Updated: Jan 20
Continuing the journey of finding the Undiscovered Foods Of India we have Odisha, the state of pure elegance and culture.
Here the first dish we have is Dahi bara-Aloo Dum popular street food that we see after gupchup in Odisha, is Dahi bara and Aloo dum. While everywhere else,dahi bara and aloo dum are considered to be two separate dishes, Odisha offers a peacefull blend of the both. the soothness given here is unmatched.
Next dish you’ll have to try is Dalma,Aah Dalma! You just can’t get enough of dal, can you? However, this staple food comes with a unique twist when in Odisha. It is made with roasted moong/arhar dal without any onion or garlic.you simply eat it with roti or rice it is a match made in heaven.
For all the non-veg bhaina’s out there macha ghanta is available.The curry is a rich blend of onions, potatoes, garlic and the regular spices with fish. This is one dish which has no match, no matter where you are, and it is likely to tempt you to eat it again and again until the time you are in Odisha.
Next on the line is Chakuli pitha,it is a renowned dish from Odisha that is quite like a Dosa, yet different. It is prepared using a batter made with equal portions of Lentils (Urad Dal) and rice (soaked, ground and fermented for at least 5 hours).This gluten-free delicacy tastes really well with Aloo Bhaja,Mutton curry,Ghugni or jaggery
When in Odisha and in the holy town of Puri,you gotta try kanika A traditionally prepared dish of Odisha made of sweet pulao finds a place of pride in the list of 56 items in Lord Jagannath’s ‘Chappan Bhog.’ Kanika was the favourite Odiya dish before biriyani,
leaving with a sweet ending,we’ve got rasabali the sweet dish is garnished with cardamoms and soaked in thick flavoured milk. Served in Lord Jagannath temple as a part of chappana bhogas, once you eat it you’ll understand the meaning of foodgasm.
THESE ARE THE UNDISCOVERED FOODS FROM ODISHA….
HOPE YOU'LL FIND ALL THE RECIPES ON YOUTUBE!
BY KAMAL NAYAN PANDA