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….

Goan Samaar Masala / Samaracho Pito /Saamaar (Spice mix)

There are various take on Samaar Spice mix. My Mom would create a simpler version of this and keep in her kitchen pantry. She would dry roast Coriander seeds in a pan, after it cools she would grind it to a fine powder and store in an air tight container. This is the basic Samaaracho…

Goan Prawn and raw mango curry / Tora ghalun Sungtachem kodi

Ingredients: 500gms medium prawns cleaned 2 medium onion chopped 1 tomato chopped 2 slit green chilies 1 large size raw mango peeled and sliced (or 2 small mangoes) Salt to taste 1 ½ tablespoon oil Small bowl of tamarind soaked in warn water 5-6 kokum petals Pinch of sugar (optional) Masala to grind: 1 freshly…

Usali / Moogachi Usali / Usli /Oosli

Ingredients: 1 cup Green Moong beans (for sprouting) 5 tablespoon freshly grated coconut 3 medium size sprigs of curry leaves ¼ teaspoon hing 4-5 slit green chilies ¼ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon Goan Samaar masala 7-8gms jaggery 1 tablespoon coconut oil Salt to taste Water as required Pre-preparation: 1. Soak the…

Motyealim Sukkem / Motyealenchem sukhem

Ingredients: 20 – 25 Motyealim / motyala 1 cup grated coconut (70gms) 1 small onion chopped 2-3 green chilies chopped ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder Pinch of chili powder 1 tablespoon tamarind water 3-4 kokum petals ½ tablespoon oil Salt to taste Preparation: 1. Wash and clean the fish. 2. Apply salt and set aside. 3….

Goan Salted pork curry with ladyfinger

Ingredients: 600gms Salted pork without skin and little fat 1 large onion chopped 1 large tomato chopped 2 slit green chilies Small bowl of tamarind in 90ml warm water 140gms Lady Finger / Bhende 5-6 kokum petals 5gms Maggi bouillon (optional) Ingredients for coconut milk: ½ freshly grated coconut (70-80gms) 1 cup water Ingredients to…

MANDOS – Goan Tea time sweet / Snack (Merenda)

Ingredients: 100gms Boiled rice /Ukde tandul / par boiled rice 1 small freshly grated coconut (100gms) 60gms coconut jaggery 20gms sugarcane jaggery ¼ cup broken cashew nuts 3 cardamoms Pinch of salt ⅛ Teaspoon of ghee or butter Water as required Pre-preparation: 1. Wash and soak the rice overnight in sufficient water. 2. Open the…