Goan Prawn Pulao with Green Masala / Green Masala Prawn Pulao  

Ingredients: 500-750gms Prawns 2 cup Basmati rice 2 inch cinnamon stick 20 cloves 3 cardamom pods 2 bay leaves 2 large onion finely chopped 1 large tomato chopped ¼ teaspoon turmeric 3 tablespoon ghee Salt to taste Green masala to grind: Medium bunch of clean coriander 3-2 green chilies 1 Kashmiri chili small 3-4 cloves…

Homemade Mandarin Wine / Tangerine wine

Ingredients: 1 kg Mandarin 6 cups of water (heated and cooled) 1 ¾  + ¼ cup sugar Quarter teaspoon yeast 1 tablespoon crushed wheat 3 crushed cloves (optional) Juice of half a lime Preparation: 1. Peel the mandarin. 2. Remove the white outer veins and seeds. Make sure all the seeds are removed. 3. Put…

Chonneacho Melgor / Channa Melgor / Melgor

Ingredients: 100gms black channa 14-16 tendli (or two raw banana cut into rings) 150gms freshly grated coconut 1 large onion chopped 2-3 green chilies ⅛ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon chili powder 3 ½ tablespoon Samaracho masalo ¼ cup tamarind water 3 Paddo (or 6 halves) – Optional 12gms jaggery Salt to taste Oil as required…

Cakom / Kakam / Kakvi / Kakai / Jaggery Syrup

Ingredients: 250gms Sugarcane Jaggery (grated) ¾ cup water Preparation: 1. Take a pot, add jaggery and water. 2. Let it come to a boil. Stir constantly till the jaggery dissolves. 3. Now strain the jaggery to remove impurities. 4. Put the jaggery water back into the pot and start boiling the jaggery water. 5. It…

Papdi Bhaji with potatoes

Ingredients: 500gms Papdi 1 large potato cut into cubes 1 large onion chopped ⅛ Teaspoon turmeric ¼ Teaspoon chili powder 2-3 green chilies 5 tablespoon freshly grated coconut 2 tablespoon oil 2 cloves of garlic crushed Salt to taste Preparation: 1. Wash and clean the papdi and break into small 1 inch pieces. 2. Take…

Dry Fish Curry

Ingredients: 300gms dry fish (any big fish /dry bombil / dry dodyaro / Diane/king fish.. ) 2 small raw mangoes or one big size cut into pieces 2 medium onion chopped 1 large tomato chopped 1 large potato cut into cubes 2-3 green chilies (2 chopped one slit) ½ inch ginger cut into small straws…

QUADRAD

My grandma (Mamai) would do Quadrad on the second day of Carnival. My Mom (Santana) and her sister (Maria) teamed up with me to create this soft pillow like Sannas. As a tradition my Grandma would make Sannas on the first day of Carnival, on the second day it was Quadrad and on the third…

Chocolate Nankatai

Ingredients: 2 cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoon corn flour 3 ½ – 4 tablespoon coco powder 1 cup sugar powder 1 cup ghee 4 tablespoon besan (gram flour) Some almonds, peeled pistachio or charoli for garnish Preparation: 1. Pre heat the oven to 350֠ F for 10 minutes. 2. In a…

Quick Christmas cake – Non Alcoholic

This is my niece’s recipe (Anaida Rose Gracias) so for this recipe I teamed up with Adna (Sister) and Anaida to make her recipe. This is a tried and tested recipe. Anaida is a talented pastry chef who creates mesmerizing Cakes and goes under the name “The Cake Crust Co.” as her Instagram handle. Ingredients:…

Neureos / Neureo

Making Christmas sweets has always be a family event where neighbors and family members get together and make them a week or so in advance. So this Christmas I thought of creating this post along with family helping me (Mom, Adna, Antoinette, Anaida and Shania). For the Pastry shell: 1 cup maida ½ tablespoon Ghee…