Odisha is a state known for its distinctive cuisine as well as cooking style, which you will find nowhere else in the country. This state attracts tourists for its historic temples, which is the reason of a large number of street food stalls located all over the cities of Odisha.
Listed below are Best Street foods of Odisha:
Gupchup (Odisha style Pani Poori)
Among the best street foods is the Odisha style Pani Poori, popularly referred to as Gupchup in the region. It consists of small fried wheat pooris, stuffed with mashed potatoes, chopped onions, tamarind chutney and spicy water. Green chillies can be added if you love spicy food. You will be sure to find a group of people huddled around gupchup stalls all around the streets of Odisha.
Featuring next on this list is a delicious street food called guguni, which is prepared by boiling peas and mixing them with chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander and green chillies, and tossing them all together in tamarind chutney to prepare a tangy snack.
A favorite street food of Odisha is luchi, served with yummy potato curry. Luchi is a variant of puri and is made by deep frying unleavened flour (maida) dough in oil. It is very soft and fine in texture, and literally melts in your mouth.
Mutter Aloo Chaat
Among the best street foods of Odisha is mutter aloo chaat, which as the name suggests, is made up by tossing boiled potato pieces and peas in chopped onions, coriander, green chillies and tamarind paste.
A food quite common all over the country and much loved in Odisha is dahi bada, which is made by dipping up fried badas (made of a batter of urad dal) in water to soften them, in lots of curd and topped with tamarind chutney, chopped coriander, green chillies and chaat masala.
Basically a Maharashtrian dish, you can easily find a number of pav bhaji stalls on the streets of odisha. It is a nutritious as well as great tasting evening snack prepared by cooking vegetables in lots of butter and masala, and mashing them all together into a delicious bhaji. It is served with a ladle of butter and hot pavs (bread).
A typical South Indian dish which makes place on the streets of Odisha is dosa, which is a thin, crisp pancake, made by spreading a batter of rice and urad dal (crushed) on a tava and cooked with oil till golden brown. It comes in many varieties like plain, masala, onion rava and Mysore masala, and is served with sambhar and coconut chutney.
A hot favorite among the street foods of Odisha, or for that matter, the whole country is papri chat, the delicious mouth-watering snack prepared by heaping up savory snack papdis with lots of curd and tamarind chutney and flavored with aromatic dry masala.
One of the healthiest street foods, which you are likely to find in Odisha is idli, which is prepared by steaming a fermented batter of sooji and curd, sometimes with some masalas and vegetables added to it, or they can be simple good-old plain idlis, served with sambar and coconut chutney.
All these street foods are going to make your visit to Odisha a memorable one.