FAMOUS FOODS OF CHHATTISGARH
Being a state a great part of the food culture of Chhattisgarh consists of the staple crops such as Rice, Bajra, Jawar. The food of the state is highly inspired from its neighboring states. Hence, a great meal of food of Chhattisgarh promises a great taste and delicious inspirations from its neighbors.
Bhajia is a famous street food of Chhattisgarh which is very popular among the local people of the state. A local variant of Bhajji is commonly found in South India.Bhajia in Chhattisgarh are prepared with different ingredients, each one of them adding a taste to the dish that will get your taste buds going.
Bhajia is prepared with the gram flour along. Various type of Bhajis such as Mirchi Bhaji- prepared with chili, onion Bhaji prepared with onion, and Aloo Bhaji prepared with potato are some of the famous variants of the dish.
The perfect aroma and the right amount spices add the delectable street food taste to this dish. Bhajia are best enjoyed with a hot cup of tea along with spicy green chutney.
Aamat is considered as the Sambhar of Bastar region of the state. This delectable delicacy of the state is prepared with mixed vegetables which is cooked along with the ginger garlic paste and various spices to enhance the flavor of the dish.
Traditionally the dish is prepared in the bamboo shoots. The bamboo keeps the flavor of the ingredients in intact and also adds the unique aroma to the dish. This procedure of cooking Aamat is still prevalent in the remote areas of Bastar. Although, the dish is prepared with the modern equipments in the urban areas.
3. Sabudana Ki Kichdi
Sabudana ki Kichdi is one of the healthiest and most delicious cuisine of Chhattisgarh that is not only eaten in the Chhattisgarh but all around the country. Sabudana Ki Kichdi is a dish prepared with the soaked Sabudana balls. To add the flavor to the dish various vegetables and spices are added that provides a delicious taste to the plate.
Sabudana ki Kichdi is fondly eaten during the fast, but it accounts for an important lifestyle cuisine for the people of Chhattisgarh.
Chila is flat chapati which is prepared with the rice batter mixed with the Urad Daal. The dish is very easy to cook and is very delicious in the taste.
Chila is an important part of the breakfast meal of the people of Chhattisgarh. To grab the best taste of Chila, complement it with the green chutney.
Tilgur of Til k Ladoo is a famous dish that has got it origin from Chhattisgarh state. The roasted sesame seeds are mixed with the dark jaggery and peanuts. The mixed is well mixed and is then made into Ladoos to grab the famous dish of the state. Tilgur are must- served during the various occasions and festivals of the state. Makar Sankranti is the main festival where the people prepare Tilgur.
Bara is a unique variant of the Vada that is eaten in South India. Bara is basically a light snack which is made from the fermented Urad Dal . Various vegetables and spices are added along with the fermented lentils to add the perfection to this famous dish of the state.
The requirement of minimum oil makes Bara super light and super healthy to eat. This dish represents the food culture of Chhattisgarh on various occasions that take place in the state. Bada is a must serve during the festivals and village fairs of the state. Apart from that, in Bastar region of the state it is compulsory to serve Bara to the guests during the marriage ceremony.
Faraa are made in the form of dumpling, the main ingredient of dish being rice. The dough of rice along with the minimum spices are seasoning of coriander leaves is put to steam to get the light and healthy snack that hails from Chhattisgarh. The best taste of Faraa, with the green chutney.
Khurma is a famous sweet dish from the state of Chattisgarh which is prepared with the milk and vermicillies. The roasted vermicillies are added to the boiling water along with sugar syrup and rich dry fruits to get an absolutely lip-smacking sweet dish . The Kurma dish is served on various occasion like marriage and festival.