VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN GUIDE TO LOCAL FOOD OF OFFBEAT RAIPUR IN CHATTISGARH!

VEGAN & VEGETARIAN GUIDE TO AUTHENTIC

HOMEMADE FOOD OF RAIPUR –

OFFBEAT CHATTISGARH

This blog is your guide to authentic home-made food of Chattisgarh. There are many places where you can sample the real food of Chattisgarh at a shoestring budget, making it ideal for backpackers. Most of the local food of Chattisgarh which is available at stalls in Raipur are vegan and vegetarian by default.

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Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at kadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

WHERE TO FIND BEST VEGETARIAN AND

VEGAN FOOD IN RAIPUR, CHATTISGARH?

When I visited Raipur, Atal Nagar and Raigarh in Chattisgarh, I realized that much of the food is familiar and yet exotic to me. You will find something for everyone in Raipur. Be it old haunts or newly developed places, you will come across a variety of exciting vegetarian and vegan regional food, much of which will be a first time experience for you. It was for me, at least.

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Swati and Manjulika enjoying the food at Gadh kaleva. I forgot to take picturs of mine and Dipanshu who travelled with us. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

Sadadi Chowk in Sadar market is popular for its food. You will end up hopping between 4-5 famous old shops, sampling papdi, mirchi bhajiya, kachori, samosa, jalebi. You must not miss the dahi bada, bada and kachori at the much loved Naga Maharaj. People have been flocking here since the past 80 years. You sure want to check out, why!

Gadh Kaleva Vegetarian Food Raipur Chattisgarh Chilla

The very delicious cheela at Gadh kaleva. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

The peda and milk at Sulabh Doodh Bhandar is also quite popular.  This shop is 80 years old as well and during festivals there is a long waiting list outside the shop. You may also want to check out the jalebis at Bhagirathi hotel and balushahi (my father’s favourite) at Ramji Halwai.

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Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

You can also visit Netaji Chowk, M.G. Road and Marine Drive to sample poha, pav bhaji, chat, vada pao, bhel, pulao, gup chup and local snacks of Chattisgarh. Panipuri is called gup chup here and can be tried at one of the chat stalls near Vivekanand Ashram.

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Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

DISCOVER THE BEST OF VEGETARIAN AND

VEGAN FOOD OF CHATTISGARH AT GADH KALEVA:

Located right opposite Mahant Ghasidas Sangrahalaya, Gadh Kaleva is an unpretentious foodie paradise. It was my first visit to exotic Indian state Chattisgarh and much like an excited kid in a mela (fair), I hopped from one stall to another at Gadh Kaleva in Raipur, discovering new things to eat at throw away prices.

Gadh Kaleva Vegetarian Food Raipur Chattisgarh menu

Menu of Gadh kaleva. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

Here you can sample vegan and vegetarian snacks of Chattisgarh such as farra, cheela,bafori, ghuska, hathfodwa, mada pida, paan roti,  gulgula, pidiya, paan roti, thethri, bara, chausela,angakar roti, doodh fara, ahirsa,babra etc. Please see the picture of menu for other dishes and rate card. Sweets included gulgula, papchi,babra, khaja, puran laddu, curry laddu and khurmi etc.

Mahant Ghasidas Smarak Sangrahalaya Gadh Kaleva Vegetarian Food Raipur Chattisgarh Chowpatty Marine Drive

Mahant Ghasidas Smarak Sangrahalaya. This museum was right opposite Gadh Kaleva, Raipur, Chattisgarh.

Excited to see such a huge variety of local vegetarian and vegan food, we decided to order most of the savoury dishes and share the same. Me and my fellow travel bloggers enjoyed eating the local dishes, all of which we had tasted for the first time.

Gadh Kaleva Vegetarian Food Raipur Chattisgarh farras

The delicious Farra at Gadh Kaleva. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

I had not even heard the name of the dishes except farra which was somewhat identical to steamed and stuffed farah which my mom makes occasionally (because it is too much of a hard work). Of all the dishes I had tasted, I loved cheela the most. We gulped it down with delicious buttermilk aka chass. Amongst sweets, pidiya won my heart instantly. It was like panjiri stuffed in a ‘melt-in-mouth’ soft shell.

Gadh Kaleva Vegetarian Food Raipur Chattisgarh pidiya sweet

The melt in mouth pidia at Gadh Kaleva was the best sweet I had. No, you can;t wikipedia the Pidia. Don’t even try! Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

I loved the concept of Gadh Kaleva. In fact all the cities or at least the state capitals should have such food courts where all the major regional dishes are made available under one roof and at reasonable rates. The dishes cost us a negligible amount and yet succeeded in sending us in a food coma. I often end up wasting a lot of time in a new destination, in trying to find exotic local cuisine. Finding them all at one place was God sent.

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Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

The seating at Gadh Kaleva is quirky and interesting. Small rooms with chairs and tables are available as well as charpoys which give you a rustic feel of dining in a village home. Many locals had inundated the place when we visited. A large group of housewives had congregated and were having a good time in a corner.

Gadh Kaleva Vegetarian Food Raipur Chattisgarh Farra

Farra. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

Some people preferred having a proper thali for lunch. The premises are decorated well with street art, abundant greenery, terracotta and metal sculptures. The Mahant Ghasidas Smarak Sangrahalaya, Raipur is right opposite Gadh Kaleva. Entry to Gadh Kaleva food court is free. There is ample parking space.

vada pao Gadh Kaleva Vegetarian Food Raipur Chattisgarh Chowpatty Marine Drive

The passable Vada Pao at Marine Drive. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS AT THE CHOWPATTY OF MARINE DRIVE, RAIPUR:

The marine drive of Raipur is a lively place with a very unique street food culture. The best part is that you can sample not only the local snacks of Chattisgarh but can also taste some of the delicacies of the neighbouring states. For example, I lost self control when I saw a stall selling Maharashtrian vada pao. Though it was not as good as the one easily available in Mumbai, but it was still so much better than what we get in New Delhi.

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The vibrant chowpatty at Marine Drive. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

The Indore pohe at the next stall ha me drooling. I polished off the big plate of poha in a jiffy. Next, I set my roving eyes on the jhalmuri seller. He gave a huge cone of jhalmuri for just INR 20. It had Bengali taste, thanks to the spices used and the liberal use of mustard oil.

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The yummy Indori pohe at Chowpatty, Marine Drive. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

HAMAR KALEVA –

THE REAL TASTE OF AUTHETIC HOMEMADE FOOD OF CHATTISGARH:

Do not miss Hamar Kaleva at Marine Drive. The local food of Chattisgarh served here is identical to what you will fill your face with in Gadh Kaleva as well. So, in case you missed out on visiting the latter or want to sample the local food at another place too, then Hamar Kaleva is the place to be. It is an al fresco take away with only tables for you to enjoy the food on. Some of the unique local foods of Chattisgarh which they serve are Farra, Dhuska Bara, Urad Bara, Idhar Kadhi, Chawsela, Moogaudi, steamed and fried Bafauri etc. Phone of shop: 9826666678

Hamar Kaleva Gadh Kaleva Vegetarian Food Raipur Chattisgarh Chowpatty Marine Drive

Do not forget to try Hamar Kaleva at Marine Drive for authentic taste of Chattisgarh. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

The cool breeze of Marine Drive, glitzy neon signs of shops, cafes and restaurants on the opposite side and mixed gentry make it an atmospheric place to hang out with friends and family and binge eat the delectable food. The food served on the street is very pocket friendly and costs between INR 10 to 100.

Gadh Kaleva Vegetarian Food Raipur Chattisgarh street art

The street art on the walls of Gadh Kaleva. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

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The street art on the walls of Gadh Kaleva. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

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Gadh Kaleva. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

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The huge terracotta sculptor at Gadh Kaleva. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

Gadh Kaleva Vegetarian Food Raipur Chattisgarh entrance

Entrance of Gadh Kaleva. Gadh Kaleva. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

Gadh Kaleva Vegetarian Food Raipur Chattisgarh restaurant

Lovely seating at Gadh Kaleva. Sample local authentic home made food of Chattisgarh at Gadh kaleva and Marine Drive, Raipur

 

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