Rasabali (ରସାବଳୀ)
Place of originKendrapara, Odisha[1]
Region or stateOdisha, India
Main ingredientsChhena, rabri

Rasabali (Odia: ରସାବଳୀ, IAST: rasābaḷi) is a sweet dish from Odisha, India. Rasabali is offered to Baladevjew, and originated in the Baladevjew Temple of Kendrapara.[1] It is one of the Chapana bhoga of Jagannath temple.[2] Kendrapara's Rasabali got GI tag on 3 October 2023.[3]

It consists of deep fried flattened reddish brown patties of chhena (farmer cheese) that are soaked in thickened, sweetened milk (rabri). Flattening the chhena into palm-sized patties is done in order to allow them to absorb the milk more readily. The thickened milk is also usually lightly seasoned with crushed cardamoms.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Mohanty, Gopinath (2003). Cultural Heritage of [Orissa]: pts. 1-2. Katak. State Level Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Smruti Samsad. p. 650. ISBN 978-81-902761-3-9.
  2. ^ Mishra, Miśra, Durga Nandan, Narayan (2007). Annals & Antiquities Of The Temple Of Jagannatha. Sarup & Sons. p. 190. ISBN 978-81-7625-747-3.((cite book)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Kendrapara's famous sweetmeat 'Rasabali' gets GI tag". Odisha TV.
  4. ^ "Rasabali".