Chokhi Dhani is a concept to join the Rajasthani tribes from the world.
Nowadays tourists are very much aware of Rajasthan and its culture. But still they are far-far away from its roots. They know only a state of Kings... a place of snake charmers... and an emerging handicraft's industry. But real Rajasthan is still there in villages, the paintings, art Bani Thani, the wall decorations, the cow dung plaster, the pure food, the fresh air, the evening performances, the enthusiasm, the 'manuhar' (mouthful catering), the traditions, and the costumes and at last but not least the feelings.
At Chokhi Dhani we bring that all for you. Our aim is to preserve and encourage the village art and culture, to get today's generation closer to their past, to change the philosophy of world about Indian village culture. For example, most of the people think that cow dung is a dirty thing and contains germs, but reality is cow dung has the power to control many diseases, it is an anti-septic, and it controls mosquitoes. That is why in villages people put its plaster on the walls.
Our aim is to preserve and encourage the village art and culture, to get today's generation closer to their past, to change the philosophy of world about Indian village culture. For example, most of the people think that cow dung is a dirty thing and contains germs, but reality is cow dung has the power to control many diseases, it is an anti-septic, and it controls mosquitoes. That is why in villages people put its plaster on the walls.
We choose a place far away from the hustle of metro cities, where nature is alive, natural scenic views are ready to serve you, where you get the fresh air of Indian villages, a place which is perfect for village green. A place which is not too far to reach, situated on a national highway but still with a peace. A place where you and your family love to come again and again...
We collect real villagers from nearby villages for servicing, performers from tribal areas, best cooks from royal palaces and nawabs and artisans from all over Rajasthan. Our main architect visit nearby villages, havelis and palaces before starting here. We collect artefacts from various parts of Rajasthan but mainly tried to make our own, so that you get the unique. We use purely hand crafted material for decoration and merged it with all modern amenities for your comfort.
The dining hall - Sangri is renowned for the mouth-watering and typical Rajasthani food, served to you in the tradition of Manuhaar. Your taste buds will remember this treat for a long time, while the warmth of service will stay in your heart forever. (Clarified butter) as the medium of cooking.
A favourite sweet dish called lapsi is prepared with broken wheat (dalia) sautéed in ghee and sweetened. Perhaps the best-known Rajasthani food is the combination of dal, bati and churma (dal is lentils; bati is baked wheat ball; and churma is powdered sweetened cereal), but for the adventurous traveller, willing to experiment, there is a lot of variety available.
The ancient princely state of Rajasthan gave rise to a royal cuisine. Even today, Rajasthani princely feasts flaunt royal cuisines that are incomparable. Their food cooked in desi ghee is famous for its mouth- watering aroma. Rajasthan's tastiest curries are based on the use of pulses or gram flour. Dry fruits, spices and yogurt are used in many delicacies. Rajasthan can also boast of a vast array of savouries and sun-dried snacks. Be it dal baati and churma or missi roti, one always ends up licking his fingers.
Your tummy will scream "No more!" But you won't stop!!!
Authentic Rajasthani Food Menu at Chokhi Dhani:
Sangri, Sag-gattaro, Sag-dal pachhmelri, Sag-kadi besanri, sag-hariyalo (2), Roti-gahuyari, Roti-makkari, Roti-bajarari, Dal-Bati, Chawal, Achar kair sangri ro, Chatni lasna ri, Chatni Dhana RI, Bura, Jalebi, Chat-Choulari, Malpuaa, Salad-Mix, Dal-Chawal, Makkhan-Dhaniro, Ghee-Dhaniro, Chhachh, Lassi, Papad
Rajasthani Meethai, Rajasthani Namkeen, Khichada Chhadiya moth