Food forms an integral part of any culture, each place has a distinct taste and preference when it comes to food. Indian food as a whole has seen tremendous changes and influence in the past century. The food of Chhindwara is ever-evolving apart from the signature cuisines. The influx of population from all over the world has led to a fusion in the cuisine. Although Chhindwara has maintained its original charm and the cuisine has been followed by generations. There is a sizeable tribal population in Chhindwara which has retained original flavours.
Traditional Cuisines of Chhindwara
Traditional thali of Chhindwara consists of chapatis for lunch and dinner. They make chapatis with various flour such as wheat, maize, jowar, bajra, kodo, kulthi. They usually have dal with chapatis but they also make daliya which is prepared from maize, jowar and wheat. People also enjoy many non-vegetarian foods.It is a unique preparation and relished by them. Buttermilk is an extra addition to their dishes for better flavour. Jaggery is one important ingredient that they add in their preparations. They also grow herbs and use it for medicinal purposes.
Sweets in Chhindwara
Any occasion is India is incomplete without
sweets, in fact they are considered auspicious. People of Chhindwara
love sweets and there are abundant sweet shops across the city. People
also prepare several sweets at home. Sweets shops serve variety of sweets and
also take bulk order if required. Traditional sweet dishes like 'khoprapak', 'mawa-bati', 'shreekhand' and 'malpua' are very popular in this part of Madhya Pradesh. Pawar Sweets Point, Shakti Sweets,
Sri Radha Krishna Misthan, Shyam Milan Sweets, New Banarasi Sweets, Pal
Mistanna And Tea House are some of the famous sweets shops in
Street Food in Chhindwara
Street Food is part of food culture in India as it offers great choices at a very
affordable rate. There are many street food joints in Chhindwara
offering tea, toasts, soft-drinks and many mouth watering snacks like
Chaat, Panipuri, dosa, noodles etc which are relished by children and
elders alike. The main markets of Chhindwara are filled with vendors and
small shops that are flooded with people in the evening enjoying the
lip-smacking snacks they offer. 'Poha jalebi' and 'bhutte ka kees' are the most popular street food items in Chhindwara. Travellers can try street food in
Chhindwara which has its own twist of taste to the most popular snacks
Restaurants in Chhindwara
In the past few years lot of things in the lifestyle of the people of Chhindwara. Gone are the days when people were satisfied with home cooked food, people of Chhindwara now want an occasional change of taste. Hence lot of restaurants have cropped up in the prominent places and are doing brisk business. These restaurants have an elaborate menu offering variety of veg and non-veg delicacies. they serve Indian as well as International cuisines such as Continental, Chinese, Italian etc.