Home to the iconic Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai is an industrial town in the Indian state Chhattisgarh. Apart from the industries their are various traditional hubs that makes this place really fascinating. So we are here to explore it food scene with our host Raj, a young food vlogger and You Tuber from the city. Let's take you through what all did we try during this exploration.
Our journey started in the morning from Raipur. Before catching a bus to Bhilai, which is 33 km away, we went to two popular spots namely Rajput Sandwich Corner and Saurashtra Mishthan Bhandar. In the first place we tried a delicious veg and cheese grilled sandwich while at the second we polished off a plate of aalu gunda.
On reaching Bhilai we met our host Raj at Nanhe Cafe. Over a refreshing cup of hot coffee we discussed the plan for the day and then reached our next destination, Jalaram Mishthan Bhandar in Durg. On Raj's recommendation we tried their dahi dhokla and dahi kachori. Both of them were flavour bombs.
The next destination was Mathurawasi Chaat Center in Supela. The sight of the food on the counter was absolutely tempting. We tried a plate each of dahi gunja, aalu tikki and rabri and all of them were phenomenal. Their sweet dates-jaggery chutney too deserves a special mention.
From there we went to Chotu Mangodi stall on the opposite side of the road. There we munched some freshly fried moong dal fritters along with tea.
The next eatery was Vinay Dairy at sector 6 A market. This sweet and snacks place is hugely famous for fried snacks like fritters, samosa, kachori etc. We tried an onion vada with patal mircha chutney. The predominate taste in it was that of the onions and fresh fenugreek leaves.
Next we went to Chaupati Civic Center, Bhilai to have item bomb and fruit ice cream. Kashi fast food center's item bomb was crazy dish that scored on the looks rather than taste. While the roller made fruit ice cream from Gwalior Ice cream was really toothsome.
From there we reached the street behind Miraj Cinema to have some grilled chicken from one of the numerous stalls lining it. The taste was decent.
After that we went to Madhav Fast Food in sector 10 for chicken biryani. It was indeed an amazing biryani that ticked all the boxes. The penultimate stop was Ritesh bhel stall. People crowd this place for a serving of this light, zesty and inexpensive puffed rice snack.
Finally we ended the food tour with a meetha paan from Upadhyay Paan Center. Bhilai street food was fun to explore.