Royal Cusine of Marwar at Umaid Bhawan Palace

Risala | Pillars | Trophy Bar | Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Royal Cusine of Marwar - Dining amidst the historic surroundings with the traditional, tangy flavours can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Rajasthani cuisine was influenced by both the war-like lifestyles of its inhabitants and the availability of ingredients in this arid region. Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred. Scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables have all had their effect on the cooking. It is also known for its snacks like Bikaneri Bhujia, Mirchi Bada and Pyaaj Kachori. Other famous dishes include Bajre ki roti (millet bread) and Lashun ki chutney (hot garlic paste), Mawa Kachori from Jodhpur, Alwar ka mawa, Malpuas from Pushkar and Rassgollas from Bikaner, "paniya"and "gheriya" from Mewar. Originating for the Marwar region of the state is the concept Marwari Bhojnalaya, or vegetarian restaurants, today found in many part of India, which offer vegetarian food of the Marwari people. To decrease the use of water in this desert state they use a lot of milk and milk products to cook. 

In the desert belts of Rajasthan, there is scarcity of water and fresh green veggies due to which it is preferred to use milk, butter milk and butter in larger quantities to minimize the amount of water while cooking food. Also the use of dried lentils, gram flour (besan) and beans obtained from native plants like sangria are used extensively. Papad, mangodi and other items are prepared and stored to be used when the green veggies are not available at all. The spice content is quite high in comparison to other Indian cuisines, but the food is absolutely scrumptious. Rajasthani food is well known for its spicy curries and delicious sweets.

There is an enormous variety of sweets in Rajasthan, which are relished and savoured by all. Marwaris generally serve the sweet dishes with the main course and not after the meal unlike other desserts. Therefore, sweet dish is never called dessert in Rajasthan. When a guest arrives in the house of a Marwari, he/she is served food in a proper manner. Self service concept is considered rude and thus it does not form part of the etiquettes of Rajasthanis.

Indulge in the richness of the authentic Marwari cuisine which is all set to take you on a delectable culinary journey to Marwar region of Jodhpur, Rajasthan .The tantalizing aroma and the enticing flavour of these delicacies recreate the magic of the regal cuisine straight from the kitchens of Rajasthan.

From Murgh chappe, Murgh ka soola, Masala pasla, Atta ro chakki ra saag, Pittod ro saag to Raabori hara pyaaz, Paneer khaas Jodhpuri, Panchkutta , Mirchi Wada , Mawe ki kachori.

Jodhpur, the sun city of Rajasthan, boasts a legacy of traditional flavours, welcoming ambience and centuries-old architecture that can leave you spell-bound. The Pillars and Risala restaurants at the Umaid Palace of Taj hotel resorts and palaces, are an experience in themselves. What makes the place even more special is the novel chef cuisine for each day.

Built between 1928 and 1943, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a magnificent piece of Rajasthan’s heritage, and a symbol of new Jodhpur. Home of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family and currently the world’s sixth-largest private residence, the palace has one thing in common with the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra—the palm court marble used in its construction.

Perched on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace inspires with exotic views of the historical Blue City, vast sand dunes, and intimidating Mehrangarh Fort. The palace is conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport, close to the main shopping areas and the Balsamand and Kalyana lakes.

The last of the great palaces of India, the property houses a family museum, as well as the resplendent Umaid Bhawan Palace. Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens, with dancing peacocks and a subterranean Zodiac Pool, the luxury five-star Taj heritage hotel offers 64 utterly breathtaking Art Deco-style rooms and suites.

Tantalise your taste buds at Risala with authentic Rajasthani and Indian cuisine. Discover an array of European and Mediterranean delicacies at Pillars, set in a lovely colonnaded veranda. Unwind at the Trophy Bar with its unique hunting-themed décor and vast selection of alcoholic beverages and cigars.

Pamper yourself with rejuvenating signature treatments and therapies at the Jiva Grande Spa, or soothe your mind and body with yoga and meditation. Take a heritage walk and relive a fascinating bygone era brought to life through majestic monuments. Soak in the original architecture of a fascinating bygone era and discover the rich history of a palace that has enjoyed actual royal company—Maharani Badan Kanwar of Jodhpur having lived here. Stroll through the lush, landscaped Baradari Lawns, perfect for those who have always envisioned a fairy tale wedding.

Dining at the Umaid Bhawan Palace 


Adorned with royal and martial portraits, the interiors of Risala at Umaid Bhawan Palace are ambient and characterful. Enjoy recipes straight from the royal kitchens over spectacular views of the garden, city and Mehrangarh Fort. This fine-dining restaurant offers the best Continental and Indian Fusion cuisine in Jodhpur.

Set in a lovely colonnaded veranda, Pillars at the palace overlooks the spectacular city of Jodhpur, Baradari Lawns and Mehrangarh Fort. The open-air diner offers pre-plated meals, snacks, Rajasthani delicacies, full meals and teatime delicacies. Perfect for an early breakfast or a late sunset meal!

Trophy Bar
Experience soothing music and a unique sports-themed environment at Trophy Bar. Immerse yourself in artefacts and wildlife trophies collected by Maharajas and examine an original six-foot elephant tusk. In this regal ambience, relish an extensive selection of finger foods, alcohol and Cuban cigars.

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