Goan Sorak

Goan Sorak

Recently I purchased a Clay pot / Kunnem/ Kundle. After thinking a lot as to what I should cook in this first, only one dish came to mind – “Sorak” which is also know as Ankwar kodi (bachelor curry) . When Sorak or Fish curry is cooked in a clay pot the taste is just out of the world and the very next day we can enjoy delicious Kalchi Kodi / Atoiloli Kodi.

Sorak is normally made in the monsoon. It’s a plain curry without fish, best served with Goan boiled rice / Steamed rice and pickle (Molho, Para, Mango or lime etc…). Not to forget Atoiloli kodi goes well with Pez or Pao.



Masala to grind:

1 large freshly grated coconut

7-8 kashmiri chilies

3 cloves of garlic

2 tablespoon coriander seeds

¾ teaspoon cumin seeds

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Water as required (little).


Other ingredients:

2 medium onions chopped

5-6 kokum

2 slit chilies

¼ teaspoon sugar

2 cup water to clean the masala from the mixer / food processor.

Salt to taste


1. Grind the masala to a smooth paste (Thinner than Xacuti and slightly thicker then fish curry).


2. Take a clay pot and add the onion.

3. Add salt to the onion and with your figure’s combine then till the onion sweats.


4. Now add the ground masala to the onion. Start the heat on medium.

Goan Sorak

5. By using 2 cup of water clean the remaining masala from the mixer and add that to the clay pot.


6. Let the curry come to a slight boil.

7. Now add kokum, sugar and slit chilies to the curry.

Goan Traditional Sorak

8. Cook till the curry comes to a rolling boil and its done.

9. Check salt to taste.

Goan Traditional Sorak

10. Consistency of the Sorak should be medium (not too watery nor too thick).

Goan Traditional Sorak


The very next day you can enjoy Kalchi Kodi / Atoiloli Kodi

Kalchi Kodi / Atoiloli Kodi / Sorak

Kalchi Kodi Atoiloli Kodi b


Enjoy life, it’s delicious.





17 Comments Add yours

  1. Bookmarked to try……. 🙂


  2. Aman says:

    Will i get more goan recipes like above – want to learn goan food.. Is there any way i subscribe to ur newsletter?


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      Hi Aman,

      You could click Follow and every time I post a recipe you will get the recipe with pictures mailed to you.


  3. anjali says:

    Hello. shorak recpie Classic. Thankyou


  4. Charmaine says:

    Dear Alves,

    Truly your recipes are so authentic, be it through your actual use of their original Konkani name which I would hear my Avo say.. to the simple uncomplicated recipes that are followed by the pictures…… You really are preserving the Goan recipes….. Thank you thank so much for it… after referring to mum I refer to you as a cross check and man it’s the same it’s like am home in Goa….. I love writing and rather than doing a copy paste on the internet which is simpler I write them down…..Deo Borem Koru Alves……

    Much Love


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      I am very happy to know that 🙂


  5. savio says:

    Dear Alves,

    Hi, I love the sorak recipe. Pls post me some more.
    I’m Savio, your friend on fb.




  6. Noela says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looking to try it soon! I bought a kunnem from Goa but can’t find any material on the internet on how to season it prior to cooking in it. Any tips?


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      Hi Noela,

      You need to wash it in cold water first and keep it soaking to the brim (in cold water) for 24 hrs , change water every 8 hrs . Finally boil some rice in it and clean it well . Done.


      1. Noela says:

        Thanks so much for your quick reply! Just in time for a party I’m hosting where I was hoping to use the kunnis!😊


  7. Dominic Fernandes says:

    Tum Cristao? Oi Devache kurpen tum Cristao. Kiteak tujea akondea khalla assa Khuris dhekun makam gomlem ki tum munon khodegant Cristao.
    Nice recipe Alves. I will follow you. Are you from Bardez? and which part.


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      Dev borem korum Dominic Bab. I am from salcete – Navelim.


  8. Barb says:

    can u tell me the coconut quantity in grams or cups measure.


    1. alvesnaaron says:


      coconut is about 110- 120gms


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