Food in Cuttack
Dahibada – Aaaludam: One of the most unique and culinary delights of the silver city is the Dahibada Aaludam. It is basically combination of the Badaa which are the fried and then put under the cold curd for hours are served with the spicy Aaludam along with the Ghughuni and then garnished with onion and coriander. Aaludam is the spicy cooked potatoes which are immersed in fiery gravy of oil and varieties of spices. Ghughuni is nothing but the curried chickpeas which is also known as a form of cholaa. There are also ‘Mitha Dahi Bada’ available at certain places like near the Barabati Stadium which are the fried badaas dipped in the sweet curd for hours.
Chaat: This is the famous food item that one
can easily find at any corner of the city at the evening time. It is
most loved food by young girls. Due to the spices included in it most
people exclude it from their diet yet it is one of the most preferred
food items of Cuttack.
Seu, Ganthia and Mixture: Seu and Ganthia is a preparation which is made from the Bengal gram flour which is mostly similar to the Chanachoor available in the Northern region of the country & Dhanu Moa which is available during Makar Sankranti are some of the unique food items available only to Cuttack.
The Traditional Odiya Food ItemsThe traditional Odiya cuisines are the Pakhal (rice dipped in water), poda pitha (baked cake made in traditional way), bhaja chingudi macha (fried prawn), and paayes (kheer) are some of the traditional Odia food items which people of Cuttack enjoy to have.
Pahada Rasgulla: There
is a small village between the twin cities, Cuttack and Bhubaneswar
which has the world famous Rasgulla named Pahada. These Rasgullas are
not only famous all over Odisha but also demanded all over the country
and abroad as well. These are one of the most favored sweets of Odisha
and are also been exported to several foreign countries.
Although Cuttack has several Restaurants that serve some of the best Indian and International cuisines but people of Cuttack prefer them lesser in compare to the food items that are mentioned above.