8 Food Delicacies One should Never Miss When in Orissa

By | July 19, 2017

Odisha food

Situated on the eastern coast, the land of Odisha represents the soul of India. The state is so vibrant and distinctive that its every district displays a diverse food specialty. Famous as the ‘Goa of Eastern India’, Orissa offers some simple yet different style of cooking that makes it a perfect place for every foodie. Discover the most amazing delicacies of Orissa



Khicede, popularly called as the Khichdi is an easy meal and one of the important one in Odisha. The dish is the prepared as the main course and is being offered to Lord Jagannath at the Puri temple. This mouthwatering delicacy is made with rice and lentils cooked together in pure ghee and are served with papad and curd for one greater nutrition meal.

Chungdi Malai

Chungdi Malai

 This delicious dish is a creamy prawn curry prepared with the richness of coconut milk. Its mouthwatering taste enriched with mild spices and the richness of prawns makes it special and adds unique taste to it. Absolutely yummy, this food delicacy from Orissa is best served with steamed basmati rice.

Macha Ghanta


Fishes are a very important ingredient in Orissa and majorly relished in every household of Orissa. The dish is prepared with the rich blend of potatoes, garlic, onions and spices. For vegetarians, this dish can also be prepared by making a plain Ghanta without the use of fish in it. This tempting curry is a main offering to Durga Maa on Dusshera.



 Be it any part of the country, Dal is something you simply cannot get enough of. But, in Orissa this food comes with a unique twist.  This flavorsome dish is prepared with roasted moong dal without the use of any garlic or onion, regular spices and with number of veggies for a delectable taste. Vegetables that are used include papaya, pumpkin and yam. This finger licking meal is mostly eaten with rice to satisfy the hunger cravings.

Pakhala Bhata


It is one of the very common meals in Orissa, made by soaking cooked rice in water and sour curd. The mixture is usually kept overnight and is perfectly served with papad, fried fish, potatoes and Badi choora. To welcome summer season with greater zeal and enthusiasm, every year on 20th March, Pakhala Dibasa is celebrated with this traditional dish of the state.



This quick snack is famous across the nation with various names. Called as Panipuri in Western India, Golgappa in North, Puchka in Bengal and Gupchup in Odisha, this delicacy needs no introduction. The recipe includes the dough prepared with atta, suji and maida to make the crisp small puris.  The dish is so light that it can be eaten any time of the day and by any age group.

Chhena Poda

Chenna Poda

This is one of the popular sweet dishes in Odisha, prepared with homemade cottage cheese and semolina combined with sugar syrup. This finger licking dessert is then baked for several hours until the caramelized sugar brings out the delectable flavour of Chhena Poda to it. The dish is simply yet extremely delicious. Make sure you try out, during your Orissa Trip.



Originated from Kendrapara district in Odisha, This sweet dish is prepared with flavoured milk and is served as a part of the chappana bhogas to Lord Jagannath temple in Odisha. After the preparation, this lip smacking dish is then garnished with cardamoms for creating its unforgettable taste.

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