Amba Chatani (Mango Chutney) is a great accompaniment to many dishes. The process is quite simple and super easy to follow.
This cuisine belongs to the Odisha state of the Indian subcontinent. Odisha, the land of Lord Jagannath, has a very rich religious culture and this is reflected in the food as well. Odia cuisine is very simple still much delicious. Just prepared in little or no oil which not only enhances the taste but makes them very healthy as well.
Janta roti, an Indian flatbread prepared using precooked wheat flour is very soft and has a melt in the mouth texture.
Dahi Potala | Parwal Raita
The Parwal Raita aka Dahi Potala is a delicious accompaniment made using curd and pointed gourd (parwal / potala).
Chhena Jhili, an Odia sweet
Chhena Jhili, a signature Odia sweet dish is from Nimapada in the Puri district of Odisha. This is prepared by deep-frying small chhena shapes first and then soaked in cardamom flavored sugar syrup.
Chhena Tarakari is a chhena (cottage cheese) based popular side dish from odia cuisine. Any special celebration or during festival this is a common affair in the menu. The takari can be prepared with or without onion-garlic. I have come up with without onion-garlic version
Jeera Lanka Gunda | Cumin-Red Chili Powder
Jeera Lanka Gunda is one of the staple spice powders in Odia households. Starting from Dalma, any Chaat, Dahi bara -ghuguni-aloo dum to any satvik side dish preparation; this is the best ever seasoning.
Tanka Torani – a much popular rice-based refreshing drink from the holy land of Jaganath puri, Odisha.
Spongy, light brown color and milder in sweet soft cottage cheese balls dunked in cardamom flavored thin sugar syrup.
The color here is by the touch of caramelized sugar.
Chhena Khai (ଛେନା ଖଇ)
Chhena Khai is a part of MahaPrasad at Jagannatha Temple, Puri. Small cubes of homemade chhena are cooked in flavored sugar syrup till well coated.
much healthy and nutritious soupy kind side dish loaded with assorted vegetables and a flavorful tempering. It can be prepared in both way : with onion and garlic, without onion and garlic.