Goan Drumstick bhaji ( Sautéed drumsticks)

Sharing a very easy and basic recipe today – sautéed drumsticks. In this dish, drumstick veggie is cooked in a base consisting of sautéed onions-tomatoes, seasoned with turmeric and green chilli for spice and some freshly grated coconut for the sweet nuttiness. Few ingredients are used here, but there is absolutely no compromise on taste. The coconut adds a wonderful sweetness and texture to this simple dish. I love using coconut oil when dishes also call for freshly grated coconut. It definitely takes the dish a notch up! Continue reading →

Serradura ( Portuguese sawdust pudding)

Who doesn’t like quick fix recipes , I know I do !!!, and quick fix desert recipes are the best kind. Today I’d like to share yet another simple dessert that is quick to put together, although you still need to wait to enjoy it as it requires some time to set. So this makes for a great make ahead dessert! This no cook yet fancy dessert is known as Serradura, a Portuguese pudding! Continue reading →

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 →


Goan sannas and chunachi/godachem sannas- Steamed rice cakes( plain and sweet version)

 

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Sannas are spongy steamed rice cakes. It is made from a batter consisting of ground Goan red rice and freshly grated coconut. The rice and coconut are ground using toddy (fermented coconut water). The batter is then fermented and steamed. Sannas are a popular accompaniment for sorpotel, xacuti and other meat gravies. They are slightly sweet and hence pair perfectly with these fiery and tangy gravies. Continue reading →


Goan Jackfruit sandon ( steamed Jackfruit rice cake )

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The Konkan region and southern India are blessed with an abundance of jackfruits! The jackfruit has a distinct aroma and a sweet taste. It comes in 2 varieties, one is hard called kappa  and the other is the soft variety called rassal. I prefer the later simply coz when it’s ripe it just melts in the mouth. A lot of people irk at the very mention of the word jackfruit, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and it’s taste is something that has to be acquired. I have been enjoying this exotic fruit every summer vacations spent in Goa, and so I love it ever since I was a child! Continue reading →

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