Cuisine of Central Zone of India consists of both sweet and salty dishes. People of this part of the country do not have a distinct cuisine of their own, but they have beautifully imbibed the best of the food cultures from the neighbouring states. This amalgamation of popular food cultures has resulted in the cuisine which is quite popular in its own right.
Chhatisgarh, which is an independent state today was till very recently a part of the larger state Madhya Pradesh. Popular choice of food in Chhatisgarh is hence very similar to that of Madhya Pradesh.
Food pattern in this zone differ from region to region. In some regions people take wheat and meat as their staple diet, but in other regions rice and fish is more common. Indore, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, offers the best of of the food of this zone and is quite popular amongst foodies.
Most appreciable part of the states in this zone is that people are simple at heart and treat guests with the greatest respect. They have truly imbibed the tradition Indian saying, 'Atithi Devo Bhava' and thus see God in any guest that visits them. Thus we have the best of Indian food served in the most hospitable manner in this zone. What else does a food tourist want??