24 Famous Food of Chhattisgarh

Get here the 24 Unique & Famous food of Chhattisgarh.

The list included Popular Traditional food, i.e. Chhattisgarh Cuisines are rice-based.

Rice is a widely used grain in the State. Foods are very simple and easy to cook.

Rice is the Staple food of Chhattisgarh.

Other than Rice, Urad Dal, Maize, Wheat, Jawar, Chicken, Mutton & leafy vegetables are Majorly consumed food in the state. Many sweet dishes are made of Rice.

Find below the 24 famous food of Chhattisgarh.

The cuisine of Chhattisgarh has the influence of Odissa, Jharkhand, U.P., MP Cuisine. State Cuisine Include many leafy vegetables like bohar bhaji, kanda bhaji, cholai bhaji, chech bhaji, kheksi, Kochai Patta.

People also like to eat leftover rice dipped in water and salt with tomato chutney. Chhattisgarh is the largest producer of rice in the country. The state is also known as the Rice Bowl of India

The traditional food of Chhattisgarh are Batkar, Iddhar Arsa, Chousela, Bafauri, Kusli. Chhattisgarh is quite popular for its Tribal food, “Red Aunt Chutney”.

Locally, it is known as “Chapada chutney”. The local alcoholic drinks of Chhattisgarh are” Handia” and “Mahua”. You will also find Tangy & Sour dishes in the Traditional food list.

Famous street foods of Chhattisgarh are Poha & Jalebi, Bhajiya, Samosa, and chutney, Chat, PakodasMoong Vada & Cheela, Faluda, Paav Bhaji, Dabeli, kachori, Dosam Momos, Chicken shawarma, Mirchi Bhajji , Aloo Gunda etc.

List of Top 24 Famous food of Chhattisgarh

1. Muthia

Muthia is a Popular Snack in the list of famous foods of Chhattisgarh. It is prepared with rice batter. This delicious dish is steamed cooked. Sesame seeds & Coriander are used to garnish this food. It is a popular breakfast. Mostly consumed during tea time.

2. Aamat

Aamat is a Sabji. It is prepared with mixed vegetables with spices. Bamboo shoots are also used in this dish. You can say it is a “Sambar” of Chhattisgarh. The usage of bamboo in the dish makes it unique.

3. Chila

It is a traditional food of Chhattisgarh. Chila is flatbread prepared with Rice. Rice batter is mixed with Urad daal. It is a very popular dish in Chhattisgarh. Generally served during breakfast. Easy to Cook & light dish makes it an amazing breakfast. Consumed with Chutney or Pickles.

4. Bara- Famous Street food of Chhattisgarh

Bara is Chhattisgarhi Vada. It is prepared with fermented Urad lentils. Other spices & vegetables are used to enhance the taste. This dish is fried with a little amount of oil. This mouth-watering dish is famous all over Chhattisgarh.

5. Dubki Kadi

You can find variety in Chhattisgarh food. This is an Amazing Curry dish from Chhattisgarh food. “Dubki” are pakoras prepared with gram flour. Added into spicy tangy curry made with curd & spices. I recommend everyone Must try this traditional food of Chhattisgarh.

Famous food of Chhattisgarh

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6. Dal Pithi

if we talk about healthy dishes of Chhattisgrah. Dal Pithi is one of them, Pithi is small flour dough in a flat round shape. Added into the dal & cooked them together. Extremely healthy & simple recipe. Easy, fast to cook, and full of protein.

7. Bafauri

Bafauri is tasty and healthy Traditional food of Chhattisgarh. If you are health-conscious and looking for oil-free dishes, this one is for you. This Chhattisgarh food is made of vegetables & Chana dal. This Steamed cooked dish is extremely healthy & delicious.

8. Idhar

In the list of the famous foodof Chhattisgarh. Idhar is the Top in the list. The dish is made by Urad Dal & leaves of Colocasia. This Gravy-based dish is Popular during the festival and all Special Occasions. Urad dal paste is wrapped in Colocasia leaves, then steamed & fried. This thick gravy dish is served with hot rice. It is Most delicious & distinct in taste.

9. Sabudana Khichdi

Khichdi means Mixture. Sabudana is tapioca pearls. It is a dish prepared with water-soaked Sabudana with potato & other spices. It is one of the healthiest dishes. Very popular during the holy fast in the Hindu community in the entire country. Served as breakfast or snacks.The benefit of Sabudana:1. High-calorie, high-carb food source2. Gluten Free. 3. Sabudana also contains dietary fiber.

10. Bhajia/ Bhajji

List of famous food Chhattisgarh is incomplete without Bhajia or Bhajji. It is made of Gram flour. It is a deep-fried dish. Various variants you can find in Bhajia like onion bhajia, Chilli Bhajia, Brinjal Bhajia Aloo Bhajia. The main ingredient is dipped into gram flour paste & deep-fried into the oil. It gives an amazing spicy taste with chili & Tea. This famous dish is the popular street food of Chhattisgarh.

11. Khurma

Khurma is popula snack. Made with fried wheat flour with sugar coating. It is a sweet delicious snack. This dish is popular during the festival. It’s similar to Shakkar para a famous dish of Punjab. This dish is popular in MP, Bihar, UP, etc

12. Tasmai

Tasmai is another Chhattisgarh famous sweet dish. Tasmai is kheer with Rice. In this dish, Rice & milk are cooked together. Kheer is rice pudding. This sweet thick-in texture dish is served as a dessert.

13. Papchi

Papchi is a famous dish of Chhattisgarh. Papchi is made with wheat flour. Round & disk shape dough is fried and then coated with sugar. Instead of sugar, jaggery can also be used. The food of Chhattisgarh is very simple and delicious.

14. Chutney of Red Aunt

Yes, this sounds weird in India, but it is true. This is famous Chhattisgarh tribal food. In Bastar district, the Tribal area of Chhattisgarh “ Red Aunt Chutney” is very famous. It is prepared with red ants & its egg. Locally it is known as “Chapda.” Quite popular among the Dhuruva Tribe community. This dish is also got fame when International celebrity cook “Gordon Ramsay’s personally visited the area and tasted it. Also added it to his restaurant menu. Red chutney is one of the most unique food eaten in Chhattisgarh.

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15.Chousela

Chousela is another most famous Traditional food of Chhattisgarh. It is a Puri made with Rice flour. Generally prepared with the new paddy. It does not require much effort to make it. It hardens when cooled. Therefore, it is mostly served hot.

16. Alloo Gunda- Famous Street food of Chhattisgarh

Alloo Gunda is famous street food in Chhattisgarh. It is similar to vatata bada. Prepared with Boil Potatoes. After boiling potatoes, they are mashed & medium size ball prepared with little spices & salt. After that, Put it into Gram Flour batter & deep-fried. Served with Chutneys & deep-fried chillis. This is a famous food of Chhattisgarh.

17. Bore Baasi

Bore Basi is simple food. Very popular Chhattisgarh food Among people who do physical work. Last Night rice is soaked in water & the Next day Morning it is eaten in breakfast. Generally Consumed with Chilli or pickle or Onion. Popular in Odisha & Bengal too. it is a famous dish of Chhattisgarh in the village area.

18. Suran ki Sabji/ Jimikand ki kadhi

The famous food of Chhattisgarh includes Suran ki sabzi. Suran is Also known as Jimikand. It is a Very popular Vegetable in the State. One of the authentic dishes of Chhattisgarh. This food of Chhattisgarh is very popular during Diwali Festival. Boiled Suran is cut into small pieces, deep-fried with oil & Than Prepared with Mango powder & Other spices. This is served hot with rice.

List of Famous Sweet Dishes of Chhattisgarh

19. Arsa

In the list of s famous sweets of Chhattisgarh, Arsa is one of them. It is usually prepared during the Holi festival. This dish is prepared by soaking rice in water for one day. Soaked rice is mixed with jaggery, and this dough is cooked on a light flame.

20. Til Gud

Til Gud Famous dish of Chhatisgarh. Mostly consumed during winter season & Makar Sankranti. Til is actually sesame seed. Til Gud is also called Till Ke Laddu. Famous sweet dish among all age a group. It is a famous dish of Chhattisgarh.

21. Kusli / Gujhhiya

Kusli is a Popular sweet dish of Chhattisgarh. A sweet dish very Popular on Holi. The dish is Made with White flour, ghee & Sooji. Its dough is Prepared with white flour & Ghee. The filling is of the dish is done with Suji, raisin & Dry fruits. The stuffed dough is then fried in ghee. it is Served hot.

22. Lavang Latika

The famous Sweet dish of Chhattisgarh is Lavang Latika. This stuffed dish is deep-fried & soaked with sugar syrup. Popular during all festivals.

23. Dehrori

Dettori is another Popular sweet dish of Chhattisgrah. It is made of rice. Soaked rice is the first grind & Marinated with Curd. Then Dough is made. This Dough is fried & Dipped into Sugar syrup. It is a traditional food of Chhattisgarh.

24. Batkar Kadhi /Masoor Dal Ki Kadhi

Masoor dal ki kadhi is a Staple food of Chhattisgarh. It is also called Batkar kadhi. Masoor dal is soaked full night. Prepared with curd and spices. It is served with hot rice.

Reference :

  1. Red Ant Chutney- Atlas Obscura
  2. Chhattisgarh food
  3. Chhattisgarh Cuisine
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