Chakuli Pitha, Aloo Bhaja and Ghuguni (A Traditional Odia Breakfast)

Odisha ,the land of Lord Jagannath, has a very rich religious culture and this is reflected in the food as well. Odia cuisine is very simple yet delicious, prepared in little or no oil which not only enhances the taste, but makes them very healthy as well. In our day to day busy lives we often skip a healthy breakfast. Chakuli Pitha, Aloo Bhaja and Ghuguni is a very common breakfast recipe in Odisha. Every person belonging to this state must have tasted this recipe at least once in his or her lifetime. Chakuli Pitha is prepared usingrice flour,white lentils(Biri)…

KANIKA

KANIKA – FAMOUS ODIA SWEET RICE

Odisha is a beautiful state and has so many varieties of choices for veg and non veg lovers. Panch Phutan is a very important flavoring used in all the curry and gravy preparation in Odia Cuisine. Mustard oil is very important in the cuisine but ghee occupies an important place in the cuisines mostly prepared during festivals. Kanika is a pulao recipe which is prepared during festivals in Odisha. It is a perfect example of spiced and sweet recipe. The presence of spices gives the recipe a special flavor. The aroma of Desi ghee makes this recipe a very exceptional…

Mushroom Cooked in Tangy Mustard Paste a.k.a Chatu Besara

The Odia food is quite simple as its people. It’s not very spicy, it’s like home-cooked food — delicate and tasty. Odia food is sublime yet tasty. The use of mustard and Panch Phutan(perfect mixture of cumin, mustard, fennel, fenugreek and kalonji – used in tempering vegetables and dals) is quite common in most of the dishes. Besara is an authentic Odia dish prepared with mustard paste. Cooking mushroom in mustard garvy is a very common dish prepared in many odia households. Chatu Besara is a yummy nutritious vegetable dish mostly popular in the state of Odisha . The primary…

Banjara Murgh

Banjara literally means Gypsy. Banjara Murgh is cooking the chicken in gypsy style where the spices are not ground into a smooth powder but pounded coarsely using a pestle. This dish is heavily influenced by the Nomadic way of lifestyle . The freshly pounded spices gave it a real authentic flavor. The dish is simple, easy to make, has a nice thick gravy, and really tasty. I have made a lot of changes in the recipe and made it very simpler for anyone to adopt. The specialty of this dish is that you donot have to stand and cook. This…

Dahi Bara Aloo Dum – The Quintessential Street Food of Odisha

The millennium city of Cuttack is famous for various reasons – silver filigree work, Historical Barabati fort, Famous Barabati stadium among others. Besides this, Cuttack is famous for one more thing and that is the ‘Dahibara-aloodum’.The name itself conjures up thousands of memories and for anyone who’s everbeen to Cuttack or hails from the same, needs no intro to this legendary street food – Dahi Bara Aloo Dum and Guguni, mostly known as “Dahi Bara Aloo Dum”. “Aloo dum Dahi bara”, A wholesome meal in itself is said to be the staple food of Cutkis, a name synonymous with the…

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