaipur. Their special items are Delhi Ke Kaale Chhole with Bhatura, fried Aloo chaat and much more. You can’t find any of these items with this taste in Jaipur.
12. Premprakash Samosa
‘Let’s go and have Golcha’s famous Samosa’! – is a famous phrase among food lovers in Jaipur. This is that place, serving samosas with lustrous masala for the past four decades at Golcha talkies of Jaipur. Kishanlal, who is working at this place for the last 40 years said that not only locals, but tourists also come here to enjoy samosa.
13. Wah! Banaa
Their main outlet is near high court of the city where they serve Dahi bada and Gulab rabdi. The owner Wah! Banna Gopal singh said that they take orders on WhastApp also. Gulab Singh has been serving Rajputana dishes for the last 26 years.
14. Bhagat Mishthan Bandhar
They serve the best laddus in Jaipur and are famous for its taste since 1957. Their main outlet is on MI road of Jaipur and other outlets are in Kishanpole bazaar and Vaishali Nagar. Come and experience the heavenly laddus with heritage touch of Jaipur at this place. Special items of this place are tempting Dhhodh and Boondi ke laddhu.
15. Brijwasi Faluda Kesar Kulfi
Famous for its Brijwasi taste of faluda and kulfi, the shop is running from last 40 years in Chaar bazaar at the link road of Nehru Bazaar. Their special and most amazing item is Rabdi faluda and Kesar kulfi. These are must try desserts in the city, believe me.
16. Pawana Rajasthani Vyanjan
If you’re in Rajasthan capital and want to try its traditional dishes like Dal Baati Churma with Gatta curry and special mirchi ke tapore than this is the place for you. Their main outlet is near Choki Dhani at Tonk road of Jaipur.
17. Jaipuri Chatkara
This place offers all flavors of Jaipuri tangy spices. Your taste buds will be satisfied for sure if you have any of the items from here. Must try is its special chaat.
18. House on Fire
The dishes of this place will set your taste buds on fire. The place is famous for its biryani and Galaouti kebabs. They serve the best non- veg food in Masala Chowk.
They have a wide range of Anda dishes. Ras omelllete and Anda pav bhaji are the most famous ones among them. Their main outlet is near Resonance institute at Gopalpura area of Jaipur.
20. G9 Ice Cream and Shakes
There have a variety of fusions of ice cream and shakes. Appetizing Rajbhog ice-cream and Gulab jamun with ice-cream is a must try. They have been serving these exquisite desserts for the past 20 years in the city near Shashtri Nagar Shopping Centre.
21. Mahaveer Rabdi Bhandhar
The place is famous for its special combo of Pyaaz Ki Sabzi with BejarKi Roti with special kesar rabdi. They have three outlets in the city with the oldest one in Kishanpole bazzar.
Masala Chowk timing
The timings of this famous hotspot at Ram Niwas garden in Jaipur is from 10 am to 10:30 pm. They charge Rs 10 as the entry fee per person