Chattisgarh’s cuisine captivates hearts with flavourful dishes

Chhattisgarh’s culinary heritage is diverse and flavourful which ranges from snacks to wholesome meals.

With its diverse culinary traditions, Chhattisgarh offers a number of flavours that captivate the hearts of the people and leaves a lasting impression on anyone who savors its cuisine.

Chila being it’s topmost food item, it is a popular breakfast dish in Chhattisgarh, made from a batter of rice and lentils. The batter is spread thinly and cooked until golden brown. Chila is usually served with a variety of chutneys like green chutney, tomato chutney. It is not only nutritious but also wholesome. It is often combined with numerous vegetables like tomato, onions, etc to enhance it’s flavour as and how one wants it.


Farra is a traditional snack from Chhattisgarh which is made by stuffing rice flour dough with a filling consisting of spicy lentils. The stuffed dough is then steamed until cooked. It is favourite snack among the people of Chattisgarh. Farra is mostly served with tomato chutney or green chutney.

Bore Baasi is a dish from Chhattisgarh, consisting of lentil dumplings served with a curry. The lentil dumplings are made from a mixture of soaked and ground lentils, shaped into small balls, and sun-dried. These are then cooked in a curry made from onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger. It is popular choice among the health conscious.

Aamat is a traditional curry from Chhattisgarh, made from gram flour or besan and yogurt. The curry is flavored with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dried red chilies, and curry leaves, making its taste delightful. Aamat is often cooked with vegetables like pumpkin, potatoes, and brinjal. It is best enjoyed with steamed rice or roti.

Muthiya another popular dumpling snack in Chhattisgarh is usually made from besan which is steamed or fried and a number of spices. The dumplings are seasoned with ginger, chilies, coriander, and curry leaves, imparting a burst of vibrant flavours. Muthiya can be served on its own as a snack or added to curries and gravies. It is loved by people all across the state.

Bara is a traditional street food from Chhattisgarh, made from lentils which is deep fried and is served with chutneys and spicy toppings. The lentils are usually soaked in water afterwhich they are mixed with spices which is then deep fried until golden or brownish. It is a favourite street food among people of all across India and is usually served with chutneys.

Bhajia is another snack from Chhattisgarh, made by frying slices of vegetables like potatoes, onions, and eggplants coated in a flour batter. The bhajias are usually served with tamarind chutney or green chutney. Bhajia is a popular choice for evening snacks or as an appetizer during gatherings and celebrations.

Chhattisgarh’s culinary heritage is diverse and flavourful which ranges from snacks to wholesome meals. It is sure to captivate the hearts of every food enthusiast.