Sunday, July 18, 2010

Chuda Ghasa

I am sharing a very tasty recipe of my state known as Chuda Ghasa--sounds interesting right..yes it is indeed an interesting yet delicious recipe in which chuda(poha),  the flattened rice is used as the main ingredient with ghee, grated coconuts, sugar and raisins...:-)

Here we hav to do a gr8 deal  of physical exercise by our palms(this doing of palm is called as ghasa in oriya)---but the outcome is mouthwatering and heavenly...This recipe is offered as prasad(bhoga) during Ganesh and Saraswati Puja in Orissa..and also offered to Lord Shiva during Shivaratri celebrations at Sri Lokanath Temple, Puri, Orissa...


500 gm Chuda
200 gm Ghee
150 gm Sugar(Powdered)
1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
1 Coconut(grated)
4 Cardamoms (crushed)
2 Small Camphor(Karpoor) Crystals
For Garnishing:-Raisins,  and fruits such as banana, cucumber, apple
(Cut the fruits in to small size)

Dry grind the chuda coarsely and keep it in a big bowl.
Add ghee to it(do not melt the ghee).
Put the same in chuda and mix it by using your palms.
It needs to do thoroughly, so that the ghee melts and smoothens the chuda.
Add sugar powder to it and mix them.
Best way is to take a small amount at a time and mix it by keeping the same in between both of your palms.
It takes a minimum of 20-30minutes to get a perfect consistency.
Now add grated coconut,pepper powder and crushed cardaamom.
Mix again for 10 more minutes.

At this point the moisture from the coconut would further soften the chuda, but it won't soak it.
Now add the ingredients for garnishing..
Chuda Ghasa is ready to serve...enjoy..:-)


  1. Dear Mugdha
    You literally dragged me 50 years back when I was in primary school in Athgarh.
    I recall all students from class 3 to 5 had to do the chuDa ghasa work and children from shishu shreni ( Nursery) to calss 2 were spared.
    Just to get a fist full of chuDa ghasha ( I am very Lobhi) we used to do the work...but with great enthusiasm. palms used to be sullen..but that licking into the palm for the last few particles was of great pleasure.
    I believe no matter we have latest gadgets..but that rubbing and slow seeping of coconut water and ghee into chuDa, cant be replaced with machines..
    Thanks for sharing ...can you give me a recipe of Mahura? The name and taste lingers in mind , but no idea about the process.
    best wishes to you and family

  2. Hey mugdha....
    Very nice blog sweety.... very good wrk done...when ever i will forget any recipe u r blog is there for the reference... keep on uploading all the traditional dish of orissa...
    with lots of good wishes and luv...

  3. chuda ghasa mixed with boondi and so also with small pieces of apple, banana and roughly grated cucumber ...
    Slru slru... hmmp hmmp, haaun haaun... lick lick..aaahhhh..
    oho... ki shaanti :D


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