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

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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