Stuffed Snake Gourd or Gota Chachindra Bhaja is a stir fry made out of Snake gourd stuffed with Chili Garlic and shallow fried in mustard Oil. It’s usually a side served with Dal Rice.
Lauki Kofta in Cashew nut Gravy is a rich curry cooked with Bottle Gourd balls in the cashew nut gravy and enjoyed with Indian Flat breads like Naan, Rotis or Paratha.
Dalma is a staple Odia dish, where the lentils and seasonal vegetables cooked together and later tempered with ghee and cumin or oil and panch phoran. Some varieties even have little shrimps and some have fish head to enhance the flavor. But this version of mine is no Onion no Garlic.
Simba Rai is a thick, dry gravy dish made with Mustard paste traditionally known as Besara in Odia. It’s a perfect accompaniment to hot steamed rice.
Mitha Khechudi is a quintessential Odia Khichdi. This dish is cooked almost in every household during the festivities and is paired with Dalma and served hot. It’s gently sweet and perfect for all kinds of celebration platter.