The Oriya cuisine, a mix of subtle and strong spices, is a must try. It includes an abundance of crabs and fish. Six percent of the population is vegetarian and chicken and mutton are less preferred over various types of fishes and crabs.
Pakhala, Chuda Dahi, Buta Dali, Dalma, Mandia Jau and Chatua, Bati Chura, Maach Besara, Patua, Bundia, Chuda Ghasa are some of the names of the Oriya dishes which should be tasted.
The temple ‘Bhog’ of the Jagannath Mandir, prepared by thousand cooks are internationally famous because of both the religious significance and the high quality of the food.