Generally people use many kinds of rice. One is Arua (sun dried and milled paddy) and another is ushuna (half boiled and milled paddy).
The former is more popular in urban areas and Brhmin villages whereas Ushuna is popular in coastal and western,Northern Orissa villages.
In southern Orissa Arua is popular even in villages. Generally scented rice varietis are used for kheeri/payas.
Buta Dali (ବୁଟ ଡାଲି)- Channa dal with coconuts, raisins, dry fruits, mild spices.
Mittha Dali (ମିଠା ଡାଲି)- Toor dal cooked with little jaggery, ghee, and bay leaf.popular in Jagannath temple
Muga Dali (ମୁଗ ଡାଲି)- Mung bean dal cooked with coconuts and mild spices.
Masura Dali (ମସୁର ଡାଲି)- Masur Dal cooked with cumin, mustard seed and bay leaves.
Dalma(ଡାଲମା/ଡାଲେମା/ଡାଲଣା) - Mixed lentils with various vegetables, is popular due to the high nutritional value and consumed as a complete food.
Khechedi(ଖେଚେଡ଼ି)- Rice and lentils with vegetables and occasionally potato. It is a general food at religious festivals.
Mandia Jau-Boiled Ragi cooled overnight
Chhatua - There are various kinds of Chhatua eaten as daily breakfast. Its a paste that has flour made from fried whole grain or wheat or rice and then mixed with sugar, banana, milk or curd.
Luchi (ଲୁଚି)- Unleavened flour bread deep fried in oil.
Mitha Bhata (ମିଠା ଭାତ), Kaanika (କାନିକା) - Mildly sweetened rice with assorted spices
Mudhi (ମୁଢ଼ି/ଭୁଜା)- It is puffed rice.
Pakhala (ପଖାଳ)- Rice soaked in water with yogurt and seasonings.
Paratta (ପରଟା)- Layered wheat bread rolled out in triangular or round shape and tawa-fried
Palao (ପଲଉ)- Rice in clarified butter with raisins, nuts, vegetables, whole spices
Poda Pitha is a cake made of rice and other spices which is eaten during the Raja festival.
Puri(ପୁରୀ) - Unleavened whole wheat flour bread deep fried in oil
Alu Bhaja (ଆଳୁ ଭଜା) - Potato slices fried in oil with whole spices.
Aludum (ଆଳୁ ଦମ)- Spicy potato curry
Alu Matara (ଆଳୁ ମଟର ତରକାରୀ)- Diced potatoes and peas curry
Alu Phulakobi Bhaja (ଆଳୁ ଫୁଲକୋବି ଭଜା)- Diced potato and cauliflower florets sauteed in oil and spices
Alu Potala Rasa (ଆଲୁ ପୋଟଳ ରସା)- Curried potatoes and pointed gourd
Bilatibaigana/patalghanta chutney (ବିଲାତି ବାଇଗଣ/ପାତଲଘଁଟା ଚଟଣି)- A very sweet chutney made of tomatoes, dates and sugar.
Dahi bhendi- Okra (Bhendi) or Ladies finger fried and dipped in spiced yogurt
Besar (ବେସର)- Assorted vegetables stir fried in panch phutana and a mildly spiced mustard sauce
Badi Dahi(ବଡ଼ି ଦହି) - Fried Dalma dipped in spiced yogurt.
Badi chura(ବଡ଼ି ଚୁରା)-Powdered badi made of urad dal with green chillies, sometimes garlic&onion
Chadachadi (ଚଡ଼ ଚଡ଼ି)- Sauteed mixed vegetables, diced potatoes and shrimp in a spicy mustard sauce
Chhencheda (ଚେଞ୍ଚେଡ଼ା)- Lightly spiced fish head and mixed vegetables
Chungdi Malai (ଚିଙ୍ଗୁଡ଼ି/ଚୁଙ୍ଗୁଡ଼ି ମଲାଇ)- Freshwater prawn cooked in coconut milk and spices
Chungdi Jhola (ଚିଙ୍ଗୁଡ଼ି/ଚୁଙ୍ଗୁଡ଼ି ଝୋଳ)- Freshwater prawn cooked in thick, spicy gravy
Crab Kalia (କଙ୍କଡ଼ା କାଳିଆ)- A spicy crab curry
Dahi baigana (ଦହି ବାଇଗଣ)- Deep fried eggplant slices in a spiced yogurt sauce
Dahi Maachha (ଦହି ମାଛ)- fried fish in a mildly spiced yogurt sauce
Ghanta (Food) (ଘାଣ୍ଟ)- Vegetable medley and spice powders sauteed in oil
Ghugni (ଘୁଗୁନି)- Boiled Peas and spices cooked in oil and then lightly curried.
Kancha Kadali bara jhola (କଞ୍ଚା କଦଳୀ ବରା ଝୋଳ)-A curry of green plantain/unripe banana kofta.
Kadali bhanda raai(କଦଳୀ ଭଣ୍ଡା ରାଇ)-Tiny flowers of banana cooked in mustard-chilly sauce.
Kakharu phula bhaja (କଖାରୁ ଫୁଲ ଭଜା)-Pumpkin flowers deep fried in besan or rice flour with spices.
Kankada Jhola(କଙ୍କଡ଼ା ଝୋଳ) - Crab meat and potatoes in a rich gravy with panch phutana
Khata (ଖଟା)- Literally meaning "sour" in Oriya, a sweet and sour marmalade served as a side
Kolatha Dali - Chilke wale horsegram soup cooked with mustard seeds and garlic
Maachha Jhola (ମାଛ ଝୋଳ)- Fish curry, in a spicy gravy seasoned with mustard, ginger, garlic, cumin and turmeric
Maachha Bihana (ମାଛ ବିହନ ତରକାରୀ)-Fish ovum dumplings made into spicy curry.
Kanji - A traditional soup made from left over water from boiling rice and cooked with vegetables
Ouu khatta(ଓଉ ଖଟା)- A sweet&sour marmalade made of elephant apple(ouu) Dillenia indica in jaggery.mostly in autumn. Sometimes ouu added to dal or dalma.[/oou-khatta/]
Patua (ପତୁଆ)-Vegetables or small fish wrapped in banana leaves along with mustard oil ginger garlic paste and smoked in earthen vessels
Panasa Katha Tarakari (ପଣସ କଠା ତରକାରୀ)-curry of unripe jack fruit with spicy garam masala and garlic.
Posta (ପୋସ୍ତ ତରକାରୀ)- Poppyseed paste cooked with assorted vegetables and/or potato
Maachha Besara(ମାଛ ବେସର) - Pan fried fish in a mustard gravy. Also called Maachha Besara
Saga (ଶାଗ)- Fried green leafy vegetables sometimes with lentil balls and Badi
Santula (ସନ୍ତୁଳା)- Lightly spiced assortment of steamed vegetables
Saakara (ସାକରା)- Vegetable cooked in jaggery-unripe tamarind sauce, coconut and spices.
Pana or Sharbats
Bel Pana(ବେଲ ପଣା)- A sweet shake of the ripe pulp of Aegle marmelos with milk, sugar and a pinch of black pepper.
Nabata Pana(ନବାତ ପଣା)- Sharbat made of chhena, jaggery, banana, grated coconut, and black pepper.
Desserts & snacks
Arisha Pitha (ଆରିସା ପିଠା)-Rice flour kneaded with jaggery and fried in ghee/oil along with seasoning of sesame seeds
Chakuli Pitha (ଚକୁଳି ପିଠା)- Pan cake similar to dosa.A Sweet variation called puli or Budha chakuli(ବୁଢା ଚକୁଳି) also prepared adding jaggery, ginger and frying in ghee. budha chakuli is a must in Deepavali paya shraaddha& Samba Dashami
Chitau piṭha (ଚିତଉ ପିଠା)- fried pancake made from rice flour, coconut, jaggery and milk, often offered in Pujas to Lord Jagannath on Chitalagi Amabasya (or Chitau Amavasya).
Chandrakanti (ଚନ୍ଦ୍ରକାନ୍ତି)-A deep fried sweet made from mixture of Green gram and rice flour.
Chhena Gaja (ଛେନା ଗଜା)- Deep fried ricotta cheese soaked in sugar syrup
Chhenna Poda (ଛେନା ପୋଡ଼)- Baked sweetened ricotta cheese cake
Chhena Kheeri (ଛେନା ଖିରୀ)- A kheer made with cubes of ricotta cheese
Chhena Jilapi (ଛେନା ଜିଲାପି)- A jalebi made with kneaded ricotta cheese
Chhena jhili (ଛେନା ଝିଲି)- fried cheese in sugar syrup.
Chhena Malpua (ଛେନା ମାଲପୁଆ)
Enduri Pitha(ଏଣ୍ଡୁରି ପିଠା)-Batter of black gram-rice with coconut stuffing inside wrapped in turmeric leaves and steamed like idly.
Gaintha godi (ଗଇଁଠା ଗୋଡ଼ି)- Small balls made of rice flour dipped in seasioned sweet milk.speciality of pausha amavasya(baula amavasya)
Kalakand (କଳା କନ୍ଦ)- Shaped sweets made from condensed milk
Karanji (କରଞ୍ଜି)-A Dumpling made of maida and stuffed with coconut, cashew, and raisins
Kakara pitha (କାକରା ପିଠା)- A deep fried sweet dish like arisha but made of wheat/maida flour and coconut, jaggery, black pepper,Edible camphor and chhena stuffing.
Khaja or pheni (ଖଜା/ଫେଣି)- Shaped dough fried and drizzled with sugar syrup
Kheeri or Payas (ଖିରି/ପାୟସ)- Rice cooked in sweetened condensed milk
Kheersagar (କ୍ଷୀରସାଗର)- cheese dumplings in condensed milk
Ladu (ଲଡୁ)- Sweet balls made from lentils and dry fruits
Lasi (ଲସି)- Sweet chilled yogurt drink, occasionally flavored in rose water
Malpua (ମାଲପୁଆ)- Sweetened deep fried batter of a mixture of bananas and flour
Manda Pitha(ମଣ୍ଡା ପିଠା) - Sweet dish made of rice flour stuffed with coconut and sugar(fried and steamed)
Mitha Dahi (ମିଠା ଦହି)- Sweet yogurt with a hint of cardamom
Mathapuli (ମାଠପୁଳି)- Sweet dish made from Urad dal (lentils)
Pitha(ପିଠା)- Coconut, lentil, jaggery, condensed dairy products in crepes
Rasmalai (ରସମଲାଇ)- Cheese dumplings in thickened, sweetened milk
Rasabali(ରସାବଳି) - Flattened disks of ricotta cheese soaked in sweetened condensed milk
Rasagola (ରସଗୋଲା)- Cheese dumplings in sugar syrup
Suji Kakara Pitha (ସୁଜି କାକରା ପିଠା/ସୁଜି ମଣ୍ଡା)- A sweet dish made of suji with coconut stuffing
Tala Pitha (ତାଳ ପିଠା) - A sweet dish made of palm fruit