Atol / Godshe / Godshem

Ingredients: 1 cup Goan rice (heap full) ¾ cup whole green moong dal or Chana dal 1 cup grated coconut (heap full) 220gms palm jaggery (pyramid) 2-3 turmeric leaves (optional) 8 cardamom seeds crushed Salt to taste *** Instead of moong you can also use Chana dal. *** You can also cook this by using coconut…

Brain Omelette

Ingredients: 2 brains (Pork, Goat, Lamb…) 1 large onion finely chopped 4 green chilies finely chopped 3 eggs Coconut Oil as required Salt to taste Preparation: 1. Clean the brain well and try to remove the veins with a wet hand by pinching and slightly pulling. 2. Once the brain is cleaned put it in…

Tantiachem Massad

Home remedy to cure bad cold. A : With coffee B : With brandy Ingredients: 1 free ranch eggs / Gauti eggs (only yolk is used) 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon brandy or ¼ teaspoon local coffee (Gaunti) *** If you don’t have local coffee than you can use any other coffee. Preparation: 1. Separate the…

Bhizounchem / Godd Kodi

Ingredients: 40-50 Manos sungttam / Manshechi sungta 1 freshly grated coconuts (use 3 tablespoon for initial grinding) 350 gms Tendli / ivory gourd 2 medium size onion finely chopped 2 medium size tomato finely chopped ½ Maggi bouillon (optional) 1 green chili slit Water as required Salt to taste Ingredients for Initial grind: 3 tablespoon grated coconut ½…

Soji / Vonn

  Soji also known as Vonn is a traditional Goan sweet usually made with coconut, jaggery and chana dal along with bibbe (raw cashewnuts) or cashewnuts if bibbe are not available. Soji can also be made with wheat (Goum), Konga and Konko dudi (Bottle guard). Goan Soji is made on Palm Sunday and São João….

Onion Syrup / Jarabe de Cebolla / Kandhyachi Sherop

Homemade Onion cough syrup gives relief from cough. Onion is known to have excellent healing properties this recipe has been handed down from generation to generation and works well on children and elders too.   Ingredients: 2 medium size onion 2 tablespoon sugar *** You can use natural honey instead of sugar. ***I used white…

Balchao Preserve / Galmbo Preserve

A: Regular B: Spicy Made two variations of this preserve which is used as an ingredient in making Balchao (Pork and Seafood)   A: Regular Ingredients: 230gms Fresh Galmo (baby shrimps) 280ml Coconut feni 1 whole Kashmiri chilli ½ teaspoon salt 4 cloves of garlic 4-5 Peppercorns Preparation: 1. Clean the fresh Galmo well. 2….

Booch / Dobrada / Dukracheo Gaindoleo

    This dish has several names all across goa it is basically made with Pig stomach and intestines. This Goan delicacy is best enjoyed 2/3 days after cooking as its taste better once matured. Most of the hard work goes in cleaning the Ankodeo / Gaindoleo but once the dish is ready there is…

Dry Bombay Duck Pickle / Sukha Bomblache Lonche / Bombil Pickle

Ingredients: 10 – 12 Dry Bombay Ducks 160ml of oil 3 medium onions finely chopped 5 cloves of garlic sliced ½ inch ginger thinly sliced 1½  – 2 teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoon vinegar Salt to taste Ingredients to grind: 15 -16 Kashmiri chilies 15 – 16 cloves of garlic (small Indian once) 1” inch ginger…

Gawar ani Biknachi Bhaji (Cluster Beans /Gavar Bhaji with Jackfruit seeds)

Ingredients: 375gms Tiddkeo Middkeo / Gavar 36-38 nos of Jackfruit seeds ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon Chili powder 2 Large onions chopped 1 large tomato chopped 2 green chilies chopped 3 tablespoon freshly grated coconut Pinch of sugar 1 ½ tablespoon oil Salt to taste Method: 1. Clean and cut the vegetable (remove both…

EAST INDIAN WEDDING PICKLE

Ingredients: Part A: 400gms Papaya (one small) 300gms Carrot 80gms Ginger 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder Part B: 12-14 cloves of Garlic 180gms big fat green chilies 100gms dry dates 12-14gms Mustard dal 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder 1 ¾ cup Vinegar (Apple cider) Note: *Vegetables can…

Kuslo Tup / Camphor Ghee / Pomada de Alcanfor (Ointment)

When our son was born my parents visited Abu Dhabi and during their stay Mom thought us how to make Kuslo Tup. This comes very handy when you have small children / infant in the house. Back in the days this was always available in the medicine cabinet. It’s a must have in the house…