Oriya Ghanta Tarkari - Mixed Vegetable Curry Local to Odisha (Oriya Cuisine)

Indian Cuisine or Indian Food or Indian thali always has a balance diet to offer. When you order thali in any restaurant, you are offered with 5 or 6 different kind of vegetable dishes to make a proper meal. However, in your day to day routine, it becomes difficult to prepare an entire meal everyday in your kitchen. Hence, most regions in India have come out with their special mixed vegetable curry to compensate the above in some way. It could either be Ghanta from Odissa, Aviyal from KeralaUndhiyun from GujaratSindhi Sai bhaji , Navratan Korma , Vegetable Jaipuri etc.

Pariba Ghanta is one of the yummiest curry from the state of Odissa. It is cooked in very less oil, not very spicy , very nutritious owing to the different kind of vegetables and sprouts added to it. The only vegetables people don’t prefer adding is cauliflower and beetroot. You can add other vegetables like raw papaya, pointed gourd or parwal and suran. I didn’t get any. Hence, I have skipped them. 

What You Need:

1 Pumpkin Cut into medium size cubes 200 grams
2 Potato Peeled and cut into medium size cubes 2 big
3 Barbatti or beans cut into 1 inch long About 10 - 12
4 Carrots peeled and cut into small size cubes 1 big
5 Small brinjal cut into half 2
6 Raw Banana peeled and cut into medium size cubes 3 to 4
7 Tendli cut into half 6 to 7
8 Yam cut into small size pieces 200 grams
9 Matki 50 grams
10 Sprouted Kala Chana 50 grams
11 Sprouted Green Moong Daal 50 grams
12 Onion finely chopped 1 big
13 Tomato finely chopped 2
14 Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
15 Grated Coconut 1/2 cup
16 Mustard oil 1 tbsp
17 Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
18 Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
19 Fennel Seeds 1/2 tsp
20 Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp
21 Kalonji or Onion seeds 1/2 tsp
22 Dry Red Chili 2
23 Green chili 1 slit into half
24 Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
25 Roasted and Powdered Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp
26 Garam Masala 1 tsp
27 Chopped Coriander Leaves 1/2 cup
28 Salt To taste
29 Sugar 1 tsp

Steps To Make:
In a pressure cooker, add all the vegetables except onions and tomatoes.
Add the 3 different vegetables, 1/4th cup of water, salt and turmeric powder.
Put the lid on and pressure cook till you hear  1 whistle.
Take the gas off immediately. Or else, you vegetables will turn into a paste.
Heat mustard oil in a kadai on high till it reaches boiling point.
Add all the seeds, red chilies and green chilies.
Add ginger garlic paste and cook for a minute.
Add chopped onions and cook till brown.
Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Add the cooked vegetables, sugar, garam masala and grated coconut.
Mix gently. Cover and cook for 7 to 8 minutes on medium to high flame.
Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and serve hot with rice or roti or paratha.


  1. lovely curry dear........i do cook this, i learnt from my oriya friend.

  2. Such a healthy dish with all those veggies..very new dish for me Soma!

  3. Oh I love your ghanta... Its really a yummy dish!

  4. Never heard it before but yes would like to try the oriyan version...

  5. Whooo, loved the vegetbles picutre so much...hardly find them here:(

    This is an interestign new recipe...sounds great with so many vegetables:)

  6. wow looks colourful with those vegetables..really healthy and delicious too...

  7. It's a new curry to me,Looks delicious, combination of all the vegetables

  8. wow! it looks delicious!
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  9. New dish for me.Looks very colourful and delicious!!!

  10. This is surely healthy dish. Its so colorful, fresh and nutritious. Worth a try dear!

  11. Wow...... so many veggies, healthy and yummy curry. Good one.

  12. Its very new to me.Looks delicious and healthy.Will give it a try sometime

  13. Very very interesting recipe. I will definitely try this healthy curry. Love that non veg version too.

  14. Very interesting dish! Different recipe dear!

  15. I have never tasted this roti. Looks really yummy and bookmarked right away. will be trying..
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