Food of Odisha

Odisha, on the Bay of Bengal, is much renowned for its long coastline and splendid historic architectures like the Konark Sun Temple. But did you know that apart from the scenic beauty, in this eastern Indian state, there are oodles of flavourful traditional food options?  Here is a list of 10 such out-of-the-box, extremely delectable Odia dishes.


Popular as a summer food of Odisha, Pakhala Bhata is prepared as lunch in almost every household in Odisha. It is uniquely cooked ..

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The Rasogola from Odisha is super popular for all the right reasons, and more! It has been a hot topic considering its battle of origin with Bengal..

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Khichdi is the most significant traditional food of Odisha, which is offered as the main ‘prasad’ to Lord Jagannatha at the Holy Puri Temple ...

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Chingudi Malai

Well, as the name suggests, this dish is all about the delicious creamy prawn curry, where the creamy part comes from the coconut milk. The richness and silkiness of this fantastic dish are ...

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Odisha's very own cheesecake! The one sweet that Odisha is famous for - Chhenapodo, also known to be Lord Jagannath's favourite sweet and is often offered to him at the Puri Temple...

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Generally prepared during Raja Festival or Swing Festival of Odisha, Podopitha is another popular sweet dish of Odisha. Slowly cooked in clay ovens, this has fermented rice, black gram ...

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Enduri Pitha

The aroma of turmeric leave and the jaggery-coconut filling make it extremely delicious. This is the most essential item of ‘Prathamastami’. Enduri pitha is also called haldi patra pitha...

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Kakara Pitha

Kakara Pitha of Odisha are deep-fried semolina dessert infused with fennel and cardamon. It is one of the most loved desserts in Odisha and is offered in various temples as ...

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Chhatu Besara

Also known as Chaatu Besara, it is a healthy dish that is full of vegetables and has a high nutritional value. This traditional food of Odisha is made with tomatoes ...

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