Odisha All-District Famous Food Orissa
Hence for all the gourmet lovers, we have listed below the special dishes of some of Odisha’s famous districts.
1) Dahibara Aloodum, Cuttack
This legendary street food needs no introduction but for those who haven’t had it yet, it’s a must-try. Dahibara when combined with a little hot & spicy aloo dum and ghuguni gives such a heavenly taste that the inhabitants of Cuttack simply drool and preach about it. Moreover, when garnished with finely chopped onions and coriander leaves, it renders an unforgettable savor.
2) Bara, Dhenkanal
Typically served as a traditional tiffin in various parts of Odisha, the Bara of Dhenkanal is said to be the tastiest and relishing. Crispy from outside and tenderly soft from within, Bara is prepared from black-gram dal or urad dal along with rice. This cuisine lures many for its luscious taste and aroma.
3) Badi, Keonjhar
Unique in itself for its crispiness & taste, these badis are made up of black-gram being ground on a slit-stone and given the shape of a flower, making it a rather eye-catching dish. Phula Badi’s are delicate & fragile in nature because of their lightweight. Whether eaten in a roasted or fried manner, it tastes delectable when consumed with rice or even solely.
4) Rasabali, Kendrapara
Offered to Baladevjew and believed to have originated from the Baladevjew Temple of Kendrapara, Rasabali happens to be the most famous sweet dish found in this province of Odisha. Soaked in thick flavored milk and garnished with cardamoms on top, this authentic reddish-brown toothsome dish is even served as one of the chappana bhogas at Lord Jagannath temple.
5) Chenna Poda, Nayagarh
This is the quintessential cheese dessert of Odisha. The enduring taste of burnt cottage cheese equaling with the sweet sugar syrup that’s added to it makes the taste of Chhena Poda kind of hard to forget. Though available in many places, Nayagarh happens to be the birthplace of this sweet dessert. And to add to the flavor, dry fruits like cashew nut and raisins are mixed during its preparation.
6) Mudhi-Mansa, Baripada
Baripada, a small town of Mayurbhanj district, gained enormous popularity for its mudhi (puffed rice) and Mansa (mutton) combination. You have to try it to believe it, that Mudhi tastes utterly delectable with its mutton gravy counterpart. Not only do the denizens have it with this gravy, instead they prefer having it with anything and everything starting from tea to a list of endless things.
7) Chhena Jhili, Nimapada
Baripada, a small town of Mayurbhanj district, gained enormous popularity for its mudhi (puffed rice) and mansa (mutton) combination. You have to try it to believe it, that Mudhi tastes utterly delectable with its mutton gravy counterpart. Not only do the denizens have it with this gravy, instead they prefer having it with anything and everything starting from tea to a list of endless things.
8) Achaar & Papad, Berhampur
Berhampur, the Silk City of Odisha, is situated in Ganjam district. Not just noted for the intricately designed silk sarees, Berhampur is highly famous for its Achaar & Papad. This duo gives such a heavenly zest to the mouth that it is liked by the folks of Odisha, just any day & anytime!
9) Khaja, Puri
A typical and unique sweet used as one of the chappana bhogas of Lord Jagannath in Puri, Khaja is prepared in the temple of Lord Jagannath daily and served as a mouth-watering prasad. Starting from the Shree Mandir to the street side shops, this cuisine is found nearly in every corner of Puri. And what makes this extraordinary cuisine famous is its crispiness along with the flavours of sugar-coating that is layered on top of it.
10) Rassogolla, Salepur (Cuttack)
A syrupy dessert made from ball-shaped dumplings looks alike of the Indian cottage cheese balls dipped in semolina and caramelized with sweet sugary syrup. Rassogolla is what makes Salepur pretty famous and unlike other counterfeits which are spongy and whitish in color, this desi version is brownish which melts in the mouth as soon as one has it. Bikalananda Kar’s Rassogolla is the famous one in town serving this sweet delicacy over the years.
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