Saransh Goila's Dahi Bara Aloo Dum Adventure In Bhubaneshwar

Saransh Goila, who is famously known to be a fiend for local delicacies during his travels, gushed about his love for the Odisha street food delicacy of Dahi Bara Aloo Dum. In what he claims to be a first gastronomic experience trying the specialty that he described as ‘incredible’, Goila shared an appetising picture of the Dahi Bara served with a host of toppings – ghughni, aloo dum, sev, onions, green chillies, sev and a sprinkling of cumin-chilli powder. Accompanied by a local who was a native of Cuttack, the two seemed to be awaiting their turn at a kiosk outside the OUAT campus in Bhubaneshwar.

Goila captioned the video leading he posted saying, “Let’s do this! My first – dahi bara aloo dum. Waie toh OG one is in Cuttack but couldn’t make it there on this trip (next one very soon) So we have come with Ritu who’s from Cuttack actually and gets her brekkie here in Bhubaneshwar when she can’t go back home.” In a following video where he was seen digging into the fully dressed serving, he said, “My mouth is watering even while uploading this story. I need another plate of Dahi Bara Aloo Dum in my life. Need to make this delishaaaaaas recipe.”

While Saransh couldn’t stop gushing about the impressive Odisha specialty with his followers, we bring to you a list of seven delicacies from Odisha you must try at least once:

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Dahi Bara Aloo Dum

One of the most popular street offerings consisting of deep-fried lentil fritters soaked in curd whey and served with a spicy potato curry, the dahi bara aloo dum is typically topped off with tamarind chutney, onions, chillies, coriander and spices. 

Chhena Poda

Although not considered to be ‘street food’, the chhena poda is one of Odisha’s most famous sweets made by baking fresh milk solids, sugar and cardamom. Often available in local sweet shops and sometimes sold by street vendors, the Indian rendition of a cheesecake is sure to impress everyone. 

Bara Ghuguni

A delicious breakfast or snack delicacy in Odisha, the bara ghugni is a lip-smacking combination of lentil fritters blanketed in a white peas curry. Synonymous with one of Odisha’s comfort recipes, the bara ghugni is a staple dish to look out for during your next visit. 


A deep-fried snack made with black gram (urad dal) batter flavoured with spices, onions and green chilies – the crisp and is similar in appearance and composition to the dal vadas made in South India.

Chhena Jhili

A sweet, deep-fried dumpling with origins from the Puri district in Odisha, the chhena jhili is a flattened delicacy soaked in sugar syrup. Known to be amongst one of the top favourite chhena-based sweets that are rooted in the region’s culture, the jhili is a sweet-lover’s ultimate delight. 

Aloo Chop

Aloo chop – a deep-fried potato patty flavoured with spices and coated with a gram flour batter, is classified as one of the niramish croquettes that is parallel to Maharashtra’s batata vada. A crunchy coating housing a fluffy spiced potato mixture, the aloo chop can be paired with chutney or ketchup for a quick evening snack.


The Odisha spin on the pani puri, gupchup consists of hollow, crispy puris filled with a mixture of tamarind water, mashed potatoes and spices. Known to be enjoyed by locals as well as tourists for its tangy burst of flavour, some street vendors also add finely chopped onions to the mix.