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Kanji is an authentic Odia dish that is quite popular in Southern part of Odisha which is basically a soupy based dish with a unique sour taste. Normally Kanji is cooked during winter months when all the vegetables are abundantly available, but now a days it is made throughout...
Ice Apple,Palm fruit, Sugar Palm, Tala Saja or Nungu is one such fruit you will find on every street corner during summer . Palm fruits or Sugar palm are called Taal Shaja in Odia, Nungu in Tamil, Thaati Nungu in Kannada, Thaati Munjalu in Telugu ,Tad gola in Marathi...
Salsas always go well with a platter of Chips, Tortillas and even with Papads khakras, which are a slightly healthier version when compared to chips. I prefer the Mango salsa the most for it’s perfect burst of flavors with the sweetness of mangoes which is balanced with the acidity...

Sattu Ka Panna

Sattu ka Panna is an energizing drink that not only quenches our thirst but also protects us from the intense summer heat. Sattu was originally known as Sat-Anaj (seven cereals, millets and pulses). All across the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha, Sattu is eaten daily in...
Now that the summer has fully made its presence felt scorching heat and soaring temperature, it is time to bring down the heat with some desi thirst quenchers- Aam Panna, the ultimate summer drink made from raw mangoes. All you have to do is boil the raw mango ,...

Shikanji

Traditionally, Shikanji is a spiced lemonade, which has lemon juice, roasted cumin powder, mint and black salt. It is so refreshing with loads of vitamin C. Shikanji is always made with fresh lemon juice, sugar and spiced with some black salt and roasted cumin powder to get a sweet...
Kulfi is a creamy traditional Indian Ice cream that has been India’s best dessert on a stick. Kulfi recipe has similarities to ice cream in appearance and taste, however it is denser and creamier than the ice cream. Kulfi comes in various flavours and is quite popular in India,...
Pulihora or Andhra tamarind rice is often prepared during festivals and is offered as naivedyam to the gods. As Hindus consider turmeric powder a symbol of auspiciousness, this dish is cooked on almost all good occasions and festive days. Pulihora is also referred to as sour rice as Puli...
To many, the humble khichdi or khichri or Khechudi, evokes a medley of emotions, by the mere mention of the name, one either loves or hates it. Almost every state in India has it's own name for Khichdi, and has it as part of regular meals. It is called...
Dhokar Dalna (Lentil fritters in Potato & Tomato gravy) is a traditional dish from the Bengali Cuisine that's purely satvik, which was originally created by the Bengali widows who were not allowed to eat onion or garlic. Dhokas are the fried chana dal fritters that are lightly spiced and...

Shrikhand

Shrikhand, creamy sweet hung curd, mildly flavored with crushed cardamom and saffron strands is a magical transformation of simple curd into a sweet delicacy befitting for GODs. That’s why "Shrikhand" is supposed to mean "Ambrosia of the Gods". This traditional Indian dessert uses Low fat, rich and creamy Greek...

KADHI PAKORA RECIPE

Kadhi Pakora/ Pakode or kadhi chawal literally means “fritters with yoghurt”. The dish can be savoured both on special occasions or as part of the everyday meal. Kadhi is one such recipe that reminds us of homemade food. Served warm with fluffy steamed rice, papad and pickle I...