Monday, December 5, 2016

Foods Without Which Odias Just Cannot Live!

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Right from the very beginning, we Odias are brought up in a manner to forever love certain foods. It doesn’t matter whether we reside in Odisha or not, these food specialties go along with us wherever we inhabit. The essence of Odia food is something which every true Odia foodie would relate to. Here we have listed some top foods which constitute a part of every Odia’s preferred meal.

 

1) PAKHALA

Pakhala or water rice is such an absolute delight that every Odia is always tempted to have it. Be it during the sultry summer days or maybe a normal day, Pakhala helps rejuvenate the mind and body, thus giving a sense of contentment. When eaten with saga bhaja & badi chura, the entire meal turns out to be divine!

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2) DALMA

Made of toor dal along with the addition of healthy veggies and nutritious add-ons, Dalma is every home’s classic dish. Eating alongside plain rice or roti, Dalma has the supreme power of adorning any meal at its best.

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3) BARA GHUGNI, DAHIBARA ALOODUM

The early morning idea for a breakfast that pings an Odia’s mind as soon as he/she wakes up is to rush to a nearby place and be lost in the savory flavors of Bara Ghugni or in the luscious taste of Dahibara Aloodum. Such is its favoritism that Odias can indulge in it almost round the day at any time.

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4) ALOO CHATUNI/ ALOO BHARTA

Easy to prepare and delectable to taste, Aloo Chatuni/Aloo Bharta is liked by kids to the oldies. Mostly eaten with rice and sometimes with roti, Aloo Chatuni is the best accompaniment which adds zest to any Odia meal.

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5) KAKHARU PHOOLA BHAJA

A seasonal dish, Kakharu Phoola Bhaja (Pumpkin flowers) can just never disappoint. Mostly preferred during luncheon with rice, this cuisine is well enjoyed by every Odia. The sight of Kakharu Phoola Bhaja will let every Odia buy it immediately to later fry it up for a perfect relish!

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6) CHAKULI PITHA

Chakuli Pitha, a traditional Odia dish is a common breakfast in Odia families. Once the batter is set completely, it can be prepared almost in minutes. Chakuli Pitha tastes all the more exotic when eaten with Mutton.

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7) AMBA SADHA

A mix of sweet along with a little sour taste, Amba Sadha is the most famous side eatable among Odias. This excellent cuisine is one which every Odia wishes to have even during their leisure time. One can enjoy the playful taste of Amba Sadha all the year round as it’s available in the off season too!

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8) CHENNA PODA

People having a sweet tooth will agree that anytime is dessert time. And justifying it, Chenna Poda is the best example. Made of fresh cheese, baked and roasted with cashew and raisin, this quintessential dish will leave you craving for more. The more it is roasted, the more flavour it adds on to, for this is the only sweet that a typical Odia person can’t stop hankering for.

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9) BILATI/BAIGANA PODA

All the Odias leading a hostel life or people away from their homes for a long time would understand the true value of mincing tomatoes or brinjal with chillies. So convenient is its preparation that any Odia would not mind to include this in their everyday meals.

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10) PAGA (NIMBU, MIRCHI, SALT)

And lastly, all Odias are well aware what trick the combo of Nimbu, Mirchi and Salt does to their meals. Spicy choice, we must say!

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Simply no Odia can do without these scrumptious foods!