Khira sagara

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Khira sagara
Alternative names Kheersagar
Course Dessert
Place of origin Odisha
Region or state Odisha, India
Associated national cuisine Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi
Serving temperature Room temperature or chilled
Main ingredients Milk, sugar, saffron, cardamom
Variations Kheer
Cookbook: Khira sagara  Media: Khira sagara

Khira sagara (Odia: କ୍ଷୀର ସାଗର) is an Odia sweet dish that literally translates to ocean of milk in the Odia language.[1] The sweet has depiction in the Hindu mythological scripture about Lakshmi serving Vishnu and Madhusudana with it.[1][2]

Khira sagara consists of marble-sized balls of chhena cheese soaked in sweetened, condensed milk. Saffron and cardamoms are the typical seasonings that are added to this dish. Khira sagara is typically served either at room temperature or slightly chilled.

This dish is probably ras malai's predecessor. However, the milk base in khira sagara is thicker, acquiring the consistency of rabri.

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  1. ^ a b Asoka Kumar Rath (1987). Studies on some aspects of the history and culture of Orissa. Punthi Pustak. 
  2. ^ The Orissa Historical Research Journal. Superintendent of Museum. 1990.