This Chhena poda recipe is a baked fresh paneer/cheese/chhena dessert from the Indian state of Odisha. Instead of homemade chhena, ricotta is used in this recipe to keep the simple recipe even simpler. The combination of ricotta and caramelization sugar makes this recipe undeniably rich, delicious and pillowy soft.
This Chhena Malpua Recipe is going to add a big sparkle to your festive seasons. These soft and delicate chhena malpuas are made with fresh homemade chhena, dipped in sugar cardamom syrup and topped with nuts have a melt in your mouth texture and irresistibly delish!! What is Chhena Malpua? Chhena Malpua is a traditional… Continue reading Chhena Malpua Recipe|Paneer Malpua Recipe
These crispy, flaky and sugar coated shakkarpara are THE perfect snack for diwali or holi. Also popularly known as shankarpali, this is such a simple, yet delicious snack recipe made with all-purpose flour, sugar, cardamom powder that can be enjoyed anytime!!!
These very popular Sooji Kakara Pitha are mildly sweet and made without the traditional coconut jaggery filling, making them a light and wholesome breakfast option or a snack to be enjoyed without much guilt. These Sooji Kakaras are filled with aromatic yet simple flavors like fennel seeds and cardamom powder and mildly sweetened with brown sugar.
Tarana is a rice flour based dessert from Odisha. Very very unique to Odisha. The finely ground rice/rice flour is cooked in simmered milk and sweetened with sugar or jaggery resulting in a buttery smooth desert that's not only light in texture but also gluten free and vegetarian . Tarana is good on your palate… Continue reading Tarana | An Odia festive dessert
Let's talk about two irresistibly desserts meeting and becoming friends and turning into an amazing dessert - Yes, I'm talking about Gulab Jamuns and Misti Doi. Two of India's quintessential festive sweets. This eggless cheesecake combining gulab jamuns and sweetened yogurt is a showstopper, friends. In this recipe, I didn't make my own gulab jamuns… Continue reading Gulab Jamun Misti Doi Cheesecake
Rasabali is very very unique to Odisha, India. A famous sweet recipe that's decadent and extremely delicious. Rasabali is made with fresh chenna or paneer. The paneer is kneaded into a soft texture and then made into flattened balls and deep-fried. The fried flattened paneer/chenna balls then dunked into thickened saffron milk and… Continue reading Rasabali Paneer Dessert Recipe
One snack that’s everyone’s favorite in all over India is Roasted Spicy Chuda Bhaja|Spicy Poha|Spicy Chivda. Especially, if you are from Eastern India. This Roasted Spicy Chuda Bhaja|Spicy Poha|Spicy Chivda is dry roasted and then flavored with dry roasted peanuts, dry roasted red chilies and then generously seasoned with sea salt. This dry roasted spicy… Continue reading Roasted Spicy Chuda Bhaja|Spicy Poha|Spicy Chivda
The dishes from Odisha - Sweet or Savory are easy on your palette and mainly because they use less oil and spices. Be it the world famous Chenna Poda, Manda Pitha , Kheer or even the Khira Gaintha. Simple ingredients yet amazing taste. The food is usually made fresh and daily with locally grown produce. The cuisine of… Continue reading Odisha Kanika |Mitha Pulao |Sweet Rice
Chicken Kasha/Chicken Kosha/Chicken Dry Roast Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life... - Albert Einstein For me, a homemade meal holds an integral part in keeping a family together, in creating memories and in starting traditions...And when it comes to family meals there are some staples like this Chicken Kasha Recipe which… Continue reading Chicken Kasha, Chicken Dry Roast
Let me introduce a very delicate and extremely elevating dessert that’s unique to Odisha and West Bengal. Its Khira Gaintha or Kheer Puli. Agreed, this is not a thandai infused holi dessert, but it’s also a festive dessert, which is made during festivals. This consists of balls of rice four dough soaked in reduced cardamom flavored milk.… Continue reading Khira Gaintha|Kheer Puli |Milky Rice Dumplings