Sunday, August 23, 2009

Typical Oriya meal

Shanthi a blogger friend is hosting an event to honor foods from different states. Since I have a site dedicated to Oriya food, I feel its apt to have a posting dedicated to it. Shanthi great idea and keep up the good work. I am posting links to my old posts here for her event.

A typical Oriya meal consists of rice, dalma, 1 vegetable or non-vegetarian curry (with gravy), 2 or 3 dried curries or bhajas and a khatta. No Oriya meal is complete without sweets though. Usually the sweet is kheer or mitha dahi or some paneer based sweets. All food is cooked fresh and women in the household spend 3-4 hours in the kitchen for each meal...

So here is a medley of dishes dedicated to Oriya meal and to the State Special event.

Rice : could be plain rice or jeera rice or fried rice (depending on the occasion)




Dalma : there are several version of dalma. I think each family has its own speciality. The dalma tastes different depending on the combination of vegetables, dal and spices. Here is a simple one with dal and eggplant and potatoes.


Some curries that I love are :
Ghanta :




Patua :


Chatu Rayee or mushroom in mustard sauce:

Khatta is nothing but a sweat and sour dish. Its very common in a meal. Even I usually have something in the refrigerator that I use as a side dish. The famous khattas are Dahi Baingan and Tomatoes Khatta and Amba Khatta



Also would like to thank Shanthi for passing on the the Scrumptious Blog Award.




This is a blog award given to sites that:
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All blogger friends, please accept this award. You have both encouraged me and inspired me to put this blog together. Heartfelt thanks to Shanthi for passing it on.

So Happy Ganesh chaturthi and God bless friends...

32 comments:

  1. I love the Rice:)It looks so colorful:)Congrats on the award!

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  2. Loved your rice and all the side dishes too. Congrats on your well deserved award.

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  3. everything looks yumm...wonderful entries..

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  4. Lovely entires....all looks gud...Congrats on ur award

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  5. Interesting dishes,came to know more new recipes :)

    Congrats on ur award

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  6. ohh wow lovely and mouthwatering spread every thing looks so tempting I like that amba khatta

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  7. Congrats on the well deserved award.

    I suspect that one similarity between Bengali and Oriya food is that things are eaten course by course...everything is not taken on the plate at one go

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  8. lovely delicious recipe...Please do check my blog for my First cooked food event....do participate in it

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  9. wow thats an awesome array of foods...everything looks so delicious :)

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  10. Congrats on ur award..so many yummy colorful dishes,liked tomato khatta recipe a lot...

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  11. Happy Ganesh Chathurthi to you and family dear ... Lovely pictures & so delicious recipes ...

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  12. Nice list of entries.. apt for the event.. And Congrats on your award..

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  13. Nice perfect entries for the event... congrats on your award :)

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  14. Happy ganesh chaturthi to you & your family dear :)
    What a lovely spread.....
    Soup 'N Juice Event is going on in my blog.Please do participate in it.

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  15. Very delicious and prefect entries for the event...everything looks delicious.

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  16. happy ganesh chaturthi, love to know all those yummy recipes

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  17. Lovely dishes.. nice clicks.. congrats on ur award..

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  18. Lovely spread,nice entry for the event:)

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  19. Lovely entries. Congrats on your award.

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  20. Wow...very new recipes to me...looks delectable....

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  21. Yummy array of dishes!!Perfect for the event..Rice looks irresistible

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  22. Slurpy! Those dishes are irrestible! Love the rice! :9

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  23. Thanks friends for the lovely yummy comments... Sure do plan to the list...
    Thanks for the encouragement.

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  24. Congrats on the award, everything looks so interesting and yum !

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  25. All the food looks so great! I wish I could have a taste.

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  26. I am glad you like it... I would love to pass you a plate too...

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  27. sarita said;i love to cook tasty dishes for my husband.

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  28. Awesome !! Visits for more Odia dishes http://www.sangitaskitchen.com/

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