Odisha has a culinary tradition spanning centuries. Majority of the people from Odisha are non-vegetarians and fish forms an integral part of their traditional cuisine. Oriya dishes are rich and varied and rely on local ingredients. The main course in lunch includes one or more curries like Crab Kalia, Maccha Ghanta, Bhendi Bhaja, vegetables and pickles. People of Orissa are sweet tooth and sweet dishes form an indispensable part of their meal.
MACHHER JHOL aka MACHHA JHOLA ~~~ this share is a traditional bengali and oriya spicy fish stew traditionally served with rice. recipe gateway: this post's link + http://bongong.com/bg/recipe/Aar_Macher_Jhol [India, Bengali Cuisine] [ecurry] [bongong]
Chenna Poda/Eggless cottage cheese cake - This is not a cake! It's like a luxurious and rich baked mawa dessert that just melts in your mouth. With no egg, no leavening agent, it's every vegetarian's dream! A very popular Oriya (or Odia) delicacy, chenna poda exceeded my expectation in every sense. It's a must try recipe!!