Places To Eat In cuttack
Places to Eat in Cuttack
One of the reasons that India tour packages are so much in demand is the various types of cuisines that one gets to sample
in this country of diverse cultures. The cuisine of India is unique in its different corners, and no matter where you go,
you will find something new to savour. Same is the case with Cuttack, the cultural capital of Odisha. Cuttack is perhaps the
best place to try the traditional dishes of the region. The native people still follow the generations-old recipes to create
the taste of the bygone era. Though some influences from the neighbouring states can be clearly seen on the local
delicacies, it has its unique cuisine, which is hard to find anywhere else in the world.
Rice is the staple food of Odisha, and the locals have it in most of their meals. Like in many other coastal states in
India, curd and coconut milk are significant ingredients, used in numerous recipes. Keep scrolling down to get an insight
into the cuisine of Odisha and learn about some dishes that you have to try in Cuttack.
The Vegetarian Delights
Since most people of Cuttack are vegetarians, there is a whole gamut of vegetarian dishes that can be enjoyed here. Khichdi,
a rice dish made with lentils, is a must try. The spices cooked in ghee render a hot taste to the preparation, which would
otherwise be quite bland like its North Indian version. Dalma is another popular vegetarian dish, prepared with cooking
vegetables and lentils together. Panch phutana, a combination of five spices, provides a distinct taste to it. Ghanta is
another dish that locals as well as tourists love to tickle their taste buds with. It is a mixed curry having eggplants,
tomatoes, beans, papaya, pumpkin, onions and Kabuli chana. Besides being delicious, this curry is also quite nutritious. The
various curries are accompanied with either rice, or luchi, which is a deep-fried flatbread made of wheat flour. Aloo Potala
rosa, which has a variety of vegetables and the perfect combination of spices, is also hard to resist.
Since the state is lined by the Indian Ocean, fish, prawns and crabs are a significant part of the local cuisine. Seafood
lovers must try kankada jhola – a curry made with fresh-caught crabs. Chingudi jhola is prepared with prawns, tomatoes,
potatoes, onions and a host of spices. Oriya mansha tarkari or mutton curry is another hot and spicy delicacy you can find
in almost every good Oriya restaurant. You should also sample prawn masala, wherein prawns marinated in turmeric powder are
cooked with onions, green chilli and tomato. Prawn malai curry is a rich, delicious dish, which has a lot of coconut milk in
it. It is loved by people of the entire region, including the state of West Bengal.
A number of light bites are available for you to relish with a steaming cup of tea between meals. Aloo bonda or batata vada
is counted among the most preferred things that the locals love to have in their snack time. You can also satisfy your small
hunger by trying a few aloo chops. Every vendor you find selling aloo chops in Cuttack will probably have a little unique
way of preparing the dish; however, no matter where you go, it will prove to be the perfect companion to your tea.
There is no dearth of desserts in Odiya cuisine, with which you can satiate your sweet tooth. You should definitely try
kheerganga, the name of which translates into Ocean of Milk. It has small balls of chhena cheese soaked in condensed milk.
This is usually seasoned with cardamom and saffron that take the sensory pleasure to another level. It is quite similar to
rasmalai; however, the major difference being that the milk base in kheersagar is thicker. The neighbouring state of West
Bengal may be more famous for rasgulla, but Odisha is where the dish is believed to have been originated. About 15 km from
Cuttack, Pahala is often referred to as the Rasgulla District of Odissa, renowned for having the best version of the sweet
dish in the world.
Where to Eat
While on a Cuttack tour, you will find numerous dining venues, where you can explore the local cuisine. Some of the most
popular options in the city are Golden Spoon, Swad Family Restaurant, Babri Sabri, Hunger Lounge and Aroma Restaurant.
So, whenever you are here with Cuttack tour packages, do not forget to try these local specialities that will unveil to you
a unique side of the city.