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Your Guide to Dahibara Aloodum in Cuttack

If you live in any of the metros,chances are that you might be gobbling down breakfast at McDonald’s, lunch at KFC and dinner at an exquisite restaurant but for the people of a city which is hundreds of years old,with river Mahanadi on one side.

By Mar 17,2012  24

If you live in any of the metros,chances are that you might be gobbling down breakfast at McDonald’s, lunch at KFC and dinner at an exquisite restaurant but for the people of a city which is hundreds of years old,with river Mahanadi on one side and river Kathjodi on the other,  the breakfast, lunch and dinner all comes up to only one item, “Dahibara Aloodum.”

With about 52 streets and 53 lanes amongst them, cuttack ,to a newbie, will be nothing less than a maze.

The most interesting part of this maze is you can find a Dahibara Handcart at the end of each lane.Dahibara Aloodum in Cuttack has it’s signature style which is the hint of spiciness and a slight flavour of pudina in it.

A day in the life of a Dahibara Aloodum Vendor

The Dahibara stall infront of the petrol pump in “Kanika chaka” .

The delicious Bara’s are soaked in dahi, they are covered with Hot Ghuguni and Aloodum . The entire plate of dahibara aloodum is then garnished with curd ,onions and pudina chatni.

Out of the many “dahibarawalas” in the silver city, there are few who have made a name for themselves.

  • Raghu Dahibara is one of the most renowned one amidst the people of Cuttack. The specialty of his Dahibara is that he doesn’t give the usual “Ghuguni” with the dahibara. He also doesn’t offer spoons to his customers, a firm believer in the fact that food is tastier when eaten with bare hands.
  • Ishwar Dahibara is another stall which offers amazing “dahibara aloodum” . Though the quantity isn’t too much, the divine taste makes up for it.

So with numerous Dahibarawalas, you got plenty of spots to choose from.

The Broken Scooter with the aid of few foodies have decided to make a list of Best Joints to munch Dahibara Aloodum in Cuttack.

Best Dahibara Aloodum Joints/Stalls in Cuttack (not in any particular order)

  •  Raghu Dahibara Aloodum – Bidanasi, Deulasahi.
  •  Eshwar Dahibara Aloodum – Biju Patnaik Chowk.
  •  Dahibara stall at Ranihaat, Chandan Padia.
  •   Dahibara stall infront of Kanika Chowk Petrol Pump.
  •  Satichaura Chowk Dahibara.
  • Dolamundai Chowk Dahibara.
  • Amar dahibara – In front of Dama Maharaj,sec-6 CDA.
  •  Rama Dahibara – In front of SB women’s college ,near Chandi Mandir .
  • Bhoggie Dahibara – Near New Stewart school , mission road.

PS : If we have missed out any other amazing dahibara aloodum stalls in cuttack. Please leave a comment for TBS foodies to check out your favorite stall.

Foodie : Nishant Dash

Photos Courtesy : Anish Abhijeet



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  • Punyaslok Rath March 17, 2012 Reply

    amar dahibara sec-6 cda in front of dama maharaj…….his name also apeared in an article in samaj abt dahibara few years bak……


  • Ameet Kumar Maharana March 18, 2012 Reply

    Dahibara Stall infront of Lalbag Police Station

    Nari Dahibara. No stall. He moves around in his cycle and serves. Awesome taste though.


  • ankita March 18, 2012 Reply

    guys u missd out nayasadak dahibara stall…nd also near high court…its just mre dn awesum


  • Gbudhapriya March 18, 2012 Reply

    hey u aslo missed the 1 in-front of jayashree talkies,badambadi….


  • shreeradha March 18, 2012 Reply

    “bhaina tike dahi daba paga kariki” 😀


  • Suketh Kumar Chinchela March 19, 2012 Reply

    Bhagi Mousa has been serving since my dad went to school :)


  • D Abhishek16 March 19, 2012 Reply

    Raghu n Kanika Chhak is the best. N the dolamundai one too!!


  • Kamal Rathi March 21, 2012 Reply

    The Dahibara stall infront of Grand Cinema on Mahtab road in the day time and the one infront of the Mahtab Road Petrol Pump in the evening. Also there is another one with a cult following in the padia infront of Popular Gymnasium in Nuapatna


  • Viplav Santuka March 21, 2012 Reply

    we forgot this group of dahibara wallas near brabati stadium and the dahibara wala besides club n club, manisahu chaka.. :)


  • Pradhan81 March 21, 2012 Reply

    The Dahibara Aloodum vendor near Ranga Pahilman Dokan, Asian Paints Store in Chowdhury Bazar: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.Upana Dahibara on Bidanasi Chowk.


  • Ruchika Das March 22, 2012 Reply

    whoeva done is awesome n worth appraisal..
    thanxx fo the interest n arousing interest among others..
    have a great day..
    njoy dahi vada zzzzzz


  • Manjit March 24, 2012 Reply

    Nostalgic :(


  • Swateek March 27, 2012 Reply

    Babula Dahibara, Deula Sahi.. :)


  • mickey April 1, 2012 Reply

    pratap dahibara at banisahi in evening,Raanka dahibara near SCB campus 10am to 12pm n i dunt know his name but he sells infront of Bana pahilman s paint shop at chowdhry bazar frm 10 am onwards…


  • Sambit April 26, 2012 Reply

    Pratap Dahi bara…..Bania Sahi ,Manglabag……


  • Ritesh May 13, 2012 Reply

    Couldn’t resist to comment..all you lovers of Dahibara Aloodam… The best in cuttack so far which will beat Ragu and Eswar hands down is Bhika..he sits near the State Bank near high court between 9-1 in the morning… I urge all of you to try Bhika and then post comments here.. He is the king of all..!!


  • Susovendu Jalli May 13, 2012 Reply

    Thank You Broken Scooter For Adding Amar Bhai’s Dahibara As One Of The Top List… I Feel So Excited To Tell Him.. This Is Amar Bhai’s First Debut In The Internet…. Also I Want A Few More In The List As: Jeetu Bhai’s Dahibara(Morning) At CDA Sec-7 Field, Golia Bhai’s Dahibara(Morning) At Sec-9 Chakk..!!!:)


  • Susovendu Jalli May 13, 2012 Reply

    Dahibara Aloodum Is My Life.. I Can’t Even Think One Day Without Dahibara.. I Feel Like I Will Cry…!!!:)


  • Susovendu Jalli May 14, 2012 Reply

    Broken Scooter I Want To Share These Pics Of Amar Bhai… It Would Be Great If U Could Add It In Ur Pic Gallery…!!! Its Just A Request..!!!:)


  • Lulu Debi007 May 17, 2012 Reply

    mahadev dahibara..who comes 8pm in the evening at nayasadak…..go for it


  • Arabinda Mahapatra May 17, 2012 Reply

    I’m new to this site. My friend on Facebook shared this page. The content about the ‘dahibara & aludum’ is usual, unique and the feeling is filled with slurps. Very fine writing & the first two pics are AMAZINGGG. Keep up the foodie work.


  • Lipika Das July 22, 2012 Reply

    You have missed out the dahibara walas near the Barabati Stadium. The best one among all of them is the one that has his stall on Omni car (forgot his name)!


  • Goutam Mandal September 10, 2012 Reply

    Can anyone pls confirm if “Raghu Dahibara Aloodum – Bidanasi, Deulasahi” is the one who used to have a stall infront of Ramchandra Lodging near Manglabag (some 10 yrs ago) ?? I have heard that he had shifted to Bidanasi long back. When I was a child, his Rs 5 plate was too much for me to eat. And he never hesitated to give me some extra seu 😀 😛


  • Arnab Parida November 19, 2012 Reply

    u left out babula ‘s dahibara in deula sahi, the one thing that stands out is the quantity he provides……………..


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