Gastronomy of Kota is not exclusive to the city, rather it adapts and borrows it’s food culture from the entire Rajasthan state. You will see the dishes eaten throughout Kota are the same ones tagged under Rajasthani label. Similarly to the rest of Rajasthan, the water in which the food is prepared in quite chalky, hence, the requirement of ample ghee in cooking. Ghee acts as antidote to any lingering effects of chilli and rocky water in the system. Vegetarianism is prevalent throughout Rajasthan. Non-vegetarian dishes are available but not as easily as the vegetarian versions. Dal baati churma is a classic Rajasthani combination eaten famously throughout Kota. A variety of churmas in assorted flavors are served to enhance the already hefty meal. Bajre ki khichdi is a simple homely dish cooked in majority of Kota households. It is consumed with oodles of ghee to accentuate it’s grainy flavour. On an ideal Kota platter, one usually gets to see Gatte ki sabji, papad ki sabji, sev tamatar, mirchi vada, pyaz ki kachori, mohan mass, bajri ki raab and raabdi. Kota natives finish their meal with mawa kachori or moong dal ka halwa. C Nursery scheme is a thriving food hub in Kota.