Pan Fried Moira Bananas

Ingredients: 1-2 Semi ripe Moira Banana / Maindoli kele / Myndoli Kellim / Plantains 1¼ tablespoon ghee 1-1¼ teaspoon sugar 20ml brandy (optional) ½ teaspoon lime juice (optional) Preparation: 1. Peel and cut the semi ripe banana as desired. 2. Now in a pan add ghee. 3. Once the ghee is hot add the sliced…

Meatball Curry / Ball Curry

Ingredients: 400gms mutton mince 7 tablespoon freshly grated coconut (to extract coconut milk) 1 ½ large finely chopped onions 2 green chilies chopped 1 large tomato 4 tablespoon tamarind water 3gms of Maggi bouillon 3 sprigs of finely chopped coriander leaves 1 medium potato cut into cube (optional) Salt to taste  For meat balls: Mince…

Prawn Balchao

Ingredients: 1 kg Small prawns 200gms finely chopped onions 4-5 cloves of garlic sliced 2 sprigs of curry leaves 1’ inch ginger cut into julienne 3-4 green chilies chopped 10- 15gms jaggery 1 ¼ cup oil (heat and cool) Pinch of salt For marinating the Prawns: ¼ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon chili powder Salt to…

PAIS / PAYAS / GOAN RICE KHEER

This post is dedicated to my Mom who is celebrating her 75Th Birthday today (25th June 2021). Happy Birthday Mom. Ingredients: ½ cup broken rice 28-30 Raisins 10-12 cashews broken into small pieces 6-7 Cardamom 5-6 cloves ⅓ Cup sugar or jaggery  3 cup of full fat milk Pinch of salt 2 – 2½ cup…

ORCHATA

Ingredients: 200gms almonds 40 cashews 250 – 300gms sugar 1 ½ teaspoon almond essence Water as required Preparation: 1. Soak the almonds in water for 5-6 hrs. 2. Now peel the Almonds and set aside. 3. Divide the almond and cashews into 4 equal portions. 4. In a large mixer jar add one share of…

Goan Takachi Kadi / Takachi Kadhi / Buttermilk curry

Ingredients: 2 cup Yoghurt (Full fat) ¼ cup cold water Salt to taste Pinch of sugar Grind and extract Coconut milk: ½ cup freshly grated coconut 2-3 green chilies Quarter teaspoon turmeric powder Water to grind (1 ¼ cup) For Tempering : ½ tablespoon oil 2 sprigs of curry leaves ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds ¼…

Goan Tekshem / Tamshem

Ingredients: 1 kg cleaned sardines Salt to taste 1-2 slit green chilly Small ball of tamarind in luke warm water 12 tefla slightly pounded 6-7 kokum petals Grind: 8 Kashmiri chilies 6 cloves of garlic ¼ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder 9-10 peppercorns Water to grind Preparation: 1. Wash, clean the sardines, apply salt…

Goan Sushel / Young raw Jackfruit recipe

Ingredients: 800gms young jackfruit Salt to taste 1-2 slit green chilly Grind: 1 cup freshly grated coconut ¼ teaspoon cumin (optional) 1 inch tamarind without seed ½ inch jaggery 6-7 peppercorns 2 green chilies Tempering: 1 ½ tablespoon oil ½ teaspoon mustard seeds Pinch of hing 1 slit chili Preparation: 1. Apply oil on your…

Goan Varan / Vann

Everyone is familiar with Varan Bhaat made by Maharashtrians but we Goan too have our own version of Varan Bhaat Ingredients: ½ cup tur dal Salt to taste 1-2 slit green chilly Grind: ½ cup freshly grated coconut ½ teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon turmeric powder Water to grind For Tempering (optional): 1 ½ tablespoon ghee…

Tavshyachi Karam / Cucumber Salad / Thoushyache Karam

Ingredients: 250 – 270 gms Cucumber ½ cup freshly grated coconut 1’inch jaggery 3 green chilies 1 ¼ inch tamarind ½ teaspoon mustard seeds Pinch of salt Preparation: 1. Wash, clean and cut the cucumber into cubes. 2. Apply salt and set aside. 3. Dry roast the mustard seeds till they stay to pop. 4….