Avaryachi Usli | Field Beans Stir Fry | Avarekalu Usli

Avaryachi Usli

When he tells me that he will soak and pressure cook the field beans/avarekalu/avare, you just make the stir fry, I can never say NO. He keeps saying that he loves the “Usli” that I cook and since I feel lazy to cook during weekdays, he himself soaks it and even pressure cooks them and… 

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Goan Surmai Fish Curry (Seer Fish Curry) & A Review of TTK Racer Mixer Grinder

Racer Mixer Grinder

Mixer grinder is one of the most essential product that we need in our kitchens. Indian cuisine is made up of lots of chutneys, curries and ground masalas. We use a mixer grinder almost every single day. In today’s post I will be sharing a review of TTK Racer Mixer Grinder and a delicious Goan… 

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Goan Moolyacho Ross | Goan Radish Curry

Goan Moolyacho Ross | Goan Radish Curry

Goan Moolyacho Ross | Goan Radish Curry is a traditional Goan preparation which I learnt from my mom during her recent visit to Bangalore. Since my dad is a pure vegetarian, mom made this curry to eat along with rice. Ross means Goan curry and moolo means radish. This curry is similar to Goan drumstick… 

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Sarson Ka Saag

Sarson Ka Saag

Sarson Ka Saag is a healthy curry which is normally made during the winter season in Northern parts of India specially Punjab. In English, Sarson Ka Saag is known as mustard greens. Traditionally this dish is served with makki di roti which means maize flour flat bread and a blob of butter. This is a… 

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Persian Eggplant Stew ( Khoresht Bademjan )

Persian eggplant stew

Today’s recipe is Persian Eggplant Stew or Khoresht Bademjan which is very popular in Parsi cuisine. “Khoresh” means stew in Parsi. This stew is made with eggplant, tomatoes and spices. This stew is normally served on a bed of steamed basmati rice. You can add meat to this stew or make this classic veg version. Eggplant… 

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Butter Chicken Recipe With Tandoori Mayo

Butter Chicken Recipe With Tandoori Mayo

Butter Chicken or Chicken Makhani is a creamy and delicious preparation of chicken in rich tomato gravy. Be it any parties or any festive occasion, butter chicken always steals the show. This dish actually originated in the Mughlai region but now it is been prepared almost everywhere in the world. I have added pan fried… 

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Peanut Curry | Shengdanyachi Amti

Shengdanyachi Amti

Peanut Curry or Shengdanachi Amti is a Maharashtrian curry made especially during fasting days. This curry is usually served with varicha bhaat which is made using samo seeds. This varicha bhaat and no onion and no garlic shengdanyachi amti is usually made during the holy month of shravan  or Navratri when most people fast. Peanuts… 

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Valchya Bhajjiche Tonak | Malabar Spinach Curry

Valchya Bhajjiche Tonak

Malabar Spinach Curry or Basella Soppu Curry or Vaalche Bhajiche Tonak is a recipe which is almost extinct. This is a traditional Goan recipe. As you all know that nowadays with more and more gourmet foods and junk entering Indian markets, people have started losing the healthy traditional recipes. Talk to today’s generation about this… 

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Goan Colocasia Leaves Masala | Terren Tonak

Terren or Terre leaves or Colocasia leaves are found in abundance in Goa during the monsoon season. They grow in plenty in backyards or in forests. Terre or Terren is a type of colocasia leaf. Other is “Aluche pan” and both can be cooked using the same recipe. Various types of delicious dishes are cooked… 

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Mooga Gathi | Goan Style Sprouted Green Gram In Coconut Gravy

Mooga Gathi

Moong Gathi or Mooga Gathi or Muga Gathi is a traditional Goan dish usually served in temples. This dish is made using green gram or moong sprouts in a delicious coconut gravy which is tempered with mustard leaves and curry leaves. This is a pure veg dish made without using onion and garlic. Yet this… 

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Egg Butter Masala

Egg Butter Masala

Egg butter masala or Egg makhani is similar to paneer butter masala. The dish turned delicious and is a must try for any special occasions. Butter masala is a delicious creamy curry which is mildly spiced. To the same gravy you can either add paneer and make paneer makhani or boiled eggs or marinated chicken… 

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Black Chickpeas And Cucumber Masala | Taushem Tondak

Today’s recipe is simple and delicious Black Chickpeas and Cucumber Masala. We call this as Taushem Tondak in Goa. Taushem means cucumber and tondak means masala gravy.  I have added black Kabuli chana or black chickpeas to this tondak to make it a bit unique. You can add any type of gram to this tondak…. 

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Egg-Drop Curry | Egg Curry

Egg-Drop Curry

Egg-Drop curry or Egg Hooman was always my favorite at my mom’s place. My aunty used to make this for lunch frequently. In Goa, we make different types of curries to have with rice everyday. So when fish was not available or when we could not eat a particular type of fish due to some… 

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Aavryachi Bhaji | Broad Beans Stir Fry | Avarakkai Subzi

Very simple, healthy to eat is this Broad Beans Stir Fry or Aavryachi Bhaji. I got introduced to this vegetable only after coming to Bangalore. We don’t get this vegetable in Goa. But I cook this vegetable just like any other beans subzi. This is very simple and easy to cook, but sometimes it takes… 

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Varan Bhaat

The festive month is here in India and everyone has started preparing various types of sweets and savory delicacies. Tomorrow we all will be celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi and all Hindus in Goa will eat pure veg food i.e. food without onion and garlic. The otherwise fish eating Goans are very strict when the festivals are celebrated… 

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Pearl Spot Curry | Kalundar Hooman

Pearl Spot Curry

Pearl Spot curry is another authentic Goan fish curry. Pearl Spot is known as “Kalundar” in Goa and “Karimeen” in Kerala. It is a freshwater fish, but it is also found in salty waters. As you might have seen before that my blog specializes in Goan food, I want to make this blog the best platform… 

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Shark Masala | Goan Shark Curry | Mori Mutton

Goan Shark Curry

Whenever my in laws visited us in Bangalore, my father in law used to get variety of fish and ask my mom in law to prepare different dishes for us. He used to think that we don’t know to prepare fish here. Yes, during the initial days, I did not know to cook fish. But… 

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Crabs Masala | Goan Crab Curry | Crab Tonak

Crab Masala

“Kulyachem Tonak” or Crab Curry is a delicacy in Goan homes. Many people asked me for the recipe of authentic Goan Crab Masala, so I thought I should share this with you all. This is a spicy gravy with coconut and crabs. The more you cook crabs in the curry, the more flavorful it will… 

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Moringa Leaves Stir Fry With Jackfruit Seeds | Drumstick Leaves Subzi | Maskachi Bhaji

Moringa Leaves Stir fry

Moringa leaves or drumstick leaves are an extremely rich source of anti-oxidants and are extremely good for health. People in India make lots of dishes with Moringa leaves.  In some countries, people make juice of Moringa leaves and have it on daily basis. It is believed that these leaves helps to ward off numerous diseases,… 

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Chicken Chettinad

Chettinaad Chicken Curry Recipe

Chicken Chettinad is chunks of chicken marinated with turmeric powder, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, spice powders and curd and is then mixed into a fiery curry made up of onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste and curry leaves in a rich combination of spices like coriander seeds, dry red chilies, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, whole… 

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Chicken Saagwala | Palak Chicken

Chicken Saagwala

After many days I cooked chicken at home. Yes, it was Chicken Saagwala or Palak Chicken. Chicken marinated in a paste of coriander leaves, garlic, ginger, green chilies, kasoori methi, lemon, yogurt and simmered in a mildly spiced spinach curry. Garnish this with fresh cream and have a great meal. Palak chicken was a family… 

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