A comfort food is that, which is always related with our emotion, childhood, and also linked to a special person like mother or grandmother and sometimes from a special place also. For me a comfort food is also that which i love to cook and love to eat. When i am thinking about some comfort food as an odia the first thing comes to my mind is pakhala(water rice) or a full pakhala platter. Which i can eat anytime, anywhere and in any season. Pakhala is a very popular dish of odisha which is cooked rice fermented in water or deeped in water. There are lot of varieties in pakhala like basi pakhala(fermented water rice), saja pakhala(fresh water rice), jeera pakhala(water rice with roasted cumin seeds powder), dahi pakhala(water rice with curd) and many more. And the best part of this dish which i like most is in odisha we can find this dish in every household whether they are rich or poor. So here is my pakhala platter with some desi style side dishes. Basi pakhala(fermented water rice) with machha bhaja(shallow fried fish), sajana chuin aloo besara.(drumsticks and potatoes cooked in mustard paste), aloo bharta(mashed potato), baigana bharta(mashed roasted brinjal), badichura(sundried lentil dumplings crumble), methi saga bhaja(stir fried fenugreek leaves), kalara chips(bitter gourds chips).