This is a nameless roadside stall in front of Ananda Mela, near Mahodadi Palace.
In a nutshell:
A stall displaying raw fish & seafood, frying & serving whatever the customer chooses – quite unique a concept for India.
Address & other details: Mahodadi palace
Meal for 2: 200 onwards
Cuisine type : nonvegetarian
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On the evening we reached Puri, We decided to spend some time at the beach. The waters splashing on the shore relentlessly was a lovely experience.
As we started walking back, we smelled fried fish and we followed the direction of the smell. We saw a unique stall – coz I had not come across such a stall in india so far
The stall had 10-12 varieties of raw fish in different sizes and about 5-6 varieties and sizes of raw prawns and crabs on display.
Each of them had a rate per piece.
Once a customer wud choose a fish, the guys wud quickly marinate it in ginger garlic green chilly paste and a spoon of maida and in 5 minutes deep fry it.
We tried Parshey and gurjwali ( like rawas) fish and also pomfret
The Parshey and gurjwali were both super crisp outside and juicy inside. The fishes were very fresh and just enjoyable. Rate them both 4.5/5 each
They ended up over frying the pomfret and that reduced the juiciness of the fish. It still tasted good. Rate it 3.5/5
Overall rating of food at this stall averages out to 4.2/5
I wud surely look forward to revisiting this nameless shack almost in front of mahodadi palace on beach road in my next trip to Puri.
After we finished we noticed that there were quite a few more stalls similar to thIs and some if them were selling chicken as well.