Friday, March 16, 2012

Odiya Cuisine

Hotel Jagannath Family Restaurant on NH-5, Soro
Mushroom is easily available in Jharkhand, Odisha Border areas so most of the Dhabas have Dishes made out of these
This place has Surprisingly Good Food
Veg Thali 25/- with Rice, Dal with Tadka, Sweet Raw Mango Achar, Fried Karela, Fried Potato, Paneer Gravy, Mushroom Gravy 45/- made with Cinnamon, Sugar etc.
Non Veg Thali has options of Organic Mutton 60/- (Taste wise it is different than City Bred Meat) Chicken 50/-, Fish 30/- (Hilsa, Pomfret etc.) cooked in Mustard Oil


Authentic Odiya Thali Cooked in Mustard Oil

Pakhala Bhaat (Fermented Curd Rice), Kanika, Dalma (Assorted Vegetables), Santula, Mahura, Besara, Saaga Bhaja, Khajuri Khatta, Dahi Baigana, Kheeri & some other Mustard and Coconut based dishes

Manja Rai, Ambula Rai, Kakharu Danka, Ghaanta, Machha Chudchuda, Machha Chhencheda,

Boitalu Phula Bhaja (Red Pumpkin Flower Fry)

Dalma, Orissa Hotel, Kanika (Hotel Mayfair Lagoon), Phulbani (Hotel Kalinga Ashok)


Pokhal Bhaat
Tomato Khatta
Vegetable Seekh Kebab

Dalema, Bhouma Nagar

Mushroom Sabzi cooked in Banana Leaf with Mustard Flavour

Coconut Kofta Gravy

City Tour:

Lingaraj Temple lies in the heart of the City
Bindusagar Lake
Hindu Japanese Collaboration where King Asoka stone writings are preserved
Battle of Kalinga where King Asoka converted to Buddhism due to the heavy bloodshed


From Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, Puri is about 400 Kms.

There is famous saying that Lord Vishnu goes to different places around his Temples for various activities but for Food, Puri is the place to be for him!!!
If it so for him, his Devotees should also be here at least once!!

Behind Jagannath Temple, there is huge Sweets Lane
Chenna, Khoya Munda, Chenna Pudo & many of the Lord's Favourite Sweets like Malai Pakudi can be tasted

Opposite Jagannath Temple is Mamta Khaja Sweets
Khaja (made with Flour, Mawa, Oil Deep Fried Dipped in a Sticky Sugar Syrup called the Raseni/Pak) is one of the Chapana Bhoga of Lord Jagannath

In the Evening near the Temple many Food Stalls are there
Boiled Matar Pani served with Gupchup Pani

In Sinha Dwar Chowk, one of the best Malai waala Doodh is available is near the Temple
Milk is served in Clay Matka perfectly Sweetened
Malai Puri (made with Buffalo Milk Cream which is constantly Boiled & Cooled) served in Leaf

Dalema Puri @ Puri Railway Station
Peace Restaurant
Honey Bee Restaurant
South Indian Restaurant

N Mohapatra Restaurant
Dalma with Malpua is a unique combination
Dalma has Aloo Parwal Kaddu Dal with Strong Rai Flavour

VIP Road has many roadside stalls for Dahi Bara where many College Students flock to eat

Wild Grass Restaurant, VIP Road
Locally available Pumpkin Flour along with its Stem & Leaves are used abundantly

Baingan Chutney Brinja

Wadi Chura made with Fried & Crushed Wadi 

Chingri or Poy is a locally available Green (Saag)

Khoinga Fish is famous for Saltwater & Sweet Water Lakes


Hotel Krishna & Hotel Padmalaya
Pure Vegetarian
2 of the most famous sweets are Chenna Pudo (is simple but also complicated as it is cooked in Wood overall & is perfectly Sweetened) & Chenna Jhigri

64 dishes are offered to the God (Chappan Bhog) made within the Temple without the use of Potatoes & Tomatoes

Rice Preparations
1. Sadha Anna - Simple Rice water
2. Kanika - Rice, Ghee and Sugar
3. Dahi Pakhal - Curd Rice and water
4. Ada Pakhal - Rice, Ginger and water
5. Thali Khechedi - Lentil, Rice with Sugar and Ghee
6. Ghea Anna - Rice mixed with Ghee
7. Khechedi - Rice mixed with Lentil
8. Mitha Pakhal - Rice , Sugar and water
9. Oria Pakhal - Rice, Ghee, Lemon and Salt

Sweets (small & deep fried)
10. Khaja - Made of wheat
11. Gaja - Made of wheat, sugar and Ghee
12. Ladu - Made of wheat, sugar and Ghee
13. Magaja Ladu
14. Jeera Ladu
15. Jagannath Ballav - Wheat, Sugar and Ghee
16. Khuruma - Made of wheat, Sugar and Salt
17. Mathapuli - Made of Ghee, Ginger and a kind of beans ground in to a thick paste
18. Kakara - Made of Ghee and Wheat
19. Marichi Ladu - Made of Wheat and Sugar
20. Luni Khuruma - Made of Wheat, Ghee and Salt
(On return of Bahuda Yatra during Suna Vesha, Rasagolla are offered as Bhogas but on no other day Rasagollas are allowed for Bhog)

Cakes, Pancakes & Patties
21. Suar Pitha - Made of wheat and Ghee
22. Chadai Lada - Made of Wheat, Ghee and Sugar
23. Jhilli - Rice Flour, Ghee and Sugar
24. Kanti - Rice Flour and Ghee
25. Manda - Made of wheat and Ghee
26. Amalu - Made of wheat, ghee and sugar
27. Puri - Made of wheat and Ghee and deeply fried like a small thin pan cake
28. Luchi - Made of Rice, Flour and Ghee
29. Bara - Made of Curd, Ghee and a kind of beans
30. Dahi Bara - Cake made of a kind of a beans and curd
31. Arisa - A flat cake made of Rice flour and Ghee
32. Tripuri - Another flat cake made of Rice, Flour and Ghee
33. Rosapaik - A cake made of wheat and

Milk based Sweets
1. Khiri - Milk, Sugar with Rice
2. Papudi - Prepared from only the cream of milk
3. Khua - Prepared out of Pure Milk slowly boiled over many hours to a soft custard like consistency
4. Rasabali - Made of Milk, Sugar and Wheat
5. Tadia - Made of fresh cheese, sugar and Ghee
6. Chhena Khai - Made of fresh Cheese, milk and sugar
7. Bapudi Khaja - Cream of milk, sugar and ghee
8. Khua Manda - Made of milk, wheat and Ghee
9. Sarapulli - This is the most famous and most difficult milk dish to prepare
It is made of pure milk boiled slowly for hours and spread in to a large pizza shaped pan

Curry with Vegetables
10. Dali
11. Biri dali
12. Urid Dal
13. Muga Dal
14. Dalama - This is one of the typical dishes in Oriya Home. It is a combination of Dahl and Vegetable. Usually eggplant, beans, sweet potato and tomatoes, although tomatoes are not used in Temple preparations. Coconuts and a dried root of vegetables known as Bodhi which looks like a mush room and is high in protein are added.
15. Maur
16. Besar
17. Sag - A spinch dish
18. Potala Rasa
19. Goti Baigana
20. Khata
21. Raita - a yogurt like dish with curd and radish.
22. Pita
23. Baigilni

City Tour:

3 most famous Activities in Odisha are Football, Classical Music & Akhada which can be witnessed in Puri City as well

Swarg Dwar Road Beach

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