Sorisha Batta or Mustard Paste is a flavoring used in Odiya cuisine for recipes like besara, bhaja’s and all. The flavoring varies from region to region based on the availability of the ingredient or the variations of acceptance of taste.
This is what continues in my family from my ancestors’ time. We have it ready every time in our fridge as it can be stored easily for a week or two.
Sorisha Batta or Mustard Paste is the result of mustard, ground into a thick paste with complimentary ingredients. Mustard carries a pungent flavor that enhances the veggies or fishes cooked with it.
The recipe for the mustard paste or Sorisha Batta goes like this:
- Mustard Seeds – 2 tbsp
- Cumin Seeds – 2 tbsp
- Red chilies – 3-4
- Garlic – 7-8 big cloves
Steps of Preparation:
- Soak the mustard seeds for 10-15 mins in normal water.
- Grind the soaked mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilies, garlic with water. You get a beautiful mustard paste for your next dish.