Bara is a unique variant of the Vada that is eaten in South India. Bara is basically a light snack which is made from the fermented Urad Dal . Various vegetables and spices are added along with the fermented lentils to add the perfection to this famous dish of the state. The requirement of minimum oil makes Bara super light and super healthy to eat. This dish represents the food culture of Chhattisgarh on various occasions that take place in the state. Bada is a must serve during the festivals and village fairs of the state. Apart from that, in Bastar region of the state it is compulsory to serve Bara to the guests during the marriage ceremony.