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Ouu khatta
Ouu khatta
Typechutney or marmalade
Place of originIndia
Region or stateOdisha and Assam
Main ingredientselephant apple

Ouu Khatta (Odia: ଓଉ ଖଟା) is a sweet and sour chutney or marmalade made of ouu (elephant apple; Dillenia indica) in jaggery, in the Indian state of Odisha, mostly in post-monsoon season. Sometimes ouu is added to dal or dalma. It is rich in vitamin C.

History

According to popular Odia legends ouu plant was only found in Paradise. Goddess Parvati brought it to earth along with the betel vine.

Variants and methods

As it is a sour fruit, it is cooked with jaggery or sugar. People who don't like sugar also prepare it with tangy mustard and garlic paste based gravy, along with red chilli powder.

See also