Be it Dalma or Santula or Besara or Ghanta or Pakhala or Kanji or Rai Khudkhuda or Badi-Tampada or any other different name that I might have forgotten to mention here, all of them have the simple taste that doesn’t involve usage of heavy spices and ingredients. The Easterners like keeping their eastern cuisine really simple that soothe your palates. Some of the curries and chutneys are in fact sweet. And on top of that, there is an interesting fact which tells us that the family events are not complete without the platter of pitha, Panaa and khiri palua. These include other simpler small items which are seen in their weddings too. Among all of them, there is one perfectly figured sweet dish that is the king of Odisha. You should actually book cheap flights to India from USA to attend these weddings. They are fascinating.
Chennapodo is known to have originated from the city of Nayagarh in the beginning of the 20th century. The owner of a confectionery, a certain Sudarshana Sahoo decided to add sugar and seasonings to leftover cottage cheese one night, and left it in an oven that was still warm from earlier use. The next day, he was pleasantly surprised to find out what a scrumptious dessert he had created. Today, it is also made and is popular in many states of India. Also it is a very famous and popular desert in coastal Odisha, India. This dish has a huge demand and people come from all over the country and the world to eat this sweet as it just keeps melting into the mouth. When I tasted it, I badly wanted to pack it in loads and carry it with me by seeking permission with the international airports. But I know that cannot happen. So I had this almost twice every day. I had my fill of this amazingly alluring dessert. It is truly a perfectly evolved dessert. Chhena podo is usually made at home during traditional festivals in Odisha, such as Durga Puja. There are several other dishes that are served in the small shops and roadside where chennapodo is also added to the sale. Right from the middle of the 1980s it creeped into the restaurants too. Odisha Milk Federation is investing heavily in mass-producing and popularizing this delicacy, determined not to let this happen again. That is a part of local news of Odisha and that doesn’t stop us from reaching out to this soft food. So just focus on the dish and book even the last minute flights to India if you have to just to eat this dish. It is the only dish that grows in heights day by day which makes people book even business class flights to India just to savor the taste. In fact, this dish is not just famous in India. You will even get to find this dish in some of the international airlines while on board. That was a part of the menu but these days they have cut it down to domestic airlines and that saddens me a bit. Nevertheless, you can always come here to have it. Just plan your schedules for cheap non-stop flights to India and start voyaging in the skies.
Oh and there is one more thing that you guys would want to know. It is the famous Dahi Bara-Aloo Dum. The grand famous street food of Orissa award is grabbed by Dahi-Bara Aloo-Dum. You ask any Oriya and they will swear by this. The taste is so authentic that you will not mind the strange combinations of Dahi Vadas with curries. This unique dish can be had for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. People there just don’t mind eating it any time of the day. Sold in every nook and corner mostly in Cuttack and Puri by cycle-men, you have to stand in a queue to taste this delicacy. Dahi Bara Aaloo Dum-Ghuguni is like highly recommended by each and every person of not just Odisha or the east but the whole country. So do try it. May be booking direct flights to India would be your next move if I am not wrong. So book your flights to India and fly down to the locations nearby like Bhubhaneshwar or else book cheap flights to Kolkata and then you can either board a bus or a taxi or else a train to reach Odisha as they are all neighboring states and there is not much distance. Check into any online private agency like Indian Eagle or something else for cheap flights from USA to India and just rush into it. India is waiting to host and serve foodies like us.