Chhena gaja is a sweet dish from Odisha, India. Unlike some other popular chhena-based Odia desserts, such as rasagola, which have spread throughout India, the chhena gaja remains popular within the state itself. Although the ingredients of chhena gaja are the same as that of rasagolla and chhena poda, the dishes are different in taste. One of the best places to savor chhena gajas is Pahala, near Bhubaneswar. However, chhena gaja is popular all over Odisha. Chhena gajas are prepared by combining chhena, similar to cottage cheese, sooji, kneading the dough thoroughly. Water is squeezed out from the mixture, dried until it acquires the right consistency, it is molded into palm-sized rectangular shapes and deep fried in oil. The fried gajas are coated with a sugary syrup before being served. Sometimes, the gajas are allowed to dry a little more, in which case the sugar may crystallize on the surface. Www.odisharasagola.com
Chile con queso
Chile con queso, sometimes described as queso, is an appetizer or side dish of melted cheese, or more a pasteurised processed cheese food product such as Velveeta, chili pepper served in Tex-Mex restaurants as a dip for tortilla chips. Chile con queso is a part of Tex-Mex and Southwestern cuisine, originating in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua as a version of Queso chihuahua and Queso flameado. Chile con queso is predominantly found on the menus of Tex-Mex restaurants in the southwest and western United States. Chile con queso is a smooth, creamy sauce, used for dipping, made from a blend of melted cheeses and chili peppers. Many restaurants serve chile con queso with such added ingredients as pico de gallo, black beans and ground beef or pork. Chile con queso is a warm dish, heated to a desired temperature. Chile con queso can be eaten with tortillas, tortilla chips, or pita chips which are thicker than regular tortilla chips, it can be used as a condiment on fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas or any other Tex-Mex dish.
While Tex-Mex restaurants offer chips and salsa free of charge, queso is offered for an additional charge. It can be made with various cheeses, it is white or yellow in color. Although chile con queso is called "queso", it should not be confused with "cheese dip,", cheese without the peppers. Queso at Wikibook Cookbooks
Cheese and crackers
Cheese and crackers is a common dish consisting of crackers paired with various or multiple cheeses. It is known as cheese and biscuits outside the United States and Canada; the fare of sailors and pioneers, it had become a regular menu item in American restaurants and bars by the 1850s. It is prepared using various types of cheeses, is paired with wine. Mass-produced cheese and crackers brands include Handi-Snacks, Ritz and Lunchables. Cheese and crackers is a common snack food or hors d'oeuvre consisting of crackers paired with various cheeses. In the United States it has been served as a dessert, with the addition of ingredients such as jam, marmalade or preserves, it is commonly served at parties in the U. S. and in the Southern United States, it is common for hot chili pepper jelly to be served atop cream cheese and crackers at cocktail parties. Cheese and crackers has a high amount of protein, per the cheese as an ingredient. Cheese and crackers is a common food-pairing that can serve to complement various cheeses, the dish can be paired with wines.
The cheese can be sliced or cubed, served separately with crackers or pre-placed atop the crackers. Cheese and crackers has been consumed by various sailors such as immigrants and explorers before refrigeration existed, using hardtack crackers and cheese, it has been consumed by various land explorers. Cheese and crackers increased in popularity circa the 1850s, when bakers began producing thinner crackers with a lighter texture compared to hard tack. During this time period, the combination was placed on restaurant menus as an after-dessert course and was served in saloons. Cheese and crackers was a food ration used by soldiers during the American Civil War; some soldiers at the time referred to cheese and crackers as a "square meal". Cheese and hardtack was consumed along with dried venison meat by Ezra Meeker during his time on the Oregon Trail in 1852. In 1915, mountaineer Philip Rogers consumed cheese and hardtack along with raisins and nuts during his expedition around Mount Rainier in Washington state.
By the beginning of the 20th century and crackers was being prepared in homes and cooked by baking it and adding additional ingredients after cooking, such as paprika and mustard. At this time, the combination was sometimes served with soups and salads, was used on salads for decades thereafter, it was commonly served at parties beginning around this time. It was consumed as a dessert, rather than after-dessert by some during the Great Depression in the United States, was sometimes consumed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt in the White House for dessert, along with other foods. Beginning in the 1950s, cheese and crackers was recommended as a snack for children by parenting experts, home economists and authors of cookbooks. Consumption of the snack increased during the mid-1980s when Oscar Mayer introduced its Lunchables product, which included cheese and lunch meat, occurred in part to boost the company's lunch meat sales. Handi-Snacks is a mass-produced cheese and crackers snack food, prepared using processed cheese.
Lunchables is another commercial product. Fancy cheese and crackers was a cheese and crackers lunch product purveyed by Oscar Mayer in the mid-1980s that included additional foods such as lunch meat and a dessert; the term "cheese and crackers" was used as a minced oath in the United States in the 1920s, as a slang term for testicles in the United Kingdom circa the late 1990s. It was the catchphrase of the burlesque comic Billy Hagan. Bagel and cream cheese Cheese cracker List of cheese dishes List of hors d'oeuvre Chaey, Christina. "Can Cheese and Crackers Be Good For You?". Bon Appetit. Retrieved July 10, 2017. Alexander, Saffron. "The secret to perfect cheese and crackers". The Telegraph. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 7 Spins on Cheese and Crackers. Food Network
Bryndzové Halušky is one of the national dishes in Slovakia. This hearty meal consists of halušky and bryndza, optionally sprinkled with cooked bits of smoked pork fat/bacon.Žinčica is traditionally drunk with this meal. There is an annual Bryndzové Halušky festival in Turecká. Strapačky
Odisha is one of the 29 states of India. Located in eastern India, it is surrounded by the states of West Bengal to the north-east, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and north-west, Andhra Pradesh to the south. Odisha has 485 kilometres of coastline along the Bay of Bengal from Balasore to Ganjam, it is the 9th largest state by area, the 11th largest by population. It is the 3rd most populous state of India in terms of tribal population. Odia is the official and most spoken language, spoken by 36.6 million according to the 2016 Census. The ancient kingdom of Kalinga, invaded by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka in 261 BCE resulting in the Kalinga War, coincides with the borders of modern-day Odisha; the modern state of Odisha was established on 1 April 1936, as a province in British India, consisted predominantly of Odia-speaking regions. 1 April is celebrated as Odisha Day. The region is known as Utkala and is mentioned in India's national anthem, "Jana Gana Mana". Cuttack was made the capital of the region by Anantavarman Chodaganga in c.
1135, after which the city was used as the capital by many rulers, through the British era until 1948. Thereafter, Bhubaneswar became the capital of Odisha; the term "Odisha" is derived from the ancient Prakrit word "Odda Visaya" as in the Tirumalai inscription of Rajendra Chola I, dated to 1025. Sarala Das, who translated the Mahabharata into the Odia language in the 15th century, calls the region Odra Rashtra and Odisha; the inscriptions of Kapilendra Deva of the Gajapati Kingdom on the walls of temples in Puri call the region Odisha or Odisha Rajya. The name of the state was changed from Orissa to Odisha, the name of its language from Oriya to Odia, in 2011, by the passage of the Orissa Bill, 2010 and the Constitution Bill, 2010 in the Parliament. After a brief debate, the lower house, Lok Sabha, passed the bill and amendment on 9 November 2010. On 24 March 2011, Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Parliament passed the bill and the amendment. Prehistoric Acheulian tools dating to Lower Paleolithic era have been discovered in various places in the region, implying an early settlement by humans.
Kalinga has been mentioned in ancient texts like Vayu Purana and Mahagovinda Suttanta. The Sabar people of Odisha have been mentioned in the Mahabharata. Baudhayana mentions Kalinga as not yet being influenced by Vedic traditions, implying it followed tribal traditions. Ashoka of the Mauryan dynasty conquered Kalinga in the bloody Kalinga War in 261 BCE, the eighth year of his reign. According to his own edicts, in that war about 100,000 people were killed, 150,000 were captured and more were affected; the resulting bloodshed and suffering of the war is said to have affected Ashoka. He converted to Buddhism. By c. 150 BCE, emperor Kharavela, a contemporary of Demetrius I of Bactria, conquered a major part of the Indian sub-continent. Kharavela was a Jain ruler, he built the monastery atop the Udayagiri hill. Subsequently, the region was ruled by monarchs, such as Shashanka, it was a part of Harsha's empire. The kings of the Somavamsi dynasty began to unite the region. By the reign of Yayati II, c. 1025 CE, they had integrated the region into a single kingdom.
Yayati II is supposed to have built the Lingaraj temple at Bhubaneswar. They were replaced by the Eastern Ganga dynasty. Notable rulers of the dynasty were Anantavarman Chodaganga, who began re-construction on the present-day Shri Jagannath Temple in Puri, Narasimhadeva I, who constructed the Konark temple; the Eastern Ganga Dynasty was followed by the Gajapati Kingdom. The region resisted integration into the Mughal empire until 1568, when it was conquered by Sultanate of Bengal. Mukunda Deva, considered the last independent king of Kalinga, was defeated and was killed in battle by a rebel Ramachandra Bhanja. Ramachandra Bhanja himself was killed by Bayazid Khan Karrani. In 1591, Man Singh I governor of Bihar, led an army to take Odisha from the Karranis of Bengal, they agreed to treaty because their leader Qutlu Khan Lohani had died. But, they broke the treaty by attacking the temple town of Puri. Man Singh pacified the region. Orissa was the first subah added to Akbar's fifteen by Shah Jahan, it had Cuttack as seat and bordered Bihar and Golconda subahs as well as the remaining independent and tributary chiefs.
From 1717, the Orissa and Bihar governors were reduced to deputies of the Nawab of the pseudo-autonomous Bengal Subah. In 1751, the Nawab of Bengal Alivardi Khan ceded the region to the Maratha Empire; the British had occupied the Northern Circars, comprising the southern coast of Odisha, as a result of the 2nd Carnatic War by 1760, incorporated them into the Madras Presidency gradually. In 1803, the British ousted the Marathas from the Puri-Cuttack region of Odisha during the Second Anglo-Maratha War; the northern and western districts of Odisha were incorporated into the Bengal Presidency. The Orissa famine of 1866 caused an estimated 1 million deaths. Following this, large-scale irrigation projects were undertaken. In 1903, the Utkal Sammilani organisation was founded to demand the unification of Odia-speaking regions into one state. On 1 April 1912, the Orissa Province was formed. On 1 April 1936, Orissa were split into separate provinces; the new province of Orissa came into existence on a linguistic basis during the British rule in India, with Sir John Austen Hubback as
Cheese slaw is a salad and side dish consisting of cheddar cheese, carrot and sometimes cabbage. Other cheeses such as blue and Swiss are used in its preparation, additional vegetable ingredients are sometimes used; the word "cheese slaw" is a portmanteau of the words coleslaw. Its origins can be traced to Townsville in far north Queensland, to Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, it is a popular dish in Broken Hill restaurants and households. Cheese slaw is consumed in some areas of the United States. Cheese slaw is prepared using grated cheese, crumbled or cubed cheese, grated carrot, a mayonnaise dressing. Cheese slaw is similar to some coleslaw recipes, but is distinguished by the inclusion of cheese. Cheddar cheese is used in the salad's preparation, although other cheeses such as blue and Swiss are sometimes used, it does not contain cabbage, as per coleslaw, although cabbage is used. Cheese slaw may contain other vegetables, such as chives, spring onions, shallots and broccoli. In the United States, cheese slaw is sometimes prepared using blue cheese, is sometimes used as a hot dog dressing.
In addition to the base ingredients, cabbage is sometimes used in U. S. versions of the dish. U. S. versions have been prepared using blue cheese salad dressing, instead of mayonnaise. The origin of cheese slaw has been somewhat disputed. Cheese slaw dates to at least 1939 in Australia, when a recipe for it was printed in the Townsville Daily Bulletin, a newspaper published in Townsville, Queensland; the recipe was for a "ham and cheese slaw", included shredded cabbage, cubed cheese, julienne ham, lemon juice, mustard. Cheese slaw recipes were published in the Australian Women's Weekly, a monthly women's magazine, in 1946 and 1966; some people claim that cheese slaw originated in Broken New South Wales. Cheese slaw is found extensively in Broken Hill, where it is served in restaurants, prepared in households, has been stated to be "ingrained in the local diet", it has been served in Broken Hill cafes and milk bars since the second half of the 20th century. In Broken Hill, it is served as a side dish.
Some people in Broken Hill top barbecued chicken with cheese slaw. List of cheese dishes List of salads