Maharini Gayatri Devi. Born Princess Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar. At 21, she became the third wife of the dashing Maharaja of Jaipur. After India's independence and abolition of the princely states, she entered into a very successful political career, working hard for education reform, especially for girls. Vogue once named her one of the world's most beautiful women.
Another favourite Marwari snack that often accompanies meals. As the name suggests it is a preparation of crushed papads which are tossed in spices and ghee. I have added some Bikaneri bhujia to this recipe to provide extra crunch. Bikaneri papads are a thicker and fierier variety of papads and are better for use in this recipe as they do not get soggy very fast. You will find these at some speciality stores.
Mangodis are sun-dried grape sized dumplings made from soaked and ground moong dal or sometimes from urad dal. Due to scarcity of vegetables, the ingenious Rajasthanis use different forms of pulses to whip up healthy and tasty meals. Mangodis or moong dal badis are often used to rustle up several tasty and mouth-watering recipes. Fenugreek tossed mangodis is one such delightful recipe. Serve this subji with hot phulkas and a spicy mango pickle.