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Chappan Bhog

Chappan Bhog

Chappan Bhog

Chappan Bhog (Kisutu Street, next to Tanganyika Batteries, Dar Es Salaam) — Tanzania has long been influenced by Indian culture, both as an outpost for spice trading routes and as a part of British East Africa after World War I. Thus, Dar is something of a haven for traditional Indian cuisine, and Chappan Bhog, located in the colonial district of Kisutu, is one of Dar’s most authentic South Indian eateries.

 

The menu, which is entirely vegetarian, boasts such favorites as thali (vegetables, rice and naan with a range of sauces) and pav bhaji (vegetable curry with buns). It’s also a fine place to enjoy a mid-morning snack, whether idli (lentil cakes), dosa (lentil pancakes) or delectable panipuri (filled, fried breadballs).