Exotic Puri Khaja is a popular sweet delicacy from the Indian state of Odisha. It is a traditional dessert that is commonly prepared and enjoyed during festivals, especially during the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra. It is known for its crispy and flaky texture, along with its sweet taste. It is usually stored in airtight containers and can be enjoyed for several days. It is a popular gift item during festivals and special occasions in Odisha.
It is made from all-purpose flour and millets, cow ghee (clarified butter), and sugar syrup. Once the khaja pieces are soaked in the sugar syrup, they are taken out and left to cool. They are garnished with finely chopped nuts, such as almonds or pistachios, for added flavor.