Squid Ambot tik / Mandkeachem ambot tik

Ingredients: 700-800 gms Squid / Mandkeo 1 large onion chopped 4-5 kokum petals Small ball of tamarind (in 90 ml luke warm water) 1 ½ tablespoon oil 1 ¼ tablespoon vinegar 2 slit green chilies Salt to taste 2 pinch sugar (optional) Water as required Masala for grinding: 7-8 Kashmiri chilies 8-10 small Indian cloves…

Doce Bhaji – Goan Tea time sweet ( Merenda )

Ingredients: ¾ cup broken wheat / Burgul 1 freshly grated coconut (to make thick and thin milk) ¼ cup sugar (⅓ cup if you require sweeter) ⅓ cup broken cashew nuts 10-12 raisins 5 cardamoms ⅛ Piece of nutmeg 2 tablespoon of ghee Pinch of salt Water as required Pre-preparation: 1. Soak the broken wheat…

Mooga Gathi / Mugachi Gathi / Moogagathi

This recipe is done without onion and garlic. Ingredients: 1 cup Green Moong beans 1 freshly grated coconut (3 tablespoon to be used in roasting) 3 medium size sprigs of curry leaves 4-5 green chilies ¼ + ½ teaspoon turmeric 3 inch tamarind 18-20gms jaggery Salt to taste Water as required Roast and grind: 3…

Goan Chicken curry with red masala / Chicken Curry – Red

Ingredients: 1kg chicken cut and cleaned 2 medium onions chopped 3 green chili (two slit & one chopped) 1 large tomato chopped 5 cloves of garlic finely chopped 1” inch ginger finely chopped Salt to taste 3-4 tablespoon freshly coconut Pinch of sugar (optional) Small ball of tamarind soaked in 90 ml water 1 large…

MANGANE

Ingredients: 1 cup channa dal / split chickpeas 2 tbsp sago / tapioca pearls / Sabudana 175 – 180 gms jaggery (more if you require) 1 freshly grated coconut ¼ cup of fresh coconut flakes /chips 18-22 cashews broken 6 green cardamoms ⅛ piece of nutmeg 1 medium size turmeric leaf Salt to taste Water…

Macaroni Soup

    Ingredients: ¾ cup elbow macaroni 1 large potato cut into cubes 1 large onion chopped 2 tomatoes chopped finely ¼ teaspoon pepper powder (I added more than what’s shown in the pic) 12.5 gms Maggie cube (1 ¼ bouillon cube) or 6 cups of fresh stock 1 ¼  tablespoon oil Salt to taste…

Caldo Verde

Ingredients: 40-42 leaves of Malabar spinach / valchi bhaji or Kale few leaves / Collard greens 2 large potato cut into cubes 1 medium onion chopped 2 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves of garlic crushed 15 gms Maggie cube (1.5 bouillon cube) or 6 cups of stock ¼ cup of milk – optional Generous pinch…

Dukrachem kharem mas / Salted Pork – The Goan way

    Just prior to monsoon, folks in Goa would prepare/gather/buy enough purument to last the whole monsoon season. Meats like pork and fish would be preserved by applying salt and drying them in the sun (the method varies from village to village). Even spices and pulses were purchased and stored in sufficient quantities. Purument…