Halvune

Ingredients: ¾ cup Sago / Sabudane 1 cup grated coconut ½ cup broken cashew 8-10 raisin ⅓ – ½ cup sugar or Jaggery 3-4 cardamom 2 tablespoon ghee Pinch of yellow edible food colour Pinch of salt Preparation: 1. Soak the Sago in water for 4 hours. 2. Peel and pound the cardamom seeds. 3….

Adsor ani Bibbeache chili fry / Tender coconut and young Cashew nut chili fry

Ingredients: 15-20 raw/tender cashew nuts /Bibbe 1 tender coconut flesh (semi thick) 2 Onions copped 1 tomato chopped 3-4 green chilies Generous pinch of pepper. ⅛ teaspoon turmeric ¼ teaspoon chili powder ⅛ teaspoon cumin powder ¼ teaspoon coriander powder 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. Preparation: 1. Soak the bibbe in warm water for 10…

Talkulyachi Bhaji / Taikilo chi Bhaji

During the monsoon season in Goa we find different kinds of vegetables that grow in our backyard and this are sold by our local vendors in the market. These vegetables are fresh and healthy with lots of benefits. Ingredients: 2 bunch of taikilo / talkulo 3-4 tablespoon freshly grated coconut 10-15 jackfruit seeds 2-3 green…

Tavsali

Ingredients: 1 Local Cucumber / Tavshe 1 cup freshly grated coconut 1 ¼ cup motta rawa (fat semolina) 4-6 crushed cardamom seeds ¾ – 1 cup grated Sugarcane jaggery (depends on how sweet you prefer) Pinch of salt 2 turmeric leaves ¼ cup cashew pieces 1+1 teaspoon ghee Preparation: 1. Grate one cup jaggery. 2….

Goan Tendli Pickle

Ingredients: 40-50 tendli ½ cup of vinegar 20gms of jaggery 1 – 1¼ cup of oil 1 tablespoon salt Masala to grind: ¾ cup vinegar 8 Kashmiri chilies 8-9 bedki chilies 1 inch ginger 1 whole pod of garlic ¼ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon cumin 40-42 peppercorns 12 cloves 1 ½ inch cinnamon ¼ teaspoon…

Goan Kalwa chili fry / Kalwache chili fry

Ingredients: 1 vatta of Kalwa 2-3 large onions chopped 1 medium tomato chopped 1 small capsicum cut into julienne ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon chili powder 3-4 green chilies Pinch of sugar Oil as required Salt to taste Preparation: 1. Wash and clean the kalwa, check and see if there are shell pieces and…

Tizan / Tizann / Tizaan

This is the traditional way of making tizan, I will be using ¼ kg of nachni /finger millet. The paste that yields from this quantity can be used for 7 to 10 days. This process is important as it removes the additional heat from the Millet and is easy on the stomach. The first part…

Goan Jackfruit seed Bhaji

Ingredients: 40 jackfruit seeds 4 tablespoon freshly grated coconut ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon chili powder 1 sprig of curry leaves ¼ inch ginger cut into strip 2 pinch mustard seeds 3-4 green chilies 1 medium onion finely chopped Pinch of sugar Oil as required Salt to taste Preparation: 1. Wash the seeds and…

Goan Potato Chops

Ingredients: ½ kg mince 6 medium potatoes boiled 1 large onion chopped 1 large tomato finely chopped 1 sprig of curry leaves (optional) 2 tablespoon tamarin water Pinch of sugar 2 eggs 100gms Semolina/ Rawa Salt to taste Masala to grind: ½ cup coriander leaves 2 green chilies 1 small red chili 3 cloves ½…

Amb / Goan thick Mango curry

My Dad would always talk about this dish which he remembered eating in this childhood especially for Bhikream/ bikaraimche jevonn – Benaulim (Pedda). Ingredients: 08 semi ripe mango 150gms freshly grated coconut (70gms for masala and 80gms for extracting coconut milk) ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder 6-10 peppercorns ¼ teaspoon cumin 3-4 green chilies 1 large…

Melad / Sun Dried Jackfruit slices – coated in sugar

Ingredients: 40 – 60 Jackfruit Pods (Bulbs) ½ cup Sugar 60 ml water **** Only Kappo Ponos / Borkoi variety to be used for this recipe. Preparation: 1. Remove the seeds and sack that the seeds site in. 2. Seeds can be used in other recipes. 3. Now cut the flesh into 2 or leave…

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…