Mackerel Cutlets / Bangdea Almona

Ingredients 1 kg mackerels 1 teaspoon vinegar 1 cup semolina 2 slices of bread 1large onion finely chopped 2-4 green chillies (as per your spice preference) 5 cloves of garlic finely chopped 1 inch ginger finely chopped 2-3 sprigs of coriander leaves finely chopped ¼ teaspoon turmeric 1 egg 1 teaspoon of either Jeerem meerem masala…

Mushrooms wrapped in banana leaf

Ingredients: 250gms mushrooms sliced 1 large onion chopped 2 green chilies chopped 5-6 kokum petals 2 petals of  star anise (Optional) 3 cloves of garlic 1 banana leaf Pinch of pepper Salt to taste Dry hay as required Method: 1. Over open fire give the banana leaf slight heat so it becomes pliable enough to…

Slow Roasted Lamb Shanks

Ingredients: 2 Kg Lamb shanks / Lamb leg 2 medium size onion chopped 4-5 Kashmiri chilies broken in half 3 lime (juice) ¾ tsp turmeric powder 2 tsp ginger and garlic paste 1 ¾ cup Chicken stock OR 1(10gms) Maggie cube (dissolved in 1 ¾ cup warm water) 2 green chilies Pinch of sugar Salt…

ODGEA (Goan Tea time snack )

Goan tea time snack Ingredients 225gms Goan rice 250gms Coconut jaggery (pyramid) 150-160gms freshly grated coconut 270ml Toddy / sur 8-10 cardamom seeds 1 teaspoon ghee (clarified butter) Pinch of salt Pre Preparation: 1. Wash and dry the rice. 2. In a pan roast the rice slightly so it’s easy to grind. 3. Grind the…

Recheado masala / Recheio masala

Ingredients A B C D Kashmiri Chillies Nos 3 4 7-8 15 Cumin Tsp ¼ ¼ ½ 1 Garlic cloves Nos 2 3 6 10 Peppercorn Nos 3 4 7 10 Cloves Nos 2 3 6 8 Ginger inch ½ ½ 1 1½ Cinnamon stick inch ¼ ¼ 1 1½ Turmeric Tsp ¼ ¼ ½…

Mushroom and tender cashew nut xacuti

Olami / Alambe ani Bibbeanche Xacuti Ingredients 350 gms mushroom / Olmi (edible variety) 60 tender cashew nuts / bibbe 1 large onion chopped 1 large tomato chopped ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder Pinch of nutmeg 2 sprigs of curry leaves (optional) Small marble size ball of tamarind in 90ml warm water 2 sprigs of coriander…

Ambil

Ingredients: ¼ cup millet/nachni flour ⅓ Cup left over goan red rice / ukdde tandull 4 ½ cups of water (more if required) Salt to taste Preparation: 1. Soak the millet / nachni flour overnight in ½ cup of water. 2. By morning it will be slightly fermented. 3. In a pot boil 4 ½…

Caldeirada de Peixe

  Portuguese Fish Stew Ingredients: 800 – 900gms Haddock fillet / White pomfret 250gms medium prawns 1 ½ cup of prawn stock (check Pre-preparation section below) ½ cup of dry white wine (I used Pinot Grigio Veneto) ¼ cup olive oil 2-3 large onion sliced 2 Large potatoes sliced (½ cm thick) 2 green capsicum…

Galmo Cutlets (II) / Javla che vade / Ola Javlache Patties

    Ingredients: 2 cups Fresh galmo 2 medium size onion finely chopped 3-4 green chilies finely chopped 2-3 sprigs of coriander leaves finely chopped 1 medium tomato finely chopped 1 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste 2 ½ teaspoon bottle masala (readymade) or Jeerem Meerem Masala ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon chili powder ¾ cup…

Kailintulem Xit / Caailitulem Xitt

Ingredients: Left over from Prawn chili fry or oil after frying prawns 2 cups of cooked rice   Preparation: 1. In a pan fry prawns in oil till it’s cooked. 2. Removed the prawns and serve. 3. In the oil that remains you could add rice and sauté for a minute. 4. This too is called…

Pork Balchao

Ingredients: 1kg Pork boneless (I used belly) ¼ cup Balchao Preserve 2 medium onions finely chopped 3-4 cloves of garlic sliced 2 sprigs of curry leaves 2-3 green chilies finely chopped 12-15gms jaggery 2 tablespoon oil Salt to taste ** If you don’t have Balchao preserve use 1 tablespoon dry galmo powder. Ingredients to grind:…

ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (Homemade)

  Ingredients: 3 Apples 3 – 3 ½ cup water 3 – 3 ½ tablespoon sugar Equipment required: 1 large glass jar 1 muslin cloth String or rubber band Wooden spoon Bowl / jar *** Use only wooden spoon and not metal. *** For those who want to know details of the right acidic level…