FAMOUS TRADITIONAL SWEETS OF ODISHA

Kora Khai: A unique rice-based sweet prepared during the festival of Raja, featuring popped rice, jaggery, and coconut, symbolizing the celebration of harvest and fertility in Odisha.

Rasabali: Originating from the Lord Jagannath Temple, Rasabali features deep-fried flattened rice cakes immersed in thickened, sweetened milk.

Chhena Poda: Translating to "roasted cheese," this sweet is made by baking a mixture of cottage cheese, sugar, and nuts until it acquires a delightful caramelized crust.

Khaja: Layers of flaky pastry deep-fried to perfection and soaked in sugar syrup, Khaja is a crunchy and sweet delicacy enjoyed during festivals.

 Chenna Gaja: Fried sweets made from fresh cottage cheese and soaked in sugar syrup, Chenna Gaja has a crispy exterior and a juicy, flavorful interior.

 Poda Pitha: A special rice cake made during festivals, Poda Pitha is prepared by fermenting rice batter, adding jaggery, and then baking it to a delectable brown color.

Malpua: These sweet pancakes are made with a batter of ripe bananas, flour, and milk, deep-fried and then dipped in sugar syrup for a delightful sweetness.

Manda Pitha: These steamed rice dumplings are filled with a mixture of coconut and jaggery, making them a unique and tasty treat.

Kakara Pitha: Fried rice dumplings filled with jaggery and grated coconut, making it a favorite during festivals and special occasions.

 Arisa Pitha: A rice-based sweet pancake, typically deep-fried and coated with jaggery, offering a perfect blend of crispy and sweet textures.