Mahura Food Recipe

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Odia Vegetable Mahura Ingredients

Mahura is one of the most delicious foods in Odisha. This Mahura is offered as Prasad to Lord Jagannath of Odisha. Mahura is one of the 56 Bhog of Lord Jagannath.

Mahura Ingredients

Soaked Bengal gram(whole)- 25 gms
Elephant yam- 300 gms
Green banana- 2 nos
Brinjal- 200 gms
Pumpkin- 200 gms
Kankad or Wax gourd- 200 gms
Sweet potatoes- 200 gms
Colocasia- 100 gms
Ginger- 2 piece
Grated coconut- 1 cup
Sugar- 20 gms
Nadi- 100 gms
Salt- to taste

Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
Coriander- 2 tsp
Cumins- 1 tsp
Peppercorn- 10
Ani seeds- 2 tsp
Cinnamon- 1″ stick
Black cardamom- 1
Cloves- 2
Ghee- 3 tbsp
Cumins- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
Ani seeds- 1/2 tsp

Mahura Method

  1. Cut the vegetables into 1″ sized cubes.
  2. The banana, pumpkin and brinjals should be cut into bigger sizes since it takes less time to cook. Grind cumin, peppercorn, and Ani seeds and corianders to a smooth paste.
  3. Make a powder out of cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.
  4. Boil 4 cups of water and add soaked gram, vegetables, crushed ginger, turmeric powder and salt.
  5. After the vegetables are half cooked, add the masala paste.
  6. After a while add the coconut, sugar and pulses.
  7. Allow to simmer till the water is absorbed. 
  8. Then add 2 tbs ghee, and spice powder and stir to mix. 
  9. Remove from fire, and temper with 1 tbs ghee and phutan.