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Pakhala is a special Odia dish which is made up of cooked rice washed or little fermented in water. The beauty and specialty of this dish is that it is one of the prime dishes in Odisha and is consumed by people from all communities and social status with equal fervent and reverence. Although it has its own versions in Bengal and Jhardkhand – the original Pakhala bhaat is a special dish meant for the summer time.
In Bengal it is known as Panta Bhaat, in many other places the dish is known as Paani Bhaat because of its liquid texture.
The dish also has its relevance in religion for the fact that this dish is also included in the recipe of Lord Jagannath.
The dish also has many health benefits and is consumed in hot weather simply to maintain the temperature of the body and reduce heat. Pakhala is also a preferred meal for newly-wed. This food item is considered auspicious for the new bride and groom.
International Pakhala Day is celebrated on March 20 – and on this day we present the best food joints in Bhubaneswar – capital city of Odisha – which serves this dish. So if you happen to be around, don't miss this chance. If you are not – make sure you note these joints down on a paper for a future visit!
This restaurant provides a variety of Oriya cuisine and especially pakhala side dishes. You can visit the Dalma restaurant in Madhusdhan Nagar and Patia.
Enjoy exotic vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes at this luxurious restaurant in Bhubaneswar. The hotel is tucked away in Jaydev Vihar.
Another food joint to offer Pakhala meal is hotel Atmaram located in Chandrasekharpur. The joint excels in vegetarian food for those who have a vegetarian preference.
The Silver Spoon:
Located in Nalco Square, this food joint is home to a variety of food items. One of the exotic dishes is Dahi Pakhala and many other non-veg food items to go along with it.
Shohala Ana Odia:
Enjoy Dahi Pakhal in this hotel in Patia along with a myriad other food items like 'chinguri' and mutton. If you are a fan of this dish - this place is unmissable!
Yes, this self-naming restaurant has a variety of dishes to go with pakhala. It is located in Kharvel Nagar and boasts a gamut of dishes on fish to go with pakhala.
On the occasion of Pakhala Dibasa the delicacy will be available at a number of food joints. Starting from small food joints to exotic five-star hotels - will be offering this dish on the day at discounted price.