Coconut Kofta Curry (Nadia Bara Tarkari)

II Shree Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada॥ With the chanting of this Mantra, which literally translate to (“O one with a majestic trunk, a massive form and the radiance of a million suns, I pray to you to remove the obstacles from all my endeavors, always”), we welcome Lord Ganesha to our home to shower us blessings, prosperity and peace throughout the year. Vinayak Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated by Hindus around the word as the birthday of Lord Ganesha who is known as Lord of arts ,sciences and wisdom. As per Hindu mythology…

Chuda Ghasa Dalma

 Chuda Ghasa is a sweet concoction of ingredients which does not require any cooking, and therefore regarded as Bhoga Prashad in Odisha. People in odisha prefer to have this during Upabasha or as even in breakfast along with . In Bahuda Jatra of Lord Jagannath, devotees offer ChudaGhasa as Prasad to Lord Jagannath. This recipe is quite common in Coastal Odisha and is generally prepared during festive occasions at home.

Macha Besara- Fish cooked in mustard gravy

Fish has always plays a predominant role in odiya cuisine as this beautiful coastal state has the Bay of Bengal on one side and many rivers and it’s tributaries cross their path across the State. The presence of these water bodies makes way for huge varieties of fishes available to the local people. It is no surprise why fish is a staple diet for many odias like me. The local markets here is flooded with many varieties of fish like Rohi( Rohu or Ruhi), Bhakura(Catla), Ilisi(Hilsa or Ilish), Mirikali, Pohala, Chandi, Magura in the morning and it is a common…

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