Goan shrimp/prawn curry with drumsticks

Prawn and drumstick curry is one of my favorite curries from the Goan cuisine. To me a plate of red boiled rice and spoonfuls of this curry screams comfort food! The very aroma of this curry, bubbling away on the stovetop makes me want to dive into it as soon as it’s done, so delicious!

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Chicken cafreal

Galinha cafreal aka Chicken cafreal, is a Portuguese influenced dish popular in the Goan cuisine! No festive occasion is complete without cafreal on the menu along with the popular sorpotel, vindalho’s, xacuti and the likes. But who really needs an occasion to indulge on some cafreal? I prepare it quite frequently, mostly for our Sunday meals, coz weekend meals are meant to be special, at least that is what I remember since my childhood. Pulao, biryani’s and rich curries were mostly reserved for Sunday’s! Continue reading →

Methi Matar Malai Paneer

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Wishing all my reader’s a Happy and prosperous New Year! Hope everyone had a fabulous and fun filled day 🙂

I’d like to share yet another of my favorite North Indian dishes- Methi matar malai, with the addition of paneer here. Like most North Indian dishes this one doesn’t fall short of all the rich ingredients as well. Loads of cream is what makes this dish so rich, but the interesting part is the use of fenugreek leaves. It’s such a well balanced dish despite all it’s glorious, nutty richness. The fenugreek leaves add a distinct bitterness yet palatable flavor, one that is truly addictive and makes this dish so unique. Then there is the sweetness from the green peas which also makes for a great textural element in this ultra creamy dish! The addition of mava/khoya makes it even more luxurious.


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Goan fish jeerem meerem (cumin-pepper) curry

 

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Hi guys! Sharing a very traditional yet delicious dish from the Goan cuisine. Jeerem meerem is basically pronounced as ‘jeerey-meerey’, the m is silent. ‘Jeerem’ means cumin seeds and ‘meerem’ means pepper in Konkani. So as the name suggests, the dish consists of meat/ seafood cooked in a paste prepared of cumin and peppercorns along with a few other spices. The peppercorns and green chillies lend the required heat to this dish, which is well balanced with the tomatoes, tamarind and vinegar. Coconuts form an integral part of most Goan curries, but this dish doesn’t use coconuts, it is not a very thick gravy, which pairs excellent with plain steamed rice or even bread. Continue reading →


Veg manchurian rolls

 

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Today I’m sharing another popular Indo Chinese cuisine dish, Veg Manchurian. These are deep fried dumplings, dunked in gravy, flavored with ginger-garlic and mainly soy sauce. There are 2 versions to this, a gravy and dry version. The dry version makes for a tasty appetizer, and the gravy is mostly served with noodles or fried rice. Manchurian is not only limited to veggies, there are quite a few  variants like chicken, paneer, soya chunks, mushroom, babycorn, cauliflower and even an idli manchurian 😀 Continue reading →


Crab XĂ©c XĂ©c

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Crab XĂ©c XĂ©c is a very fragrant and scrumptious Goan curry. Crabs are cooked in a roasted spices and coconut paste based curry. The roasting of all the ingredients for the masala paste is what elevates the flavor of this curry and takes it to a whole new level. The resultant dish is a finger licking good curry with sweet and delicious crabs. Continue reading →

Sweet and sour chicken

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Sweet and sour chicken is another sumptuous Indo-chinese dish, where marinated and deep fried chicken chunks are tossed along with veggies in a sweet and sour sauce base. Continue reading →

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