Small Fish curry with Tangy Mustard Paste(Pohala Macha Besara)

This is my favorite Fish curry dish from our coastal kitchen where  the Fish curry is cooked with basic ingredients. This simple Eastern Fish curry recipe from Odisha tastes delicious and quick to make. This tangy small fish curry known as Pohala Macha Besara is an authentic coastal Odisha dish that is ready in less than an hour.…

khaja

khaja- deep fried layered sweet delicacy for Rath Jatra

Khaja is a typical and unique sweet used as one of the chappan bhogs of Lord Jagannath in Puri. This delicious and flaky khaja is prepared in the temple of Lord Jagannath daily and served as a mouth-watering Prasad. These sweet khajas are prepared with  flour, ghee and rolled in layers and then deep fried…

Muan Pitha

Raja Special Muan Pitha – Celebrating Swing Festival 2018

Muan Pitha is a steamed cake with coconut & jaggery stuffing is much in demand during Raja festival. Raja festival also known as Swing festival marks the beginning of agricultural year all over Odisha, when the first shower of monsoon makes the paddy fields  ready for productivity. Muan Pitha is also known as Sijha Pitha, Chauti Manda…

Poi Chingudi Besara

Poi Chingudi besara is an authentic Odia dish where Poi saaga or Malabar spinach along with pumpkin, ridge gourd, potato, brinjal , prawn are cooked in a mustard based gravy known as besara . In short, Poi Chingudi besara means Malabar spinach and prawns in mustard gravy. Poi Chingudi  got it’s unique taste from the…

Chitau pitha (Coconut Pancakes)

Chitau pitha is a special variety of rice pancake which is being offered to Lord Jagannath on the Chitalagi Amavasya day, also known as Chitau Amabasya. On this day the forehead of Lord Jagannath is adorned with a golden mark known as Chita made with  chandan(sandalwood), musk and gorachana etc. Chitau pitha is made with soaked rice…

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