INTRODUCTION – CUISINE OF ODISHA
The people of Odisha love their food and embrace different cuisines with relish. The cuisine is naturally varied in an urban household. However the traditional cuisines do still form the staple diet and make no mistake, the traditional cuisine is very varied and encompassing. The staple diet of Odisha is rice, cereals, vegetables , fish, chicken and mutton.
Like its cultural heritage, the centuries old culinary heritage of Odisha is rich and diverse. The food on offer is mostly made from local ingredients, has a typical style of cooking and taste. Odia culinary recipe’s generally passed on orally from one generation to the next from parents to their children, currently many Chefs and Culinary experts from the region have started blogging about the culinary delicacies of Odisha.
We will list down some of the traditional Odia cuisines that are typical and in someways iconic and signature cuisines of Odisha.