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…

Lau Ghanta- No Onion garlic slow cooked Bottle gourd curry

Lau Ghanta is an easy,tasty and healthy side dish from the odia kitchen. This Lau Ghanta is a dry, hot-and-spicy curry that is prepared by steaming the bottle gourd in its own juices. In this traditional recipe from Odisha, lau or bottlegourd  is slow cooked which helps in drawing out all the flavours of the lau. Lau/ Lauki…

CHHENA PODA- BAKED COTTAGE CHEESE CAKE

If cheesecakes were the domain of the western world ……. Well, let me to introduce to you the quintessential Odia dessert called Chhenapoda – the only well known Indian dessert derives its flavor primarily from caramelized sugar. It’s made of a few basic ingredients but yields a smoky, nutty flavored sublime dessert that is infinitely rich and intense. I particularly love it’s texture, it certainly looks like a cake but tastes like a slightly grainy pudding. How much I try to put my feelings in words, I don’t think I can truly describe in words what a wonderful dessert I…

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