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Khira sagara

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Khira sagara
Khira sagara
Alternative namesKheersagar
Place of originIndia
Region or stateOdisha
Associated cuisineIndian
Serving temperatureRoom temperature or chilled
Main ingredientsMilk, sugar, chhena, saffron, cardamom

Khira sagara (Odia: କ୍ଷୀର ସାଗର) is an Odia sweet dish that literally translates to ocean of milk in 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.