Lia (food)

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Lia, ଲିଆ
Khai or Lia.jpg
Khai offered to Jagannatha in Badadanda, Puri.
CourseUkhuda, Korakhai, Khai
Place of originIndia
Region or stateOrissa
Main ingredientsFried rice

Lia (Odia: ଲିଆ) (fried paddy[1][2]) is a prepared food from rice mainly consumed in the region of Odisha, India.[3] The other varieties are Khai (Odia: ଖଇ) (fried paddy) and Ukhuda (Odia: ଉଖୁଡ଼ା)[4] (fried paddy sweetened by jaggery). It is a form of puffed rice (Rice puffs while roasting it with heated sand) which is added with jaggery syrup. "Kora khai", a derived food from "khai" is offered to Lingaraja in Lingaraja temple, Bhubaneswar.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ray, Dr. Krishna Gopal (2003). Volume 5 of Fairs and Festivals of India. Gyan Pub. House. p. 471. ISBN 9788121205894.
  2. ^ Das, Patnaik, Raicharan, Dhirendranath (1982). Festivals of Orissa. Orissa Sahitya Akademi. p. 80.
  3. ^ Panda, Shishir Kumar (1991). Medieval Orissa: a socio-economic study. Mittal Publications. p. 152. ISBN 9788170992615.
  4. ^ Jena, B. B. (1980). Orissa, people, culture, and polity. Kalyani Publishers, Original from the University of Michigan.
  5. ^ Lord Lingaraja, Offerings