Soji / Vonn

  Soji also known as Vonn is a traditional Goan sweet usually made with coconut, jaggery and chana dal along with bibbe (raw cashewnuts) or cashewnuts if bibbe are not available. Soji can also be made with wheat (Goum), Konga and Konko dudi (Bottle guard). Goan Soji is made on Palm Sunday and São João….

Onion Syrup / Jarabe de Cebolla / Kandhyachi Sherop

Homemade Onion cough syrup gives relief from cough. Onion is known to have excellent healing properties this recipe has been handed down from generation to generation and works well on children and elders too.   Ingredients: 2 medium size onion 2 tablespoon sugar *** You can use natural honey instead of sugar. ***I used white…

Balchao Preserve / Galmbo Preserve

A: Regular B: Spicy Made two variations of this preserve which is used as an ingredient in making Balchao (Pork and Seafood)   A: Regular Ingredients: 230gms Fresh Galmo (baby shrimps) 280ml Coconut feni 1 whole Kashmiri chilli ½ teaspoon salt 4 cloves of garlic 4-5 Peppercorns Preparation: 1. Clean the fresh Galmo well. 2….

Booch / Dobrada / Dukracheo Gaindoleo

    This dish has several names all across goa it is basically made with Pig stomach and intestines. This Goan delicacy is best enjoyed 2/3 days after cooking as its taste better once matured. Most of the hard work goes in cleaning the Ankodeo / Gaindoleo but once the dish is ready there is…

Dry Bombay Duck Pickle / Sukha Bomblache Lonche / Bombil Pickle

Ingredients: 10 – 12 Dry Bombay Ducks 160ml of oil 3 medium onions finely chopped 5 cloves of garlic sliced ½ inch ginger thinly sliced 1½  – 2 teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoon vinegar Salt to taste Ingredients to grind: 15 -16 Kashmiri chilies 15 – 16 cloves of garlic (small Indian once) 1” inch ginger…

Gawar ani Biknachi Bhaji (Cluster Beans /Gavar Bhaji with Jackfruit seeds)

Ingredients: 375gms Tiddkeo Middkeo / Gavar 36-38 nos of Jackfruit seeds ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon Chili powder 2 Large onions chopped 1 large tomato chopped 2 green chilies chopped 3 tablespoon freshly grated coconut Pinch of sugar 1 ½ tablespoon oil Salt to taste Method: 1. Clean and cut the vegetable (remove both…

EAST INDIAN WEDDING PICKLE

Ingredients: Part A: 400gms Papaya (one small) 300gms Carrot 80gms Ginger 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder Part B: 12-14 cloves of Garlic 180gms big fat green chilies 100gms dry dates 12-14gms Mustard dal 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder 1 ¾ cup Vinegar (Apple cider) Note: *Vegetables can…

Kuslo Tup / Camphor Ghee / Pomada de Alcanfor (Ointment)

When our son was born my parents visited Abu Dhabi and during their stay Mom thought us how to make Kuslo Tup. This comes very handy when you have small children / infant in the house. Back in the days this was always available in the medicine cabinet. It’s a must have in the house…

JACKFRUIT JAM / JACKADE/ JACKAAD

Ingredients: 40 – 42 gores of Rossal / Rossau Ponos (soft variety) ½ cup sugar ¼ lime juice (about 8/9 drops) ½ cup water ** Cinnamon stick – optional. Preparation: 1. Separate the seeds from the gores. 2. In a mixer add jackfruit flesh and sugar, then grind this to a pulp with ½ cup…

Goan Pork Roast

Ingredients: 2 Kg Boneless Pork 2 medium size onion chopped 4-5 Kashmiri chilies broken in half 2 lime (juice) ¾ tsp turmeric powder 3 tsp ginger and garlic paste 1 Maggie cube (dissolved in 4 tbsp. warm water) 3 tablespoon oil Salt to taste For Roast Pork Masala: Grind the below ingredients 4 Cardamoms 16gms cinnamon…

GOAN SALADH BHAJI / SALAD BHAJI / TOMATO AND ONION SALAD BHAJI

Ingredients: 4 Large tomatoes finely chopped 1 Large onion finely chopped 8 -10 Curry leaves 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped ½ inch ginger finely chopped 2 green chilies slit and cut ½ teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon mustard seed ½ teaspoon sugar 3 tablespoon oil 2-3 sprigs of coriander leaves finely chopped…

Eggless Mayonnaise / Vegetarian Mayonnaise

  Its lent time and I got a craving for Goan fish mayonnaise but since the one I have in the refrigerator is with Eggs I thought of whisking up a Vegetarian Mayonnaise. Ingredients: ½ cup cold full cream milk 1 cup Olive oil / Sunflower oil or any other ½ teaspoon (yellow) mustard dal…