Oriya Besara with drumstick and potatoes

by Priya
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My version of Oriya Besara using drumstick and potatoes, a simple and flavourful sabzi from the land of Orissa

Every month I get to visit different states of India and sample their wonderful food…virtually !!! We, a, group of passionate bloggers from Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge , this month traveled to the land of Lord Jagannath, Orissa. A land of beaches, wildlife, rivers and the Lord. My partner for this month, Kalyani Sri from SizzlingTastebuds gave me mustard and fennel seeds as my secret ingredients

In october 2018, we visited Bhitarkanika and Bhubaneshwar for about a week and that is when i got introduced to various vegetarian delicacies of Oryia food. Brinjal in a curd gravy, potatoes in mustard gravy, chenna poda etc etc..the list goes. Such simple yet wonderful flavours and the people were so nice. One of the main things i wanted to try after darshan of Lord Jagannanth was the prasad available in their courtyard. Some of the items on the prasad were peda, the besara, puri and also dalma with rice. The Oriya besara i sampled at Bhubaneshwar temple had only potatoes but the taste was very nice and unique

Today i present to you my version of Oriya Besara with drumstick and potatoes. One can use a variety of vegetables such as potatoes, pumpkin, drumstick, raw banana etc to make this Oriya besara

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Oriya Besara with drumstick and potatoes
My version of Oriya Besara using drumstick and potatoes, a simple and flavourful sabzi from the land of Orissa
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My version of Oriya Besara using drumstick and potatoes, a simple and flavourful sabzi from the land of Orissa
Instructions
  1. To begin, wash and remove the skin of the baby potatoes
  2. Wash the drumsticks and cut them into pieces of 2 inches each
  3. Soak mustard seeds, dry red chillies, garlic and jeera in 1/4 cup of water
  4. Grind this soaked mixture into a smooth paste ( i like the taste of the masalas, so i made a coarse paste)
  5. In a kadai heat oil, add the panch phoran masala and on low flame let the mustard splutter
  6. Add the peeled potatoes, with some water and turmeric. Let the potatoes cook for a couple of minutes
  7. Now add the drumstick and the ground masalas along with the reminder of water and let them cook for a while.
  8. Add salt according to your taste and mix the sabzi well
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and Serve hot with rice and dhal
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14 comments

The Girl Next Door June 11, 2019 - 2:17 am

This looks so good! I can imagine the rich flavours of this curry, with the ground mustard going in. 🙂

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Kalyani June 11, 2019 - 4:18 am

That’s a lovely dish to dig into, priya ! I am yet to
Sample this Puri mandir Prashad But I believe it would taste divine

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Poonam Bachhav June 12, 2019 - 4:23 am

Drumstick and potato curry with freshly ground mustard and spice mix must have tasted yumm. Would love trying out this recipe .

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Priya Satheesh June 12, 2019 - 4:08 pm

Such a flavourful curry. Seriously this curry is making me drool.. What a tempting click.

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Renu June 13, 2019 - 12:58 pm

Drumstick and potato never looks so beautiful together . So much flavour packed in this dish with mustard and panch phoran spices. Very nicely presented.

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Shobha Keshwani June 13, 2019 - 7:48 pm

I am loving the colourof this curry.. looks so spicy and yummy.

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Narmadha June 14, 2019 - 6:07 am

I am drooling to have this now. Such a beautiful click and it goes well with roti or rice.

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Sujata Shukla June 14, 2019 - 2:05 pm

Colourful, bright and delicious looking Besara. I like it this way too, with panchphoron as well as ground mustard paste. With hot rice, ghee, Dalma, one can’t ask for a bette meal any day.

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Pavani June 14, 2019 - 11:12 pm

Such an easy and flavour full dish with drumstick and potato looks absolutely delicious and mouthwatering.

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Vasusvegkitchen June 15, 2019 - 7:21 am

Wow what a awesome click, masala that coated on drumstick and potatoes is very tempting. Mustard masala in mustard oil with veggies gives amazing flavor just drolling😋. Love to it have to with sambar nd rice rice.

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Batter Up With Sujata June 15, 2019 - 1:46 pm

Drumstick and potato curry looks lip-smackingly delicious. Panch phoran and ground mustard, chilli and jeera definitely made it flavourful. Loved it.

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seema sriram June 22, 2019 - 11:32 am

Fabulous clicks of the combo. Love the way the drumsticks have cooked in the masala with the humble potatoes. yumm yumm.

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Mayuri Patel June 26, 2019 - 2:04 am

Just love how your dish appears Priya. Colorful and tempting. Bookmarking this recipe as I usually make drumsticks with yogurt. Its time I tried out another style of enjoying drumsticks.

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sasmita sahoo June 27, 2019 - 3:34 am

WOW !!! love the color here Prya !!! Particularly garlic flavor fully steal my mood 😛 lovely share !

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