Kadali Manja Rai-Typical Odia Dish #Odisha #Food #Recipe
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Kadali Manja Rai-Typical Odia Dish #Odisha #Food #Recipe by Gayatree Kitchen 

kadali manja rai


  1. Manja: 6 inch piece
  2. Tomato: 1 (chopped)
  3. Mustard seeds: 2 tbsp
  4. Galic pods : 2
  5. Green chili: 1 or 2
  6. Chopped garlic- 1 tbsp
  7. Dry Chili : 2
  8. Five spices (Phutan) 1tbsp
  9. Cilantro: 2 tbsp (chopped)
  10. Oil: 3 – 4 tbsp
  11. Salt and turmeric to taste


  • To the chopped manja pieces add turmeric and salt and keep it aside for half an hour at-least and then squeeze it to take out the juices from it.
  • Make a paste of Mustard seeds, garlic and green chili together.
  • In a vessel boil the manja (after extracting the juices) with little salt, turmeric and water and let it cook. When it cooked strain the water out.
  • Heat a vessel with the oil. When it is hot, add the phutan and dry chili to this and add the chopped tamatoes to the tadka.
  • When the tomatoes are half cooked (does not have to be very soft) add the mustard paste to this. Add salt and turmeric to this.
  • (You may need very little, since you have added while boiling the vegetables) cook it for 5/10 minutes. Does not have to cook till it leaves oil.
  • Add the cooked manja cook it for some time again in simmer (5/6 minutes).
  • It is ready to serve with plain rice and dali or Pakhala.

By Gayatree Dey

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