Amba Khatta/ (Sweet & Sour Green Mango relish)

 Amba Khatta or sweet & sour raw mango relish is a typical odia dish which is a common accompaniment to tantalize the palate in any odia function especially during marriage and puja. In Odia , mango is known as Amba and khatta basically means tangy.This Amba Khatta is a beautiful blend of sweet , sour and spicy…

Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami- Mitha Pulao and some memories

Basant Panchami is just around the corner, which is the beginning of the spring season. On this day, the Goddess of learning and wisdom, Saraswati, is worshiped throughout the length and breadth of the country. Basant Panchami is also known as Shri Panchami and Saraswati Panchami . Saraswati Puja is celebrated every year on the fifth…

Potala Rasa

Cultivated in the eastern states of India particularly Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Uttar pradesh, this vine plant similar to cucumber with heart shaped leaves produces a fruit green with white stripes known as Pointed Gourd or Parwal in Hindi, Potal in Odia, Assamese, Bengali and Sanskrit, Parwal in Bhojpuri, Urdu ans Awadhi. Coloquially it is also known as green potato. This humble vegetable is found in almost every Indian household and cooked on a regular basis as it is easily available throughout the year, easy to cook and most importantly comes a little cheaper than other vegetables. But do…

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