5 Famous Dishes of Odisha, Recipes with easy Method

Odisha, formerly known as Orissa. Orissa, located in India, is named in the beautiful states of India. It is located on the eastern coast of India. It is also known as Kalinga Pradesh.Odisha may be one of India’s best city for temples but it also has a very good food scene.You are fond of eating and like to eat odiya food, so I am telling you about 5 Famous Dishes of Odisha. hope so you like it.

Here is a list of 5 Famous Dishes of Odisha, Recipes with easy Method that you must try:

1. Pakhala Bhata (ପଖାଳ ଭାତ)

Pakhala Bhato

Pakhala Bhata, is a lunch staple for almost every household in the state of Odisha. Pakhala Bhata offers a delectable respite from the summer.

  1. 1 cup cooked rice
  2. 2 cups water
  3. 4 tbsp curd
  4. To taste Salt as per taste
  5. 1 tsp oil
  6. 1/2 tsp Panchforan
  7. 1 pinch asaefotida
  8. 7-8 curry leaves
  9. 2 whole dry chilli
  • Add 1 bowl of cooked rice with 2 bowls of water and allow it to cool.
  • Put a pan medium flame.
  • Once it is hot than add 1 tbsp oil.
  • Add curry leaves, mustard seeds and dry chillis.
  • Now simmer the flame and add 1 cup water.
  • Allow it to cool
  • Add everything with curd, smashed ginger and salt to the bowl containing rice and water
  • Mix well , and ready to serve.

This dish from Odisha is served with fried fish, potatoes, badi choora and papad. Apart from this you can take anything else. Being a popular food and Famous Dishes of Odisha.

2. Chhena Poda (ଛେନା ପୋଡ)

Chhena Poda

Chhena Poda, is also one of the Famous Dishes of Odisha and very favorite dessert .

  1. 2 litre milk
  2. 2 tbsp lemon juice
  3. ¼ cup sugar
  4. 2 tbsp semolina, fine
  5. 3 tbsp water
  6. 1 tsp clarified butter
  7. 5 almonds, chopped
  8. 5 cashew, chopped
  9. 2 tbsp raisins
  10. ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • you can use store brought paneer weighing 250 grams,Take the paneer into a large mixing bowl.
  • Mash slightly, making sure the texture is uniform.
  • Further, add ¼ cup sugar and 2 tbsp rava.
  • Mix well until the sugar melts completely.
  • Add water or as required and prepare a smooth cake batter consistency.
  • Mix for atleast 5 minutes.
  • Add 1tsp ghee,5 badam,5 cashew,2tbsp raisins and ¼ tbsp cardamom powder.
  • Now in a small vessel grease with ghee and place a butter paper.
  • Transfer the chenna poda batter into the mould and tap twice.
  • To prepare chenna poda in a pressure cooker add in 1½ cup salt and place a small cup or cooker rack.place a stand above it.
  • Close the lid of cooker without keeping the gasket and whistle. heat for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Place the batter tin into cooker.
  • Now cover and cook on medium flame for 25 minutes.
  • Once the chenna poda is cooled completely, scrape from sides and cut.
  • Finally, chhena poda is ready to serve.

There is a lot of demand of chenna poda in odisha and is found in every shop.You must eat once.

3. Santula (ସନ୍ତୁଳା)


Santula, One of the main food dishes of Odisha. It is no less than any other healthy food, the Santula is a classic oriya dish, Famous Dishes of Odisha it is low in spices so it is most commonly eaten for a healthy diet.

  1. 250 gms potatoes, chopped
  2. 100 gms raw papaya, chopped
  3. 3 brinjals
  4. Water, little bit
  5. 1 Tbsp turmeric powder
  6. Sea salt for taste
  7. Ginger, small whole piece
  8. 1/2 Tbsp coriander powder
  9. 2 Tbsp refined oil
  10. 1 onion, sliced
  11. 2 pieces garlic
  12. 1/2 Tbsp mustard seeds
  13. 1 cup milk
  14. 1/2 tsp asafoetida (Heeng)
  15. 2 whole green chillies
  • Clean and cut all the vegetables, keep the lady fingers large with one slit
  • Boil all the veggies in a cooker with some water. Let it sit for 2 whistles
  • Heat a pan with some oil and add the phoran. When they crackle add the green chillies, garlic and tomatoes
  • Saute it and add some salt. Add the boiled vegetables into this and bring it to boil
  • Remove and serve hot.

Very famous and healthy oriya recipe. It is easy to make, and is the healthiest food served. You can eat it with rice or roti.


4. Chakuli Pitha (ଚକୁଳି ପିଠା)

Chakuli Pitha

Chakuli Pitha, a cereal based steamed food, which is a very favorite food like other dishes of Odisha.

  1. 1 cup Urad Dal/Split Black Gram
  2. 2 cup Rice
  3. Salt as per taste
  4. Water as required
  5. Cooking Oil as required
  • Wash and soak urad dal and rice in water overnight. Then filter out the extra water and grind it to make a fine paste. Add the rice and urad with just as required water. Save the extra water.
  • Slowly add water as required to make a smooth batter.
  • Keep aside the mixture for 4 to 5 hours for fermentation.
  • Add salt and water to the paste for making the batter a little thin. Make sure the batter doesn’t get too watery.
  • This is the regular method of making, however, what’s also suggested is that you can make the pithas after 30 minutes of grinding and fermentation
Making the Pithas
  • Heat a nonstick tawa on a medium flame.
  • When the pan gets heated, grease well with oil.
  • Take a ladleful of batter and spread it all over the pan in a circular shape.
  • After a while, check the lower side of the pitha. Once the lower side turns brownish, flip it to the other side.
  • When the pitha is cooked well from both sides, switch off the stove. Repeat the procedure for all the pithas.
  • Serve hot with Aloo Bhaja, Ghuguni, and Jaggery on sides.

Chakuli Peetha is traditionally to be built in the state of Odisha. It is made in maximum houses of Odisha. You must try once.

5. Khaja (ଖଜା)


Khaja, served as prasad in the temple of Lord Jagannath on a daily basis, Khaja is one of the most delicious dishes of Odisha that you can easily find in every nook and corner of the city of puri in odisha.

  • 1 cup plain  flour
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • oil for deep frying
  1. 1½ cup sugar
  2. ¼ cup water
  3. ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  4. 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Combine, flour baking powder, salt and ghee, rubbing the ghee in by short crust method to form a crumb sort of texture, use water as required lightly, and knead into a stiff dough like a biscuit.
  • Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll out and divide the dough in 12 small round balls.
  • Further divide each dough in to 3 parts.
  • Roll out each small dough like a puri, apply ghee and stack the three puris one top of another.
  • Roll out the stacks like a kathi roll, cut in to two and flatten.
  • Once flattened, they are ready to be fried in oil till golden.
  • Immerse the fried madata’s in the sugar syrup, sprinkle cardamom powder.
  • Take out of sugar syrup, allow to dry and store in air tight containers.

It is also a famous dish of Odisha. This is a dish that has no match, apart from Odisha, you will find Khaja in any other state as well. You are likely to be tempted to eat it again and again. Definitely try once.

This is an easy way to make a recipe. And you can make all these dishes in your daily meal. Just walk towards your kitchen and create something fun and interesting. And also tell me which of these Odisha foods you like the most, in the comment box.

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