Types of Food Offered to Jagannath at the Puri Jagannath Temple



To offer to the deities, numerous dishes are prepared in the kitchens of Puri Jagannath Temple. The kitchens in the temple are one of the largest in the world and can prepare food for 100,000 people. Here are the food items that are offered to Jagannath at the temple. The food offered to the deities is later distributed as Prasad.

Two types of food are prepared for the Lord. Those that are prepared in the temple kitchens are known as Sankhudi. These are food prepared using rice, gram and other vegetables. Food that are prepared outside the main temple kitchen but inside the temple complex are known as Nisankhudi Bhogas. They include food made of flour, wheat, ghee and candy.

Here is a list of food items that are prepared and served to the deities:
Jagannath Vallabh,
Khaja,
Gaja,
Pheni,
Luni Khuruma,
Sweet Khuruma,
Bada Poori,
Kakatua Jhilli or Bada Jhilli,
Bada Naadi,
Sena Naadi,
Kakara,
Hansa Keli,
Candra kanti,
Bada
Kadamba,
Vasanta Arisa,
Paga Arisa,
Maricha
Ladu, 
Magaja  Ladu, 
Amalu, 
Dalimba,
Parijataka,
Mandua Vallabha Kora,
Gopal Vallabha,
Amruta  Rasabali, 
Bada  Kanti,
Mathapuli,
Papudi,
Bundia Khiri,
Khechudi,
Plain Arna,
Dal,
Dalama,
Kanika,
Ghee Arna,
Mahana  hoga  Jenamani, 
Suji  Gaja,
Balibamana Muga,
Suara Pitha,
Podapitha,
Makhana, 
Khali  rooti, 
Khua  Manda,
Chhenapitha

Apart from the above food items in each lunar month the season’s favorite items are offered.

Thus during Vaishak and Jyeshta (mid April to mid June) food prepared include Dahi Pakhala, saga, chhena mandua, etc.

On the Vishabha Sankranti day Gheuties made of flour, curd, cheese and molasses are offered.

Source - Orissa Review June 2006 page 14 - 15