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Famous Sweets Of Odisha | That you must try

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Got a sweet tooth? Never forget to try the delicious sweets of Odisha, whenever you visit.

Oriya desserts are made from a variety of ingredients, with milk, Chhenna (a form of cottage cheese), coconut, rice, and wheat flour being the most common. People of Orissa are sweet tooth and sweet dishes form an indispensable part of their meal.

famous sweets of Odisha that you must try

The people of Odisha have an age-old fascination for sweets, which make them prepare few of the country’s most delicious and mouth-watering sweets. Whenever you get an opportunity to visit Odisha, ensure that you never forget to taste these Odia sweets (popularly called “Mitha“).

Today in this blog you will find the Famous Sweets Of Odisha That You Must Try. So, lets get started one by one.

1.Chhena Jhili

  • This popular sweet dish of Odisha originated from Nimapada, Puri. This is another version of Gulab Jamun, but a simpler one. The essential ingredients needed for its preparation are chhena, sugar, wheat flour, cardamom powder, and pure ghee.
Famous sweets of Odisha - Chhena Jhili
  • It is best eaten hot to feel the soft, juicy cheesiness with the backdrop of a little cardamom flavor.
  • Interesting Facts : The man who was the pioneer of this sweet preparation in Odisha was Aarta Sahoo from the Shyam Sundarpur Village of Nimapada, Puri District, Odisha. The actual recipe is a family secret and is being maintained by the successors of the late Aarta Sahoo.

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2. Arisa Pitha

  • Arisa pitha is a crispy sweet delight which is basically made of rice flour, kneaded in sugar or jaggery syrup and topped with sesame seed. Since this Pitha is deep-fried, it is mostly dry and hardened, so you can preserve Arisa Pitha for about 2-3 weeks.
Famous sweets of Odisha - Arisa Pitha
  • It is the traditional odia pancake. And it has an alternative name called Ghia Pitha. It is served on Manabasa (Lakshmi Puja) which is in the month of Margasir(December).

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3. Chhena Poda

  • Chenna poda or roasted cottage cheese is one of the most famous desserts of Odisha. Chhena Poda is also considered as the favourite sweet of Lord Jagannatha. This sweet is specially prepared as an offering during the world-famous car festival at Puri.
Famous sweets of Odisha - Chhena Poda
  • Chhena Poda is made of cottage cheese, sugar, cashew, cardamoms and raisins. All the items are mixed well and then wrapped in the leaves of the Sal tree and baked in a charcoal oven for two to three hours. After a few hours the outer crust is caramelized and turns into brown color. Chhena poda is very tasty and soft.

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4. Malpua

  • This is an Indian-style pancake. It can be found in other parts of the country but it is extremely famous in Odisha. The specialty of it is that in Odisha, it is dipped in sugar syrup before being served.
Famous sweets of Odisha - Malpua
  • Although malpuas are common in every Indian state, Odisha’s version has bananas in them and that makes them unique. Malpua here is made using mashed bananas, flour, cardamom, milk, sugar and fennel. The small fritters are deep-fried and then drenched in the sugar syrup.
  • Intersting Facts : Malpua is one of the items in the Chhapana Bhoga of Lord Jagannath, which is included in the Sanja Dhupa (evening worship) at the Jagannath temple in Puri. If you visit Puri, then you must taste the Malpua Prasad of Lord Jagannath. You can even easily get Malpua in most of the sweet shops in Puri and other areas of Odisha.

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5. Rasabali

  • Till now you must have noticed that the food culture of Odisha is dominated by cottage cheese i.e. chenna. Rasabali can be simply thought of as deep-fried patties of Chhena soaked in Rabri. Chhena is farmer cheese and Rabri is the sweet, thickened milk. The main ingredients include paneer, semolina, and cardamom powder, powdered sugar, milk, saffron strands, sugar, and oil.
Famous sweets of Odisha - Rasabali
  • The state which is famous for Rasabali is Kendrapara. This tastes heavenly and is a must try.

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So, that’s all about the Famous Sweets Of Odisha That You Must Try whenever you are visiting to Odisha. I hope you liked this blog and if you have any suggestion then feel free to comment in the comment box.

infographic of famous sweets of Odisha

After reading this I know you are craving for some sweets. Then what are you waiting for? Go and plan when are you going to taste those mouth – watering sweets and don’t forget to tell me in the comment section that which sweet you like the most. Thank you so much for your valuable time you spend by reading this blog.