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Kheersagar is a popular Oriya
Oriya people
The Oriya, known classically by various names , are an ethnic group of eastern India and of eastern Indo-Aryan stock...

 sweet dish that literally translates to Oceans of Milk in the Oriya language. The dish is very popular in coastal Orissa
Orissa
Orissa , officially Odisha since Nov 2011, is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. It is the modern name of the ancient nation of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Maurya Emperor Ashoka in 261 BC. The modern state of Orissa was established on 1 April...

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Preparation


Kheersagar consists of marble-sized balls of chhena
Chhena
Chhena or Oriya: ଛେନା ) or Chhana is fresh, unripened curd cheese widely used in India and Bangladesh. A crumbly and moist form of farmers cheese or paneer, it is used to make desserts such as rasgulla. It is created in a similar process to paneer except it is not pressed for as long...

 cheese soaked in sweetened, condensed milk. Saffron and cardamoms are the typical seasonings that are added to this dish. Kheersagar is typically served either at room temperature or slightly chilled.

This dish is very similar to another Oriya favorite, Rasmalai, and probably the latter's predecessor. However, the milk base in kheersagar is thicker, acquiring the consistency of Rabri
Rabri
Rabri is an Indian dish made with dahi , flour,muth and a combination of bajre ki roti. It is usually eaten at lunch. Raabri is mostly made in north , central and western India and Pakistan. Flour of Pearl millet is mixed with buttermilk to make a thick sauce which is kept in the sun to ferment...

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See also

  • Rasmalai
  • Rasagolla
  • Rasabali
    Rasabali
    Rasaabali Oriya:ରସାବଳି is a sweet dish from Orissa, India. Unlike some other popular Oriya desserts, such as rasagolla which have spread throughout India through Bengal, the popularity of rasabali remains largely confined within Orissa...

  • Chhena Gaja
    Chhena Gaja
    Chhena Gaja is a sweet dish from Orissa, India. Unlike some other popular chhena-based Oriya desserts, such as Rasagolla, which have spread throughout India, the Chhena Gaja remains largely popular within the state itself....

  • Chhena Poda
  • Chhena Kheeri
    Chhena Kheeri
    Chhena Kheeri is a sweet dish originally from coastal Orissa in eastern India, a state known for desserts made of chhena. The popularity of this dish is spreading to other parts of Orissa, as well as neighboring states.-Preparation:...

  • Chhena Jalebi
    Chhena jalebi
    Chhena jalebi is a sweet dish originally from coastal Orissa in eastern India, a state known for desserts made of chhena. Its popularity has spread beyond coastal Orissa.-Preparation:...

  • Oriya cuisine
    Oriya cuisine
    Oriya cuisine refers to the cooking of the eastern Indian state of Orissa. Foods from this area are rich and varied, while relying heavily on local ingredients. The flavors are usually subtle and delicately spiced, quite unlike the fiery curries typically associated with Indian cuisine. Fish and...


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