21 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: Varun Grover, the stand-up comedian, screenwriter, lyricist, who won the Best Lyricist award at the 63rd National Film Awards in 2015 and is of late the social media sensation for his famous poem "Hum Kagaz Nahin Dikhayenge" which has gone viral and has become the anthem of the anti CAA, NRC and NPR protests is a big fan of typical Odia delicacies.
To a recent query by one @ramprasad_c on microblogging site twitter.com asking "If you have to pick a cuisine from a state in India to eat for rest of your life, which state would it be? One condition: it shouldn’t be your home state. I am from Andhra and I’d pick cuisine from Tamil Nadu" to which Grover has responded:
Am from Uttar Pradesh and i'd pick Odisha or Bengal. The best vegetable preparations, excellent fish recipes, and absolute magic when it comes to sweets.— ???? ???????? (@varungrover) January 20, 2020
Chhenapoda and Nolen Gur Kanchagulla and Ilish Bhapa and Kakharu Phula Bhaja for life. https://t.co/EA9EFtvHhD
Later he posted pictures of Chhenapoda, Kakharu Phula Bhaja, Odiya Thali, Dalma, and Ilish from his recent trip to Odisha.