Nirmala October 11, 2017

1. Pittha :

It is something like momos. It could be either salty or sweet.It is either a semi circular/ball shaped preparation made of crust made of soft rice flour and filled with preparations made of Channa Daal lentil paste, or Poppy seeds & Gur (Jaggey). and then steamed in water/ milk (allowed to thicken).

2. Bhunjia :

The Bhunjia are a scheduled tribe found in the state of Orissa in India. There homeland is the Sunabeda plateau which is roughly between 21¡ 25¡ North and 21¡ 30¡ north latitude and 82¡ 35¡ East longitude. It was a part of Khariar Zamindari, which formed the eastern and the southeastern region of Raipur district of Chhatisgarh division in Central Province till 1 April 1936, when it was transferred to Orissa on its creation. It is now in Komna block of Nuapada district in Orissa. Nearly 62 tribal groups are living in Orissa, out of which 10 tribal groups may be identified in Nuapada. The Bhunjias, a primitive tribe of Orissa, are found in Nuapada. Nuapada is considered as the homeland of the Bhunjias. 75 percent of the total population of this tribe lives here. They are living in the uphill range of Sunabeda plateau in Nuapada. According to the 1981 Census the population of Bhunjia was 7000 and now it must be around 10000. Accordingly 75 percent of populations i.e. about 7500 Bhunjias are living in Nuapada. According to the tribe, the term Bhunjia means growing out of land or origin from the earth.

3. Korma :

Korma, kormaa, qorma, khorma, kurma, or azid is a dish originating in South Asia or Central Asia which can be made with yogurt, cream, nut and seed pastes or coconut milk.

4. Lathyrus sativus :

Lathyrus sativus, is a legume (family Fabaceae) commonly grown for human consumption and livestock feed in Asia and East Africa. It is a particularly important crop in areas that are prone to drought and famine, and is thought of as an insurance crop as it produces reliable yields when all other crops fail. The seeds contain a neurotoxin that causes a neurodegenerative disease when the seeds are consumed as a primary protein source for a prolonged period.

5. Rice :

Rice is the seed of the monocot plants Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the worlds human population, especially in Asia. It is the grain with the second-highest worldwide production, after corn, according to data for Oryza sativa with small wind pollinated flowers Since a large portion of maize crops are grown for purposes other than human consumption, rice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans.

6. Choora :

beaten rice, served with a coat of creamy curd and sugar or jaggery. In winters, this is mildly baked and accompanied with a thick spicy preparation made of peas and onions.

7. Dal Puri :

It is back to the roots time. A traditional dish from the place where I hail. Dal Puri is made in Bihar during any small or big festivities. Traditionally it is served with Rice Kheer and chutney. What makes it different from dal puris of other regions is that this is made from Bengal Gram/Chana Dal unlike Urad/Moong Dal. Having grown up on it since my childhood,it definetly scores over urad/moong dal puris for me.This is my mothers recipe,executed by me. Instead of Puris you can make parathas too with the same