Urad Dal ki Kachori for Breakfast

Urad Dal ki Kachori for Breakfast

Yes, I am foodie. Whenever I travel a city/town I am in search of famous local/street food maybe because since childhood samosa, kachori, chaat, chole-bhature, lassi, chai are part of evening snacks/drink and having them specially at street stalls if not home is tasteful and fun.

I was at Sawai Madhopur to tour Ranthambhore National Park to watch tiger and a visit to Sawai Madhopur city with Gopal – a local passing through lanes, by lanes in search of a famous Rabri – sweet dish shop. We were told by shopkeepers the shop was closed 8-10 years ago. Gopal is visiting city after long time – 10 years. But one shop that doesn’t change and continuing is service for more than 55 years is Ishwar ki Kachori. Ishwar ji is no more but son take care of shop. He was busy preparing one of the mixture (Laung, sabut Kali Mirch, Kala Namak) for next day Kachori. We stop. Upon query we were told the shop is open only from 7:30 – 10:30 morning hours.

Current time: 12 Noon

I question: Why only three hours?

He said: santosh i.e., satisfaction. Selling 200-250 kachori is good enough and I am happy.

Two days later via early morning bus I reached Sawai Madhopur City Bus Depot. About 100 meters walk behind the bus depot I reached Ishwar shop. Today is another day. People lined-up having kachori, few waiting. I was one of them. Fresh Kachori was in process. 15 minutes waiting time kachori was served. No vegetable gravy, No imli chatni only Kachori. A bite and the judgement: HOT. The stuff inside i.e., masala – excellent. Urad Dal, Sabut Dhaniya, spices making Kachori delicious. The art is of masala making and that is the only reason at few places Kachori is much more famous. One of the best.

The price – Rs. 5 only/-.

Memory: Bundi Chotulal Namkeen Center selling Pyaaz Kachori equally tasty.

Will say: If you are visiting Sawai Madhopur visit Ishwar shop, Chipamoi, Behind City Bus Depot, Sawai Madhopur.

Thank God I was carrying water bottle but I stop self. HOT is fun.

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