Local Cuisines and Delicacies of Puri

Local Cuisines and Delicacies of Puri

Puri is one of the most historic cities in India renowned for its pilgrim sites. It offers the best culinary dishes, which are prepared by adding some of the most exotic spices, mustard oils, ghee and selected condiments. The delicacies found at this place are utterly delicious that are prepared by adding less cooking oil and mild spices such as cumin, mustard, fennel, fenugreek, garam masala, etc. The state uses chhena (cheese) for preparing wide varieties of sweets. Seafood and non vegetarian dishes are consumed mostly in coastal towns.

Here are some of the delicious cuisines and delicacies of Puri:

Chungdi Malai

Chungdi malai is a non-vegetarian dish mainly found in coastal regions. It is a must try food for you, which is prepared by adding coconut milk in prawns.  Some mild spices are added in this creamy prawn curry, which makes the taste more delightful.



If you like sweet food, then you must taste Pithas in Puri. Pithas are sweets usually prepared at large quantity during the festive seasons. The ingredients used to prepare these sweets are chhena, poda pitha(cottage cheese) and dry fruits.



For non-vegetarian food lovers, this is a must try food in Puri. It is one of the most famous served dishes in Puri, prepared with fishes like rohu and tailapia. Several spices are added to enhance the taste and are cooked with vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes, and onions.



This is one of the most flavourful sweet dishes found in Puri. It is served as one of the chappan bhog at Lord jagannath temple. This reddish brown dessert is usually soaked in thick flavored milk and served with cardamom toppings.


Mudhi-Mansa is a non-vegetarian dish, which is very popular in Puri. This dish combines puffed rice with the mutton meat. The gravy tastes delicious, which is served along with salads.