Goan Forminhas ( Savory stuffed canapés)

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Forminhas, a kind of an hors d’oeuvre is mostly served as an appetizer at most Goan weddings and other parties. It’s nothing but a canapé topped with some deliciousness. I had almost forgotten about this until I came across Nandini’s post few months ago as it’s been a while I last attended any wedding in Goa. During my visit to Mumbai, whilst having a casual conversation, rather more of a food discussion with my mum in law, I learnt that she’s made this several times for parties etc. It actually is a pretty simple, delicious and quick appetizer to assemble.

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It’s much easier if you have ready made canapés , or else you can even stuff this mixture in baked wonton cups, or spread it over crackers/toasts, anything that’s nice and crispy.  The possibilities for the filling are endless too:) So without further ado, let me share my mum in law’s version for now!

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Ingredients :

About 18-20 canapés

1/2 cup boiled green peas

1/2 cup boiled cubes carrots

1/2 cup boiled cubed potatoes

1/2 cup cubed apples ( I prefer to leave the skin on )

1/2 cup cubed pineapple

1/4 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise

salt and pepper to season

Preparation:

1. Add all the cubed veggies and fruits in a bowl. Add  mayo depending on how creamy you like it. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.

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2. You can let the mixture refrigerate and then fill the canapés before serving.

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Notes :

1. For a non veg version you can all add, boiled egg, fish , shrimps or meat to the above mixture.

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Regards,

Freda

 

35 comments

  1. Loretta says:

    Wow Freda, you’ve brought back memories of my time in Kenya at Goan gatherings. I remember them so well. I have never made them, but would love to. So where did you get your canapes from? I doubt I’d be able to make them from scratch. The filling can be so versatile, but I love the veggies you’ve used. It makes me want to reach out and grab one as they look so vivid and striking! Well done!

    • Freda Dias says:

      Thanks Loretta!! I got the canapes from Mumbai. I’ve seen them available on amazon. Yes the filling is so versatile. For weddings they usually have the ones with fish filling, I absolutely love those 🙂

  2. Lifescandyjar says:

    Looks amazing. Can you pls provide the link for canapes? I tried looking on amazon US but couldnt find them.

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