Food of Konark
One can find a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food in the main market place near the beach. The region's specialty is the fish-fry prepared in Bengali-style. The other local delicacies that one must try, include Pakhala (a preparation of rice), Dali, Mandia Jau, Dahi Baigana, Dahi Machha, Dahi Bhindi (fried eggplant, fried fish, fried ladyfinger dipped in spicy yogurt sauce), Khatta, Aludum, a variety of Pithas, Dahi Badi, Rasgulla, Chhenapodapitha, Gulab Jamun and a flattering variety of seafood. Continental and Chinese food is also served in the restaurants here.