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I had a fairly simple lunch today - Homemade Cholle (Chickpeas Curry) along with steamed rice. And today being Saptami (Durga Puja) in the Devi peeths,  so I didn't use onions or garlic while preparing this Cholle Curry. However believe me it tasted as great as it would have had it contained onions or garlic. I only used a paste of (ginger + red chillies + freshly roasted cumin seeds and coriander seeds), finely chopped tomatoes, a paste of poppy seeds, beaten curd, turmeric powder, salt and freshly prepared garam masala powder. And of course lots of love 😁 that's the main ingredient for any curry to come out good 😊

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We Odias love having chakuli pithas for breakfast. Chakuli Pitha can be termed as the Indian crepe made from fermented batter of rice, black gram ("biri" or urad dal), salt and fried in a little bit of edible oil. Even though these chakuli pithas resemble "dosa" and are prepared from similar ingredients but they are still a bit different from the dosas.

This picture is of "Budhaa Chakuli", a slightly thicker version. There is another thinner version as well known as "Saru Chakuli". There is yet another version - Baghara Chakuli in which a seasoning of chopped onions, chopped green chillies, curry leaves and mustard seeds is added to the batter, thus enhancing the taste of the Chakuli Pithas. Chakuli Pitha and Aloo Bhajaa (potatoes skinned and sliced thinly and then stir-fried with a few spices) make a great pair, This combination is a very common breakfast menu in most Odia families. But today I have paired the Chakuli pithas with coconut-gram dal chutney. It wasn't that bad either 😁

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Aalu Kasha (Boiled Potatoes cooked with a Dry Gravy)
Mummy makes the world's best Aalu Kasha, I tried to replicate the same taste following her recipe step by step but I have a long way to go to match that taste πŸ™. Aalu Kasha, commonly prepared in almost all the Odia and Bengali kitchens is a simple and yet delicious dish, that is prepared with potatoes and the Indian spices. The recipe follows the standard procedure that is employed for the gravy of most Indian curries, however the only difference being that the gravy remains semi dry in case of Aalu Kasha.

This dish doesn't require that much effort to prepare, gets done in relatively less time, and tastes really good whether one pairs it with luchis (maida puris) or with the paranthas or rotis. It goes well even with steamed rice and dal. I have used baby potatoes but aalu kasha can be done even with the normal sized potatoes but they need to be cut into cubes.

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Hi friends πŸ™‹ Have you finished your lunch? Ab kuch meetha hojaaye? Craving for something sweet? How about having Chenna Poda (Caramelised Cheese Cake with a burnt crust) -- Odisha's gift to the world. Have a bite and I bet you will become its lifelong fan. So if you haven't ever tasted it, do give it a try the next time you are in Odisha.

This dessert originated at Nayagarh, a small town in Odisha, quite acidentally by Sudarshana Sahoo, a confectioner when he had left behind some leftover cheese mixed with sugar and dry fruits in a container over the earthen burner overnight, only to find the next morning that he had invented something really special - Chenna Poda. 
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Today's lunch scene: Cyclone Titli is about to strike Odisha's coast in a few hours from now because of which it has been raining incessantly since morning (although not that heavily). In fact the weather is absolutely to my liking. Such lovely weather (in addition to the Durga Puja atmosphere)  calls for some sort of a celebration. Moreover kya pataa cyclone ke baad hum zinda rahe naa rahe πŸ€”πŸ˜€ Isliye marne se pehle "kuch khaas, kuch achaa khaake marna" - this thought drove me to prepare Butter Paneer today 😁

It came out quite well - Spicy and creamy with a rich, thick gravy. Absolutely delicious. Pair it with Matar Pulao... yayyyy. Ab marne mein koi ghum nahin hogaa πŸ˜‰

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Simple and tasteful, "Chudaa Upmaa" ("Poha" or "beaten rice" upma) is one of the easiest to prepare, healthiest and filling Indian breakfasts you could ever have. Additionally it is easily digestible. 
Our body needs energy in the morning, which is what Poha provides in abundance in the form of carbohydrates, thus making it a great breakfast option ☺

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Last night I made Paneer Labaabdaar for dinner - it was creamy, spicy, had thick gravy and was utterly delicious. Apart from Paneer Labaabdaar, I had steamed rice, rotis and dal fry as accompaniments. What more would one want in life? 😁

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We had home made Odia Style Anda Bhujia Dali Tadka for dinner last night and it was absolutely yummylicious πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹ One of the most popular dishes ordered in dhabas and restaurants across India, especially in North India, Dal tadka when cooked the Odia way is vastly different from the Dal Tadka made elsewhere, in that while others primarily use channa dal (split chickpeas) to prepare Dal Tadka, the Odia dhabas and restaurants use a combination of pulses (of varying proportions) like Channa dal, Kabuli channa, Rajma, Lobia, Masoor dal and sometimes urad dal too. Therefore Odia style Tadka Dal tastes different from the one prepared elsewhere.

When we add anda bhujia (scrambled eggs) to the Tadka Dali, it imparts a terrific finish both in terms of taste and flavour to the tadka dal. 
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Rohu Fish Fry (Rohi Macha Bhaja) 
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Country Chicken Curry (Odia Style Desi Kukuda Jhola)

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Gajar Kheer on Janmasthami

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Happiness is when I'm able to make the perfect "Luchis" (Maida Puris) πŸ€—πŸ˜™πŸ˜Š
Today's dinner includes these Luchis accompanied by Hing wale Aalu ki subzi (no onion or garlic) πŸ˜™
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