Indian holidays
Indian Holidays
 
Home  |  About Us  |  Forum   |  Tour Packages  |  Contact Us  
 
 
 
 
Orissa Cuisine
 

Oriya cuisine Odisha has culinary tradition spanning centuries if not millennia. The kitchen of the famous Jagannath temple in Puri is reputed to be the largest in the world, with a thousand chefs, working around 752 wood-burning clay hearths called chulas, to feed over 10,000 people each day.

Salepur Rasogolla, is famous and it is mainly prepared by Kar and Brothers (Bikalananda Kar) of salepur. Its branches are also present in cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Pahala, located on the Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar road is famous for its variety of Rasgulla's. The well-known rice pudding, kheeri (kheer) that is relished all over India, also originated in Puri two thousand years ago. Chhenapoda is also a major Odisha sweet cuisine originated in Nayagarh, it is made by caramelizing cottage cheese with sugar, cardamom and other ingredients and then burning it over a chula (wood-burning clay hearths). Chenna Jheeli and malpua are other famous sweet deserts. One of the most famous delicacies of Odisha is Kakara Peetha (made of sooji or Finely grained Wheat) especially with coconut filling sauteed with pepper, cardamom, sugar and ghee and sometimes cottage cheese (chena). Its one of the major delicacy during the festival occasions.

Pakhala, a dish made of rice, water, and yoghurt, that is fermented overnight, is very popular in summer, particularly in the rural areas. Odias are very fond of sweets and no Odia repast is considered complete without some dessert at the end. A typical meal in Odisha consists of a main course and dessert. Typically breads are served as the main course for breakfast, whereas rice is eaten with lentils (dals) during lunch and dinner. The main course also includes one or more curries, vegetables and pickles. Given the fondness for sweet foods, the dessert course may include generous portions of more than a single item. Odia desserts are made from a variety of ingredients, with milk, chhenna (a form of ricotta cheese), coconut, rice, and wheat flour being the most common.

Also one of the most famous veg dishes are Dalma (made of lentils and vegetables boiled together and then fried with other spices) and Santula. Even the former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam introduced these into the Rashtrapati Bhavan Menu. Ghanta and Posta curries are also some of the signature dishes.

Odisha food habit is pretty balanced between the non-veg and veg habits. Due to its vast shoreline and number of rivers flowing across, fish is a very important part of the diet. Odisha also expertises in sea food cuisines like Prawn and Crab. The famous Chilika Lake is particularly famous for offering best Sea Food cuisines that are one of a lifetime experience.

Odisha's food habit is actually the horizon between the South Indian food habit and the North Indian Food habits. One can easily find Dosas, Vadas and idlis being served as breakfast and snacks which are typically south Indian food and also can find Poori - Chole, Samosa's (locally called Singada), and other north Indian delicacies in the menu. One of the best combination of both the North and South of India is Dahibara-Aludum-Gugguni especially in the city of Cuttack. Dahibara ( vadaa Dipped and soaked in curd), aludum (a spicy curry made from potato) and Guuguni (chickpea Curry) really go well together and is one of the best fusion of the Indian Subcontinent recipes.

 
Indian holidays enquiry
 
 
 
 
 
Orissa Top Searches
Beaches - Baleshwar | Balighai | Chandipur | Gopalpur | Paradeep | Puri | Konark
Wildlife Sanctuaries - Simlipal | BhitarKanika | Nandan Kanan | Chilika | Nandankanan Satkosia Gorge | Sunabeda
Main Travel Places - Anantagiri Hills | Konark | Cuttack | Rourkela | Balasore | Bhawanipatna | Bhubaneshwar | Chandipur | Puri | Chilika Lake
Paradip | Brahmapur | Koraput | Sambalpur | Udaygiri Khandagiri
 
 
South Indian Holidays
> Kerala Holidays
> Karnataka Holidays
> Goa Holidays
> Tamil Nadu Holidays
> Andhra Pradesh Holidays
> Lakshadweep Holidays
> Andaman & Nicobar Islands
> Pondicherry or Puducherry
> Other Travel Destinations
> South India Tour Packages
North Indian Holidays
> Rajasthan Holidays
> Delhi Holidays
> Himachal Pradesh Holidays
> Jammu & Kashmir Holidays
> Uttaranchal Holidays
> Punjab Holidays
> Haryana Holidays
> Uttar Pradesh Holidays
> Other Travel Destinations
> North India Tour Packages
West Indian Holidays
> Mumbai Holidays
> Gujarat Holidays
> Madhya Pradesh Holidays
> Other Travel Destinations
> West India Tour packages
East Indian Holidays
> Assam Holidays
> Tripura Holidays
> Sikkim Holidays
> West Bengal Holidays
> Orissa Holidays
> Other Travel Destination
> East India Tour Packages
 
 
India Top Searches
Beaches - Kovalam | Anjuna | Varkala | Baga | Mahabalipuram | Lakshadweep Islands | Andaman Islands | Marina Beach | Juhu
Hill Stations - Munnar | Ooty | Kodaikanal | Tawang | Shimla | Srinagar | Manali | Shillong | Gangtok | Gulmarg | Coorg
Nainital | Kufri | Dalhousie | Ladakh | Almora | Mount Abu | Mahabaleshwar | Mussoorie
Monuments - Tajmahal | Redfort | Charminar | Qutub Minar | Sanchi Stupa | Gateway of India | Jantar Mantar | Fatehpursikri
Gwalior Excavations | Ajanta & Ellora Caves | Humayun Tomb | Lotus Temple | Meenakshi Temple | Konark Sun Temple
Forts - Red fort | Jaisalmer Fort | Amber Fort | Agra Fort | Gwalior Fort | Nahargarh Fort | Kumbhalgarh Fort | Mehrangarh Fort
Aguada Fort | Junagarh Fort | Jaigarh Fort | Tughlaqabad Fort | Kangra Fort
Palaces - Umaid Bhawan Palace | Lake Palace | Udaipur City Palace | Lalgarh Palace | Mysore Palace | Hawa Mahal
Jal Mahal | Jahaz Mahal | City Palace Jaipur
Wildlife Sanctuaries - Periyar | Ranthambore | Gir | Kanha | Corbett | Bandhavgarh | Bandipur | Kaziranga | Keoladeo Ghana | Pench
Pilgrims - Guruvayoor | Kailash Mansarovar | Palani | Thirupathi | Velankanni | Puttaparthi | Dharamshala | Golden Temple
Amritapuri | Bodhgaya | Ayodhya | Varanasi | Somnath Temple
Main Cities - Jaipur | Bangalore | Hydrabad | Delhi | Agra | Cochin | Chennai | Kolkata | Madurai | Khajuraho | Kanpur
Rishikesh | Hampi | Thanjavoor | Thiruvananthapuram | Mumbai | Ahmedabad | Pune | Thane | Bhopal
Lucknow | Nagpur | Surat | Vadodara | Indore | Patna | Ludhiana | Coimbatore | Vishakhapatnam
     
   
    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orissa
Indian holidays
Copyright @ indianholidays.org. All right reserved.
Design By iTruth.biz          Powered By SEO