Cuisines of DurgThe local food of Durg has an influence of the tribal culture and has a distinctive style which reflects the Cuisine of the Chhattisgarh. The dishes cooked by the natives of the place still retain the original flavour and have not been much commercialized. If one wishes to taste the exotic traditional food, a tribal village or a local wedding is the best place for that. The non-vegetarian food is also a favourite here and is relished with great enthusiasm. The people of Durg are known for their hospitality and guests are bestowed with great warmth & respect, thus making the tourists being drawn to the place again & again.
The most common items of traditional & tribal foods are rice and curd. Dishes like fara/muthiya (rice rolls in white sauce), chousera roti (rice puri's), angakar roti etc. are popular breakfast items which are made out of rice & rice flour. Bore Baasi which comprises of cooked rice dipped in water, dahi or buttermilk is one of the most common meals eaten during the hot summer season. It helps to maintain the water level in the body, keeping it cool during the hot & arid summer months. Green leafy vegetables like chowlai bhaaji, lal bhaaji, kohda, kaanda bhaaji, and bohar bhaji are extensively used in daily cooking. Other commonly eaten dishes include Badi and Bijori which are eaten with pickle and raw onion. Amongst the most commonly eaten pulses is The Arhar dal. Bafauri a sweet dish made from of chana dal is a favourite of the local people. The Minjhra Bedi is another dish which is quiet popular here and is prepared from Lauki, Urad Dal, Kumhda, Papita & Rakhia.
Sweet Items of DurgSweets Include Bidiya, Gulgula (Bobra), Kusli, Bafauli, Dhoodh Fara, Balooshahi, Jalebis and Khurmi. Drinks like Tea (Chai) & Shikanji are very popular. A delicious brew made of small, creamy & white fruit of a local tree called Mahuwa is extensively enjoyed by the tribal and village people. Durg offers a variety of mouth –watering street–food which is affordable & is easily available. Sweets like Jalebi are worth trying.
Restaurants in DurgA large number of restaurants ranging from high-end to budget class, to suit every pocket are present in Durg district. These restaurants serve the popular local dishes, besides the other Indian & continental dishes available around the country. Tourists coming to the city can enjoy the delicacies in an amicable & cosy atmosphere with friends & family.
Address: G E Road, Near Shivnath Nadi Bridge, G E Road, Durg-490023, Chhattisgarh
Phone: 098 27 162742, 099 93 346969
Address: Gurudwara Station Road, New Deepak Nagar, Malviya Nagar, Durg, Chhattisgarh 491001
Phone:0788 688 8688
Minerva Heights Restaurant
Address: 311, 2nd Floor, Erawat Commercial Complex, Gaurav Path, Padmanabhpur, Durg-490023, Chhattisgarh
Phone: 0788 322 9200
Address: Jama Masjid Premises, Jawahar Chowk, Durg-490023, Chhattisgarh
Phone: 099 81 849318
Fast food is also gaining popularity day by day especially amongst youngsters in Durg. Numerous fast food chains offering Pizaas & Burgers are opening their outlets in Durg. Restaurants of the city serve popular dishes like Chowmein, Dosas, etc. which are relished with great joy, besides the regular local dishes. GE Road & Padmanabhpur are some of the famous places having many restaurants which are frequented by locals & tourists alike.
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