Food and Cusine of Orissa - The cuisines of Orissa comprise some of the most scrumptious spreads that every food lover would love to splurge. Rice is the staple crop for the natives of the state as it is the major food crop. While one can see a wide array of vegetarian foods some varieties of non-vegetarian recipes that mainly comprises can also be seen cooking on the Odishan landmass. Apart from this, a variety of sea food delicacies such as prawns, crabs and lobsters are also the specialty of the state. The local tempering known as 'Pancha-phutana' is a mix of fennel, cumin, mustard, fenugreek and kala zeera that adds up to the taste of vegetables and dals.
The people of Orissa are die-hard fan of sweets with rasgulla is one of the most famous among them. Small cakes or so called 'pithas' of sweet and savory kind are really popular such as Chhenapodapitha (a caramelized custard-like dessert).