What is the traditional food of orissa?

Rice is the main staple food of the Orissa people. Their meals consist of a main course and dessert. Alu bhajia, alu dum, alu matter and charchari are some of the vegetable delicacies of the state. The pickles are also taken together with the main course. The cuisines of Orissa are spicy and tasty. The people take rich and creamy curd along with the main course of diet. The sea food is cooked traditionally in curd and coconut milk. They also cook brinjal and pumpkin in curd. They season the vegetables and pulses with panch-poron, which is a mixture of cumin, fenugreek and black cumin

Fish and other sea foods are the other delicacies to be savoured in Orissa. As the state is situated on the coastline, the prawns, crabs and fishes are cooked in abundance. Some of the sea food delicacies are fish curry, prawn Malay curry, crab kalia and chilly fish. The non-vegetarian foods are cooked deliciously by the people of Orissa. They also cook dishes like mutton curry, chicken curry, chicken masala and chilly chicken. They use less oil and their food is relatively calorie free.

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