Bhubaneswar: The chilly evenings of February have set the stage for a delightful culinary and entertainment experience at Ekamra Utsav organised by Bhubaneswar Development Authority in Exhibition Ground from February 3rd to 9th. Amidst the vibrant atmosphere, attendees are indulging in a feast of flavours at ‘Ama Byanjana’, the festival’s culinary delights.
At the heart of Ekamra Utsav lies ‘Odia Byanjan’, drawing crowds from Mission Shakti to big hotel chains, offering a diverse array of culinary delights all under one roof. This year’s celebration boasts 20 food stalls, featuring contributions from various sectors including the State government’s Mission Shakti, Millet Mission, and Koraput Coffee, alongside renowned local hotels.
Around 2,000 people thronged the food festival on the first day, and could not help but gush about the wide array of cuisines available.
In the spirit of Ekamra Festival, Mission Shakti presents authentic Odia dishes like rice, karanji, magaj laddu, malpua, chhenapoda, khaseri pakoda, Dhenkanal bara, Cuttack dahibara aloodam, and handi sarbat, showcasing the rich culinary heritage of the State.
Besides, the Koraput Coffee and Millet Mission offer a unique experience, allowing attendees to savour Koraput’s famous coffee on winter evenings alongside millet-made ladu pie, adding a distinct flavor to the festivities.