Lia (food)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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]


  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