Bhilai is an industrial town in Chhattisgarh. It is a lively and beautiful city. It is the education hub of Chhattisgarh. The famous Bhilai steel plant is located here. Bhilai also has some of the best food practices. It has a diverse cuisine with traditional food recipes. In this article, we have presented some of the best dishes of Bhilai.
Muthia is a vegan dish made from chickpea flour. Salt, methi, chili powder, and turmeric are added. Oil or sugar are optionally mixed as a bonding/sweetening agent. It has a fist shape, the way it is made. It is enjoyed as a snack.
Dehori is a traditional dessert popular in Bhilai. It is a pancake made from rice, curd, ghee, lemon juice, sugar, and dry fruits. The batter of rice and curd is deep-fried and then dipped in sugar syrup. It has a delicious taste.
Chila or cheela is a very famous snack dish in Bhilai. It is made from besan or nutty gram flour. Veggies and spices are also added to it. The batter is pan-fried and made into a flatbread. It is served hot with sauce or chutney.
Aamat is a traditional soup made with bamboo shoots. A lot of vegetables are added to this soup and boiled. This soup is best eaten with rice. It has a rich and deep flavor.
Bhajia is a trendy recipe in Bhilai. The batter is made from gram flour, and some spices are mixed in it. The slices of potato or onion are dipped in this batter and deep-fried until golden brown and crispy. It is enjoyed with chutney or sauce.
Bara or Vada is a famous snack in Bhilai. It is made with black gram, suji, green chili, curry leaves, and onion. The batter is made from black gram (urad dal) and other ingredients. It is made into a ball shape and then deep-fried. It is served with chutney or curry.
7. Sabudana Khichdi
Sabudana khichdi is a trendy and delicious snack dish. It is made with boiled sabudana, boiled potatoes, peanuts, and some spices. It has a soft and fluffy texture. This is an easy-to-make recipe and can be prepared quickly.
8. Til Ke Laddoo
Til ke laddoo is a very popular and healthy dessert. It is prepared with sesame seeds, jaggery, peanuts, and coconut. The ingredients are mixed and made into balls. It has a delicious taste.
Shiknaji is a refreshing drink. It is a lemon-based drink with mint. Spices like salt, saffron, and cumin are also added to it. Sometimes chaat masala is also included to give it a sour taste. It can be easily prepared, and is delicious to drink.
Phara is a vegan dish prepared with rice and dal flour. The dumplings are made with the flour and some spices are added. It can be eaten as it is or pan-fried with onion, ginger, and garlic for a whole meal. It had a delicious taste.
11. Dal Pithi
Dal Pithi is a traditional dish enjoyed in Bhilai. It is made with dal (lentils), wheat flour, and spices. Onion, ginger, and chili are also added. The dal is cooked thoroughly and pithi is made from wheat flour. This dish is garnished with coriander leaves and served hot.
Hatphodva is also called “Chattisgarhia Idli.” It is prepared with rice flour batter. It is cooked in steam in an earthen pot. This dish comes in two flavors, salty and sweet. It can be served with chutney or milk.
13. Dubki Kadi
Dubki kadi is a trendy dish from Chhattisgarh. It is cooked in a pot with curd. The small dumplings are made from ground black gram and then cooked with kadi. It has a delicious taste and is served with rice or paratha.
14. Mahua Juice
Mahua juice is a popular drink in Chhattisgarh. It is prepared with mahua flowers and sugar. It has a good taste and is a very healthy drink. It cures headaches, eye diseases, diarrhea, etc.
15. Dal Makhani Bukhara
Dal Bukhara is a popular recipe enjoyed in Bhilai. It is made with black gram (urad dal). Tomato, onion, ginger, garlic, garam masala, and cream are added to this dish. It has a smoky flavor and tastes delicious. It is served with naan.
16. Rice Flour Roti
Rice flour roti is a popular dish in Bhilai. It has a soft and fluffy texture. The dough is prepared with rice flour, and then made into chapatis and cooked. It is served hot with chutney or curry.
Khurma is a popular snack in Bhilai. It has a sweet taste. It is made with wheat flour and sugar or jaggery. The wheat dough is made into small sticks and then deep-fried. It is then soaked in the sugar syrup and made to rest. It is eaten directly and enjoyed.
Bafauri is a popular snack made with chana dal. The chana dal is made into a paste, and coriander, chilies, and garlic are added. The batter is steamed and cooked. It is served hot with chutney or sauce.
19. Moong Dal Halwa
Moong dal halwa is a popular and very delicious dessert. It is made from moong dal (lentils) and ghee. The dal is made to a paste and then cooked with ghee. A syrup is made from milk and sugar and added into the cooked moong dal. This is a mouth-watering dessert and shouldn’t be missed.
Kusli is a dessert from Chhattisgarh. It is a through and delicious recipe, similar to ghujia. The dough is made from maida. The filling is made from semolina, sugar, cardamom powder, and lots of dry fruits. This snack is deep-fried and enjoyed.