Ghuguni -Yellow Peas curry

Ghuguni/Yellow Peas curry is one of the most common side dish in odia cuisine served along with Bara, Piaji, Aloo Chop , idli and Chakuli Pitha. Ghuguni is nothing but a curry made of whole yellow peas called matar in Odia. This spicy and yey delicious dish is a  popular street food in Odisha .…

Celebrating janmashtami with Malpua & Rabdi

janmashtami is an auspicious occasion when it becomes a customary ritual for family to prepare some traditional sweets and savories. Since Lord Krishna was very fond of milk and milk products, devotees would make various dishes of milk to offer the Lord. Many families observe fast on janmashtami and consumes fruits, sweets and curd only.  Try…

Lau

Bottle gourd with shrimps- Lau Chingudi

Lau otherwise known as Bottle gourd/ Dudhi/Lauki is one of those mild tasting vegetables which is mostly used in North India as a dessert . However in Eastern States like Odisha and WestBengal  it is used both as a sweet and savory dish. We cook au with moong dal known as Lau muga dalma,   …

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…

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