how to make poora | sweet filling recipe

isn’t it great when we can make something and reuse it for a lot of recipes. poora is one such recipe. you can use it directly or as a filling in a variety of pithas and cakes. poora takes a lot less time and can be stored for a couple of days in the refrigerator.

poora recipe

poora recipe

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kheer | khiri | dessert

kheer is a special sweet dish, which is prepared all over India to during festivals and auspicious occasions. In Odisha “chaula khiri” is popular . Kheer, also called Ferenhi or Payesh or Kiru is a rice pudding from the cuisine of the Indian and Iran, it is made by boiling rice or wheat or tapioca (or vermicelli) with milk and sugar. It is flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, almonds. It is typically served as a dessert. It is also known in some regions as payesh, payasam, payasa, phirni, chaula khiri and gil-e-firdaus. kheer has a lot of different names in different part of India but what ever the name is, we love rice kheer for it’s flavor and divine taste  :) 

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onion paratha recipe | how to make onion parantha


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ouu khatta recipe | elephant apple sweet and sour chutney

Ouu Khatta (ଓଉ ଖଟା) or Ou Tenga is a sweet and sour Chutney made of elephant apple (ouu) Dillenia indica in jaggery. ouu khatta is mostly prepared in households during the festivals. the sweet and sour taste of this khatta incites the hunger within. khatta is best served with rice and dalma.




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tala suji kakara pitha

tala kakara pitha is a special dish as it is made on special occasion and festivals. Odisha is the home of many varieties of pithas – aarisa pitha, manda pitha, enduri pitha, chakuli pitha, poda pitha, chitau pitha and many more.

pithas are usually made as offerings to deities during festivals. pithas are filled with ‘pur’/ ‘coconut stuffing’, which is usually a sweet mix of jaggery, grated coconuts, chenna (curd cheese) and spices.


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masala fish fry recipe | pan fried red spot whiting with Indian spices

when its raining outside and the weather is cold, I crave for crispy pakoras and masala tea. but today fate had other plans, I mean better plans 😉 the red spot whiting fish which we had bought from the markets was still in the freezer. I hinted Sarita to deep fry the fish… aha !! the very thought of the crispy fried fish made me dance.



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lau chana tarkari | lauki chana dal recipe | bottle gourd lentil curry

lau chana tarkari is very popular in Oriya households. commonly known as lauki chana dal subzi in India, this recipe is easy to make and is mostly made after days of heavy and rich food. very less spices are used in lau tarkari giving it a mild taste.

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fruit custard recipe

quick, delicious and healthy – that’s how I would describe fruit custard recipe. It takes less than 5 mins to prepare this recipe. Only as much time you need to cut and prepare the vegetables. I have directly used custard cream available rather than making it with custard powder and milk. Its better in taste and sometimes even cheaper.



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grapes chutney recipe | angoor khatta

angoor khatta or grapes chutney is a sweet and tangy side dish which is very popular in east India. this recipe marks the right blend of grapes and tamarind to create a flavour which will tease your taste buds :) if you have not tried this before, you should not have second thoughts 😀

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how to make dhaba style dal tadka recipe

dhaba style dal tadka recipe has a different taste than what we make generally at home. today I am going to share the dhaba style dal tadka recipe. its not much different from the traditional spices or masala we use at home. its about using the right ingredients, the process and the timing of adding the spices that makes all the difference :)



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