Muthias are simply yummy steamed dumplings! This tasty and healthy dish is prepared in the land of Chhattisgarh. Muthia is generally served as breakfast in most rural regions during the winters. Muthia is prepared with rice batter. The snack is very famous and it is simply yummy in taste. It is very well garnished with sesame seeds and coriander leaves.
Aamat is considered as Chhattisgarh’s sambhar. The amazing delicacy is prepared with mixed vegetables, and paste of ginger and garlic. Traditionally this dish is prepared in bamboo shoots, which is prevalent in all the remote areas of Chhattisgarh till date, but you can make it in kadhai also. The Aamat is spicy and yummy in taste. The aroma of the dish is simply amazing.
This is the most famous and delicious snack of Chhattisgarh. The dish is nothing but a variant of South Indian Vara. The bara is made from the fermented Urad millet or lentils. It is basically a fritter snack usually made during festivals and village fairs. Not much oil is used in the preparation of the Bara. A little amount of chopped chilies, fresh coriander, and chopped onion, are mixed with the Bara batter. It’s a tradition to serve the Bara in Dona (Dona is a bowl prepared with dry Sal leaves) with tomato chutney. You can also have it with tamarind chutney.
Bhajia is a variant of the Bhajji’s popular in the south. Bhajia is a south dish with a little variant in preparation and ingredients. It is prepared from gram flour instead of corn flour. Bhajia is generally popular among the street foodies. The dish is available all across Chhattisgarh with a touch of the south like the Mirchi Bhajji (which is made with chilly), the Onion Bhajji (which is made with onion) and the likes. But the tastier Chhattisgarhi Bhajia beats all in terms of delicacy. The dish is always served with tea.
Although Chilla is not a special Chhattisgarhi dish, yet it is a must in every Chhattisgarhi family. It is made especially during winters. Chilla is simply a pancake prepared from rice batter and with the Urad millet. It’s very easy to prepare, and yummy in taste. The recipe of chilla is very easy. You can make it using besan also. What all you need to do is simply add besan, coriander leaves, water and onion. Mix well and then add oil in pan and make like dosa. You can have filling as per your choice(Paneer is preferable).
6 Sabudana and Vegetable ki Khichdi
Sabudana and vegetable ki Khichdi is one of the healthiest and most delicious dishes of Chhattisgarh that is not only eaten in the Chhattisgarh but all around the country. Sabudana and vegetable Ki Khichdi is a dish prepared with the soaked Sabudana balls. Plain Sabudana ki Kichdi is fondly eaten during the fast. The addition of peanuts and deep fried onion simply makes the khichdi yummiest of all vrat dishes.
Tilghur is simply a sweet ball which is prepared from sesame seeds dipped in dark jaggery syrup along with roasted peanuts. It is also known as Til ke laddoo. Til ka ladoo are very famous in Uttar Pradesh also. This sweet ball is usually made on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a festival of the Hindus and is a very special treat in the state of Chhattisgarh.
Faraa is desi styled Momos; and they come under the category of healthy momos. Faraa is made in the form of dumpling. The main ingredient of the dish is rice flour and spices. You can add soaked urad dal paste as filling. The filling is very spicy and tangy in taste as per the eater’s choice. The faraa is served with ghee and aloo gobhi ki sabzi. You can have it with momos chutney and hari chutney also.
Khurma is a very famous sweet dish from the state of Chattisgarh which is prepared with the condensed milk and semiya (also vermicelli). The roasted vermicelli (or deep fried vermicelli’s) are added to the boiling water along with sugar syrup (you can use jaggery syrup also) and rich dry fruits to get an absolute lip smacking sweet dish which will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.
Pakodas are every Indian’s favorite snack. Bafuari is simply a healthy alternative for those oily pakoras. Bafauri is a famous dish of the Chhattisgarh state which is cooked with Chana Daal flour. Various vegetables and spices are added to the mixture according to the taste. The dough is prepared in the form of balls and is steamed. The fact that is not cooked in oil makes it extremely healthy to eat.
11 Dubki Kadi
Dubki Kadi is a very famous and yummy dish of Chhattisgarh. Dubki Kadi is a pulse like dish (or you can say a gravy like dish) which is mainly cooked with besan and curd. The pakodas made up of gram flour paste are added to the dish. Simply imagine yummy spicy pakoras with the tangy curry of curd and spices. Isn’t it amazing? The dish is simply mouth watering.
12 Dal Ka Dulha (dal pithi)
Dal Pithi (also known as dal ka dulha) is a famous dish of Chhatisgarh and specially being prepared on festivals. It is a very easy recipe dish. It gets ready in no time and tastes simply amazing. For making this yummy dish you just need to add small chapatiies (of puri sizes) into the dal and then cok for 15 to 20 minutes.
13 Moong Dal Halwa
The scope of daals is not limited up to that boring dal dish. Moong dal halwa is made up of yellow part moong dal, ghee, and sugar. The halwa is seasoned with chopped dry fruits and cardamom powder. You have two choices for making this halwa; one is to make it with paste of moong dal (well grinded) and other is to make it with rough paste (not very grinded, little bit rough touch).
14 Chhattisgarhi Kadhi Pakoda
Kadhi Pakoda also known as Kadhi Pakora is an incredible side dish of Chhattisgarh people. The Chhattisgarhi touch given to Kadhi pakora is simply scrumptious in taste. The pakoras usually made to add in the kadhi is onion pakora. You can add pakora as per your choice. You can make kadhi with besan and curd and also with soaked chana dal.
15 Mahuwa Chutney
There is a dish called mahuwa chutney which is very famous in Chhattisgarh. The small fruits, mahuwa is dried and then soaked in water after that it is very well grinded and jaggery is added to it. The chutney is served with paratha. Also, a very different dish known as thokva is made using this chutney. Thokva is a type of paratha made using corn flour and mahuwa chuney. The taste is simply amazing.
16 Mahuwa Juice
The people of Chhattisgarh are fond of this juice. This juice is made of the fruit of a local tree known as mahuwa. For making this juice what all you need to do is simply take mahuwa and soak them in water for few minutes and then grind well with sufficient amount of water. Add salt and lemon and have the yummy drink. The taste of the juice is simply amazing. To enhance its taste simply add jaggery to it.
Kusli is a very special sweet dish made by the people of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It is prepared with maida (also known as white flour), ghee and semolina (also called as sooji). It is too yummy in taste. This sweet dish is very easy to cook. The dish is full of dry fruits.
18 Lavang Lata
Lavang Lata is a very delicious Indian recipe (also the specialty of Chhattisgarh cuisine) served as a Dessert. The taste of this yummy dessert is simply amazing. The crispy texture of the dish and the sweet taste is specailty of this dish. It is deep fried and then soaked in sugar syrup.
Shikanji is a very healthy lemon drink. Usually, Shikanji masala is used to prepare shikanji at home, but you can also make it without using shikanji masala and making it with the help of lemon and spices. Simply take sufficient amount of water, lemon juice, salt roasted jeera powder and black pepper powder. Mix all and have the yummy drink.
20 Dal Makhani Bukhara
Dal Makhani is a very common yet amazing dish prepared with lentils and beans combined with fresh cream (you can use malai also). The specialty of this dish is that it is spiced and cooked to get a creamy texture by the addition of Aloo Bukhara paste that enhances the flavor and aroma of the dish. The dish is very well served with naan.