Pakhala Dibasa 2024: Side dishes to pair with Pakhala

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | March 20, 2024 IST

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Odia cuisine is renowned for its diverse flavors, vibrant spices, and wholesome ingredients, making it a perfect complement to the refreshing simplicity of Pakhala. While Pakhala can be enjoyed on its own, it's often accompanied by a variety of side dishes that enhance its taste and texture. 

Here are some popular Odia side dishes that pair excellently with Pakhala:

 

Saga Bhaja (Fried Greens): Saga Bhaja is a simple yet flavorful dish made by frying leafy greens such as spinach, amaranth, or fenugreek leaves with mustard oil, garlic, and spices. The crispy texture and earthy flavor of the fried greens provide a delicious contrast to the tangy Pakhala.

 

Alu Bharta (Mashed Potatoes): Alu Bharta is a comforting dish made by boiling potatoes, mashing them, and then tempering them with mustard oil, cumin seeds, green chilies, and spices. The creamy texture and mild spiciness of Alu Bharta complement the coolness of Pakhala perfectly.

 

Bhendi Bhaja (Fried Okra): Bhendi Bhaja features crispy fried okra seasoned with turmeric, salt, and sometimes a hint of red chili powder. The crunchy texture and slightly tangy flavor of the fried okra add a delightful crunch to the meal when served alongside Pakhala.

 

Macha Bhaja (Fried Fish): Odisha's coastal location makes seafood an integral part of its cuisine, and Macha Bhaja, or fried fish, is a popular choice to accompany Pakhala. Fresh fish fillets are marinated with spices, coated with rice flour or besan (gram flour), and then deep-fried until crispy and golden brown.

 

Badi Chura (Fried Lentil Dumplings): Badi Chura is a traditional Odia dish made by crushing fried lentil dumplings (badi) into coarse crumbs and mixing them with chopped onions, green chilies, mustard oil, and spices. The crunchy texture and savory taste of Badi Chura add depth and complexity to the meal when served with Pakhala.

 

Piaja Bhaja (Fried Onion Rings): Thinly sliced onions are coated in a spiced gram flour batter and deep-fried until crispy to make Piaja Bhaja. These golden brown onion rings provide a delightful crunch and sweetness that pairs wonderfully with the tangy Pakhala.

 

Aamba Khatta (Sweet Mango Chutney): Aamba Khatta is a sweet and tangy mango chutney made with ripe mangoes, jaggery, vinegar, and spices. The refreshing flavors of Aamba Khatta balance the tanginess of Pakhala and add a burst of tropical sweetness to the meal.

 

Dahi Baigana (Yogurt with Eggplant): Dahi Baigana is a yogurt-based dish featuring fried eggplant slices simmered in spiced yogurt gravy. The creamy yogurt sauce and tender eggplant pieces provide a cooling and comforting accompaniment to Pakhala.

 

These side dishes not only add depth and variety to the meal but also showcase the rich and diverse culinary heritage of Odisha. Whether it's the crispy textures of fried vegetables or the comforting flavors of mashed potatoes and lentil dumplings, Odia side dishes elevate the experience of enjoying Pakhala to new heights, making it a truly unforgettable dining experience.

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