Monthly Archives: December 2010


Ingredients: 2 cups rice (arua chaula) 1 cup black gram (biri dali) 1 table spoon refined edible oil (rifaain tela) salt to taste (luna)   Method: Soak rice and black gram together in water for about 4 hours. For this purpose you should use only the skinless black gram. Grind the softned rice and black

Maansha Kasha (Non-veg)

Ingredients: 500gms mutton (maansha) 2 medium size potatoes (aalu) 3 medium size onions (piaja) 40 gm ginger (ada) 1 medium size whole garlic (rasuna) 1/2 teaspoon sugar (chini) 1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder (haladi gunda) 2 bay leaf (teja patra) 2 inches long cinnamon (dalchini) 3 small cardamoms (aleicha /gujurati) 100 ml. mustard oil (sorisha tela)

Kuluth Dail

Ingredients: 150gm horse gram (kolatha dali) 100gm rice flour (chaula gunda) 2 brinjals (baigana) 2-3  tomatoes (tamatar) 1-2 drumsticks (sajana chhuin) 2 lima beans (simba) 50 gm pumpkin (kakharu) 1 teaspoon mustard seeds(sorisha) 50gm garlic (rasuna) 2 teaspoon mustard oil (sorisha tela) Salt to taste Method: Boil the kolatha dali (horse gram) in pressure cooker.

Karma Naach: Sambalpuri Folk Dance

Karma Naach is Sambalpuri Folk Dance. Karam or Karma literally means ‘fate’ in Kosli (Sambalpuri language). This pastoral Sambalpuri folk dance is performed during the worship of the god or goddess of fate (Karam Devta or Karamsani Devi), whom the people consider the cause of good and bad fortune. It begins from Bhadra Shukla Ekadasi



Though Dusserah is the occasion of Dalkhai the most popular folk-dance of western Orissa, its performance is very common on all other festivals such as Bhaijauntia, Phangun Puni, Nuakhai etc. This is mostly danced by young women of Binjhal, Kuda, Mirdha, Sama and some other tribes of Sambalpur, Bolangir, Sundargarh and Dhenkanal districts of Orissa

Jharsuguda District

Jharsuguda is a district in Orissa, India with Jharsuguda town as its headquarters. The district once had an airport during World War II. This region is rich in coal and other mineral reserves. Of late, many small and medium scale iron and steel units have been set up in the vicinity of Jharsuguda town, giving