Bilaspur is an industrial city with numerous food shops both old and new. Let's take you through some of the old and popular eateries over here :
MAA LAXMI SWEETS
This famous pit stop located on the highway connecting Raipur and Bilaspur is renowned for samosa and rabri. Made by simmering milk for a long period of time, the rabri is creamy and full of shreds of malai. The potato stuffing in the samosa with a good amount of onion, garlic and spices was robust and super flavoursome.
The two hot selling things over here are the gulab jamun and pyazi vada. The former is a sugar syrup laden deep fried ball made of khoya and maida while the latter is a crisp fritter made of onions and spinach.
OM SAIRAM TOOFANI LASSI
This busy and flashy stall serves an impressive plain lassi at a pocket friendly price. It was a refreshingly luscious thing to gulp down on a hot day.
It is one of the oldest sweet and snacks shops in the locality where one can find fresh traditional sweets made of khoya and cottage cheese. Their star sweet is the khoya ki jalebi which as the name suggests is prepared with khoya and tikhur (East Indian Arrowroot). This plump and soft jalebi is topped with rabri.
This famous sweet and snacks shop started as a small shop but today it is a swanky restaurant renowned for sweets, chaat, popular snacks. From their wide and enticing range of sweets we had tried the malai gilori which is a cottage cheese ball stuffed with kancha gola and nuts.
SRI SHIVPURI SWEETS
Their tempting range of fried snacks attracts lot of patrons. We went there to try the mini samosa which is a potato and tomato mixture stuffed mini sliced bread fritter.
SHRI BAJRANG BALI SWEETS
It is an old sweet shop in Juna where you can choose from a wide range of traditional sweets. The malai ladoo made of khoya are one of the local favourites.
Near PGBT College Tarbahar Chowk
It is one of the old family restaurants that evolved into a swanky one. Their thali mostly consists of traditional North Indian delicacies apart from few local dishes too. For sweets, mava bati can be a great option.
It is perhaps the most famous sweet shop over here that started from a humble cart. Today it is a large and swanky outlet offering a huge range of sweets both traditional and innovative ones. They also have different exciting confections like cashew and mango bites.
Sadar Bazar Road, Gond Para
Again an old establishment where you can drop in for yummy South Indian dishes. The kanda bhaji, dosa vada are hot favourites. It still operates out of the small old building.
ALLAHABAD CHAAT BHANDAR
Madhya Nagariya Chowk
This place serves a gem of an aalu tikki which is very different from its more familiar counterpart. Instead of serving the whole patty, here they break it and mix it with yellow pea curry, chutney and spices to form a mushy serving that is offered in a leaf bowl. The taste is numero uno
You can try their chicken tikka which is huge deep fried patty made of minced chicken. It is prepared with lot of spices.
If you are coming here then do try their chicken biryani and murg musallam along with some other favourite dishes from the menu.