Bebinca ( Multi layered Goan dessert)

 

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Bebinca , also known as bebic, is a classic and popular Goan multi layered dessert that features in most festivities, be it Christmas, Easter, weddings or Christenings. It is made using flour, egg yolks, sugar, butter, coconut milk and nutmeg. Continue reading →


Guava cheese (Perad)

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Guava cheese is a one of the most commonly prepared sweets in most Catholic households for Christmas. It is chewy and yet a melt in the mouth kind of fudge if prepared correctly. It is known as Perad in Goa.

Few basic ingredients go into the making of Guava cheese i.e guava, sugar, lemon juice & butter. The short list of ingredients are compensated for the lengthy procedure. But that end result definitely makes it worth the effort. These will disappear faster than the total time it will take you to prepare them. At least I can easily gobble 4-5 in one go 😀 They are extremely addictive. Continue reading →

Doce de grão ( Gram sweet)

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Hello folks!

How is everyone? How are your holiday preps coming along? Today I have another classic Goan sweet to share with you’ll.  ‘Doce’ and ‘grão’ means ‘sweet’ and ‘grain/bean’ in Portuguese. This is almost like a fudge, made of chana dal ( split Bengal gram) , freshly grated coconut, sugar and flavored with cardamom. It is quite a tedious and time consuming dessert, but the results are so worth it! I promise! Continue reading →


Milk cream ( milk toffee)

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Milk cream or milk toffee as some call it is a fudge made of milk , sugar and cashew nuts. These delicate Christmas treats are a regular in my household that always feature on our Christmas platter ! Continue reading →

Hot and sour vegetable soup

 

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As the temperatures drop, one really craves warm and comforting food! What better than a bowl of piping hot soup?? Nothing else shouts comfort than this age old remedy. Today I’m sharing one of my many favorite soup recipe- Hot and sour soup, which is yet another classic and much loved Indo- Chinese soup by one and all!


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Baked sabudana vada (Tapioca fritters)

 

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Sabudana or sago vada is a sumptuous and delicious, deep fried snack popular in Maharashtra, India. It is made of soaked sabudana aka tapioca pearls, boiled and mashed potatoes, coarsely crushed roasted peanuts and a few spices. It is crunchy, a little spicy and somewhat sweet, everything you’d want in a snack. It is mostly consumed for fasts (vrat), however they are an excellent any time snack as well. Continue reading →


3 essential chutneys for Indian chaat snacks

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The 3 essential chutneys i.e. Date-tamarind sweet chutney, cilantro-mint green chutney & red chilli garlic chutneys are the most important elements in any Indian chaat snack. Basically chaat is incomplete without these chutneys, it would be rather bland. Continue reading →