BAATH / BATICA /BATK

batica

Ingredients

1 Freshly grated coconut (140gms)

250gms Rawa (Semolina)

250gms Sugar

3 large eggs (if small add one extra)

5 Cardamom

¼ cup ghee

½ teaspoon Baking powder

Pinch of salt

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How to check if your baking powder is good /fresh:

  • Take a glass and fill it half with hot water.
  • To this add some baking powder
  • If the water bubbles up its good to use13
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Goan Sweets

Method:

1. Beat the eggs and sugar in a bowl till sugar dissolves.

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2. Grind the coconut slightly till it resembles crumbs.

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3. In a mortar – pestle crush the cardamom seeds.

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4. Now add the ground coconut to the egg mixture and mix well.

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5. To this slowly add the rawa (semolina) and start mix again.

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6. Once that is done add the cardamom, ghee, baking powder and pinch of salt and stir well.

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7. Cover this mixture and keep it at room temperature overnight or 6 hours.

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8. Now line up the 9″ inch square baking pan.

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9. When it’s time to bake first pre heat the oven to 180°C.

10. Pour the batter into the pan and put the pan in the oven.

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11. Let it bake for 30 minutes then do a toothpick test, if the toothpick comes out clean your Baath/ batica is done ( or you could bake for 27 minutes and then 1-2 minutes on top flame).

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12. Keep it on a rack to cool before de-molding.

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13. Cut only how much you need and the remaining you can store in an airtight container.

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Enjoy life, it’s delicious.

*** Batter can be kept in the refrigerator too.

***You can even keep a small tray with water on the bottom most rack this will help maintain the moisture in your baath.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Nev says:

    Wow….such easy way to explain the recipe. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It just like how my mother used to do.

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  2. Veronica Fernandes says:

    God bless you. Thanks.

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  3. Joaquim Cardozo says:

    Explained in a very simple and easy method I will try it Thanks for the recipe.

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  4. Moonira says:

    Perfect recipe…just the kind I wanted.
    I definitely will try it but the semolina I have is the coarse type…can I use this for baath? Many thanks…

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    1. alvesnaaron says:

      Yes you can but better is the fine one.

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  5. saira menezes says:

    How many gms is quarter cup ghee, want to try it out looks very tem[pting.

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    1. alvesnaaron says:

      It’s about 4 tablespoon Heap full

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      1. Mabel says:

        Which ghee should be used? I mean the pure ghee is it different ghee.

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      2. alvesnaaron says:

        Use pure Amul ghee

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  6. JANNET says:

    is it necessary to add baking powder because we normally mix and keep overnight and morning give to bakery.

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    1. alvesnaaron says:

      We do it this way and the results are good. I haven’t tried adding it at the end .

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  7. Sherol Fernandes says:

    How do I use desiccated coconut instead of fresh coconut in this recipe?

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    1. alvesnaaron says:

      You can by adding little warm milk to desiccated coconut.

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  8. Lídia Fernandes says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe , I was waiting for ir, I’m surely going to make ir for christmas.
    Whish you and family a very happy christmas.

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  9. WINNYFRED SALDANHA says:

    Such a detailed recipe…. have never made baath before…. will give it a try.

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  10. Kathy Dom Fernandes says:

    Thanks so much Alves – very detailed recipe and easy to follow God Bless

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  11. Roma says:

    Alves can u plz tell me the cup measurements for the coconut, rava and sugar. Would be easier for me. Thanks and God bless for sharing such lovely receipes to keep our Goan tradition alive!!!

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    1. alvesnaaron says:

      Coconut 1.5 cup
      Rawa 1.5 cup
      sugar 1.25 cup

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