Odia Odysseys: Explore 8 Lesser-Known Flavors of Odisha a must try

Pakhala Bhata: This iconic Odia dish consists of fermented rice (pakhala) served with various accompaniments like curd, pickles, and fried fish.

Kadali Manja Rai: A unique curry made with raw bananas (kadali), coconut, and mustard paste, offering a delightful blend of flavors and textures.

Dal Khechudi: A comforting one-pot meal made with rice, lentils, and assorted vegetables, flavored with spices and served with ghee and papad.

Khar: A traditional alkaline curry made with raw papaya, pulses, and the key ingredient, alkaline water filtered through the sun-dried skin of raw plantain peels.

Kakara Pitha: Enjoy these sweet and crispy rice cakes, often filled with coconut and jaggery, making them a delightful dessert or snack.

Chingudi Bhaja: Savor the crispy fried prawns seasoned with spices and herbs, a popular Odia side dish.

Badi Chura: Made from crushed sun-dried lentil dumplings (badi), this dish is mixed with spices and often enjoyed with rice or as a snack.

Dahi Macha: Experience the combination of fish and yogurt in this creamy and tangy curry, showcasing the versatility of Odia cuisine.