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Top 10 Famous Food Dishes of Odisha - Will bring water in the mouth

            Odisha (ଓଡ଼ିଶା) is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. Odisha, known as ‘The soul of India’ is a beautiful combination of exotic cultures, architectural brilliance, and stunning natural landscapes. If you are a foody person and loves to eat different tasty foods then Odisha is the best place where lots of dishes are there with the variety of taste. Here we posted the top 10 best food dish.

Top 10 Famous Food Dishes of Odisha - Will bring water in the mouth

1. Pakhal Bhat (ପଖାଳ ଭାତ)
Odisha and the name "Pakhal" is not in the list, it never happens. Most favorite food in Odisha. Pakhala Bhata is the daily lunch for almost every household in Odisha during summers. It is prepared by soaking cooked rice in water and sour curd. Pakhaḷa is an Odia term for an Indian food consisting of cooked rice washed or little fermented in water. The liquid part is known as toraṇi. It is popular in Odisha, Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Tamil Nadu. 
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2. Dalma (ଡାଲମା)
Second most favorite food in Odisha will Dalma. Dalma is a traditional dish of Odisha. This tasty food comes with a unique twist, It is made with Arhar dal without any onion or garlic. A few regular spices along with a cup of veggies are added to it to give it a lip-smacking flavor.

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3. Dahi Bara Alu Dum (ଦହି ବରା ଆଳୁ ଦମ)
One of the most famous food in Odisha, which you can see anywhere in Odisha. Dahi vada is very common in different parts of India, so as aloo dum. But this combination is something you would find only in Odisha. The vadas are comparatively smaller in size and the curd base is also a little bit on the thinner side.

4. Chena Poda (ଛେନା ପୋଡ)
Odisha’s very own cheesecake! The one sweet that Odisha is famous for – Chhena Poda, also known to be Lord Jagannath’s favorite sweet and is often offered to him at the Puri Temple. Chhena Poda is a cheese dessert from the state of Odisha in eastern India. Chhena Poda literally means Roasted Cheese in Odia. Main ingredients: Chhena Cheese, Sugar, Cashew nuts, Raisins

5. Rasabali (ରସାବଳି)
Rasabali is a sweet dish from Odisha, India. The sweet dished is garnished with cardamoms and soaked in thick flavored milk. Served in Lord Jagannath temple as a part of chappann bhogas, this delicacy traces its origin from Kendrapara district in Odisha. Main ingredients: Chhena (Cottage cheese), Sweetened Milk.

6. Chaatu Rai /  Besar Tarkari (ଛତୁ ରାଇ / ବେସର ତରକାରୀ )
Everyone like chaatu (mushroom) and this food item are very tasty. Chaatu Rai or Chaatu Besara is a nutritious vegetable dish that’s very popular in Odisha. The ingredients that enrich the taste of it are turmeric powder and tomato with a bunch of mushrooms cooked in a tangy, delicious mustard paste.

7. Aalu potal rasa  (ଆଳୁ ପୋଟଳ ରସା )
Alu Potala(pointed gourd) Rasa is the spicy gravy based curry of Odisha, made with Potala and alu. This dish is offered to God at the Puri Jagannath temple. Main ingredients: Potatoes, Pointed gourd, Ginger, Garlic, Onions, Coconut, Cumin, Chilli powder, Turmeric powder.

8. Kadali Manja Rai  (କଦଳୀ ମଞ୍ଜା ରାଇ  )
Kadali Manja Rai or Kadali Manja Besara is an Odia recipe. It is being prepared using mustard seed paste (Rai). This relishing banana stem curry seasoned with garlic cloves, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon, coriander with two red chilies makes the perfect side dish for a meal. The aroma of stir-fried banana stem and the coriander leaves as seasoning brings so much joy that lasts till you lose its taste. 

9. Fish Curry  (ମାଛ ତରକାରୀ)
Fish dishes were extremely popular in Odisha, are relished by every household and what better than every odia's favorite, Macha Ghanta, Macha Besar, Macha Kasa etc...The curry is a rich blend of onions, potatoes, garlic and the regular spices. Vegetarians may make a plain ‘Ghanta’ by avoiding fish in it. 

10. Chingudi (Prawn) Curry  (ଚିଙ୍ଗୁଡ଼ି ତରକାରୀ)
Chingudi Jhola or Chungudi Jhola is a spicy gravy based prawn curry with different flavors of spices. It is mostly eaten by people of the coastal regions and the areas of River basins of Odisha. Main ingredients: Prawns, Mustard oil, Garam masala.

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